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Branching out

CAVA presents poetry reading

Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will offer a Sunday afternoon poetry reading by Thomas L. Johnson on May 22 at 3 p.m. More...

L’Etoile Club celebrates successful year

On Sunday, March 8, the L’Etoile Club of Gaffney had their annual end of the year tea. This event was to celebrate the club’s successful, charitable year. More...

Expanding the Arts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a projectbased learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irene Harrington

Gaffney, S.C. — Irene Clary Harrington, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Peachtree Centre .  More...

JW Childers

JW Childers, 95, Columbia, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. Plans will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C.   More...

Lloyd D. Willard

Mr. Lloyd D. More...

Other News

Pilot dies in crash at air show in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed in a crash during an airshow in suburban Atlanta.  DeKalb County Medical Examiner's investigator Eric Minter says 50-year-old Greg Connell died in a crash Saturday afterno More...

Students sign pledge cards, then have a ‘bash’

Lisa Radvansky offered a sober reminder Friday for Gaffney High students about how one decision could ruin their fun on prom night and permanently change a family’s life.  She will never forget Sept. 6, 2003. More...

Total of 48 teams in this year’s Relay for Life event

Cherokee County residents gathered Saturday afternoon to celebrate hope in a Relay for Life event held annually to support cancer research and programs.  More...

Local News

Here’s your chance to ‘lip out’ and help some students, too

Blacksburg High will hold an epic lip sync battle May 23 so three students can compete in a national health convention in Nashville next month.  All ages are invited to prepare their two best songs and perform in a “So You Think You Can Sy More...

Veterans Affairs office closed

The Cherokee County Office of Veterans Affairs will be closed May 16- 20 for the staff to attend National Accreditation Training to better serve the veterans and dependents of Cherokee County.  The local office will have someone on site to answe More...

Gaffney fire chief wants county to provide funding

The City of Gaffney fire department gets its funding almost exclusively from city taxpayers and millage from the Greater Gaffney fire tax district.  However, the city would like to add another funding source - all county taxpayers.  More...

Sports

77TH ANNUAL KIWANIS SOUTH CAROLINA AAAA GOLF TOURNAMENT

Furman University Golf Club • May 16th & 17th, 2016 Greenville, South Carolina

Good Luck Indians, in the Class 4A State Golf Tournament!   More...

State championship or bust

The Gaffney High golf team has a proud tradition.  The team can add to that tradition with another state championship.  The Indians will go for their first state crown since 2003 when they tee off today at the state tournament at Furman Uni More...

Gaffney defense looks to plug holes

The defensive line was an area of strength for the Gaffney High Indians in 2015, and the way things are shaping up, that could be the case again in 2016 — though the cast of characters has changed significantly.  Among the biggest questio More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Haley shouldn’t veto relief bill for farmers

Gov. Nikki Haley doesn’t object when the state offers special tax incentives to attract new business and industry to the state. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

One person keeps you in the dark

Government belongs to YOU, not politicians. More...

IT’S JUST ME

In pursuit of the elusive pickle and pimento loaf

I don’t do much hunting anymore.  My hunting career consists mainly of two highlights. I once fell asleep lying behind a grassy hill while turkey hunting. 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?