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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

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The City of Gaffney held a reception honoring local potters Winton and Rosa Eugene on Wednesday evening at the upstairs gallery in city hall. More...

County to conduct facilities study to assess issues and concerns

Built nearly 80 years ago, the county’s recycling center is showing its age. More...

More rock damage reported

City of Gaffney police responded once again to Hetty Hill Street following reports of a rock-throwing vandal damaging two more vehicles.  The latest incidents occurred late Feb. 20 near Heleen Drive, the exact same area as in previous cases. More...


Limestone football adds Woods and Anderson to coaching staff - Free Access

Head Coach Mike Furrey and the Limestone College football team have announced the addition of Corey Woods and Taylor Anderson to the coaching staff. More...

The Rubber Match

Gaffney and Dorman boys basketball teams know each other well.  The two teams have played twice this season, and they will meet one more time at 6:30 p.m. More...

Gaffney golfer to play in DJ world jr. championship

Zack Gordon will be testing his skills against the top junior golfers, not only in the United States but the world.  More...



Too many career politicians

It’s happening again.  Every few years politicians on the campaign trail for an elected office talk about requiring term limits for Congress. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. More...


How did America get stuck with a regulatory state?

Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have proven the ability to disrupt millions of lives with the stroke of a pen. More...


A new take on a very old form of drama

Some historical forms of drama — like Greek tragedy — feature a chorus. More...


For local law enforcement, executive orders won’t greatly change the way they do things

While there’s a lot of speculation about the scope of immigration law enforcement under the new presidential administration, and enough uncertainty to spark protests by immigrants and their allies across the country, law enforcement officials i More...

Principal prevails in Gaffney High bench press challenge

Gaffney High Principal Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick made a strong impression on his students Thursday when he put his powerlifting skills on display for a school wellness event.  More...


Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Program Saturday

The Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Program will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased from contestants or $10 at the door. More...




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Obituaries - Free Access

Dolores Holly

Gaffney, S.C. — Dolores Lee Pretzer Holly of 112 Westland Drive Gaffney, South Carolina passed away surrounded by the love of her family on February 21, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born November 1, 1925 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More...

Nellie Gardner

Enoree, S.C. — Nellie Ruth Camp Gardner, 80, formerly of Ball Park Road, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Woodruff Manor in Woodruff.  More...

Barbara Owens

Gaffney, S.C. — Barbara Painter Owens, 82, of 1466 Goucher School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her residence.  More...

National News

Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The sole winning ticket for an estimated $435.3 million Powerball jackpot — the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. More...

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The city has passed first reading of an ordinance that would allow a U-haul truck drop off (up to four trucks in the Farmer’s Market parking lot across from the Gaffney Visitors Center. Do you think this is an appropriate spot for such an enterprise?