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BPW commissioners approve new spending plan, but not before a bit of drama

There was some unusual drama Tuesday when the Gaffney Board of Public Works Commission passed its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. More...

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Gaffney High Make-A-Wish ‘Wish Week’

Gaffney High students have organized a week filled with fundraising activities March 10-March 17. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish South Carolina, which grants wishes for kids who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. More...

WITS Conferences scheduled at Limestone College March 16-17

NASA’s Carly Meginnis will be guest speaker

Limestone College will host back-to-back Women In Technology & Sciences (WITS) Conferences on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. each day.  More...

AAUW to meet Monday

Library director will be guest speaker

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its March meeting on Monday, March 13 in the meeting room of the House of Pizza. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy Whelchel

Cowpens, S.C. — Billy Alfred Whelchel, 87, of 405 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Dean Harvey

Blacksburg — Dean Cranford "Chester" Harvey, 75, of 112 Silver Ridge Road, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence.  More...

June Johnson

Mrs. June Adams Johnson, 73, of 113 Dawkins Street, Cowpens, passed away on March 2, 2017 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

GHS instructor named state teacher of the year finalist - Free Access

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman (left) surprised Gaffney High English teacher Erin Fox on Thursday morning in her classroom with news that she has been selected one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. More...

Main Street Challenge list now at 14 - Free Access

Fourteen budding entrepreneurs are one step closer to opening shop in the downtown area after being named semifinalists in the Gaffney Main Street Challenge. More...

Local News

8 GHS students finalists in state writing competition

Topic: “How can we make South Carolina better?”

Eight Gaffney High juniors were named finalists Friday in the fourth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.  Students wrote in a variety of genres on the topic “How can we make South Carolina better?”  More...

Councilman talking trash

Cherokee County Councilman Quay Little is tapping into his diplomacy skills to convince city leaders to once again collect their own residential garbage.  Little quietly began his effort after city officials last month rejected the notion made b More...

City, county administrators begin preparing budget for coming year

For cash-strapped local governments, March Madness has already begun. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said his department heads have begun developing their budgets and have until April 7 to finalize their wish lists. More...

Sports

AP Sources: Staley to coach US women's Olympic hoops team - Free Access

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Taylor shoots sizzling 66 to lead Indians to win

It’s normally hard to upstage Clemson commit Zack Gordon, but Seth Taylor did it.  Seth Taylor shot a 6-under 66 to lead the Gaffney High golf team to a surprisingly easy 12-shot win at the Rebel Invitational at River Falls on Monday. More...

Going Dancing

Saints battle Lander Friday in rematch of regular season tilt

The Limestone College women’s basketball will be going dancing in March for the sixth straight season.  There’s something else that will be familiar - the Saints’ opponent.  The No. 4 seed Saints (27-4) will face No. More...

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THEIR VIEW

Bill to block plastic bag bans oversteps

Our position concerning plastic bag bans is the same now as it was in August — while the intent behind the ban concept is noble, we don’t think legislatively eliminating plastic bags is the answer. More...

OUR VIEW

The city should become a ‘no-smoking’ zone

Good for the City of Gaffney.  We are pleased to learn the city is taking the steps necessary to make it a smoke-free municipality.  Its Smoke-Free Ordinance Committee last week instructed administrator James Taylor to draft a “no-smo More...

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