February 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge sides with prosecutor in request for suspect's DNA

While it remained unclear if it would have any impact on the case, prosecutors won the right Friday to collect a DNA sample from a Gaffney man accused of keeping a large amount of methamphetamine in an alleged stash house.   More...

Performing arts center highlights city agenda

The proposed Gaffney performing art center will take center stage — so to speak — at today’s (Monday) city council meeting.  More...

Slasher gets three years

A 29-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Friday in Cherokee County Court to slashing two men with a knife during an early Nov. 1, 2014, bar fight.  More...

LifeStyles

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads - Free Access

MAE ANDERSON  AP Business Writer  More...

Franklin Graham to hold prayer rally in Columbia

Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. More...

Wow your Valentine this year

A night of dinner and dancing at the museum

How many times have you tried to go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day just to find out that you have a two hour wait for a table? Or, have you called to send roses to that special someone and found out it cost more than your first car? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elmer (Butterball) Campbell - Free Access

Gaffney, SC — Elmer Gene (Butterball) Campbell, 71, of 509 S. Limestone Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Mary Black Health Systems-Gaffney. More...

Carl "Blue" Gentry - Free Access

Cherryville, NC - Carl Junior Gentry, 74, of 122 Woodberry Drive, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his residence. More...

Randy Duncan - Free Access

Gaffney — Randy Lee "Little Stud" Duncan Jr., 32, of 343 West 3rd Street, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016, at his mother's residence. More...

Ben Carson to make stop in Gaffney Thursday - Free Access

Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security is hosting a National Security Forum with Dr. Ben Carson at the Gaffney Visitors Center on Thursday, February 11. The event is free, but a ticket is required. More...

Bond set at $50,000 for man accused of trafficking meth

A Circuit Court judge granted a $50,000 bond on Friday for a Gaffney man accused of trafficking methamphetamine. More...

Duke Energy has spent $471 million on nuclear plant it may or may not build in Cherokee County

While Duke Energy still hasn't committed to actually building a nuclear power plant in Cherokee County, regulatory filings show it's still spending money on the long planning and licensing process.   More...

Crash claims lives of two teens

Gaffney High, community shocked and saddened

Shock and sadness spread Friday night and Saturday after it was learned that two Gaffney High School students had been killed and two other teens had been seriously injured in a Friday afternoon accident in York County. More...

Local News

WANTED: $71,000

Cherokee Children’s Home needs $71,000 to finish paying for a new multipurpose addition so it can provide a better environment where children can study and meet with counselors outside school. More...

Book banned in Gaffney

Film reveals the controversial life and work of SC writer

The controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin, the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary, is the subject of the one-hour documentary, — The World of Julia Peterkin: Che More...

Brr! - Free Access

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With the air temperature hovering around 50 degrees, and water temperatures likely a little lower than that, a group of friends dove into a chilly swimming pool Saturday to raise funds for charity. More...

Sports

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win - Free Access

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer      More...

As ugly as it was, it was beautiful for Manning - Free Access

Column: As ugly as it was, it was beautiful for Manning  TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist    More...

Heavy Hearts

Indians learn of death of former teammate 2 hours before game

Byers was popular among teammates   Shemar Byers had the kind of smile that could illuminate The Burial Ground without a hint of a fluorescent bulb.  It was that big and bright.  Byers, who played center for the basketball team last se More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I am going to sleepwalk right out in front of a bus

Lately I have been having trouble getting a good night’s rest.  More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

There is a lot more to governing than government

As the absurdity of our presidential nomination process adds daily to public cynicism about politics and government, it’s encouraging to recognize that governing is not the responsibility of government alone. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Ted Cruz and the body of Christ

There is a misplaced fear — shared, I’m sad to say, by many on the right — that Christian conservatives are zealots, theocrats and all-around bogeymen. More...

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