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EASTER TRADITION

Like he has done every year since 2011, Pastor Ron Griffith, a local evangelist, put on a crown of thorns and carried a cross through Gaffney on Friday to remind everyone of the meaning of Easter. More...

LifeStyles

Magnolia Debutante Club presents 14 at annual ball

The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented 14 young ladies at its annual ball Saturday, April 15, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians’ rally falls short; drop 13-7 decision to Dorman

The silver lining in the Lady Indians’ 13-7 loss to region rival Dorman on Friday is that they rallied from a six-run deficit. "I was proud of the comeback but we just ran out of gas,” Gaffney coach Kelly Ellis said. More...

Gaffney goes 3-1 in Wheels tournament

The Gaffney High baseball team rode into the Wheels Tournament on a 5-game win streak. More...

Gaffney boys soccer remains perfect in region

The Gaffney High boys soccer team remained unbeaten in region play with a 2-1 win at Dorman on Friday.  Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Gaffney’s Angel Garcia scored on a curling, left-footed shot to tie the game. More...

National News

Which state sends most taxes to DC? Hint: It's not a state

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital.  Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. More...

A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's been nearly a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, yet investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate or asked a grand jury to consider whether crimina More...

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Miniature golf tourney open to everyone

The Doomed Temple miniature golf course will offer an inviting target May 13 for people eager to show off their golf skills and help make Cherokee County a better place to live.  More...

Local News

Things are gonna get messy April 29

Color run to benefit American Cancer Society

For a few hours April 29, you can feel like a kid again and get messy in a color run at Gaffney High.  More...

Town council seeking to solve trashy situation

Excessive trash and garbage around mobile home parks and apartments have led Blacksburg town officials to consider tougher rules against dumping. Blacksburg currently has 12 mobile home parks and seven apartment complexes. More...

City weighing options on road that has been closed

The road ahead is unclear for Sherwood Road residents.  The road near Oakland Cemetery and Thompson Street has been closed for more than a year because of a collapsed stormwater drain.  City officials said they need more cost estimates bef More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne Powell

Gaffney, S.C. - Wayne Edgar Powell, 76, of 206 W. Ninth Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

William Thomas Parker, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. William Thomas Parker, Jr., “also known at “Tobo”, age 58, of 624 Broad Street, Gaffney, S.C., will be held on Monday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

Big government: No friend of the poor

When you’re a conservative, you have to develop a thick skin. You get used to hearing how heartless you are. How devoid of compassion.  And why? More...

LAURA HOLLIS

Want more civility? Try less power

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now-deceased Justice Antonin Scalia (posthumously) received the seventh annual Award for Civility in Public Life from Allegheny College. More...

IT’S JUST ME

There’s nothing to be afraid of, right?

“Are you chewing tobacco?”  Our group was getting ready to tee off on Number 10 a couple of Saturdays ago when Becky looked at me and asked that question.  “What are you talking about?” I answered.  “You&r More...

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