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Motorist dies in single-vehicle crash

An increasingly deadly year on Cherokee County roadways got worse Saturday when a 69- year-old Spartanburg man was killed in a single-vehicle crash involving a work vehicle towing a heavy piece of machinery.  More...

LifeStyles

The summertime church pew blues - Free Access

ANDERSON, S.C. More...

Gaffney Boys and Girls Club members explore the arts in Ignite summer program - Free Access

Local Boys and Girls Club members discovered their inner artistic voice in one summer week at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. More...

Record temps mean extra caution for heart patients

Summer has only just begun, and already much of the country is seeing record high temperatures. If it’s too hot for airplanes to fly, there is no doubt that those at risk for heart disease need to take extraordinary precautions. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniel Kiser

GROVER, N.C. — Daniel Richard Kiser, 74, of 1152 Lavender Road, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Gaston Care & Rehab. Celebration of life services will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. More...

Steven Hughey

GAFFNEY — Steven Earl Hughey, 64, of 100 Killon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 08, 2017, at his residence. More...

Mary Mosteller

GAFFNEY — Mary Holland Mosteller, 83, of 122 Robin Hood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 7, 2017. The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The cost of waiting to drain the swamp is high

“Drain the swamp!” It was the battle cry of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Many Republican members of Congress echoed that call as well, riding it to victory — and control of both legislative chambers. More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t let V.C. Summer, Vogtle muddy MOX waters

Reading the headlines these days, some might conclude the nuclear industry is headed for a meltdown. While there have been difficulties — some bigger than others — it would be a mistake for us to turn our backs on nuclear projects. More...

IT’S JUST ME

If I was running the festival ...

And so we welcome another Peach Festival. Seems like we had one only last week. Well, as they say, time flies when you’re having fun. More...

SC's Scott, Gowdy pen joint memoir on reconciliation, unity - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — They're best friends, political allies and sons of South Carolina. Now, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy can add co-authors to their list of dual accomplishments. More...

200 year-old wine found in museum - Free Access

UNION, N.J. (AP) — A restoration project at a New Jersey museum unearthed cases of wine nearly as old as the United States.  More...

FESTIVAL OFF AND RUNNING

The SC Peach Festival got off to a late start due to thunderstorms which hurt attendance, but those who did show up at the Lake Whelchel site were treated to some mud-flying, engineblowing excitement More...

Administrator tops list of highest-paid city employees

There are nine city employees who make more than $50,000 a year. However, that could soon change when city officials implement a new compensation plan. More...

Local News

Festival’s original board recognized

Big ideas often have small beginnings, as in the case of the South Carolina Peach Festival.  The festival opened its 40th anniversary celebration Friday with a special recognition for original board members. More...

Home incurs severe damage

Though actual fire damage was deemed minimal, a difficult-to-access fire early Thursday led to considerable water and smoke damage at a Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane home. More...

County council expected to approve tax break

It will be a bittersweet Cherokee County Council meeting today.  At the top of the agenda will be the election of a new vice chairman after the passing of longtime Cherokee County Councilman and vice chairman Rufus Foster.  More...

Sports

Post 109 makes it look Eas(le)y

McKinney, Eubanks lead Post 109’s sweep of Easley

After narrowly winning the first two games of the best-of-five opening round playoff series, Post 109 made sure the clincher wouldn’t be another nail-biter. More...

Gaffney Mite League all-stars crush Pee Dee, Lexington at state tourney

The Gaffney Mite League all-stars haven’t been tested yet at the state tournament. The locals beat host Lexington 16-6 Sunday in a game that was stopped Saturday night with one out in the first by heavy rain. More...

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY 60-LB. WEIGHT

Blacksburg High offensive linemen J.J. Martin and Matthew Davis carry two 60-pound weights in a relay during Thursday’s lineman challenge. More...

State News

Orangutan briefly escapes exhibit at South Carolina zoo

GREENVILLE, S.C. More...

South Carolina college student’s body found in pond after fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina college is mourning the death of a student whose body was found in a pond after he disappeared after a fight during the July 4th holiday.  More...

South Carolina county will have more police on the streets

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. More...

National News

16 killed in fiery Marine plane crash in rural Mississippi - Free Access

A Marine Corps refueling plane crashed and burned in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta, killing all 16 military members aboard in a wreck that scattered debris for miles and sent a pillar of black smoke rising over the countryside. 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?