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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

City keeping an eye on political signs

Sign, sign, everywhere a (political) sign. Or at least it seems that way for the special election to fill the U.S. House seat of Mick Mulvaney. More...


Members of the Gaffney High Class of 1968 football team are shown with legendary Coach Bob Prevatte at a celebration of his 92nd birthday Saturday. Left to right are: Joe Brian Honeycutt, Bill Ray Rice, Coach Prevatte, Michael Mabry and Dean Wyatt. More...

New home starts down from 2016, but values up

For the first time this year, housing starts dipped when compared to 2016.  There were 11 new home permits issued in the county in March, down from 16 in March 2016, according to the monthly county homebuilders report.  However, the value o More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Campbell

Spartanburg — Larry Lee Campbell, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Doris Blackwell

Gaffney — Doris Horton Blackwell, 91, formerly of 318 Park Gate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late William L. More...

Sheila Hanvy

Gaffney — Sheila Carol Alley Hanvy, 70, formerly of Bonner Lake Road, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg, SC. A memorial service for Mrs. Hanvy will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. More...

National News

Another ‘life-possible’ planet found

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It's not so far away, either. More...

South Carolina peach crop devastated by cold weather that eludes Texas crop

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Winter pretty much stood up South-Central Texas this year, and the neglect is showing in this season's scanty crop of Hill Country peaches.  More...


Jackson Pittman (front) and Levi McRobie enjoy snow cones Thursday during a celebration event for 40 families with preschool children involved in the first “Talk to Me” home visitation program. Story coming Wednesday.   More...

Local unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent in March

Almost everyone joining the state’s labor force in March found a job, according to estimates released Friday morning showing South Carolina’s economic muscle.  More...



Fresh ideas for a fun fiesta menu

There's no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. More...


Indians travel to Fort Mill for district opener

Just make contact and get the baserunners moving. That's the mindset of the Gaffney High baseball team’s first round district playoff opponent, Fort Mill.  Fort Mill will host Gaffney on Tuesday. More...

GHS earns postseason berth

Prep Tennis

The Gaffney High boys tennis team might have lost its regular-season finale against Byrnes on Thursday but the Indians were all smiles shortly after the match after learning they had qualified for the playoffs.  The No. More...

Prep Softball


The Gaffney High softball team grabbed the No. 3 seed and will play No. 2 seed Fort Mill in the District 1 tournament opener Thursday.  The Lady Indians drubbed Spartanburg 15- 3 on Thursday behind a 3-run homer by Emma Price. More...



Coal’s colossal comeback

Buried in an otherwise humdrum jobs report was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Department of Labor that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. More...


War cries drown out ‘America First’

“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.  More...


Is college being disrupted?

A group of law students I teach were recently discussing the merits of the traditional three-year law degree program.  More...

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