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Special election set for Sept. 27

Candidates can begin filing Friday at noon for the unexpired term of Gaffney City Councilman Tom Reid, who died June 29.  Charles Montgomery and Harold McCluney, Sr., both announced publicly they intend to seek the District 2 seat. More...

LifeStyles

Data breaches put everyone at higher risk for fraud

Data breaches that put consumers at risk of financial identity fraud and outof pocket losses once again grew in South Carolina in 2015, as state regulators received reports of 38 data breaches impacting more than 620,000 state residents.  More...

Ham radio showcase at Peach Festival

Amateur radio operators are invited to contact a special event station set up July 16 for the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

FESTIVAL QUEEN

Chapin resident Alexis Grace Stritt was crowned Miss South Carolina Peach Festival July 9 at Fullerton Auditorium. Stritt started a summer internship Tuesday at Lexington Medical Center as part of her goal to become a doctor. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clifton Garrett Leland

Mr. Clifton Garrett Leland, age 63, of 100 White Oak Drive, Apt. 1, Gaffney, husband of Mrs. More...

Iven Gerard Hopper

Mr. Iven Gerard Hopper, age 38, known as “Shyboy”, of 411 West Frederick St., Gaffney, answered the Master’s call on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 10:01 p.m. at Mary Black Health System, Gaffney. More...

J. T. Ratchford

Mr. J. T. Ratchford, age 93, of 106 Ellis Ferry Road, Town & Country Apartments, Apt. 110, widower of Mrs. Mary Littlejohn Ratchford and Mrs. Doris Ratchford, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 5:20 p.m. More...

State News

South Carolina athletics going to clear bag policy

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina fans will have to carry items in clear bags for the school's sporting events this fall.  The school announced the policy Tuesday.  The athletic department says the move makes for a safer environment and More...

National News

Convention cities adjust security plans after shootings

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rising tensions after the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas and subsequent protests nationwide have led Cleveland and Philadelphia to adjust security plans for the national political conventions this month.  More...

City council moves foward with Sunday alcohol vote

Gaffney voters moved one step closer Monday to getting the chance to decide on Sunday alcohol sales after city council approved first reading to adding a referendum to the November ballot.  Monday’s vote passed 4-1, with only councilman Ha More...

Local residents join in national craze to find Pokémon

The Michael Gaffney cabin in downtown Gaffney has become the site of pitched battles while one city park has become a prime hunting ground for monsters.  Police aren’t too concerned, however, since the battles have been good-natured and th More...

Local News

Youngsters spreading Christ’s love via the Jerusalem Project

Grabbing hammers and an assortment of other tools, more than 400 area youth will take a week from their summer vacations to help their neighbors in the community.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Nearly $300 in theft losses were reported July 8 at a School Road home. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, an LG-brand Tribute 2 cell phone and $135 in cash were taken from a home in the 100 block between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

The Blacksburg Rotary Club is sponsoring the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night held Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. There will be two age categories — under 15 years old and 15 and older. More...

Sports

Another former QB added to staff

Another former Gaffney High star quarterback will join the Indians’ football staff.  Matt Montgomery, who played for the Indians during the late 1980s, will be coaching this season, according to offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn.&nbs More...

All-stars ousted in semis

The Gaffney American League all-stars have plenty of reasons to smile after their outstanding performance at the Mite League state tournament in Florence.  The locals won three games before being elimated by host Delmay 11- 7, Tuesday morning.&n More...

Post 109 to battle Greenville

It took awhile but the second round state playoff series between Gaffney and Greenville finally has begun.  The teams met at Jerry Jug Wallace Field Tuesday evening but the result wasn’t available at press time.  Game two will be in G More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Don’t falter on Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter isn’t just a national historic site, it’s a national historic treasure. So why isn’t it being treated like one?  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s divisive double standards

President Obama’s knee-jerk reaction to the Dallas shootings brings into clear relief his biases and double standards on racially or religiously motivated violence. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Why the Declaration of Independence endures

Chances are, you heard at least a passing word of praise for the Declaration of Independence as you celebrated the Fourth of July. But why, exactly, does it endure? 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?