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Rec district boss says governments must chip in more

More likely than not today’s release of the Clemson University recreation report will find that county residents want new and improved recreation facilities; and a top local recreation official believes there’s only one way to fund and ma More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney opens collection site for world’s largest Christmas project

This month, locations in the Gaffney area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.  More...

Penalty fee for not having health insurance increases this year

Mary Black Health System-Gaffney can help with enrollment

Beginning November 1, Mary Black Health System-Gaffney will again help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.  More...

The Salvation Army needs donations

It is almost that time of year when most American families traditionally start making preparations for their annual Thanksgiving feast, but sadly not everyone is so fortunate.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

MONTEZ HARVEY

Gaffney, S.C. — Montez Greene Harvey, 78, formerly of Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Lila Doyle Nursing Home in Seneca, SC.  More...

Grace Keller, retired secretary

Gaffney, SC — Annie Grace Kirby Keller, 90, formerly of 137 Sunset Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 5, 2015.  More...

Rae Gilmore, Air Force veteran

Gaffney, S.C. — Rae Patricia Adams Kincaid Gilmore, 73, of 201 York Drive died on Friday, November 6, 2015.  More...

Woman dies in elevator shaft fall

A Gaffney woman’s death as a result of falling down an elevator shaft has been ruled an accident by the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office but the investigation is not yet closed.  “My investigation will continue this week as I s More...

Limestone meets $6 million goal for new library

Limestone College has met its $6 million goal to build a new library and is currently raising funds that will be used to purchase equipment.  The new library will replace the A.J. Eastwood Library which opened in 1966. More...

YULETIDE HEAD START —

City of Gaffney workers spent several hours last week putting up Christmas decorations in advance of the holiday season. Santa will be here before you know it. More...

Local News

Local students score below state average on EOC exams

Although the district fell short of the state average, 40 percent of Cherokee County students earned an A or B on end-of-course state exams in Algebra and Biology this past school year.  More...

TEST TIME

TEST TIME — If you’re going to have the authority to drive a vehicle with blue lights, you better know how to handle it. More...

Textbooks proposed for use in public schools can be reviewed at Limestone College

County residents can visit the Limestone College library to review textbooks that have been proposed for use in public schools statewide.  Limestone College is one of 20 colleges and universities statewide at which textbooks are available for re More...

Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Clemson takes top spot from Ohio State

Clemson finally persuaded enough voters in The Associated Press college football poll to make the Tigers No. 1 this week.  More...

Clemson looks to stay focused - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson faces perhaps its most difficult challenge now that the top-ranked Tigers have successfully navigated the toughest games out of the way, — avoiding missteps on the way to the College Football Playoffs.  More...

Spurrier not to attend USC Florida game - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina and Florida coach Steve Spurrier said he will not attend Saturday's contest between the Gamecocks and the No. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

How the brain processes pain

Pain can cause you to do strange things.  Be advised that in the event I am suddenly stricken with pain, it is highly likely that I will suddenly and perhaps without warning, shift my priorities. More...

THEIR VIEW

Staying out front in development ongoing mission

“South Carolina continues to lead the nation’s manufacturing renaissance,” S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said in Tuesday’s announcement on an industry expansion in Williston.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The Emmaus Code and the God-void

Some of you, especially those on the left side of the political aisle, are scratching your heads over Ben Carson’s recent surge in the polls. I get why you’re surprised, but you shouldn’t be.  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?