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Opponents of Sunday alcohol sales to descend on city hall

Religious leaders are stepping up their opposition to a controversial referendum that could allow Gaffney restaurants and stores to sell alcohol on Sundays. More...

LifeStyles

Peach Festival Dessert Contest winners

The 2016 South Carolina Peach Festival kicked off with the annual dessert contest sponsored by Abbott Farms. Top honors went to 14-year-old Greer resident Patrick Meyer for his peach caramel blondie cheesecake. More...

Sports

Hot fun in the Summertime

The Gaffney High Indians were on the move in their first day of football practice on Friday morning.  Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn, who welcomed back three starters, said he wanted to establish quicker tempo for the offense fr More...

Limestone’s Furrey completes his football staff

Limestone College and head football coach Mike Furrey have announced that Ken Amato, a nine-year NFL veteran, and Lane Knost, a 2014 USA College Football NAIA All- American, have been added to the coaching staff for the 2016 season. More...

LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS

Gaffney ninth-grade football practice begins today (Monday) at the high school from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Players should report to the high school at 8:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Veterans photos needed

Dear Cody:  I wanted to thank you and your staff for running the ads asking families in Cherokee County to submit pictures of veterans to be added to the Veterans Day Book in 2015 and 2016.  More...

Black Lives Matter event stresses unity, understanding

The gathering might have been small but the message was clear. “We’re not saying only our lives matter or that we deserve special treatment,” offered Dorian Joyner. More...

National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday

Gaffney will celebrate National Night Out on the grounds of the Cherokee County Administration Building on Railroad Avenue on Tuesday evening. Families and neighbors are invited to join with area law enforcement from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Local News

Road closed while chemical leak is investigated

City of Gaffney firefighters closed down a city road Friday afternoon after a chemical leak was discovered outside a metal finishing plant. While no immediate threat ultimately was discovered, firefighters took no chances. More...

Another hurdle cleared on recreation referendum

County residents could soon have a new place to play after Cherokee County Council and the Cherokee Recreation District Commission both agreed this past Wednesday on a resolution that will ask voters to approve referendums to enhance the county&rsquo More...

Bid on Ford Complex lighting comes in $50,000 over budget

The Ford Complex softball lighting project just got more costly. Only one contractor made a bid to carry out the project – and that bid was nearly $50,000 above the budget. The Lighting Co. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nellie Wylie

Grover, N.C. — Nellie Mae Wylie, 73, 213 Carolina Avenue, Grover, N.C., died July 28, 2016, at Testa Family Hospice House, Kings Mountain, N.C. The family received friends Sunday, July 31, 2016, from 2-3 p.m. at White Columns. More...

Frank Payne

Forest City, N.C. — Frank Payne age 67 of New Haven Rest Home Forest City, N.C.; departed this life on Friday July 29, 2016 at Hospice Wendover Shelby, N.C. Funeral Services are incomplete. Condolences made: www.genesisfuneralservices.com. More...

Carolyn Mullinax

Blacksburg — Carolyn Sedell Goodson Mullinax, 75, of 210 Mountain View Drive Apt 193, passed away Friday, July 29th, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

Ensure safety of earthen dams

Flooding in South Carolina last fall was the worst this state has seen in centuries, largely due to a convergence of heavy rainfall and high tides.  But the breaching of 52 dams was part of the disaster that should never be allowed to happen aga More...

Pigskin perk not out of bounds

The odds against meaningful ethics reform in our state, like the odds against the Gamecocks winning a Southeastern Conference football championship, have long been daunting.  More...

2026 here I come ... maybe

I received a notice in the mail a few weeks ago that it was time to renew my driver’s license.  I didn’t think I would ever have to worry about doing that again.  The last time I renewed my license, the new one I was issued stat More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?