September 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City still shut out in 2014 home starts

The City of Gaffney has now gone 0-for-8 in 2014 when it comes to new single family home starts while Cherokee County’s average seems to be improving. More...

FLOUR POWER

Blacksburg High School marching band member Nicholas Dixon helps coat fish with flour Saturday for a fish fry in the school’s cafeteria. More...

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LifeStyles

GALLERY

Rose Schmidt's boots (above) were created for patriotic purposes for “Red, White and Blue: Patriotic Reflections,” an exhibit currently on view at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gall More...

New devices track activity

An advanced generation of activitytracking technology offers a much more accurate picture of daily movement and energy expenditures, according to the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Many people overestimate their activity level. More...

Tweetsie hosts annual Halloween Festival

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – When the eerie sound from the whistle of a steam locomotive pierces the peaceful quiet of an autumn High Country night, it can only mean one thing: it¹s time for Tweetsie Railroad¹s annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival. More...

Obituaries

Jeroline Hughes, retired from Southern Bell after 31 years of service

Born January 17, 1933, Jeroline Allen Hughes, wife of the late Harry Hughes and daughter of the late Oscar and Esther Cooper Allen, died peacefully on Sept.r 11, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center in Gaffney. More...

John F. Smith, selfemployed repairman

John Fredrick Smith, 66, husband of Alice Inman Smith, of 703 Ballenger Road, Gaffney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. More...

Robert Griffin, retired from Brock Realty

Robert Lee Griffin, 92, formerly of 510 Goucher School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

National News

New phones all about selfie image

And now, your fridge will soon be able to send you selfies of its contents

BERLIN — Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. More...

CHAIN REACTION WRECK

Two people were taken to Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center for treatment following a 3-vehicle accident Friday afternoon that forced authorities to temporarily detour traffic on Chesnee Highway. More...

SCC gets $1.1 million federal grant

Will help pay for training center

Spartanburg Community College was awarded a $1.1 million federal economic development grant Friday to help provide training for manufacturing jobs on its Cherokee County branch campus. More...

Feng shui burglar on the loose?

A Marietta Road resident alleged that a burglar rearranged his furniture. According to a complaint filed with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a resident of the 100 block alleged that someone broke into his home on Sept. More...

Local News

60 percent of employers having trouble finding skilled workers

Study shows disconnect between job wants and needs

About 60 percent of employers are finding it difficult to find well-prepared candidates for entry level positions in industries located in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties. More...

Community leaders discuss county’s future during retreat

Plans to revitalize downtown Gaffney and widen I- 85 in Cherokee County were top priorities as 65 business and education leaders gathered for an annual Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce retreat to assess the county’s future. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l Two cell phones were reported stolen Sept. 2 from a Chance Drive home. More...

Sports

Waterlogged

Mother Nature wins early, Spartanburg late as Indians fall to 0-4

Gaffney’s chances of earning its first victory of the 2014 season came down to four critical plays in the third quarter. More...

Newberry hangs 70 on board in rout of Saints

NEWBERRY, S.C The Limestone College (0-2) football team was in a close game in its first ever road contest, but the wheels quickly came off as Newberry College (1-1) scored a touchdown on seven straight second half possessions en route to a 70-20 dec More...

S.C. PREP FOOTBALL — WEEK 3 SCORES

Friday's scoresA.C. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

‘I don’t want to go to heaven,’ she said

On the way to the toy store the other night with a 4-yearold and her grandmother (better known as “Nanny”) the child asked if I had known her grandfather who passed away a couple of years earlier. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

The Forever War

The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible. More...

THEIR VIEWS

NFL waited too long to oust Rice Violence is an intrinsic part of the game of football. But that doesn’t mean the National Football League can turn a blind eye when players commit violence off the field. More...

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