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Budget highlights city council agenda

First reading of the city’s 2016-’17 fiscal year budget highlight’s today’s Gaffney City Council agenda.  Ten days ago, the City of Gaffney’s Finance Committee gave its final blessing to a proposed budget that will More...

City, ACOG to host meeting focusing on Tank Branch woes

The City of Gaffney announced Friday it and the Appalachian Council of Governments will hold a meeting Tuesday, June 7, to get citizen input on plans for the revitalization of the Tank Branch community.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney Little Theatre extends Godspell for two more nights

The Gaffney Little Theatre, a volunteer-led, community theatre is extending is season finale show – Godspell – for two more nights. Reservations are being taken now for the final performances on June 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm. More...

Unplugged wedding: Here comes the bride, down go the phones

NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone-toting, social media-mad age, you might think trying to keep your wedding offline would be crazy.  Yet we did just that. We asked our guests to stay off their phones during our ceremony and other key moments. More...

Love is colorblind

Interracial relationships

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Argentine (Tina) McDaniel

Gaffney, S.C. — Argentine (Tina) Dekens McDaniel, 84, formerly of 1284 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.  More...

Joel Earls

Gaffney — Joel Chad Earls, 41, of 736 Bonner Lake Road, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his residence. He was the son of Joel Dan "Steve" Earls of Mooresboro, NC and Sandra Wilson Earls Bonner of Gaffney. More...

Brenda Childers

Brenda Hullett Childers, 50, of Hickory Grove, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016, at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Rev. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Race for control of Senate is a toss-up

The race for the White House is drawing all the attention, but control of the Senate is also up for grabs in Eection 2016. More...

THEIR VIEW

South Carolina road bill lacks sustainability

South Carolina lawmakers patted each other on the back following passage of S. 1258, a Senate road funding bill that legislators say will increase funding by more than $4 billion in the next 10 years.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

The life jackets are where?

Terra firma.  That’s where I want my feet planted.  I don’t have wings (at least not yet) and I don’t have fins, so good old Mother Earth is the place for me.  I do fly occasionally but only if there’s a very go More...

Kraft Street fire videos

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Here are a couple of videos of a storage building fire on Kraft Street that occurred Monday afternoon. Details to follow. More...

New head coach provides insight into plans for Limestone football - Free Access

New Limestone College head football coach Mike Furrey took a break from a recruiting tour on Saturday, June 4, to drop by a meeting of the President’s Advisory Council for a 30-minute discussion about how he intends to build the Saints’ program. More...

Dollar Tree will crank up later this month

Has hired 300 employees

One of the county’s biggest economic development projects will begin operations this month when the new $130 million Dollar Tree distribution center ships out its first order June 24.  Company officials are expected to hold a ribboncutting More...

Eatery reopens after car slams into dining area

Varsity Square opened for business Friday, just 17 hours after a Gaffney woman crashed a car into the restaurant’s dining room.  Virginia Davis, 68, of Gaffney, intended to park her 2000 Honda on Thursday at 6:52 p.m. More...

Local News

$16,500 will benefit 7 organizations serving Cherokee County residents

The Cherokee County Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $16,500 to seven nonprofit organizations. More...

HIDE AND SEEK

A manhunt that began Tuesday night for a man in a confined space turned up nothing. More...

Apprenticeship program to be explained

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has invited area companies to a regional meeting June 7 about efforts to expand apprentice programs through the state’s technical college system.  More...

Sports

Limestone adds former Michigan WR to football staff - Free Access

Limestone College Head Football Coach Mike Furrey has announced that Roy Roundtree has joined the staff and will serve as the Wide Receivers Coach, Recruiting Coordinator and Director of High School Relations.   More...

Venturing across the Pond

Sims leads Brussels Basic-Fit deep into postseason play in Belgium pro league

Sure, former Gaffney High star Donald Sims dreams about playing alongside LeBron James or Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals. But for now, he is doing the next best thing. More...

Post 109 seniors and Jr. 1 teams on a roll

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Significant injuries, new personnel, and the usual brutal game-after-game summer schedule. A list of obstacles have piled up, but, so far, nothing has slowed the Post 109 Senior Legion team. Or, for that matter, the Post 109 No. 1 Junior team. More...

Letters

LETTERS

Thinks money could be better used  Dear Editor:  I too have many questions about this (the proposed performing arts center), but it seems that no matter how many questions (without answers) we have, the project is going on.  More...

State News

Law on concealed guns among more than 40 signed by Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New laws signed by Gov. Nikki Haley shorten the legislative session, allow South Carolinians to carry concealed guns in Georgia, and block petroleum companies from taking people’s land for a pipeline.  More...

National News

Louisville mourns loss of Muhammad Ali, its most celebrated son, as plans come together for Friday service

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali's younger brother wept, swayed to hymns and hugged anyone he could reach. He raised his hands to the sky, eyes closed, surrounded by congregants at the church where their father once worshipped.  More...

This scientist ‘nose’ her buisness

FARGO, N.D. 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?