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Softball complex getting lights

A long-awaited project for new lighting at the county’s softball complex is finally up to bat.  Cherokee County Council on Thursday approved a 25-year agreement with the Cherokee County Recreation District for the purchase and installation More...

Stolen vehicle abandoned after hit-and-run incident

A vehicle that was abandoned on a city street following a Thursday night hit-and-run accident on West Buford Street later was reported stolen.  City of Gaffney firefighters and police were dispatched at 10:40 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Miracle Hill receives donation from Food Lion Feeds

Miracle Hill has received $1,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Miracle Hill will use the gift to supplement the food budget at Miracle Hill Rescue Mission – Cherokee County.  More...

Altrusa to award scholarship

Scholarship open to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human services, healthcare or education

Altrusa International of Gaffney, South Carolina to award scholarship. The scholarship is restricted to enrollment in a program of human services, healthcare or education leading to a bachelor’s degree. More...

HONORED FOR 40 YEARS OF SERVICE -

Chair Jane Hall presented Mr. Jack Allison with a resolution honoring him for his forty years of service to the Appalachian Council of Governments at their meeting on March 28, 2016.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Goodman

Betty Sue Crocker Goodman, 75, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, March 26 In Jacksonville, Florida following a long illness. More...

John C. Henderson

Gaffney, SC — John Calvin Henderson, 90, formerly of 2035 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare. More...

John C. Henderson

Gaffney, SC — John Calvin Henderson, 90, formerly of 2035 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Breaking News - 4/4/2016 10:47 AM

Body of Gaffney man found in Lake Murray - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The body of a Lake Murray boater reported missing over the weekend has been found.  More...

Police seize video poker machines, cash; make arrest

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators seized three video poker machines and more than $11,000 in cash during a Monday night raid on a McDowell Road home. More...

Spec building nearly finished

The county’s spec building is nearing completion.  According to Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook, the 60,000- square-foot building is 90 percent complete. More...

Residents meet at veterans park to accept challenge

Whether you could do 22 push-ups or not really didn’t matter to local organizers of an ongoing challenge that has been spreading across the country.  More...

THEIR VIEW

New grading scale will benefit S.C. students

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced recently that South Carolina is expected to shift from a 7-point grading scale to a 10- point scale beginning with the 2016- 17 school year. More...

Local News

Gaffney man on winning wild hog team

A razorback belt buckle is Bo Martin’s newest prized possession.  Martin earned it over a 3-day weekend marked by sleepless nights, close encounters with wild hogs, and constant rain while involved in a hog hunting competition on March 10- More...

Man previously thought to be missing reports numerous tools, gun stolen

A Brittany Road resident, who previously was thought to be missing, filed a police complaint upon his return to Gaffney that numerous tools and a gun were stolen from his home while he was away.  More...

CLARIFICATION

An article published Wednesday noted that Bryson Parris filed to run in the Republican Party Primary for Cherokee County District 6. A followup article on Friday omitted Parris’ name. More...

Sports

2016 NCAA BRACKETOLOGY

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Tar Heels go for sixth national crown

HOUSTON — North Carolina will look for its sixth NCAA championship when the Tar Heels meet the Villanova Wildcats, trying for their second, on Monday night. The Tar Heels (33-6) last won it all in 2009 and Villanova's only title came in 1985. More...

Limestone splits doubleheader

Entering the final stretch of the 2016 campaign, the Limestone College baseball team split a doubleheader with Pfeiffer University on Saturday at Founders Stadium.  The Saints took game one of the series by a final of 19-7 before falling in the More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s unacceptable love affair with communism

Conservatives and other Obama critics are entitled to a big “I told you so,” after Obama’s stunning admission that he doesn’t believe there’s that much difference between communism and capitalism.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Win or lose, they’re still my team

It starts again today. Major league baseball season, I mean. This is my favorite time of year. 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?