July 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BEAR!

Residents scramble as some figure trouble’s a bruin

Very few things are known to startle local resident Quez Tate, but the mere mention of a bear in the area was more than enough to send him scrambling indoors. More...

Peachtree Centre one step closer to being sold?

Cherokee County Council will likely move closer to the sale of its nursing home today. Council is expected to vote at its 5 p.m. More...

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Local News

Driver leaves evidence but not identity at scene of wreck in Downtown Gaffney

A hit-and-run driver knocked out traffic control signals at a major intersection in Downtown Gaffney on Thursday morning just 50 yards from the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Goats and garbage...

Pair of unique issues headline tonight’s city council meeting

Goats and garbage will be topics at today’s Gaffney City Council meeting. Council will consider its Police Committee’s recommendation to allow a city resident to keep some goats to get rid of kudzu. More...

Man walks away from Friday afternoon wreck unscathed

A man was able to walk away from a Friday afternoon accident on Chesnee Highway without injury. More...

Sports

Post 109 to ‘state’ its case

Post 109 Jrs. enter playoffs with momentum

With the state playoffs scheduled to begin Tuesday, the Gaffney Post 109 Junior Legion baseball team appears in playoff mode after winning eight of its last 10 games. Gaffney, the No. More...

Peak, USA bring home gold at world championships

Gaffney’s L.J. Peak and the United States won gold Sunday at the FIBA U19 World Championships, beating Croatia in overtime, 79-71. More...

Crusaders start second season at Belton

The Post 109 senior team roster features sound pitching and defense — staples of playoff baseball. But the team’s inability to hit in key situations has been a problem, especially of late. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Big bang ... put it in a can and then I might believe it

Welcome to today’s seminar. I’ve reached the age where I automatically dismiss what I perceive to be baloney. And there’s a lot of baloney out there. More...

THEIR VIEW

What do we do next to mend racial divide?

Beaufort County needs to ride the wave of positive momentum on race relations that arose from one of the Lowcountry’s greatest tragedies. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Don’t give up on America

As I’ve said, I was very alarmed, though not particularly surprised, by the two Supreme Court decisions last week in which the court’s majority blithely bastardized the English language, the Constitution, the rule of law and the very idea More...

Breaking News - 7/6/2015 4:27 PM

South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag - Free Access

South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag  JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press More...

Limestone College selected to participate in $2.2 million digital project - Free Access

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) recently announced the selection of 42 member colleges and universities that will comprise the Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research. More...

County goes whole hog in celebrating the 4th

The guest of honor at Silica Springs Baptist Church’s Fourth of July cookout tipped the scales at nearly 200 pounds and required two people to lift from his final resting place. He smelled delicious as he cooked on the hot grill. More...

TICKETED FOR DUI, DUS

A 33-year-old Blacksburg man was ticketed for driving under the influence and driving under suspension following a South Carolina Highway Patrol investigation of a Friday morning wreck on Leagan Driv More...

LifeStyles

Trinity Harris receives 2015 Boot Strap Award

‘Amazing young lady’ receives annual John e. ewing middle school honors

The 2015 John E. Ewing Boot Strap Award was presented on May 29 to Trinity Faith Harris, a student at Ewing Middle School. More...

LIMESTONE AWARDS

ACADEMIC AWARD – nicole eno (madison, Ala.) accepts the W.B. and Louise Camp Academic Award from Dr. mark Reger during graduation ceremonies at Limestone College. More...

MISS LIMESTONE COLLEGE RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD

MISS LIMESTONE COLLEGE RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD – During the miss south Carolina scholarship pageant Awards gala on Friday, June 26, miss Limestone College Alayna Downey received the presidential Volunteer service Award. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Freddie L.C. Smith, retired from Gaffney Housing Authority

The Rev. Freddie L.C. Smith, 71, of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. 6-D, widower of Catherine Lindsay Smith, answered the Master’s call on Saturday morning, July 4, 2015, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. More...

Joe McDaniel, retired from USAF and retired locksmith

Elmer Joe McDaniel, 79, of 1284 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015 at his residence. More...

Bobbie Lee Shears, self-employed recreation center/restaurant owner

Bobbie Lee Shears, 72, of 170 Hollywood Drive, Orangeburg, husband of Janet Shears, answered the Master’s call on Saturday morning, July 4, 2015, at 2:47 a.m. at Providence Hospital in Columbia. More...

State News

‘Pot Boiler,’ the perfect summer exhibition at Spartanburg Art Museum

SPARTANBURG – Pot Boiler is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine artists. More...

Poll

Is it time to move the Confederate flag off the State House grounds to a museum?