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Former Gaffney Indians’ season comes to end with playoff loss to Tuskegee

Avery Shippy’s season is over. The former Gaffney High standout had two tackles in Newberry’s loss to Tuskegee Saturday in the first round of the Division II playoffs. More...

Defense gets jacked from video

Video of early-season play excites and energizes defense on Friday

In addition to Josh Blackwell, Cam Rice, Tyshun Sarratt, there’s something else the Gaffney fans should thank for the upset win over No. 2 ranked Northwestern on Friday. A video. More...


(Top picture) Alyssa Pennington signs her scholarship to play softball next year for Spartanburg Methodist. In addition to coaches and school officials, Pennington is joined at the signing by mother Holly Pennington and her father, Todd Pennington. More...



One way to improve schools

As the state’s chief executive, the governor should have a lot more to say about the direction of public education, as one of the state’s pre-eminent responsibilities. More...


Iran nuclear agreement: Deal us out

Iran’s leaders have a simple message for any administration unhappy about the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama: Hands off.  The deal has faced no shortage of criticism from those who rightly point out its defects. More...

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Gov. Haley to accept UN post offered by President-elect Donald Trump - Free Access

Henry McMaster to become SC Governor once Haley leaves

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman tapped for a top-level administration post during his White House transition so far. More...

Breaking News - 11/23/2016 9:22 AM

New overtime rule blocked - Free Access

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American wo More...

Hey kid, you’re going to the big game

It was an orange-colored surprise for Northwest Elementary student Mary Ann Scruggs when she read her way to the big game.  More...

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325 down, 88 to go

Aida Frey was on a mission Monday as her family stepped away from the winter chill of Chicago to continue a fascinating hobby that has taken her to battlefields and lush forests across the country.  More...

Officers treated to candy AND a free meal

Looking to offer thanks on Thanksgiving, the owners of McDonald’s restaurants in Gaffney and Blacksburg treated all law enforcement officers on Tuesday to boxes of candy and a coupon for a free meal.  More...

So what’s all this Thanksgiving food going to cost us?

A classic Thanksgiving meal will gobble up less money from family budgets this year than in previous Thanksgiving Days. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Otis Hames

Mr. Otis J. Hames was born June 30, 1929, to Ollie Mae Hames in Cherokee County. Along with his mother Ollie, his grandmother, Mrs. Vestula D. Hames, was also very instrumental in the rearing of his life. More...

Jason Owens

Gaffney, SC — Jason Duke Owens, 40, of 107 Crescent Circle, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Hospice of Laurens County.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Gay McClain Owens Leuck of Gaffney and the late Marvin Duke Owens. More...

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