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Throw an epic Easter brunch on a budget

(Family Features) Preparing an elaborate Easter spread for your family doesn't have to be an expensive (or exhausting) endeavor. More...

“A Nightmare Before Tea Time” now on exhibit at Limestone College

Limestone College’s Department of Art is currently presenting Kaitlyn Massey’s Senior Art Show entitled “A Nightmare Before Tea Time.”  More...

Buford St. UMC to host “The Walk”

Buford Street United Methodist Church will host “The Walk” on Good Friday, April 14. “The Walk,” which will be held from 12-2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Elaine ‘Izzy’ Moore

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Margaret Quinn

Gaffney, S.C. — Margaret Hammett Quinn, 87, of 2137 Old Post Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Spartanburg.  More...

Ricky Whelchel

Gaffney, S.C. — Ricky Jeffrey Whelchel, 64, of 126 Boiling Springs Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Charleston church shooter pleads guilty to state charges - Free Access

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in state prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their fam More...

2 inmates charged with killing 4 in South Carolina prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two convicts each serving a life sentence for killing a mother and her child have been charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of four inmates inside a South Carolina prison.  More...

Wind gust sends bounce house airborne in South Carolina

TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind, sending several children to the hospital. More...

What are Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — They trace their founding to the voyage to Alexandria of St. Mark, the apostle of Jesus and New Testament author. More...

Sheriff issues search warrant in investigation of alleged death threat received by student

Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office investigators issued a search warrant last week in the hope of learning the identity of a person using a fake name on a social media account to allegedly threaten the life of a Blacksburg Middle School student. More...

Lights plan meets some resistance

County Administrator Holland Belue wants to make the switch to LED parking lot lights at the administration building.  However, Cherokee County Councilman Quay Little doesn’t see the need to hire an electrical engineering firm to do it.&nb More...

Local News

City council agrees to compromise on parking of U-hauls

Fittingly, perhaps, Gaffney City Council has moved the city-owned parking spot for a business that wants to rent space for its U-hauls.  Council agreed last week to amend the ordinance to allow the business to park its U-hauls at the flea market More...

Gaffney Board of Public Works named 2017 Tree Line USA

Nebraska City, Neb. — The Arbor Day Foundation has named Gaffney Board of Public Works a 2017 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area. More...

Shotgun among items stolen

A shotgun was reported stolen following a burglary at a North Logan Street storage facility.  More...

Sports

No. 7 Saints blast Chowan behind Davis’ outburst

First-year conference foe Chowan learned the hard way why the Limestone women’s lacrosse team is ranked seventh in the nation on Saturday afternoon at Saints Field.  Carleigh Davis led the Saints with four goals, while Courtney Lafler and More...

Gaffney wideout picks up offer from ‘Noles

Gaffney wideout Dennis Smith left Tallahassee this weekend with what he wanted the most - a scholarship offer.  Smith was offered a scholarship after meeting with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher over the weekend.  Smith posted the off More...

Prep sports swings back into action after spring break

The prep sports schedule heats up this week after a layoff for spring break.  The Gaffney High baseball team returns to the diamond after a 6-day layoff to host Byrnes today at Jerry “Jug” Wallace Field.  The Indians will look t More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

Getting government under control

Most Americans don’t expect the federal government to stay out of their lives altogether. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Why Is Kim Jong Un our problem?

“If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”  So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, may test another atom bomb.  Ch More...

IT’S JUST ME

Excuse me while I tidy up around here

I don’t know who came up with this spring-cleaning concept, but I imagine it was someone whose family is involved in the sale of household cleaning products. Why spring? More...

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