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GHS student on national Fuel Up council

Gaffney High sophomore Tyler Norris is making an impact nationally on student health and wellness through the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play program.  More...

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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.

Local News

Reciting pi to the 200th place

If you have problems remembering your own phone number, just listen to what a Blacksburg Middle School 8th-grader recently did with pi.  Pi is the math constant 3.14 used to calculate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. More...

Knights of Columbus donate to DSN and Special Olympics

Members of the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Church in Gaffney recently presented donations to the Cherokee County Disabilities & Special Needs Board and the Special Olympics of Cherokee County.  More...

T-bridge renovation clears hurdle

The long-awaited makeover of the city’s historic T-bridge cleared an important hurdle — literally — when railroad officials agreed to waive one of its guidelines for a protective fence. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Blanton

Gaffney, S.C. — Betty Ester Allison Blanton, 78, of 625 Hamrick Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her residence.  More...

Trudy Smith

Gaffney, S.C. — Gertrude Lowery Smith, 87, of 368 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.  More...

Elizabeth Kerchusky

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elizabeth Gutermuth Kerchusky, 99, was held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with a private burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. More...

State News

Jury awards $3.75M for toddler’s failed abuse investigation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jury in South Carolina has awarded $3.75 million to the family of a toddler with bite marks who was hospitalized with broken arms and a leg after state social workers failed to investigate abuse claims.  More...

Blacksburg OKs budget; finds money to complete sewer project

Blacksburg was able to find $250,000 for sewer capital projects without major changes in a new $3.26 million budget approved Tuesday by town council. More...

Firefighters save Blacksburg home

Fast-acting firefighters were able to knock down a Monday night fire at a Blacksburg home, keeping the fire from spreading and saving the residence.  Blacksburg and all east side volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the 200 block of Sou More...

Man stunned by officer’s reaction

A Blacksburg police officer reported the use of an electronic stun gun on a man who ran out into traffic on Interstate 85 during a March 18 traffic stop.  More...

GHS coach quits

Gaffney High coach Malcolm Long resigned Friday for personal reasons, superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore said.  Moore did not provide any additional details.  More...

LifeStyles

Students exceed goal in “Wish Week” fundraising effort

More than 2,000 Gaffney High students worked together for a cause bigger than themselves with an intensive “Wish Week” fundraising effort for the state’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Richards celebrating 50 years

Bill and Cathy Richards of Gaffney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 29.  To celebrate their milestone anniversary, Bill and Cathy took a trip several months ago to Alaska. More...

ACHIEVEMENT

Blacksburg grad named to President’s List

James Adam Hambright was recently named to the fall 2016 President’s List at Clemson University. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a perfect 4.0 (all As) grade point average.  More...

Sports

Indians pick up big offers

Georgia is the latest big time program to offer Gaffney High wideout Dennis Smith. The offer came over the weekend to the junior, who also has an offer from national champion Clemson. Gaffney sophomore Ty’ron Hopper is also picking up offers. More...

UP IN ARMS

Limestone freshman attackman Tyler Papa battles a Lindenwood defender during Saturday’s big matchup between the nationally-ranked teams. The Saints jumped to No. 1 in the latest national poll.   More...

Indians stay unbeaten in region

The surging Gaffney High boys soccer team finds itself in an enviable position - undefeated and top the region standings.  The Indians improved to 3-0 in Region III-5A with a 4-1 win over Byrnes on Monday.  After a slow start, the Indians f More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

SDI at 34: Building on Reagan’s Vision

When a politician promises something that “holds the promise of changing the course of human history,” we naturally assume it’s typical overstatement. More...

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STEPHEN MOORE

The false compassion of liberalism

Last week on CNN I debated a liberal commentator who complained that the problem with President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint is that it lacks “compassion” for the poor, for children and for the disabled.  More...

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Poll

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?