Firefighters give holiday shoppers the boot

If filled boots are proof positive, people hunting for deals on Black Friday appeared to recognize bargains in many forms. For the 11th year in a row, the Cherokee County Fire Safety Team held its biggest fundraiser of the year — a Black Friday boot drive — and ended up collecting a little more than a third of the all-volunteer […]

Artificial turf at The Reservation?

Increased use of the natural grass football field at Gaffney High stadium over the past several years has led the school district to look into future improvements. The district is currently researching the pros and cons of replacing the natural grass field with turf. The football field has become worn out following extensive use for Limestone College and Gaffney High […]

New classes could be added at tech center

Automotive collision and animal science are among four high school program offerings which could be added at the new Cherokee Technology Center. The school district is currently looking at 18 programs for the $20 million high school career center. Fourteen of the 18 programs are already provided to students at the facility, superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore said. New class offerings […]


‘SaintsGiving’ event planned for Dec. 1

As part of the national “Giving Tuesday” initiative, Limestone College will host its second annual “SaintsGiving” event on Dec. 1 as a way to celebrate generosity and to encourage giving. The focus of this year’s “SaintsGiving” will be the Limestone Fund, which is a vital part of the College’s operating budget. The fundraising goal for the event is $150,000, according […]

Shoplifter tosses lit cigarette into face of loss prevention officer

Gaffney police are on the lookout for two men who fled following an apparent shoplifting at Walmart on Nov. 23, including a getaway driver who allegedly tossed a lit cigarette into the face of a loss prevention officer. According to an incident report, a loss prevention officer reportedly saw one man concealing merchandise inside the store and then walk past […]


I reckon I’ve got it made

Daddy sometimes would sit in his wicker chair on the front porch with a cold glass of lemonade. He would rear back in that chair as far as it would go without tipping over, put his feet up on the railing and say, “Wonder what the poor people are doing today?” See, that was daddy’s way of saying he had […]


Better treatment for addicts

Heroin is a killer — and overdoses on the highly addictive drug have skyrocketed in the Lowcountry. It’s a trend that must not be allowed to continue. Deaths from opioid use roughly doubled in Charleston and Berkeley counties from 2013 to 2014. And that increase mirrors a troubling pattern nationwide. Heroin use has been on the rise for years, but […]

The America-basher in chief rolls on


How could America have twice elected a president who not only can’t stand America but also won’t perform his constitutional duty of defending it? Even some former administration officials and rank-and-file Democrats are finally recognizing that there is something strange about a commander in chief who declines to listen to his advisers on terrorism, won’t read their daily briefings and […]


Mrs. Viola Cunningham Littlejohn, age 87, of 201 Willow Street, Gaffney, S.C., widow of Mr. James William Littlejohn, answered the Master’s call to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at her residence. Daughter of the late John Victor Cunningham and the late Inez Lipscomb Cunningham, she was born on February 28, 2015, at Gaffney. In addition to […]