January 12, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Blacksburg VFD seeking additional $100k from town

The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department has asked for a $100,000 increase in its portion of the town budget to add paid firefighters and make payments on recent equipment upgrades.  The department requested town council consider increasing its More...

Construction on new city park still weeks away

Gaffney City Council awarded the contract to begin construction on the Railroad Avenue Park six weeks ago.  But it could take weeks longer before dirt is actually moved on the project.  More...

Man found not guilty of drug charges

Following just more than three hours of deliberations Thursday, a Cherokee County jury decided a 42-year-old Gaffney man was not guilty of trafficking crack cocaine and cocaine, or of possessing the prescription pills that Cherokee County Sheriff &rs More...

POLICE REPORTS

City of Gaffney police were called Jan. 2 to a reported burglary on Oakland Avenue. According to an incident report, a caretaker for the owner of a home in the 400 block called police after discovering a break-in. More...

MARCHING TO THE COW PENS

– Reenactors talked with Goucher Elementary fourth graders Thursday about the Battle of Cowpens and General Daniel Morgan’s historic trek to Cowpens. More...

Michelin, SCC partner on ‘learn and earn’ program

Michelin and Spartanburg Community College have partnered to start a new scholars program in which students can learn and earn at the tire plant.  More...

King used a prophetic voice in his preaching

THE CONVERSATION —The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. President Barack Obama spoke of King in both his Democratic National Convention nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008:  More...

Band of Gold takes on the Big Easy

The Gaffney High Band of Gold marching band celebrated the New Year’s holiday by performing in a Mardi Gras-style parade through the French Quarter in New Orleans.  About 70 band members entertained fans in the AllState Sugar Bowl parade D More...

FIRST PIEDMONT GIVES

— Sharon Goforth, right, and Judy Nix from the Cherokee Children’s Home, accept a contribution of $6,300 from Johnny Greene, Senior Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & More...

MLK art and essay contest winners announced

Winners will be recognized Monday at Limestone College’s MLK celebration

The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Essay Contest winners are announced. They will be recognized at Limestone College during the annual celebration of Dr. King’s birthday on Monday, Jan. 15.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Thickety Mountain Choir to rehearse on Thursdays The Thickety Mountain Baptist Associational Choir will rehearse every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church, 807 South Johnson St. More...

MLK celebration Saturday - Free Access

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will once again be celebrated this weekend in Gaffney as community leaders and area residents gather together once more to “Let Freedom Ring.” More...

Saints lacrosse team to be honored at State House

The national champions are headed back to Columbia.  In what has become a bit of a habit for the Saints, the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team has once again been invited to the South Carolina State House after capturing the 2017 NCAA More...

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