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Jobless rate rises with summer heat

Typical summertime slowdowns in schools and government jobs led to every county in South Carolina seeing their unemployment rates rise. But the sea of red numbers was deceiving, as the state recorded its lowest overall unemployment rate in 15 years. More...

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LifeStyles

LITTLE MISS SC

The Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant was held recently in Hartsville, S.C. The pageant had 162 contestants from across South Carolina compete during the week. More...

Mary Black Health System- Gaffney to offer year-long diabetes prevention program

Life Coach to help participants lose weight and live healthier lives

Have you ever been told you are at risk for getting diabetes? Have borderline diabetes? Have high blood sugar or glucose? Ever had gestational diabetes? More...

Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena, takes her bow on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rarefied sorority of Disney princesses has come a long way since 1937’s Snow White set the tone, gradually expanding to add Asian, African-American, Native American and Middle Eastern tiara-wearers. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clifton Leland

Mr. Clifton Garrett Leland, age 63, of 100 White Oak Drive, Apt. #1, Gaffney, S.C., husband of Mrs. Julia Leland of Las Vegas, Nevada, answered the Master’s call on Monday, July 11, 2016, at his residence. More...

Floyd Holcomb

Gaffney — Floyd Holcomb, 68, of 235 Ford Road, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Zelma Pettit

Spartanburg, S.C. — Zelma Loftis Pettit, 87, of 431 Savanna Plains Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at her residence. More...

State News

In the drink: Endangered sea turtles released by aquarium

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two sea turtles named Flounder and Apache are again swimming in the Atlantic Ocean after being rescued off Myrtle Beach. More...

National News

AP Exclusive: Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show. More...

Businessman hit with 15 new offenses

Already serving a 5-year prison sentence for selling pills to a confidential informant working with police, a Gaffney businessman has been hit with a raft of new drug charges. More...

Local quartet drinks in RNC

In many ways, Trey Lemmons is a typical Clemson University senior excited about graduating next year. More...

MUD BOG ENTHUSIASTS

A large crowd was in attendance for the Peach Festival’s final event, the mud bog, held Saturday night at Lake Whelchel. More...

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Local News

Gaffney business named in lawsuit

Goodwill Industries was named in a lawsuit filed July 20 in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas by a local woman who claims she was injured last year while shopping in the Gaffney store location. More...

Home starts up for the year despite being down in June

Halfway through 2016, home starts are up in Cherokee County — despite disappointing numbers in June. More...

Seven people treated, two airlifted, after Thursday accident

Seven people were taken for medical treatment following a Thursday afternoon accident in the Grassy Pond community in which two emergency helicopters were called to the scene. More...

Sports

Former GHS coach inducted into Hall

Former Gaffney High boys soccer coach Frank Ridlehoover is in select company - again. More...

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Due to a delay in installing a new organic playing surface, the Gaffney Indians have moved their first home football game this season on Aug. 19 against T.L. Hanna from the new Reservation to the former Reservation at Gaffney Middle. More...

Limestone football coach participates in Legends of the Dome charity event

Limestone College head football coach Mike Furrey laced up his cleats one more time as he joined some of his former St. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Uniting police and community

Tim Scott’s position as a U.S. senator from South Carolina hasn’t given him a pass. Like many other black men, he has been stopped by police — seven times in one year alone. More...

Court preserves special prosecutor’s integrity

The South Carolina Supreme Court made the only logical ruling available last week in a dispute between Attorney General Alan Wilson and Special Prosecutor David Pascoe over whether Pascoe had the authority to empanel a state grand jury. More...

IT’S JUST ME

This one’s for Angel

Some 16 years ago, Vici called me and relayed what she had seen on her way to work in Spartanburg. Seems a guy in a van had pulled over to the side of the road and had tossed this tiny puppy under a bridge into a creek. More...

Poll

Are you in favor of allowing alcohol sales of beer and wine on Sundays in the Gaffney city limits?