November 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bah, humbug!

No city bonuses

City workers’ stockings might be a little less full this Christmas. According to Gaffney Administrator James Taylor there is no money in the budget for Christmas bonuses this year. More...

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State Museum kicks off holiday season with month-long WinterFest celebration

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is officially kicking off the holiday season with a month-long Winter- Fest celebration with shopping events, holiday shows and movies, and familyfriendly programs taking place throughout December. More...

Library will have limited programs during December

Since December is such a busy time of the year, the Cherokee County Public Library is trimming its meetings and programs for the month. Among the programs that have been scheduled include: More...

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE –

The Palmetto Mastersingers will prsent a Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Newberry Opera House. Their style of music is universal and truly magical holiday experience for all ages. More...

Obituaries

Marshall F. Ruppe, Assistant Clerk of Superior Court of Mecklenburg Co. for more than 21 years

Marshall F. Ruppe was born on Sept. 7, 1931, in Gaffney and passed away on Nov. 24, 2014, in Salisbury, N.C., at W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center. Mr. Ruppe was married to Annie Lou Hammett on June 30, 1951. More...

Debra Lankford, retired from Nestlé

Debra Ann Childers Lankford, 56, of 1610 Beech St., Lot 4, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Gaffney Medical Center. More...

National News

Generic drug prices continue upward spiral

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. More...

PUCKER UP!

Cherokee Technology Center director Amanda Painter kissed a pig held by carpentry teacher John Phillips Tuesday morning. More...

‘Christmas is for Kids’ fundraiser gets off to a ‘Smokin’ start

Blacksburg resident Clay Greer put up his own hair as an incentive and watched his friends come through in a big way with donations for a holiday fundraiser to make sure children have a reason to smile on Christmas morning. More...

The life and times of Tim Montgomery to air on ABC

Ten seconds was all Tim Montgomery needed to reach the top of the world. The owner of several Olympic medals, among them a gold earned in the 400-meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Games, life was good for the Gaffney native. More...

Local News

Senator coming to town

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to visit Blacksburg High on Monday, Dec. 1 to meet with students and staff. He is tentatively scheduled to visit the school at 12:45 p.m. More...

Traffic snarled on I-85

On one of the busiest travel days of the year, a Wednesday morning wreck on Interstate 85 snarled northbound traffic for several hours. Three hours after the wreck, the backup in the northbound lane was measured at approximately nine miles. More...

POLICE REPORT

Woman faces attempted murder, armed robbery charges

City of Gaffney police served attempted murder and armed robbery charges on Nov. 21 against a 46- year-old Taylors woman who was wanted in connection to an Aug. 28 shooting incident at the Gaffney Premium Outlets. The arrest warrants signed by Det. More...

Sports

MIDDLE SCHOOL MARVEL

Gaffney Middle sharp shooter Stan Ellis shoots over defenders during Monday’s middle school jamboree at Blacksburg High. More...

Shippy attracting college interest

A season ending injury hasn’t stopped Gaffney’s Jordon Shippy from attracting interest from college recruiters. Tusculum has contacted Shippy, according to Gaffney coach Dan Jones. More...

GHS grapplers gearing up for big season

Zach Clary likely doesn't even need to worry about the question "What do you do for an encore?" after winning his second straight state title. As he prepares for the 2014-15 campaign, Clary is unquestionably the leader of the Indians. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Moral befuddlement in Ferguson

"It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." More...

Reporters don’t do it for the money

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s famous line was he “got no respect.” Unfortunately, a poll by Pew Research shows respect for the profession of journalism has declined in the last few years. More...

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Should the legislature approve a referendum to legalize resort casinos as a means of raising revenue for roads and bridges?"