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Cooling off the elderly

The Willing Workers of Shady Grove Baptist Church recently held a fan drive for senior citizens in Cherokee County. The group would like to thank all who donated to the drive. They still have a few fans left for anyone in need. More...

Wedding planning is hard - Free Access

Editor’s note: This is a second in a series of columns by Lifestyles Editor Abbie Sossamon on her wedding planning experience. Before I got engaged just over a month ago, I knew when I wanted to get married. Or so I thought. More...

Smart SUMMER Snacks

(Family Features) A busy summer schedule requires plenty of energy, and while relaxation is sure to help, what you eat is your essential source of fuel. Just like filling up your gas tank, food is what makes your body go.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

H. Cameron Brooks

Gaffney, S.C. — Howard Cameron Brooks, 55, of 208 Furnace Mill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Ernie Rinehart

York — Ernie Lee Rinehart, 65, of 756 Polly Circle, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center. More...

Charles Dover

Mr. Charles Dover, 55 of 1108 Elmore Street Gaffney, S.C. Peacefully transition Friday, June 9,2017 at the Spartanburg Medical Center. He was the son of Virginia Dover and the late Albert Dover Sr. More...

Indian faithful mourn passing of popular coach

There’s an air of disbelief at Gaffney High School and in the community after hearing the news that Gaffney High assistant football coach Cameron Brooks died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 55. The loss began sinking in Wednesday. More...

Mojo and trainer qualify for nationals after airborne excellence in the Rockies

With the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop, Mojo won over hearts with a major splash on his final jump Sunday in the Dock Dogs Big Air jump contest.  Mojo took flight for 26 feet 5 inches to win a canine cannonball contest held June 11 at the 2017 More...

Local News

Man sentenced to 2 years in jail on peeping Tom charge

A door-to-door asphalt salesman from Kentucky accused of following a 14-year-old girl into a women’s restroom at Walmart in Gaffney and peering over a stall was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender followin More...

County council OKs budget

Cherokee County Council passed final reading of its new fiscal year budget Monday with some added expenses.  More...

Gaffney resident on Dean’s List

Lincoln University of Missouri is pleased to announce that Nyrobi Tyson of Gaffney qualified for the Spring 2017 Dean’s List.  In order to qualify for the Dean’s List a student must acquire at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 More...

Sports

Post 109 seniors remain perfect in 10-8 slugfest over Spartanburg

Post 109 is on a winning roll.  Houston Wright tossed four innings and Cody Bailey led the offense in a 10-8 win over Spartanburg at Jerry “Jug” Wallace Field on Tuesday.  Post 109 is now 5-0.  Wright struggled in the first More...

Saint standout makes debut with Major League lax team

Drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft on the same day he helped lead the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team to a third NCAA Division II National Championship in four years, former standout Kevin Reisma More...

Limestone posts highest finish in Learfield Cup

Coming off the most successful season in the department’s history, Limestone College Athletics was rewarded with a top-25 finish in the NACDA Learfield Directors’ Cup standings as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Direct More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Venmo is forcing big banks to innovate

Back in the 1960s, banks were not allowed to operate in more than one state. In fact, many states didn’t even allow branch banking, so there were lots of small local banks around the nation. More...

STAR PARKER

Draining the Dodd-Frank swamp

The House just passed the Financial CHOICE Act, which enacts major reforms to the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Vape links

Hypocrisy has reached new heights, even by Washington, D.C., standards. 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?