May 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cleanup crews descend on neighborhood

Just two or so hours into a community cleanup in East Gaffney on Saturday, one group of volunteers had run out of garbage bags.  A pessimist might say it was a shame so many bags were needed because that meant litterbugs had dumped a lot of tras More...

Suspect crashes in front of sheriff’s office

A 27-year-old Gaffney man was booked on numerous traffic offenses following a Thursday night police chase in downtown Gaffney that ended with a crash directly in front of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College Music Department partners with Village School of Gaffney

As part of a partnership agreement to enhance music education for young people in Cherokee County, the Limestone College Music Department recently conducted an “INFORMance” showcase for students from the Village School of Gaffney.  More...

CCEA - R ELECTS OFFICERS

The Cherokee County Education Association - Retired met on April 28 at Stephenson Dining Hall with Beth Swanger, president, preceding. The guest speaker was Judy Wyles, director of the Humane Society of Cherokee County. More...

3-D candy-maker billed as world’s first arrives in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Now there’s yet another market for 3-D printer-enthusiasts: candy.  Dylan’s Candy Bar has linked up with Magic Candy Factory to launch 3-D printing of confection in their stores.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sylvia Moore

Gaffney, SC — Sylvia Annette Ruppe Moore, 77, of 111 Calton Drive, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.  Born February 17, 1939 in Gaffney, she was the wife of William Lawrence Moore Sr. More...

Martha Parris

Gaffney, SC — Martha Dorman Parris, 85, of 1107 Draytonville Rd, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare Center.  More...

Lloyd McSwain

Marion, NC — Lloyd McSwain, age 58, of 63 Lakeview Dr., Marion, NC passed away on May 17, 2016 at Deer Park Health Rehab., Nebo, NC. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Man dies in traffic accident

A 30-year-old Cowpens man was killed in a single-vehicle collision Saturday morning when his car struck a tree in the yard of a church on Old Georgia Highway.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Christopher Bryant McC More...

BACK TO THE BIG GAME

Limestone players celebrate after advancing to their third straight NCAA Division II National Championship Game with a hard-fought 13-10 win over Tampa on Sunday at Saints Field. More...

THAT’S A FIRST

The city experienced a first in April and it was no April Fool’s joke.  The city had its first new home start of the year last month, according to the monthly report from the HomeBuilders Association of Cherokee County. More...

Local News

Two arrests made in theft of trailer

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced it has made two arrests as part of an ongoing investigation into a stolen race trailer.  More...

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

Members of the Moses Wood Chapter #469 United Daughters of the Confederacy and Moses Wood Camp #125 Sons of the Confederate Veterans celebrated Confederate Memorial Day Saturday, May 14.   More...

Cherokee Ford complex could have new lights by this fall

The switch might be flipped as soon as this fall for new lighting at the Ford Complex softball fields.  Last month, Cherokee County Council approved a 25-year agreement with the Cherokee County Recreation District for the purchase and installati More...

Sports

Saints hold off Tampa

In the earlier matchup, the 2-time defending Limestone men’s lacrosee team dominated Tampa.  The rematch Sunday was much closer.  More...

A Great ‘Spring’board

Gaffney High offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn scrapped the idea of putting too much emphasis on the final score of Thursday’s spring game. Instead, he said the coaches simply made it about having fun.  More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

American Legion Post 109 season passes will be on sale at today’s home game with Spartanburg. The passes are $50 for the senior and $50 each for the junior 1 and 2 teams. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Schools again wrongly put on front line

Public schools are again being placed on the front line of social experimentation even as they are criticized for inability to effectively teach students. No wonder education has problems.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

What would our grandparents think?

Please join me on a whirlwind tour around the zany world of modern leftism. Many stops are available, so the following ones were just the first ones I saw.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

This project will require lots of ciphering and such

My mission Saturday was to hang a couple of large paintings on either side of a wall-mounted display case.  These items were pretty large. They weren’t your average run-of-the-mill, lightweight, framed, garden variety paintings.  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?