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New CTC an industrial recruitment game-changer

Cherokee County Economic Development Board Director Jim Cook calls the new Cherokee Technology Center a “game-changer” in the effort to provide a highly skilled workforce for attracting new industries. More...

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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.
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Bowl game trip leads to closure from 1944 air crash
It's been 72 years since William Thomas Dixon was killed in an air training accident, but his family recently received some closure, thanks in part to the success of the Clemson Tigers football team.

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Duke official updates legislative delegation on proposed nuclear plant

“This plant will have its time, just not right now,” Chuck Claunch, Duke Energy regional director for state government affairs, told local lawmakers Thursday evening during a legislative delegation meeting at Spartanburg Community College More...

2016 home starts in county increase, city remains stagnant

In 2016, the city of Gaffney had two new home starts totaling $254,000 and an average value of $127,000. In 2015, the city had two new home starts totaling $330,500 and an average value of $ 165,250. In 2014, the city had no new home starts at all. More...

head of the class

On November 11, the gymnasium at Blacksburg High School was packed with fans.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniel Huskey

Gaffney, S.C. — Daniel Claiborne Huskey, 98, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Charles Huskey and Polly Mae Daniels Huskey. More...

Tommy Fortner

Gaffney, S.C. — Thomas Edward Fortner, 60, of 480 Fortanberry Road, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Garry “Tight Wright” Wright

Spartanburg, S.C. — Garry Steve “Tight Wright” Wright, 63, of 1174 White Plains Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his residence.  More...

State News

SC teen abducted as a Florida newborn meets birth parents

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — An 18- year-old woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth has met her biological parents for the first time.  More...

Mayor turns to state lawmakers for help

Hand-delivers letter asking for $1 million for performing arts center

Despite city council opposition, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly still has million dollar fundraising dreams for a proposed $5 million performing arts center.  Jolly has requested local lawmakers consider a $1 million state appropriation in this year& More...

City police force upgrading to newest technology

When Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner started his law enforcement career three decades ago, the term technology wasn’t really thrown around all that much. “I had a radio,” he said. “That was it.” More...

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Thousands turn out for Clemson national championship football parade

Around 70,000 smiling, cheering football fans turned out for the biggest party Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has thrown yet at Death Valley to celebrate the school’s first national championship in 35 years. More...

Gaffney outlasts Byrnes Rebels in overtime

Gaffney players worked overtime this weekend, capturing an important region win over the defending state champions. More...


Gaffney’s Keyla Ford grabs a rebound in heavy traffic Saturday evening in a 61- 58 loss to South Pointe in a non-region game. Gaffney girls basketball is on the road Tuesday against Boiling Springs.   More...



Death is the right sentence for remorseless Roof

It took the jury slightly less than three hours to sentence Dylann Roof to death for murdering nine men and women at Emanuel AME Church 18 months ago.  The jury — two men and 10 women — made the correct decision.  If ever there More...


Liberals are putting conservatism, not just Sen. Sessions, on trial

The Senate confirmation hearings for Sen. More...


Hey, I’ll reserve a rental truck for you

There’s an old saying that goes, “A friend will help you move, but a GOOD friend will help you move a body.” Well, I didn’t help move any bodies but I did spend a good portion of the weekend helping someone relocate. More...


A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would require all public school students in the state to start wearing uniforms, starting with the 2017-18 school year this August. Do you support this move?