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Accidental shooting claims life

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man was killed while playing with a gun at his residence New Year’s Eve. Fowler identified the victim as Tezlar Wayne Ross, 20, 0f 3425 Cowpens-Pacolet Hwy.  More...

Sports

NFL Playoffs: Breaking down the wild-card round matchups - Free Access

DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writers WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writers    More...

Indians hit ‘Lowes’ point at tournament

East Rutherford didn’t miss a beat in the second half. More...

Teams swing into action after holidays

Local basketball teams are back in action this week with a full slate of games after a holiday break.  The Gaffney boys basketball team (7-5) returns to the court for a huge region game on Tuesday against visiting Clover. More...

Letters

Thanks for making Christmas special

Dear Cody:  Thank you so much for helping to make Christmas special for many of the families we serve.  We appreciate you and your staff and also those who so generously donated to “Christmas Is For Kids.”   Sincerely,  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I’m a beliver in dancing with who brung you

You gotta stick with what works.  That’s a basic life strategy. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Keeping the presidential election in perspective

In the political realm, 2016 will be filled with bombast, anger and fear along the road to select the next president of the United States. More...

THEIR VIEW

Pass expansion to dam safety office

At an additional cost of $1.8 million per year, it is difficult to envision a rationale for South Carolina to not improve its dam safety program in the wake of last fall’s torrential rains that caused nearly three dozen dams to fail.  More...

Breaking News - 1/5/2016 9:15 AM

Gowdy, Mulvaney Chamber speakers - Free Access

 Two congressmen with growing influence in Washington, D.C. will be the keynote speakers at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Monday, March 28th at 6:30pm at Broad River Electric Auditorium. More...

President plans to increase background checks for gun sales, close alleged loopholes - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes More...

Local News

California man faces charges after suspicious activity here

A California man who allegedly gained entry to a gas pump at a local gas station while holding a laptop computer has been held without bond at the Cherokee County Detention Center since Dec. 17.  More...

Bees are busy

With three inches of rain falling on Wednesday, and temperatures expected to hit only 50 degrees on Saturday, it seemed out of place earlier in the week that bees would be busy.  It is winter, after all, and Spring doesn’t start until Marc More...

New home starts ahead of last year, but barely

Through the first 11 months of 2015, home building permits are running slightly ahead of the same period in 2014.  The latest year-to-date total is compiled by the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County.  There have been 76 building pe More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Isabella Rain Durbin, infant

Gaffney, SC — Isabella Rain Durbin, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was the daughter of Bobby Christopher Durbin and Shi Deaton Durbin of Gaffney.  More...

Evelyn Peterson, loved to dance and play bingo

Gaffney, SC — Evelyn Harris Peterson, 66, of 413 Barclay Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at her residence.  More...

George Manning, accountant for Colonial Properties

Minister George Manning, age 62, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, December 21, 2015.  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?