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County boss collects $2,379 for unused vacation days

Councilman says he was needed here during delicate Peachtree Centre negotiations

When county employees retire or resign, they leave with well-wishes and with as much as 20 days of unused vacation pay.  It raised eyebrows, however, when Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue pocketed $2,379.03 last year for the va More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney Station Farmers Market to offer more for 2016 season

The Gaffney Station Farmers Market, located at 500 North Granard Street, will open the 2016 season on Saturday, May 7 from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m.. More...

USC Union Commencement 2016

University of South Carolina Union will welcome John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney as the commencement speaker for the university’s Commencement Exercises. They will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. More...

Aegean Pizza partners with Humane Society for fundraising event

Gaffney’s Aegean Pizza invited the Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) to have a buffet fundraiser on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris Pettit

Gaffney, SC — Doris Jean Dellinger Pettit, 84, formerly of 3521 Old Georgia Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Jerry Lawter

Blacksburg — Jerry Allen Lawter II, 39, of 312 Pearson Street, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 12 - 2 p.m. at Mt. More...

Douglas Littlejohn

Mr. Douglas William Littlejohn, Sr., affectionately called “Doug”, age 76, of 1710 West Buford Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. More...

State News

Habitat for Humanity named ‘Brand of the Year’

Gaffney, SC (April 21, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity has been named “Brand of the Year” in the social services nonprofit category based on the 2016 Harris Poll Equi- Trend® Equity Score. More...

City committee to mull budget Friday

Chairman says he wouldn’t be opposed to take hike if it was needed

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith insists it’s been years since the city passed a millage hike but he wouldn’t be opposed to one if it was much needed.  More...

HERE ARE THE KEYS

Gaffney in the spotlight during Teacher of the Year celebration

Gaffney was well-represented Wednesday during the South Carolina Teacher of the Year Celebration in Columbia.  More...

Students mark anniversary of 1616 death of the Bard

Gaffney High English classes gathered Friday to celebrate the legacy of playwright William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.  More...

Local News

Man gets 5 years probation on charges stemming from fatal fire

A 34-year-old North Carolina man accused of involuntary manslaughter following a fire that claimed his father’s life was sentenced to five years probation Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Dispute over safe leads to charges

POLICE REPORTS

City of Gaffney police filed a firearms charge against a North Granard Street man following an investigation into a disputed safe.  More...

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SCHOOL NEWS

Power of Purple Glow Run will be held April 29 at Gaffney High School. People are invited to participate in a 5K Run/Walk to benefit American Cancer Society. More...

Sports

Gaffney baseball team tops Trojans to clinch playoff spot

The stakes loomed over Thursday’s Gaffney High baseball team’s season finale against region champ Northwestern.  The Indians would clinch the automatic region No. More...

Lady Indians roll into playoffs with 13-0 rout

The Gaffney High softball team had an easy time with Northwestern on Thursday to clinch the region’s No. More...

ALL SMILES

The Mets claimed the Mite League Preseason Tournament championship. Team members include: (left to right) Jace Bradbury, Brady Smith, Joseph Bates, Sam Carroll, Alex Allison, Zach Johnson, Titus Mullinax, Eli Walton, Isaiah Dutton and Drew Ellis. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

NAACP pursues liberty in the face of injustice

In the 21st century, many would think the need for the NAACP had run its course.  After all, the civil rights movement had come and gone, and great strides were being undertaken in the name of racial equality. Or so one would think.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Despite NY win, it was a bad week for Trump

Despite his big win in New York last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had a pretty bad week. But will it matter? It should — and just might.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Looking for a lawn mowing emergency

Ah, the joys of spring.  We all love the sunshine and wearing short sleeves and feeling the warm breeze blow through the car when we drive with the windows down.  But there’s also a few down sides, like all those annoying insects, and More...

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