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MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

Sheriff testifies before Senate subcommittee

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller stood in unison with other law enforcement members invited to testify Thursday before a state Senate subcommittee looking to advance a medical marijuana bill.  More...

County will begin reviewing tax assessor applications this week

The county has been without a tax assessor and his deputy for several weeks.  But that might soon change as county officials begin reviewing applications this week.  More...

LifeStyles

Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran speaks at Blacksburg High homecoming

Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Derrick Kennington will return to his alma mater as guest speaker for Blacksburg High homecoming on Oct. 2.  Kennington, a 2001 Blacksburg High graduate, will speak during the homecoming assembly at 8:30 a.m. More...

Take a ‘Ghost Walk’ through history

History comes to life at the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum the first weekend of October during the Upstate Rev War Weekend.  The museum will host the annual Ghost Walk on Saturday, October 3 followed by the Spirits of Independence To More...

College Options

More than 40 college reps visit high schools

Gaffney High seniors met Friday with Livingston College admissions counselor Christopher McGinnis.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CYNTHIA HANEY

Mrs. Cynthia Palmer Haney, age 46, of 615 4th Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, wife of Mr. Sheldon Haney, answered the Master’s call on Sunday morning, September 27, 2015, at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina.  More...

ALLIE LIPSCOMB

Ms. Allie Seressa Lipscomb, age 56, of 105 Carver Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina.  More...

JOHNSIE STUTTS

Johnsie Rippey Baker Stutts, 86, of 111 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.  More...

Archaeologists to pluck 3 Civil War cannons from river site - Free Access

BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFER, Associated Press  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Underwater archaeologists on Tuesday plan to lift three heavy Civil War-era cannons from the waters of a South Carolina river where they have lain hidden for 150 years.  More...

Study: Asians expected to become largest U.S. immigrant group - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study.  More...

County council gives its OK to pay study

Cherokee County Council has given initial approval for a pay study that would increase pay for county employees.  Now, the next step is signing a contract with the Appalachian Council of Governments, Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland More...

PILLS HEADED FOR INCINERATOR

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller places some unwanted medications dropped off by a local resident Saturday during the sheriff office’s semi-annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. More...

Local News

Former BPW commissioner, downtown developer, dies

One of the Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) commissioners involved in bringing the Peachoid water tank to life in Gaffney passed away last week.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Police investigate September 18 shooting

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate a Sept. 18 report of shots fired on McArthur Street.  According to an incident report, a known 41-year-old woman went to a home in the 100 block at approximately 1 a.m. More...

18-year-old charged with kidnapping woman

An 18-year-old Gaffney man was charged with kidnapping and 3rd-degree assault and battery after he allegedly assaulted a city woman and confined her for a period of time in her home Sept. More...

Sports

No. 12 Clemson hopes to change its history vs. No. 6 Irish - Free Access

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer    More...

Under theWeather

Nation Ford didn’t look like, well Nation Ford, on Friday.  Behind the excellent play of quarterback Cole Martin and his fleet of talented wideouts, the Falcons, appropriately enough, took to the air to beat Gaffney, 42- 26.  More...

The Indians come up flat on a soggy night at The Reservation Friday

Gaffney and Nation Ford seem to be headed in opposite directions.  Nation Ford (4-2, 1-0) made a loud statement in Region III-4A by whipping the Indians 42-26 at a rain-soaked Reservation Friday, marking their fourth straight win after two losse More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Football makes earthlings forget how to tell time

To conquer an enemy, one must first study their ways, get to know their culture, diagnose their habits and tendencies.  The aliens know this. More...

ED FEULNER

Faking people out at the Fed

Frustrated voters sometimes denounce their representatives as “good for nothing,” but are they being fair? Consider the budget gimmicks some politicians come up with. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The pope-exploiter in chief

Normally, the issue of the pope’s infallibility wouldn’t much concern me, but it does get my attention when opportunists attempt to leverage his heft to advance their political agenda.  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?