Guard commander wears many hats

There are some who don’t like the assortment of delicacies on their dinner plate to touch or mix. In the case of state Rep. James E. Smith of Columbia, he simply can’t help the fact that his steak sits in close proximity to his mashed potatoes, beans and broccoli. His daily schedule is much the same, having to mesh quality […]

Residents flock to library in times of economic distress

Even in today’s fast paced society, the library remains a pillar of strength. As the current financial meltdown forces millions out of homes and jobs, these places of knowledge are receiving more attention at both the state and national level. According to the American Library Association, library use can rise upwards of 20 percent in times of economic crisis, a […]

Parris re-elected chairman

There is no change — once again — at the top of Cherokee County Council. Hoke Parris and Rufus Foster were re-elected to council’s top two posts without opposition at Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting. Parris has served as chairman for 16 of his 19 years on council, while Foster has served as vice-chairman for the past several years. Parris […]


A vehicle was reported stolen from a West Buford Street apartment complex Jan. 5. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone stole a purple 2000 Acura Integra from outside an apartment at 1022 W. Buford St., between 10 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5:40 a.m. Jan. 5. There was no value listed for the car. About $800 in appliances […]

ETV show will provide options for ‘Finding Money’to pay for college

In today’s uncertain economic climate, high school seniors and parents will get some help in the new year finding ways to pay for a college education. ETV will broadcast its annual “Finding Money For Money” program statewide on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. The two-hour program is designed to provide students and parents with various options available for meeting […]

Kwanzaa: A festival that can be celebrated by all cultures

Hours after families finish carving Thanksgiving turkeys, their minds immediately shift to the hope that plenty of presents will be awaiting them a few weeks later on Christmas. Stuffed between “turkey day” and New Year’s Day are an array of holidays celebrated by different religious and ethnic groups. There’s Hanukkah, the annual Jewish holiday also called the “Festival of Lights,” […]

L’Etoile Club’s 55th winter formal dance is set for Saturday, Jan. 10

T he L’Etoile Club will hold its 55th winter formal dance on Saturday, Jan. 10. A highlight of the club’s year, the dance will be at Broad River Electric Corporation. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. and continue until midnight. The organization’s 24 members will be introduced at 8:15 p.m. by Dennis Fowler, Cherokee County Coroner, who will serve as Master […]


Owen Parks Davidson

Jody, Allison, Hogan and Rainey Davidson of Gaffney announce the birth of their son and brother, Owen Parks, on Nov. 17, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 7 ozs. Maternal grandparents are David and Lana Parker of Gaffney and Mike and Carolyn Earley of Spartanburg. Paternal grandparents are James and Betty Davidson of Gaffney. Maternal great-grandparents are […]

Hiding food is symptomatic of an eating disorder


Dear Annie: My daughter is 9 years old and a little heavy for her age. “Beth” tends to eat too much, but what really worries me is that she hides how much she’s eating and when she’s doing it. The fact that she feels the need to conceal her eating disturbs me. I am not in a position to take […]


Auditions The Gaffney Little Theatre will hold auditions for Talking With…, a series of monologues centered on women and the life lessons they have endured, on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the old Brown Furniture building. Auditions are open to students in grades sixth through 12. The play will be presented Jan. 30-31. For more information, contact […]