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Fifth annual ‘Pancakes For Preservation’ breakfast with Santa to be held December 3

On Saturday, Dec. 3, gather the family and come down to the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive for the Fifth Annual Pancakes for Preservation fundraiser. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. More...

SURVEY: More consumers plan to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday

Across the country, small businesses and consumers alike are getting excited to support their favorite local, independent businesses on Small Business Saturday, which takes place this year on Nov. 26.  More...

BIRTH

Katie and Robert Perrine of Altrincham, United Kingdom announce the birth of their daughter, Elise Daphne, on Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margie McKown

Gaffney — Margie Mullinax McKown, 54, of 105 Palmetto Street, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Richard D. McKown Sr. and the daughter of Shirley T. More...

Rosemarie Nivens

Gastonia, N.C. More...

Artie Trull

Blacksburg — Artie Jane Cobb Trull, 81, of 114 Lower Deal Street, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Larken and Eunice Byars Cobb.  More...

Other News

2 moose found frozen mid-fight near remote Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two moose were recently discovered frozen in battle and encased in ice near a remote village on Alaska's unforgiving western coast.  More...

Retired judge attacked, robbed

City of Gaffney police were continuing to investigate over the weekend the robbery and assault of a retired local judge who is well known for bringing birthday joy to seniors across Cherokee County.  More...

SC has lowest jobless rate in 15 years

Continuing improvement in the job market led South Carolina to its lowest unemployment rate in more than 15 years as the state once again set a new record level of employment.  More...

VFDs must submit financial accountability forms or risk losing funding

County officials will be all ears today when they meet with volunteer fire department officials to discuss new financial accounting procedures. More...

Local News

Goucher recognized for reading effort

Goucher Elementary was recognized Monday for student efforts to read their way to the big game.  Goucher is among 31 schools statewide in which 70 percent of students participated in a “Read Your Way to the Big Game” contest.  More...

Y SUPPORTERS

Debbie and Ashby Blakely, owners and operators of Blakely Funeral Home and Crematory, recently presented the Cherokee County Family YMCA a check for $1,000 in support of the YMCA Annual Support Campaign. More...

City awarded $229K grant to revitalize Tank Branch

The city finally got the word it had been waiting to hear Thursday afternoon.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said that was when the city learned that it had been awarded a $229,000 federal grant to revitalize the blighted Tank Branch commun More...

Sports

Sweet Revenge!

Gaffney upsets No. 1 seed Trojans in 2 OT thriller

On their drive in double overtime, the Gaffney Indians were looking to end it.  The Indians needed a touchdown to propel them to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a victory over No. More...

Coaches waited until OT to use trick play

Coming up with a trick play often is the easy part. Having a knack for calling it at the right time is another story. The Gaffney coaches had that knack Friday night against Northwestern. More...

Wildcats advance with win over Keenan

Survive and advance.  Blacksburg executed this part of its playoff plan to perfection Friday with timely big plays on defense and special teams in a 20- 14 win over Keenan in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

There’s nothing wrong with the electoral college

As we continue to digest the shocking results of the 2016 presidential election, calls to eliminate the electoral college continue to grow. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s disconnects and delusions

President Obama, in Greece, said world leaders should learn from the U.S. presidential election and pay attention to the public’s fears and frustration about the economy. Why? He never has. More...

IT’S JUST ME

For a limited time only

I have come to the conclusion that my next vehicle purchase is going to be based exclusively on the location of the cup-holders. This is something the engineers need to spend more time on. More...

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Poll

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?