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July 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Arts center could cost up to $5M

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said the sticker price to turn the former Brown Furniture building into a performing arts center may be as high as $5 million. More...

Local News

ALL SMILES

ALL SMILES — Shag Stepp and Charles Hartzog share a laugh Friday evening despite the rain while enjoying a performance by the Mighty McFly rock band at the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

College will ask for share of sales tax revenue

President on tonight’s school board agenda

Spartanburg Community College is seeking a share of the county’s one cent school sales tax for future expansion on the Cherokee County branch campus. More...

Funding increase request denied

Going along with its finance committee’s recommendation, Gaffney City Council on Wednesday voted not to increase its Hospitality Tax funding for the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Sports

Hoop league crowns new tournament champions

The Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League wrapped up its 18th year this weekend with the crowning of tournament champions in five divisions. More...

Indians show growing pains

Gaffney’s final passing league on tap Tuesday at Laurens

Breaking in an all new backfield, one must expect there to be a bit of growing pains for the Gaffney offense. More...

Gaffney golfer loses in sudden death, but leads way in sportsmanship

Gaffney’s Josh Gallman finished second at last week’s stop on the Carolina Mountain Pro but his sportsmanship might have made an even bigger impression on the competition. . More...

Breaking News - 7/21/2014 4:48 PM

Third suspect in murder case surrenders to authorities

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office canceled a manhunt for a murder suspect Monday after the suspect turned himself in. More...

One suspect remains at large

Three warrants issued in murder case

With two people in custody, the hunt remained ongoing Sunday afternoon for a third suspect wanted in connection with a June 22 murder at Connecticut Village Apartments. More...

LifeStyles

107-year-old Lydie Pinson Thomas recalls her days at Limestone College

Special times were many for 1928 grad

Despite wearing an elegant light blue pantsuit, with her hair fixed to perfection and pearls around her neck, Lydie Pinson Thomas just couldn’t resist trying on her gift. More...

Pros and cons of warfarin and newer anti-clotting medications

For people with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm problem that increases the risk of stroke, there are more medication treatment choices than ever before, according to the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple celebrate 50th anniversary

Fred William and Lettie Lousie (Davidson) Shippy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2014. Mr. and Mrs. Shippy were married in Gaffney in 1964. More...

Obituaries

John Carroll, 57, cutting torch operator

GROVER, N.C. – John Keith Carroll, 57, of 123 Ayers Road, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at his residence. Born in Kings Mountain, he was the husband of Melba Carroll and son of the late John Carroll and Mary Black Carroll. Mr. More...

Thomas Ramsey

Thomas Ramsey, 90, of 1105 Clary St., passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory. More...

Elijah Simon

Elijah Simon Jr., infant baby boy of Suderia Alece Hoey and Elijah Simon Sr., went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Reckon I’m just a sucker for a sad song

I ain’t cultured. I don’t know what wines go with what meats, I don’t own a tuxedo and there isn’t enough money in North America to get me to sit through a ballet or opera. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

BSC vs GA vs KY vs TN – It’s not about SEC football

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, also known as the AJC, has always had a very special role in the South and for me personally. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

10 Commandments for a talkaholic

People are different. Some people hardly ever talk, some talk moderately and others talk all the time. Those who talk a lot are often called “motor mouth.” I prefer “talkaholics.” More...