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Drowning victim’s body recovered

A local family’s agonizing wait came to an end late Thursday when a drowning victim from Blacksburg was recovered by authorities after six days of searching the waters of Lake Greenwood. More...

LifeStyles

5 TIPS to Avoid Binge-Watching Guilt

Dozens of streaming video providers are making it easier than ever to watch the TV programming you want when you want it, and exclusive programming released an entire season at a time is transforming the way Americans watch TV.  More...

Sports

WE ARE THE CHAMPS

Limestone College men’s lacrosse players are shown Wednesday with college president Dr. Walt Griffin beside the program’s five national championship trophies. Limestone players presented Griffin with the 2017 championship trophy. More...

Youthful Post 109 juniors remain winless after 7-1 loss at Inman

Despite an 0-2 start to the season, Post 109 junior manager Shane Wood remains optimistic that good things are in store for his youthful team.  “We’ll be fine,” Wood said. More...

Post 109 srs. return to the diamond

The scoreboard at Jerry “Jug” Wallace Field has been silent for a good part of the past 10 days. But that changes this week. After today’s game at Spartanburg, Post 109 will host Post 22 in a doubleheader on Tuesday. More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump budget revives American work ethic

Hillary Clinton bashes President Trump’s budget proposal for its “unimaginable level of cruelty.” Almost every Democratic politician, and most mainstream media, are saying the same. Don’t believe it. More...

LAURA HOLLIS

The complex morality of preserving history

Evangelical author and pastor Jim Wallis has referred to slavery as America’s “original sin.” That is a powerful reference, fraught with significance. More...

IT’S JUST ME

They were hanging there, teasing me

It was a classic confrontation of man versus machine. And by man, I mean me. And by machine, I mean the vending machine in a nearby break room. More...

3 shark attack survivors tell of their struggle - Free Access

Teeth clamping both his feet, thrashing him to the left, to the right, then letting him go. The nightmare still startles Rory Corr awake. "The force felt like I was hit by a car," the Charleston native said. More...

N.C. man dies in single-vehicle crash

An increasingly deadly year on Cherokee County highways became worse Saturday when a North Carolina man died in an early morning crash on Interstate 85 in Blacksburg.  Samuel Wayne Johnson Jr., 31, of Bladenboro, N.C., was the eighth person to d More...

Political newcomer Parnell confident he can close poll gap, win 5th Congressional seat

Archie Parnell is a newcomer to the political arena, but in tax matters he is a seasoned professional.  Parnell is the Democratic nominee for the Fifth Congressional District House of Representatives seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney. More...

Local News

Rec district’s request for increased funding gains another supporter on council

You can count Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes on the side of giving the Cherokee County Recreation District more financial help. More...

Supreme Court upholds death sentence

The SC Supreme Court, in a majority decision handed down May 31, upheld the death sentence imposed on a Chesnee man for the 2009 execution style killing of an 8- year-old girl.  More...

Finance chairman expects tax increase will be approved by full city council

Gaffney Finance Chairman Bernard Smith is optimistic the city will get the much-needed revenue he believes it needs.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Kidd

Jack Russell Kidd, 87, of Spartanburg, SC passed away, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Mary Black Hospital. Born June 23, 1929 in Vinton, VA, he was the son of the late Edward Hypes and Irene Meador Kidd.  Mr. Kidd was a Korean   More...

Tecola Pearson

Funeral service for Mrs. Tecola Littlejohn Pearson, age 88, of 119 Wilkinsville Highway, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Grady Pearson, will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. More...

Doris Bonner

Doris Ann Bonner, 49, of 630 Colonial Avenue, transitioned to eternity on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Greenville Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of Mrs. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?