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Gunman robs pizza delivery driver

Just a few hours after they responded to the armed robbery of a local business Thursday afternoon, City of Gaffney police were called to investigate the reported armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver Thursday night.  More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society presents nine at annual ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney, SC presented nine young women and two young men at its twenty-first annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, SC. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Jackie Hammett

Mooresboro, NC — Frances Jacquline (Jackie) Hamrick Hammett died peacefully after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Jackie entered her heavenly home on Saturday, May 7, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. More...

Lynn Peeler

Gaffney, SC — Judy Lynn Powell Peeler, 47, of 121 Henderson Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney. More...

Nellie Matson

Blacksburg, SC — Nellie Hensley Matson, 73, of 220 Little Hope Road, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Mary Black-Spartanburg.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Phil Wayne Matson and the daughter of the late Albert Hensley and The More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Budget fails to address priorities

The only apparent priority for most state lawmakers is not raising taxes. More...

ED FEULNER

Standing up for religious liberty

To see religious liberty under attack in the United States is disheartening — and more than a little ironic.  More...

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Breaking News - 5/9/2016 4:18 PM

Blacksburg Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge  - Free Access

  (COLUMBIA, S.C.) - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Nathaniel Leron Jordon (DOB: 1987) of Blacksburg, on one charge connected to sexual exploitation of minors.  More...

Breaking News - 5/9/2016 10:46 AM

North Carolina governor files lawsuit over LGBT rights law - Free Access

GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press    More...

Sheriff slates meeting with residents to discuss concerns about junkyard in East Gaffney area

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller is inviting East Gaffney residents to a special community meeting Thursday evening, at which time he will unveil his office’s plans to address numerous complaints about a junkyard in the community.  More...

Harris will seek another term as BPW commissioner

Longtime Board of Public Works Commissioner Roger Harris is proud that the utility has the lowest rates for a municipal utility in the state.  He wants to keep it that way during the next six years.  Harris announced Friday he will seek ano More...

Local News

Skeletal remains not identified 18 months after being discovered

Almost a year and a half after skeletal remains were discovered in a thick wooded area off Lemuels Road, investigators are still hunting for clues about the person’s identity.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a forensic anthropo More...

VEHICLE CATCHES FIRE

A short in a battery wire caused a vehicle to catch fire Thursday morning in a Granard Street parking lot. The Gaffney Fire Department initially was dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire threatening a structure but Fire Capt. More...

County has a surge in new home starts

County home buyers stormed the market in the first months of 2016, causing a surge in home starts.  Through March, there have been 24 new home starts, up by 20 from the same period in 2015, according to the monthly report issued by the HomeBuild More...

Sports

SURVIVE AND ADVANCE

Gaffney golfers hope to continue success at today’s upper state tourney

Borrowing a phrase popularized during the March Madness college basketball tournament, Gaffney coach Brandon Coggins said the goal for his golf team at today’s upper state tournament is to “survive and advance.”  The top eight More...

Blacksburg to open up offense more this spring

Blacksburg will welcome 70 players Monday to start spring practice as preparation continues for the 2016 football season.  Coaches introduced players to a new hybrid wing T offense and defensive concepts when winter workouts began in March. More...

Wildcat hoop star chooses SMC

Wanting to improve his immense skills even more, Malique Parker believes Spartanburg Methodist is the place to do just that.  After receiving interest from Mars Hill, USCAiken and Anderson, Parker signed wtth SMC on Thursday during a ceremony at More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?