2022-07-01 E-Edition

A summer job in paradise

A Limestone-Central third-grade teacher is immersing herself in the Hawaiian culture as she spends her summer mentoring students in the nation’s 50th state. Bailey Frye is spending eight weeks as a resident advisor at ‘Iolani School’s summer boarding school program in Honolulu, Hawaii. Students from across the world spend either two or six weeks at the prestigious boarding school to […]

Police hoping for peaceful July 4th

In hopes to prevent any “firework wars,” City of Gaffney police are reminding residents about the laws surrounding fireworks within the city limits. In years past, hundreds of juveniles have gathered in the Granite Drive area, shooting fireworks at each other and at homes, injuring one another and causing damage to nearby houses. The activity has been so fierce that […]

Cherokee ranked second in state for most value

Smart Asset Methodology: SmartAsset’s study aims to find the places in the United States where people are getting the most value for their property tax dollars. To do this, we looked at property taxes paid, school rankings and the change in property values throughout a five-year period. First, we used the number of households, median home value and average property […]

Antioch FD truck damaged, no injuries

Antioch Fire Department will have to replace a fire truck after it ran into a downed tree early Thursday morning in Blacksburg. Firefighters were responding to a downed tree call about 5 a.m. when the fire truck struck a tree that had fallen on Antioch Road near Hambright Road, Antioch Volunteer Fire Chief Trey Melton said. “There was a blind […]

July 4th golf cart parade

The 22nd annual Sheraton Loop Golf Cart Parade will be held Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to decorate their golf car in a patriotic or fun theme. Carts will be judged for creativity and certificates will be awarded for first and second places. “It has become a tradition as most everyone in the neighborhood spends several […]


Roe is gone; so now what?

I was around sixteen years old when my grandmother gave me one of my most prized possessions, the red, ornate, hardback version of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, complete with foldout maps of Middle Earth. I set into it immediately and, within a few days, had it read from cover to cover. For the record, I am glad Peter […]


...he came from New York City

I’m having a good day because I have decided that it will be so. My attitude is positive and optimistic. The action that I will take will get me closer to my goals. And I know that whatever happens, I have a God who loves me. I’m going to keep smiling today… how about you? There is good reason why […]


Abortion will still be widely available

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion could soon become illegal in half of the country. Or so Democrats warn. But it’s impossible to know how the debate will play out in many states. And a study this month by the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights, suggests that the practical consequences for abortion could be […]

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