March 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City fees could be increasing

Applicants will pay more for zoning change requests under the city’s proposed new fee schedule . Gaffney City Council will hear its planning commission’s recommendation to hike the fee schedule at today’s 5 p.m. meeting. More...

Colonel tells students they can accomplish anything

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas Perry has always believed in setting high standards and rising above others’ expectations for his life. More...

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LifeStyles

10 fashion tips for men who aren't into fashion

In general, men don't spend a lot of time thinking about what they wear. And according to an imagine consultant, that's okay – it's not necessary to read fashion magazines cover to cover to look nice. More...

Get jump on growing season by starting your favorite plants indoors from seeds

Some simple steps to seed starting success

Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. More...

What’s Up?

Church news Special “March Gladness Revival” services will be held every Monday in March at 7 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 501 Buck Shoals Road. Tonight’s speaker will be Chris Justice with special music by The Messengers. More...

Obituaries

‘Katie’ McLean,mother of Gaffney resident

Ida Katherine (“Katie”) Currie McLean, 91, of Gastonia, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was a native of Robeson County, N.C., and daughter of the late William McQueen Currie and Bessie Katherine Owen Currie. More...

Angie Manry,67, owner/operator of Southside Auto Trim

BLACKSBURG – Angela Joy Sullivan Manry, 67, of 164 Rock Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her residence. More...

Myra Whitmire, retired from The Episcopal Church of Incarnation

Myra Peterson Whitmire, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

A READING CAT

Dressed as “The Cat in the Hat,” Dr. Ron Radcliff read the classic children’s story Friday to Blacksburg Primary School students as the school celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. More...

Damaged by tractor-trailer

$300,000 NEEDED TO FIX I-85 BRIDGE

A decision has been made to repair, rather than completely replace, a bridge over Interstate 85 in Blacksburg that was damaged last month by a trucker’s over height load. More...

County will have some visitors

A petitioner will address county council today at 5 p.m. about a business seeking to locate in the Draytonville Community. Brandy May will comment on a proposed Dollar General store in the Draytonville area, according to the council agenda. More...

Local News

DONATION

DONATION — Tammy McGee, left, director of PEACHCenter Ministries, accepts a contribution of $11,300 from Denise R. More...

Triple murder suspect asks judge to appoint new lawyers

Unsatisfied with his lawyers and the line of defense they apparently are pursuing, a Cowpens man facing the possibility of a death sentence for a 2010 triple murder told a Circuit Court judge Wednesday afternoon that he is prepared to act as his own More...

County’s request for loan to be heard March 23

Local development officials have circled March 23 on their calendars — the day state-owned utility Santee Cooper Board is expected to hear and approve the county’s loan request to build a much-needed “spec building.” Santee Co More...

Sports

Fox notches 200th career win, Lady Saints march on

The Limestone women’s basketball team had a couple of reasons to celebrate on Saturday. More...

Gaffney grappler suffers heartbreaking loss in finals

Unfortunately, the third time at the state championship tournament wasn’t a charm for Gaffney wrestler Zack Clary. In fact, it was downright heartbreaking. More...

Ham, trio of Wildcats receive all-region nod

While the ending wasn’t exactly what he had hoped or desired, Blacksburg’s Danny Ham could not have asked for better in his first year as head coach of the Wildcats. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Snow? Yeah, right; I’m not kidding, I need a haircut

Last Wednesday, we were led to believe there was a major snowfall coming. This, of course, got us all excited, some of us in a good way and some of us in a more frightened way. More...

THEIR VIEW

FOIA bill a clear win for open government

Bringing South Carolina government out of the dark made two significant steps last week. Legislative measures sponsored by S.C. Rep. More...

BETSY MCCAUGHEY

Nation big winner if court strikes down Obamacare subsidies

On March 4, the fate of Obamacare is in front of the Supreme Court again. More...

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