March 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmate at county jail dies

A prisoner’s death at the Cherokee County Detention Center on Thursday stemmed from natural causes, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler confirmed. More...

Injuries claim accident victim

A Virginia man severely injured in a March 7 traffic accident in Gaffney died Friday from his injuries, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. More...

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LifeStyles

The way a child is parented deeply impacts that child’s life

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – We all intuitively know that the way a child is parented has a deep and indelible impact on that child's life. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wells – Hunter

Sherille Teneak Wells of Gaffney and Jabari Kyree Hunter of Spartanburg will be married on Sept. 18, 2015, at The Lodge on Lake Bowen in Inman. More...

Nighttime, 1800s style: ‘Mansion by Moonlight’ offers rare tours of Rose Hill Plantation at night

UNION – Rose Hill Plantation will host one of its most popular programs Saturday, April 11, from 7-9 p.m. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to tour the William H. Gist mansion and plantation grounds by moonlight. More...

Obituaries

Billy F. Rochester, previously employed by Clarkson Electrical

PACOLET – Billy Fredrick Rochester, 64, of 144 Linson Drive, Pacolet, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home. More...

Beulah McCraw, born in Dalton, Ga.

Beulah Mae Forbes Mc- Craw, 85, of 419 Pine St., passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. Born in Dalton, Ga,. she was the widow of Vernon McCraw and daughter of the late Minnie Garrett. Mrs. More...

James A. Burris, 67, retired from City of Gaffney Sanitation Department

James Arthur Burris, 67, of 301 Humphries St., husband of Ora Burris of Brookview HealthCare Center, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10:48 a.m. at Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

This column is for the birds

Since last Sunday (March 22), in my free time at home I’ve been staring at a tennis ball can-sized tube filled with a clear liquid. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

President Spock?

The death of Leonard Nimoy saddened millions of Trekkies around the world (including me). But it wasn’t just Trekkies who mourned. In the past month, it has become clear that Mr. More...

THE MOSS REPORT Human trafficking, Uber & roads

Last week we took steps to combat human trafficking, passed a reform measure to assist the ride-sharing industry and consolidated road improvement and tax reform proposals. More...

PEACH CROP WORRIES

A Saturday night freeze left South Carolina peach farmers crossing their fingers, hoping that any damage will be minimal. More...

HUNTER FOUND DEAD

The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a man following a weekend hunting accident. More...

Limestone in cost-cutting mode

Cost-cutting moves by Limestone College are impacting about 30 to 35 positions as the college seeks to balance its budget amid student declines in its extended campus. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Vandals hit car, house with eggs, residents report

City of Gaffney police officers responded to several vandalism incidents involving eggs between March 18 and March 19. More...

Says he thought 18-year-old was ‘flirting with him’

Man gets 3 years for assault

A 38-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced last week to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting an 18-year-old woman in April 2013. More...

Palmetto Friends of the NRA set banquet for April

Palmetto Friends of the National Rifle Association will be holding a fundraising event and banquet April 3 at the Broad River Electric Auditorium. More...

Sports

‘Mr. Dependable’ comes through again

In a game Gaffney head baseball coach Jeff Osment felt his team needed to have, it took little debate as to who he would give the ball Friday night at Fort Mill. Cameron Farley again was ‘Mr. More...

No Rocky Mountain High for Colorado Mesa in loss to Saints

The nationally secondranked Limestone College (10-1) men’s lacrosse team used a balanced attack that featured 12 different players scoring at least one goal in a 24-10 romp over visiting Colorado Mesa University (4-2) on Friday at Saints Field. More...

Not that Kobe brings down ‘Cats

Chesnee’s Kobe Miller may be small in stature, but his impact on Thursday night’s game with Blacksburg loomed large. More...

Letters

Awareness the hard way

Dear Editor: Soliciting corporate support for a nonprofit is not for the faint of heart. Things were not going well with my pitch for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) until I hit closer to home. More...

Poll

Should the city turn its garbage collection service over to the county?