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Report: Man goes to cops, says he’s having bad meth trip, frightened by fireworks

A 35-year-old Gaffney man was charged with driving under the influence on New Year’s Eve after he allegedly drove a vehicle to the Gaffney Police Department and was confronted by officers.  According to an incident report, a patrol officer More...

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LifeStyles

Victory March retraces Daniel Morgan’s historic trek to Cowpens

12th annual march covers the 25 mile route Morgan and his “Flying Army” traveled in 1781

History buffs, re-enactors and visitors alike will gather Jan. 14-15 to retrace General Daniel Morgan’s march that led to the historic victory at Cowpens Battlefield for the 236th anniversary of the battle. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Ellis’ celebrating 31 years

Willie and Diannah Ellis of Gaffney are celebrating 31 years of marriage Jan. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of Dec. 16, 2016:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pete Spake

Blacksburg, S.C. — Stanley Gene “Lefty” “Pete” Spake, 68, of 516 Dravo Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.  More...

Barabara Wilkie

Blacksburg, S.C. — Barabara Dorman Wilkie, 65, of 200 West Carolina Street, Apt. B-4, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Melvyn Tessnear

Blacksburg — Melvyn Ronnie Tessnear, 74, of 263 Oak Grove Road, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 3 p.m. More...

State News

Delegation to meet Thursday, Jan. 12

Sen. Harvey Peeler announced Tuesday the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation will meet on Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Spartanburg Community College located at 101 Campus Drive, Gaffney, Room 209. More...

Other News

Here come ‘smart stores’ with robots, interactive shelves

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tomorrow’s retail stores want to take a page from their online rivals by embracing advanced technology — everything from helpful robots to interactive mirrors to shelves embedded with sensors. More...

Megyn Kelly leaving FOX for NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News star who's had a contentious relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she's leaving the network for NBC News, where she will host a daytime talk show and a weekend news magazine More...

National News

Quirk may shield U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons - Free Access

A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach America's beaches, a new study finds. More...

FIRST BABY OF NEW YEAR - Free Access

Brittany and Raymond Hush of Blacksburg rang in the new year a little differently than most, as they welcomed their baby boy, Ryder Lee (inset photo), into the world Jan. 1 at 9:42 a.m. More...

Walker struck; driver charged

A 20-year-old Gaffney man was charged with hit-and-run with injury following an early Jan. 2 accident on Willis Street during which he allegedly struck a pedestrian and left the scene. More...

First quarter of 2017 to bring good industrial news

A local economic development official says 2017 will be a strong growth year, and that Cherokee County is poised to reap the benefits of activity that began last year. More...

Local News

Ferrell answers the call

Broad River Baptist Association director of missions returns to Maine to start churches there

Roger Ferrell started his New Year’s Day in a new job and a familiar setting in Maine.  Ferrell moved back to Maine in December to his little house in Prospect overlooking the Penobscot River. More...

Volunteers needed to judge state robotics championship

Let the games begin. As a new year unfolds, Bill Pedersen is looking for volunteers to help run the third annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics state championship. This year’s event will be held Feb. 10-11 at Gaffney High School. More...

One-to-one technology subject of parent workshops

Elementary students in grades 3-5 will begin using laptop computers in February before a new state online testing requirement goes into effect.  The school district spent $1.2 million to purchase laptop computers as part of a one-to-one computi More...

Sports

Saban gambling again with early purge of Kiffin

You can only poke the bear so much. Lane Kiffin kept running his mouth, and it may have cost him a chance to stay at Alabama for one more week. More...

A Big Challenge

Gaffney looks to avenge loss to disciplined Blue Eagles

The Gaffney boys basketball team enjoys using an aggressive defensive style to create turnovers and offensive opportunities.  However, the Indians (8-3) got schooled with that style of play when it lost to the disciplined Clover Blue Eagles (9-2 More...

A Watchful Eye

Blacksburg girls basketball coach Bobby Rodgers instructs a player on post moves during a recent practice. The Lady Wildcats play Woodruff today.   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Medical aid in dying: A hallmark of patient-centered care

One thing the national election did not change: as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers retire, an ever growing number grapple with the reality that people die in circumstances they would not choose. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Picking my favorites from 116 categories

Making a choice for the ‘best of’ anything can be a daunting task. More...

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