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All SC counties see jobless rates fall in September

From an economists’ perspective, there was a whole lot to like about South Carolina’s September jobs and unemployment report.  If it was considered a report card, according to Dr. 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

District’s ‘Talk to Me’ recognized by state

A Cherokee County School District community partnership to increase the amount of talk between parents and children has been recognized as one of the state’s promising practices in early childhood education. More...

City reviewing park options

City officials plan to meet soon with the Gaffney City Council Building and Grounds Committee to review options for the Railroad Avenue Park Project bid that greatly exceeded the budget.  Sossamon Construction’s bid of $1,888,613 was nearl More...

POLICE REPORTS

Gaffney police are on the lookout for a candy thief. According to an incident report, police were called to the Circle K convenience store in the 1700 block of West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Oct. More...

Sports

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Years in the making, coaches and players honored for titles

Celebrations 20 and 25 years in the making took place Friday night at The Reservation.  During halftime of the Indians game with Byrnes, Gaffney’s 1992 and 1997 state championship teams were recognized.  More...

Indians open eyes with 48-27 rout

On a night that celebrated the achievements of the 1992 and 1997 championship teams, the Gaffney Indians played like they want to join them one day soon.  The Indians opened up a 34-7 lead just seconds into the second half and rolled to a convin More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Aiken Works doing great in promoting skilled jobs

The Aiken County Public School District recently premiered the first set of commercials for its Aiken Works initiative. Aiken Works was launched in January of 2017 and aims to build awareness about Aiken County’s workforce opportunities. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Free at last! Free at last!

Free at last! Free at last! That’s the message for millions who don’t get health coverage at work and, until now, faced two dismal options: going without insurance or paying Obamacare’s soaring premiums. More...

IT’S JUST ME - Free Access

So this is what hell is like

Moving. I'm not talking about removing one's body from a certain position to another position. More...

Gaffney's Peachoid is People’s Choice in 2017 Tank of the Year Contest - Free Access

The municipal water tank in Gaffney, S.C., was voted the “People’s Choice” during the 2017 Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance coatings. More...

Mosquito patrol yearns for first frost

While no one is in a rush to see winter weather locally, there are some who are hoping for mosquito halting frost. More...

AMBASSADOR FAMILY

April and K.C. Barnhill release balloons Saturday before the March for Babies walk in memory of their firstborn son, Charles Patrick, who died during birth. The couple’s three children Charlie, Collin and Conrad are also pictured. More...

LifeStyles

New breast cancer prevention options

Breast CanCer awareness Month Is genetic testing right for you?

Since 1985, the U.S. has dedicated the month of October to a national focus on the screening, prevention and survivors of breast cancer. More...

BIRTH

TITUS ZION SPENCER

Bryan and Andrea Spencer of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Titus Zion, on Sept. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Coggins celebrate 70 years

Mr. and Mrs. James Albert and Bernice Coggins celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 12. The couple was married in 1947 by Rev. B.J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlie Williams

GAFFNEY — Charles Edwin Williams, 83, of 1710 W. Rutledge Ave., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 20, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.   More...

Donnie Deaton

COWPENS — Donnie Ray Deaton, 62, of 770 Battleground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 20, 2017 at his residence.   More...

Basil Clary, Jr.

GAFFNEY — Basil Hicks Clary, Jr., award-winning athlete, decorated veteran, proud resident of Gaffney, beloved head of his family, and trusting child of God has finished his earthly journey and has gone home. More...

State News

Hemp stigma fades as scores apply for production permits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The production of industrial hemp — a cousin of marijuana but distinctly different from the illicit drug — is a step closer in South Carolina as more than 120 farmers signed up to grow the crop here.  More...

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Should Gaffney City Council overrule the Accommodations Tax Advisory committee and grant the S.C. Peach Festival’s request for $15,000 to promote the event?