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Robotics camp scheduled for June 14-16 at Gaffney High

Rick Vollick watched 24 elementary school students have a blast playing robot soccer last summer at Spartanburg Community College after kids spent a week learning how to make robots move. More...

LifeStyles

Saints Percussion qualify to compete at WGI’s World Championships

On March 5, 2016, Limestone College’s Saints Percussion, an Independent Winter Percussion Ensemble, competed alongside 31 other ensembles at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional at Dorman High School in Spartanburg, S.C., to earn fifth More...

After 75 years, Wonder Woman gets her big screen due

She might not get top billing in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” or even very much screen time, but Wonder Woman still manages to steal the show from her caped counterparts in the superhero spectacle. More...

Shady Grove Baptist Church crowns ‘2016 Woman of the Year’

Sheila Montgomery Posey was crowned ‘Shady Grove Baptist Church 2016 Woman of the Year’ during the annual Woman’s Day service held recently. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy Aldridge,

cashier at Hamrick’s

Gaffney — Peggy A. Aldridge, 81, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2016.  Services to celebrate her life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday,   More...

Billy King,

retired from textiles

SHELBY Billy F. King, 68, died Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016, at his home. A native of Cleveland County, he is the son of Wilma Martin Lail, of Shelby, and the late Marvin King. He retired from textiles. More...

Marilyn Houey,

retired teacher of Piedmont Community Actions

Ms. Marilyn Anita Houey, known as NeNe, age 56, of 611 Broad Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Saturday morning, March 26, 2016, at 2:39 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Restorative Care, Spartanburg, South Carolina. More...

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Pope at Easter recalls victims of 'blind, brutal terrorism'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of “blind” terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing dismay that people f More...

Is algebra an unnecessary stumbling block in US schools?

Who needs algebra? More...

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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you think the facade reimbursement plan for downtown Gaffney will help revitalize the area? NO: 58% (108 votes) YES: 29% (54 votes) DON’T CARE: 13% (25 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 187 More...

Deputies busy

Special operations by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction deputies on Interstate 85 in Gaffney and Blacksburg last week resulted in several arrests, according to the sheriff’s office.  More...

Councilman still hopes to find money for Irene Pool renovations

Determined to make good on his pledge to do all he can to renovate the Irene Park pool facility in time to open this summer, Gaffney City Council Bernard Smith believes there is enough money in the current budget for the project. More...

Local News

Shoplifting leads to 10 years

A Greenville man accused of severely escalating a shoplifting incident at the Gaffney Premium Outlets pleaded guilty Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to armed robbery and 1st-degree assault and battery charges in exchange for a 10-yea More...

Local students named ‘Teaching Fellows’

Eight Blacksburg and Gaffney High seniors were recently selected for Teaching Fellows scholarships at state universities.  More...

WinShape coming back to Gaffney

Sports, spies and musical theater are among different interests kids can explore when WinShape brings its high-energy day camp back to Gaffney this summer.  Community leaders are invited to a kickoff breakfast March 31 at the Capri Theatre where More...

Sports

TIPPING OFF: Yes, it's Syracuse (and OU, 'Nova and Heels) - Free Access

EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer      More...

Wildcats earn split with region rival

Brody Vipperman was efficient and effective in the Wildcats’ 5-0 win over rival Chesnee on Thursday.  Vipperman allowed only one hit and struck out three in four innings to pick up the win. More...

Gaffney falls to Fort Mill

High School Softball

Things were looking up for the Gaffney High softball team on Friday.  Until the fifth inning.  Leading 2-1, the Lady Indians gave up 10 unanswered runs in an 11-2 loss at Fort Mill.  Gaffney went ahead with a run in the top of the seco More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

The primary of the unbound delegates

The primaries and caucuses to select the Republican presidential nominee are officially scheduled to end on June 7. That’s a big day when five states vote — California, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana and New Mexico. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Establishment endorsements don’t make Ted Cruz an insider

It is time to address the canard that endorsements for Sen. Ted Cruz from establishment Republicans damage his credibility as an outsider. It is opportunistic and lazy thinking.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

If governor changes his mind, I’ll give him my pot plant

I’m writing this editorial a few minutes after having smoked medical marijuana. But I’m not high, or as some phrase it, “stoned.”  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?