September 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Man arrested shortly after armed robbery of convenience store

A 19-year-old Gaffney man was arrested on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime following the Thursday morning robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard convenience store. More...

LifeStyles

Chimera Trombone Quartet to perform at Limestone Sept. 6

To open the 2016-2017 concert series at Limestone College, the Chimera Trombone Quartet will perform on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Gaffney and Blacksburg high schools 2016 reunions

GHS Class of 1966 50th Reunion More...

Peace activist to appear at Limestone College Sept. 7

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., a well-known peace activist, will be speaking at Limestone College on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Barker

Gaffney, S.C. — James Joseph Barker, 76, of 111 Fawnhurst Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Audrey Foster

Gaffney, S.C. — Audrey Foster age 57 of 101 S Pruce St. Gaffney, SC; entered eternal rest on Saturday September 3, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. The family will meet at the home of her Mother, Mrs. More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Hillary Clinton’s illicit plan

Unless you’re a high-ranking government official, it’s hard to get a meeting with any secretary of state. But during Hillary Clinton’s tenure, there was another way: Pay up. More...

THEIR VIEW

Banning plastic bags not practical

The City of Aiken Energy and Environmental Committee’s suggested ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is a noble idea, but it will be a tough sell logistically. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Never change clothes in mid-round

We play golf early on Saturday. How early? Well, I’ve got to be up and moving around by 5:30 if I’m going to get my act together and get in the right frame of mind. You see, I have a routine when it comes to golf. More...

Burglaries net teen 15-year sentence

A young Blacksburg man was sentenced to 15 years in the state Department of Corrections on Friday after he admitted burglarizing numerous Blacksburg-area homes last year and stealing guns from several of them.  More...

City park work could begin early next year

Dirt could begin moving for the city’s newest park early next year.  That’s the assessment from Gaffney Administrator James Taylor if the Appalachian Regional Commission awards the city a grant to help in the construction of the 3.65 More...

Local News

GHS student and teacher attend the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play summit

Gaffney High sophomore Tyler Norris spent four fastpaced days in July where he learned how to make healthy foods and picked the brains of health leaders gathered for the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play student ambassador summit. More...

Despite price hike, schools will maintain EpiPen supply

Potential life-saving EpiPen allergy shots continue to be available in all Cherokee County schools. More...

Shelby man pleads guilty to several charges; gets 4 years

A 24-year-old Shelby, N.C., man was sentenced to a total of four years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to several charges, including one count of escape from a Cherokee County detention officer .  More...

Sports

Major Martin: Truex Jr. off Harvick to win Southern 500 - Free Access

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer      More...

Defense dominates in Blacksburg win

Blacksburg hit two big plays in the passing game Friday night to break open a tight defensive battle in a 20-0 victory over Indian Land.  More...

Limestone defense delivers in a 35-6 season-opening win at Shaw

Durham, N.C. More...

Letters

Sheriff’s office expresses gratitude for community’s tremendous support

An open letter to the citizens of Cherokee County:   As your sheriff and on behalf of all the fine men and women of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank all of you for the kindness and More...

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Poll

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?