May 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Community rallies in fight against cancer

Cherokee County residents worked together Saturday evening to save lives through a Relay for Life fundraiser held annually to support cancer research and programs.  The local Relay for Life event has grown into one of the largest walks for small 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

County council restructures tax break deal

Cherokee County Council has restructured a tax break for a local industry that wants to invest as much as $20 million to expand its operations in the city. More...

Music & Food

The hot dogs were on the grill and the band was warming up Friday evening at the Veterans Appreciation Park where “Spring Picking at the Park” was held staring The Harris Brothers. The VFW Auxiliary sold hot dogs and refreshments.   More...

Smith graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Reco D. Smith Jr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jewelle Chambliss

Celebration of the Life Funeral Service for Mrs. Jewelle Bull Chambliss, mother of Ms. Erica Simpson who is formerly of Gaffney, will be held at Mount Zion Progressive Church, 1045 6th Street South, St. More...

Frances Hughey

Blacksburg — Frances Lillian Manning Hughey, 51, of 126 Painter Lane, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at her residence. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. More...

Scotty Richards

Scotty Lee Richards Sr., 37, of Grover, North Carolina, passed away peacefully, May 20, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C. He was born July 26, 1979 in Spartanburg S.C. Scotty served in the fire service for 24 years. More...

Letters

Please respect dignity of graduation ceremony

Dear Senior Parents or Guardians:  The faculty and staff of Gaffney High School and Cherokee County School District One thank you for supporting your son or daughter in his or her educational efforts over the past 12 years. More...

GHS extends thanks to doctors and nurses

Dear Editor:  The coaching staff of Gaffney High School extends our sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses who donated their valuable time and abilities to give free physicals to our athletes.  More...

State News

Police: Woman in dinosaur costume spooked carriage horses

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A woman wearing an orange dinosaur costume was charged with disorderly conduct after she scared two horses pulling a carriage of tourists in South Carolina, authorities said Friday.  More...

Too many humans snuffing out lightning bugs show

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Heavy rain headed our way - Free Access

NWS issues flash flood watch for Upstate South Carolina

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 2 a.m. Thursday for Cherokee County and much of the Upstate of South Carolina. More...

City loses popular firefighter

Sadness spread through the local firefighting and police communities following the death of a well-known Gaffney Fire Department member who lost a long battle with cancer Saturday. More...

Rec official feels county will OK millage increase

A recreation district official believes Cherokee County Council will approve a millage hike that would fund much-needed equipment upgrades. More...

LifeStyles

Granard students hooked on crocheting

Students at Granard Middle School recently donated more than 20 crocheted baby blankets to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center as part of a service project.  More...

Iron City Ministries preparing for annual golf tourney

Iron City Ministries will be holding its 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Gaffney Country Club.  More...

TUESDAY WOMEN MEET

The Tuesday Woman’s Club met on May 9 at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. Hostesses for the afternoon were Shelba Cook, Katie Baines, and Pam Morgan. Artist Jeannie Browning from Clinton, S.C. More...

Sports

Saints make 4th straight trip to title game

They’re back.  The top-ranked Limestone men’s lacrosse team advanced to its fourth straight NCAA Division II national championship game with a hard-fought 12-10 win over Tampa on a soggy Saints Field on Sunday.  More...

Indians offense shows promise

Despite missing key cogs coach pleased with “O”

Last year’s leading rusher, Cam Rice will likely play some defense, too, this season.  Fortunately for the Gaffney Indians, spring practices have shown that there are plenty of contenders to take his place.  Rising sophomore Kelvin &l More...

Big plays, mistakes highlight BHS spring game

Blacksburg running back Michael Hull scored on a dazzling 40-yard touchdown run while Christian Nix scored on an interception return to highlight Friday’s spring game.  Hull spun away from two tacklers to get into the open field and then s More...

Columns

ERICK ERICKSON

No more benefits of doubt

We are on a national trajectory toward seeing what happens when the immovable object of Donald Trump collides with the unstoppable force of the Democrat resistance. The outcome will be certain disaster for our constitutional republic. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Grow your own; then brag to your guests

There are two basic reasons I like tomato sandwiches. 1.) They’re mighty easy to fix (slice up a tomato, put a little mayonnaise on some bread, put the two together, enjoy), and; 2.) Tomatoes are mighty tasty. More...

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