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Limestone Homecoming to feature second annual “Big Blue Tailgate”

The biggest homecoming tailgate party in Limestone College history will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, as the “Big Blue Tailgate” returns – with a few changes to make it even more convenient for Saints’ fans and alumni. More...

SHADY GROVE RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

- Shady Grove Baptist Church Education Committee recognized and presented awards to students for 4th nine weeks and all-year outstanding achievement during Youth Day service. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of July 26, 2016: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tony Miller

Greenville, S.C. — Tony Ritchie Miller, 81, of 224 S. Laurens Street, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Restorative Care. Born August 1, 1934, in Rowen County, N.C., Mr. More...

Rick Cowen

Gaffney, S.C. — Richard David Cowen, 60, of 140 Fleming Road, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

Betty Parker

Gaffney, S.C. — Betty Louise Addis Parker, 84, of 115 Calton Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Woman airlifted after head-on crash

A Gaffney woman was flown for medical treatment following a Thursday morning accident on Overbrook Road in which her pickup truck was struck head-on. Lance Cpl. More...

County doles out tens of thousands of dollars to pave half-mile dead-end road where state representative lives

A nearly half-mile-long private, noname, gated, dead-end, dirt and gravel road in Blacksburg is now a freshly paved public road. More...

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Local News

Shoplifters get away with $9,000 in merchandise from Polo store

City of Gaffney police are investigating a July 25 shoplifting incident at the Gaffney Premium Outlets in which three people allegedly grabbed $9,000 worth of clothing from the Polo store. More...

Agencies train for active shooter in school

Signs posted around Blacksburg Elementary School said training was in progress but the amount of police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances surrounding the school signified this was no ordinary training. It was training for something horrific. More...

Site of proposed veterans nursing home unsuitable

At the time or its announcement, Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries called the construction of the proposed veterans nursing home here “one of the best things ever to come to Cherokee County.” Humphries insists the pr More...

Sports

Limestone football completes 2016 coaching staff - Free Access

Limestone College and head football coach Mike Furrey have announced that Ken Amato, a nine-year NFL veteran, and Lane Knost, a 2014 USA College Football NAIA All-American, have been added to the coaching staff for the 2016 season. More...

Steve Spurrier returns 'home' as ambassador, consultant - Free Access

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Just call him the Head Ball Consultant. More...

Ready for some football?

The sound of whistles blowing and coaches shouting was enough to cut through the heat this morning, signifying the end of summer workouts and the start of football season. More...

Columns

The complicated reality of American greatness

Donald Trump says he is campaigning to Make America Great again. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Dems busting Airbnb

The battle over Airbnb is taking center stage at the Democratic National Convention. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A climate change on free speech

A few months ago, news broke of an astounding assault on free speech. No, the media didn’t present it that way, but that’s how some conservatives, myself included, characterized it. And with good reason. More...

Poll

Are you in favor of allowing alcohol sales of beer and wine on Sundays in the Gaffney city limits?