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Suspect in attempted bank robbery nabbed in NC

While the manhunt for an alleged bank robber wanted in two states came to an end Friday without injury, it didn’t come without incident.  When Iredell County, N.C., Sheriff ’s Office deputies found William Michael Inscoe, 36, of Harm More...

LifeStyles

Peach Festival New Talent Night winners

There was a great night of entertainment at the annual South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night held Thursday, July 13 at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Blacksburg Rotary Club.  More...

NEW ROTARY PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT

The Gaffney Rotary Club welcomed Terry Dennis (left) as its new president on Tuesday, July 11. Dennis will serve from July 2017 through June of 2018. More...

Village School hosting block party

Village School of Gaffney will host a free Block Party and Open House Sunday, July 23 from 2-4 p.m. in the Village School parking lot behind Michael Gaffney House. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Willie Taylor

LOCKHART, S.C. — Mrs. Willie Sue Bradley Taylor, age 83 of 506 Old Union Rd. (Lockhart Community), Union, SC passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Mrs. Taylor was the widow of Paul D. Taylor.  More...

Amy Duncan

Gaffney, S.C. — Amy Charlene Duncan, 40, of 623 White Plains Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Bobby Duncan and Brenda Hicks Duncan of Gaffney. More...

Jackie Couch

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Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Reversing the rout in our readiness

With overall federal budget expanding steadily year after year, you’d think not one category of spending has had to suffer. Surely everything that can be funded has all the money it could want or need — and then some. More...

THEIR VIEW

Tobacco use objectives can be met

A new report concludes the United States is failing to meet its goals in reducing tobacco use. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) bills itself as America’s oldest anti-tobacco organization. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Dragging a dinosaur to the cave ain’t easy

Backaches.  We’ve been dealing with them since the beginning of time.  More...

SCDPS joins regional speed enforcement campaign “Operation Southern Shield” - Free Access

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Blacksburg woman hits on $125,000 lottery ticket - Free Access

At 2 a.m. a Blacksburg woman was having a bowl of cereal. She couldn’t sleep. A $125,000 winning lottery ticket was keeping her awake. More...

Large crowds flock to festival weekend

An ominous dark storm cloud cast a shadow over a country music concert Friday evening as headliner Tony Jackson patiently waited to add his name to the long list of country stars to perform at the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

J.W. Sanders Jr. joins field of candidates vying for District 1 county council seat

Ten minutes before the close of filing at noon Saturday, Rev. J.W. Sanders Jr. became the fifth candidate to file for the District 1 County Council seat left vacant with the death of longtime councilman Rufus Foster. More...

Local News

County likely to OK fee-in-lieu for $20 million industrial expansion

Cherokee County Council is expected to approve on final reading today financial incentives for an existing company that has plans to expand. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Gaffney police were called after someone damaged a North Limestone Street apartment door with fireworks July 3. According to an incident report, a resident of the Limestone Courts apartment complex was sleeping at approximately 10:35 p.m. More...

City council could add $200,000 to cost of building new park

The city’s Railroad Avenue park project will likely get costlier.  More...

Sports

New Faces: Bates, Conn look to blend with Clemson's staff - Free Access

New Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates knew there would be lots of questions to answer about his new position. He just didn't figure that many of them would come from Tigers star lineman Christian Wilkins. More...

Good as Gordon at SC Jr. Match Play

Gaffney’s Zack Gordon loves the summer. A year ago, Gordon won the South Carolina PGA Junior Championship and finished an outstanding 33rd at the 78-player field PGA Junior National Championship in Rhode Island. More...

Post 109 advances to state tournament

Post 109 found itself in an early 1-0 hole in its second round, best-of-five series with Fort Mill.  But what unfolded during the last three games has been a hallmark of the season - balanced hitting and clutch pitching.  Post 109 won three More...

Letters

Mr. Compton was the force behind bringing the Peach Festival to Gaffney

Sincerely, Donna Lee Houle

Dear Cody:  I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mr. Jim Compton for his contribution to Gaffney’s South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

National News

Mission Impossible actor Martin Landau dies - Free Access

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugo More...

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