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School budget hearing tonight

Taxpayers can comment on spending priorities for public schools Monday at a public hearing held before the Cherokee County School Board.   More...

$160K from county critical in opening CAMIT facility

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is seeking $160,536 in this year’s county budget to help operate a manufacturing training facility on its Cherokee County branch campus.  More...

Gaffney firefighters blitz neighborhoods with offer of free smoke alarm installations

Looking to protect area residents, Gaffney firefighters along with the American Red Cross and Broad River Electric Cooperative fanned out into several neighborhoods Saturday to conduct a “smoke alarm blitz.”  More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels hosts 2nd annual Dice Run June 20

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels will host its second annual Dice Run on Saturday, June 20.  Festivities get under way with registration at 10 a.m. at Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park, 200 S. Logan St. More...

PRINT PRESENTED TO GOUCHER SCHOOL –

This George Washington print is offered by the Grand Lodge Ancient Accepted Free Masons of S.C. as a fundraiser for research in the cure for Juvenile Diabetes. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Howe – Sparr

Andrew Howe and Debra Dalton of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Brook Howe, to Keith Alan Sparr of Charlotte, N.C.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie Bell Fowler, retired from Limestone Mill

Annie Bell Garner Fowler, 101, of 649 White Plains Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2105, at her home.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Virgil Lee Fowler and daughter of the late Joseph Andrew Jackson and Nellie Bell More...

Rev. L.K. Fannin retired minister

The Rev. Lewis Kenneth Fannin, 84, of 1104 S. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Mary Ann Elliott, worked with S.C. Department of Corrections for 15 years

BLACKSBURG – Mary Ann Elliott, 85, 154 Crescent Way Circle, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, after a short battle with cancer.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

You’re either a fisherman or you’re not

I’m pretty good at this bass fishing stuff.  Now I haven’t been fishing in years, but back when I used to do it, I was ... well ... More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Our rights go back much farther than the Constitution

Too many Americans seem to believe our constitutional rights were created by a bunch of men in powdered wigs during the 18th century. In truth, the rights we cherish as Americans go back many centuries before that.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s foreign policy delusions

President Obama’s stunning declaration that the global image of the United States has greatly improved under his administration is another example of his ideology and narcissism blinding him to his many policy failures.  More...

New school hires

Here are the personnel changes approved Monday by the Cherokee County School Board at its June 8, 2015 meeting. See link More...

Mclemore's ministry

The Church Builders of Gaffney ministry is having a fundraiser today at FireHouse Subs on Floyd Baker Boulevard from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Ride for Relay

With sunny blue skies above, an open road ahead, and thunderous exhaust notes coming from pretty much every direction, more than 180 motorcyclists and riders set out Saturday morning for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Ride for the Relay.  More...

Walmart turning up heat on shoplifters

The items vary, but are often small.  A piece of clothing here, a bag of beef jerky there. Maybe a pack of T-shirts. Maybe a bottle of perfume, or body mist, or a watch.  Whatever the item, they all have something in common. More...

Local News

RETIRED!

RETIRED! — Four Blacksburg Elementary faculty and staff members retired this school year from Blacksburg Elementary School. More...

In honor of Rubye and Dr. Sanders

Bethel, SCC hosting summer robotics camp

Exciting robot battles and science challenges await students in a new summer robotics camp started in honor of Rubye C. and Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr.  More...

Cruiser damaged while chasing driver of stolen truck

A City of Gaffney police cruiser sustained minor damage late Thursday during a police pursuit of a reportedly stolen truck.  The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. More...

Sports

Post 109 juniors drop twinbill to Spartanburg

The Spartanburg pitchers had the Post 109 hitters’ number on Friday.Spartanburg won game one 6-0 and took the nightcap 7-1 to sweep the doubleheader at Jerry Wallace Field.The first game, though, was not without drama. More...

Post 109 trounces Rock Hill

American Legion Baseball

The Post 109 bats warmed up Friday in a 17-4 non-league win over Rock Hill. Rock Hill hitters made noise early, scoring all four of their runs in the bottom of the first. More...

Noel goes home to play for Hilltoppers

Gaffney’s Makel Noel is going home.  To play basketball, that is.  The Kentucky native announced plans to play for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as a walk-on this fall.  Noel, who led the Indians in scoring at 14 points a game More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?