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Gaffney High School teacher-elector will cast ballot for Donald Trump on Dec. 19

Bill Conley will experience history in a different way Dec. 19 when he joins the Electoral College to officially elect President Donald Trump. More...

LifeStyles

“TubaChristmas” returning to Limestone College Christmas event

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Limestone College is already making plans to deck the halls with plenty of festive music. Limestone’s 32nd annual “Christmas On Campus” event will welcome back the world-renowned More...

President Lincoln’s Cottage youth program honored for combating modern slavery

Editor’s note: Callie Hawkins, a native of Gaffney, serves as Curator of Education at President Lincoln's Cottage and is responsible for the Students Opposed to Slavery program More...

December 2016 events at the library

Reading with Ringling Bros! (ages 3-12): Read 5 books before Feb. 5, 2017 and receive one free kid’s ticket to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus Xtreme (with purchase of an adult ticket). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Randy Reynolds

Chesnee — Randy Clay Reynolds, 63, of 215 Scenic View Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital of Spartanburg.  More...

Joe Bonner

Joe Lee Bonner, 70, of 137 New Street, transitioned to eternity on Friday, November 25, 2016, in his home.  Husband of Dorothy Littlejohn Bonner, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Joseph and Ola Simuel Bonner.  He was More...

Arthur Jackson, Jr.

Arthur James Jackson, Jr., known as “Uncle Tooney”, age 61, of 229 Concord Road, Gaffney, S.C., passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at his residence. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

There are more human slaves now than ever before

Human trafficking is a horrific problem around the world, although many Grand Strand residents are shocked to learn the evil even exists in our area. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Time to cut back on government by executive order

Most Americans are uncomfortable with the idea that a president can simply change the law by issuing an Executive Order. Such orders cut Congress out of the loop and threaten the vital system of checks and balances built into our Constitution.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Etiquette isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Today we discuss the intricacies of golf.  The concept is simple — maneuver a dimpled 1.68-inch diameter ball around the course into 18 holes that are 4 — inches in diameter in as few strokes as possible.  More...

Raging wildfires in South force evacuations in Tennessee - Free Access

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. More...

Bus wreck suit settled for $30,000

A lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Education regarding a 2013 school bus accident in Cherokee County was dismissed last week after a $30,000 settlement was recently reached, according to records filed in the Cherokee County Clerk of C More...

Local News

School trustees will take a second look at administrator salaries

The Cherokee County School Board returns from Thanksgiving break to revisit school administrator salaries and take a second look at a 2013 facility study.  More...

Disabled could be punished

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If lawmakers force South Carolina's disabilities agency to punish providers more severely, they will be less likely to help disabled people, the chairman of the board that runs the agency said. More...

SMART AND HELPFUL!

GHS 9th Grade Beta Club students donated over 3,000 canned goods. Special thanks to Terry Black from Miracle Hill Ministries and volunteers who helped load up cans and deliver them to Meals on Wheels. More...

Sports

Top 25 Heat Check - Free Access

The value of a head-to-head victory is about to become a prime topic of conversation.  More...

Indians advance with 35-28 win over Hillcrest

WE CAME TO PLAY

SIMPSONVILLE – The Gaffney Indians should be considered in the category as a dangerous team in these Class 5A playoffs. But it took a spark by the diminutive DJ Logan to secure a tough win. More...

Liberty eliminates Wildcats from playoffs, 31- 7

Liberty overpowered Blacksburg with a physical performance upfront on their way to a 31- 7 win Friday to secure their first- ever trip to the Upper State semifinals. More...

Letters

Wants to thank doctors and nurses at Mary Black Health System — Gaffney

Dear Editor:   Dreading having knee replacement after multiple bad experiences with my other knee, I headed to the hospital here in Gaffney.  I had always heard to have surgery in Spartanburg, but to make it easier on my family, I decided t More...

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