July 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Accident disrupts downtown power

A 56-year-old Gaffney woman was taken for treatment following a Thursday afternoon accident on East Buford Street during which her vehicle crashed through a power pole and then smashed into the front of a home.  More...

LifeStyles

County youth spend week helping others

Around 500 Cherokee County teenagers gave up a week of their summer break to serve their community as part of the Jerusalem Project.  Established in 2004, the Jerusalem Project sends local youth groups into the community to work on home repair p More...

After school program in need of sponsors

A new after school program and tutoring help has been established in Gaffney.  More...

Small Fry Foundation awards annual scholarship

The Small Fry Foundation awarded its 29th scholarship at its annual meeting July 12. Hope Blackwell, a graduating senior at Gaffney High School, was presented with the $5,000 award.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nichalos Lyles

Mr. Nichalos Tyrik Lyles, known as “Nick Nick,” age 18, of 109 Merle Drive, Spartanburg, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016, at 7:02 a.m. at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg.  More...

Tabitha Taylor

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Virgie Wray

Funeral service for Sister Virgie L. Manning Wray of 2439 Prospect Church Road, Mooresboro, N.C., widow of Deacon Windell Wray, Sr., will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 12 p.m. More...

State News

Oh baby! Riverbanks celebrates birth of lemur triplets

Zoo’s Nest Also Expands with a Flamingo Chick and a Koala Joey

Columbia, S.C. – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is excited to announce the arrival of three red-ruffed lemur babies. More...

DHEC launches S.C. Food Grades App to enhance public access to restaurant information

Columbia, S.C. – The S.C. More...

National News

‘Pretty Woman’ filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.”  More...

Black Lives Matter files to march in Gaffney

City of Gaffney officials were considering Thursday an application for a proposed peace march Saturday by the Upstate South Carolina Chapter of Black Lives Matter.  The application sets the time of the proposed event from noon to 4:30 p.m., acco More...

Indians to open season on old stomping grounds

Gaffney High School’s first football game on its new organic turf field will have to wait a couple more weeks after school officials were told by FieldTurf that the organic artificial turf will not be completely installed in time for the school More...

Local News

If you think it’s been hot lately, you ain’t felt nothing yet

Cherokee County residents will be feeling the heat — literally — this weekend.  The high today is expected to reach 94 but temperatures are expected to rise to 96 on Saturday and Sunday and to 98 on Monday.  More...

Education pays off big time for Gaffney man

Jeffery Brown has seen a major change in his financial fortunes since the Gaffney native completed a workforce investment program at Spartanburg Community College last fall.  More...

Meth trafficking charge nets 7-year sentence

A 29-year-old Rock Hill man on trial for methamphetamine trafficking entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors after a Cherokee County jury said it was hung and couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict.  More...

Sports

Jones: Indians had a “good” summer

15 positions up for grabs when preseason practice begins on Friday, July 29

The Gaffney High football team now has its summer program under its belt as the Indians prepare for the 2016 football season, and already a couple of themes have emerged.  More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Gaffney ninth-grade football practice begins Aug. 1, at the high school. Practice will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Players should report to the high school at 8:30 a.m. More...

A SHOT(PUT) AT STARDOM

A SHOT(PUT) AT STARDOM - In only his first year of competition, Zy’Wuan Ratchford finished fourth overall in the 8-and-under shot put competition at the AAu Club Championships in Orlando, Fla., More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Neither Trump nor Clinton will lead nation on first Wednesday in November

With political conventions in full swing, news organizations are in overdrive analyzing the implications for the first Tuesday in November. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Clinton destroys Medicare

Hillary Clinton is taking a sledgehammer to Medicare. More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. auto dealer donations shift into overdrive

South Carolina lawmakers received a lot of help from the automobile dealer lobby during the 2016 primary election season.  An Aiken Standard review of public records found that industry lobbyists have shelled out more than $227,000 so far in 201 More...

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