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Saturday ruck honors Major Graham

Saturday’s inaugural Major Paula Graham Memorial March was a 22-mile ruck to raise awareness about veteran suicide. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney High announces 2016 Homecoming Court

Homecoming assembly to be held Friday morning, followed by the homecoming game Friday night

Gaffney High School will host the 2016 Homecoming Assembly on Friday, Sept. 23. Alumni from the classes of 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 will be honored with songs, dances and performances from their graduating years. More...

Spook Handy to perform at the Blacksburg library

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 12:15-1 p.m., Spook Handy will perform at the Blacksburg Public Library.  Handy is coming off a triumphant summer/spring tour with Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie.  More...

Homecoming Sunday at The Salvation Army Church

Homecoming Sunday at The Salvation Army Church in Gaffney will be held Sept. 25. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by food and fellowship in the gym.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Pate

Gaffney, S.C. — James Earl Pate, 84, formerly of Shady Grove Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Marie Cloninger

Gaffney, S.C. — Dorothy Marie Kirby Cloninger, formerly of 205 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC.   More...

Lois Champion

Gaffney, S.C. — Miss Lois Mae Champion, 80, of 163 Omni Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late John Champion and Hattie Self Champion. More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Bad teacher protection racket

Bad teachers. We’ve all had one. A Connecticut judge is ordering the state to stop spending money on teachers who can’t or won’t teach. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Freedom, not democracy, gives power to the people

A recent headline at Vox.com claimed a new study proved federalism is a total joke.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

I’m fine ... really

Is falling off a hay wagon worthy of writing a column about? This was the question with which I wrestled Sunday. More...

Proposed Duke nuke project timeline gets pushed back

If Duke Energy ultimately decides to forge ahead with plans for a new nuclear power plant in Cherokee County, it will be at least a decade before the first of the two proposed reactors start generating power. More...

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office personnel among those paying last respects to Officer Brackeen

Striving for perfection on a solemn day, members of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office donned spotless uniforms before traveling to Shelby, N.C., on Friday for the funeral of Shelby Police Department Officer Tim Brackeen.  Brackeen was t More...

Local News

Council expected to authorize purchase

Cherokee County Council members are expected to authorize county officials to sign a purchase/sale agreement for the proposed veterans nursing home.  The authorization is expected to occur at today’s council meeting.  A source close t More...

A FUN DAY

Children of all ages enjoyed numerous activities at Peachtree Centre’s Family Fun Day Saturday at the long term care facility on North Limestone Street. The resident shown here is applauding for the band that was part of the entertainment. More...

POLICE REPORT

A Shelby, N.C., woman reported the theft of a wallet she accidentally left at a Blacksburg gas station.  The woman told Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies she left the wallet at the Exxon gas station in the 2700 block of East Cherok More...

Sports

And the Beat(downs) go on!

The beat goes on for Gaffney. The Indians built a 16-0 lead midway through the second quarter and rolled to an impressive 31-10 victory Friday over the Hillcrest Rams. More...

Defense records a perfect 10 on No. 10

Gaffney co-defensive coordinator Randy Birch said before Friday’s game that his defense needed to stop Hillcrest’s No. 10 Quendarius Jefferson if the Indians were going to win. He was right again. More...

Defense forces 6 turnovers as Wildcats improve to 3-1 with win over Walhalla

The Blacksburg defense forced six turnovers and blocked a field goal Friday as the Wildcats turned a competitive contest into a 28-11 victory over Walhalla. More...

State News

New educational interpreting center to benefit S.C. deaf and hard of hearing children - Free Access

Jeannie Davis, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities   More...

South Carolina party chairs beat vitriol with friendship

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — In a year of intense polarization and partisanship — and in a state known for its rough-and-tumble politics — South Carolina's top party leaders are actively working to cut through the bull. More...

Driver, 10-year-old child, 2 players die in NC bus crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. 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?