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Dawn Smith Jordan appearing at First Baptist Church

Dawn Smith Jordan is a Christian speaker, musician, singer/song writer, charting recording artist with Urgent Records, as well as an author. She has recorded 13 CD’s and written two books. More...

Grants Available for Cherokee County Nonprofits

The Cherokee County Community Foundation now accepting applications

The Cherokee County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible Cherokee County organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2016 grant program. More...

Cheerleaders

CHEERLEADERS - The Granard Middle School special education class performed at halftime of the men’s basketball game at Limestone College on February 26. They received a well deserved standing ovation after their performance.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrew Walker

Gaffney, SC — Andrew Francis Walker, 90, of 518 Marietta Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his residence. More...

Ruth Oakes Gibson,

longtime nurse was charter member of Central Baptist Church

Born on November 25, 1930, in Gaffney, S.C. More...

Ernest Duncan,

former Shriner was co-founder of RM Duncan Realty

Gaffney, SC – Ernest Allen Duncan, Sr., 72, of 727 Twin Bridge Road, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at home.  More...

Local News

Deputy fares better than cruiser in crash

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was treated and released after being taken to the hospital Friday following a vehicle collision in downtown Gaffney.  His 2013 Dodge police cruiser, meanwhile, was likely a total loss.  More...

Make-A-Wish South Carolina ambassador helps kick off Gaffney High School fundraiser

Filled with energy and a bright smile, Ivan is a curious 7-year-old whose eyes widened at the sea of students with blue Make-A-Wish shirts Friday morning inside the Gaffney High gymnasium. More...

DHEC confirms possible rabies exposure in Spartanburg

COLUMBIA — Two people have been referred to their health care providers for consultation after a possible rabies exposure in the Enoree area of Spartanburg County by a skunk that tested positive for the disease, the Department of Health and Env More...

Sports

Weekend sports wrap-up

Here is a wrap-up of sports action from weekend:   More...

Shocking Upset

Augusta stuns Saints in first round of NCAA Southeast Regional tourney

All good things come to an end.  More...

Two YMCA swimmers make big splash in state meet

Gaffney High senior swimmer Taylor Covington will make her tenth and final appearance in the Upper Southeast Regional Championships March 18-20. More...

Letters

THEIR VIEW

Give gun reforms a fighting chance

There are dozens of bills related to guns floating around in the South Carolina Statehouse, several of which are reasonable and prudent responses to the scourge of gun violence that devastates families as it claims lives each day across the state.&nb More...

Ten commandments for open meetings

GUEST COLUMNIST

“I think heroic deeds were all conceived in the open air.” The quote atop this editorial is from Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road — a cheerful 1856 tribute to freedom and the great outdoors. More...

The hummers are on their way back

IT’S JUST ME

Several folks have called and-or texted me asking about when they should put out their hummingbird feeders .  The onset of warmer weather is a sure sign the birds are on their way. And I love them. I love everything about them. 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?