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District 3 voters will elect new BPW commissioner Tuesday

The two candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term on the Gaffney Board of Public Works in Tuesday’s special election agree on one thing - more has to be done to help the elderly and low-wage earners pay their power bills.  Rosa Webber 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

Professor will be in the dark on Aug. 21

A NASA connection will place Limestone College education professor Dr. Shelly Meyers at one of the best places to watch a total solar eclipse.  More...


Construction workers cut sheets of roofing material to place on the new B.D. Lee Elementary School. The new school is scheduled to open in August of 2018. It is being built behind the existing school.   More...

County’s jobless rate up to 4.8 percent from 4.2 percent in May

South Carolina’s otherwise red-hot job market didn’t appear to keep pace with the weather in June, as the state reported a drop in the number of people working.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Sellars

Gaffney, S.C. — Virginia Elmore Sellars, 95, formerly of Crestmont Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Betty Painter

Chesnee, S.C. — Betty Jean Smith Painter, 87, of 7893 Parris Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Elaine Watts

Gaffney, S.C. — Elaine Williams Watts, 69, of 123 Laurel Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Clemson student’s social media post about his dad goes viral

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It was a simple, yet moving post. More...


While dry weather has forced some farmers such as Patty Jackson, of Sunset Farms near Cowpens National Battlefield, to rely on irrigation a lot more frequently right now, she was still able to bring a very colorful harvest to the City of Gaffney Farm More...

Housing starts up dramatically from a year ago

The local housing market has been as hot as the weather during the first six months of 2017.  From January through June, new housing starts in the county rose 27 percent from the same period a year ago.  More...


Wildcat linemen bullish at FCA passing camp

Three Blacksburg linemen were kings of the bull pull July 21 as the Wildcats wrapped up a 7-on-7 passing team camp hosted by Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Spartanburg.  More...

Smith’s 7 RBIs lead Post 109 past host Sumter

With teams likely pitching around the potent bat of Houston Wright, Post 109 manager Terry Wright predicted that Ashby Smith would come up in key situations at the American Legion state tournament.  More...

Indians to host two scrimmages

The Gaffney Indians won’t be traveling far for scrimmages this summer.  Four days after the start of fall practice on Monday, July 31, the Indians will host Greer and York for a scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.  More...



Our national culture: What’s up, what’s down

One of the upsides to the Internet? All that information.  One of the downsides? All that information. Tons of it, spread all over the place. And who knows what’s reliable and what isn’t?  More...


A winning strategy to repeal Obamacare

When President Ronald Reagan was asked why he settled for a 5 percent tax cut in 1981, half what he had proposed, he answered that “half a loaf is better than none.” That’s good advice right now.  More...


Lie still and put your face in the horseshoe

I’ve never been one for pain tolerance.  Pain is not a good thing; therefore, I refuse to tolerate it.  If you are a regular reader of this column (please read my column or else I might get a complex) then you’ll recall that las More...

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