Fundraiser launched to buy rings for champs

A fundraising drive to purchase championship rings for the American Legion Post 109 baseball team is under way. Post 109 made history this season by winning the South Carolina and Southeast Regional championships and playing in the Legion World Series. Athletic Officer Jug Wallace said 24 rings are needed. Rings will be presented to 17 players, three coaches, two batboys, […]

Limestone enrollment up; classes resume Wednesday

A new Limestone College residential hall was already full Friday morning as students arrived back on campus to prepare for fall classes . The college opened the $3.1 million student housing complex in January. All 96 spaces for men and women students are already taken in the suite-style rooms next to McMillan Hall. The college has reached its maximum capacity […]

Presidential hopeful Perry stops in Gaffney

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn’t expecting an official presidential campaign stop in Gaffney, but got one nonetheless. Hitching a ride with Perry to a formal campaign event scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Rock Hill, state Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler offered, “I asked him to come by (Gaffney) and say hello to folks along the way.” Perry’s campaign bus was […]

Housing start numbers slide; ‘abysmal’ in city

A large highway and general contractor company is also in the mining business. Sloan Construction, which has a regional office in Blacksburg, is seeking the proper land development permits to begin a quarry operation on a parcel near Interstate 85 in Blacksburg. Sloan paid the county $18,000 for the land development permit. Cherokee County Building Official Chuck Bobo said the […]

Lattimore’s parents keynote speakers

As a freshman, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore gave the nation a taste of what those in the Palmetto State already knew —the kid is pretty darn good. What few know, however, is that the rising sophomore puts an emphasis on good character, believing preparation, hard work and optimism off the field reap great results on it. Responsible for […]

Dispute between youth football president and and rec dept. continues

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer will appoint a committee to try to resolve the growing divide between the Cherokee County Recreation District and the president of a local youth league. In another appearance last Monday, Gaffney Youth Football League President Ray Head repeated his plea for council to take over the operations of the Recreation District. Head has criticized […]

School district adopts guideline for free or reduced price meals

Cherokee County Public School District today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Local school officials have adopted the following household size and income criteria for determining eligibility : Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown may […]

Man suffers severe burns in one of two kitchen fires Tuesday

Two kitchen fires in a just a little more than a 24- hour period had two very different results, with one man spared from injury thanks to alert neighbors and another man taken for medical treatment for burns. On Tuesday at about 10:15 p.m., City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to 204 Walnut St. regarding a report of a structure […]



In my last column, I asked you to consider my opinion — the most crucial concern America faces is our relationship with Israel. America’s response to this concern, more than any other, will determine the future of our country. Knowing some would not agree, I also shared the major reason for my opinion. It is a Biblical one. Genesis, the […]