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Grant will mean more firefighters for city

Gaffney’s fire department is getting a boost in manpower thanks to a federal grant. More...

LifeStyles

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so "blah." Now's the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals.  More...

Deliciously Different

Smoked California Ripe Olives can produce a crave-worthy culinary surprise and become one of your favorite flavor discoveries. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mavis Pruitt

GAFFNEY — Mavis Jolly Pruitt, 92, of 2102 Union Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Mary Black-Gaffney. More...

Lynda Littleton

GAFFNEY — Lynda Marie Littleton, 71, of 100 Huntington Square Drive, Apt. 4H, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late James H. More...

Chris Harris

GAFFNEY — Chris Harris, 65, of 274 Plantation Drive, Gaffney, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on September 8, 2017, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

Fighting for free speech

As a new academic year gets under way on many campuses, it’s a good time to ask: What’s the purpose of school? Is it education, or indoctrination? More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The middle class: Uninsured and hurting

Brace yourself for the next health insurance crisis: the uninsured middle class. The Affordable Care Act added millions of mostly poor people to the insurance rolls. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A ‘made in America’ product even free traders can support

President Trump recently announced “Made in America Week,” when he emphasized the economic benefits of revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing sector. More...

Irma causes 4th South Carolina death - Free Access

Authorities say Irma has caused a fourth death in South Carolina when a city worker drove off the road during heavy rains. More...

190,000 power outages reported in South Carolina - Free Access

Tropical Storm Irma has now knocked out power to around 190,000 customers in South Carolina. More...

S.C. spared direct hit by Irma

While South Carolina maintained Sunday afternoon an emergency evacuation on some of its barrier islands, Hurricane Irma’s major westward shift over the past few days meant a far different forecast for the Palmetto state.  More...

Apartment fire brought under control in 10 minutes

The American Red Cross was called to assist the residents of two Fowler Alley apartments following a Thursday morning fire.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to the 400 block at approximately 7 a.m.   Fire Dept. Capt. More...

Local News

‘America’ and ‘Little League’ night in Blacksburg

Blacksburg High cheerleaders (top left) Lexi Cobb, Sylvia Blanton, Lucy Blackwell and Taylor Tharpe were among among many students with their faces painted in a patriotic design for an “America” theme at Friday’s home football game More...

Schools to track students’ actual time in class to comply with federal law

School districts are tracking how often a child misses class time under a new federal law designed to fight chronic absences from school.  More...

Memorial tourney enters its 18th year; celebrates and honors life of Brad Beattie

Family members will celebrate and honor the life of former Gaffney High football player Brad Beattie on Oct. 7 at Cherokee National Golf Club.  More...

Sports

A Hard(ing) pill to swallow

GHS mistakes, poor execution contribute to 35-28 road loss

CHARLOTTE N.C. — In order to overcome their opponents’ edge in athleticism, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said the Indians needed to execute and force mistakes by Harding. More...

Crouch is no slouch against Indians

Gaffney co-defensive coordinator Randy Birch now knows firsthand why Harding’s Quavaris Crouch is so sought after by Division I powers.  The top rated running back in the 2019 class had 198 yards on 21 carries. More...

Wildcats remain winless after OT loss

Ninety seconds away from its first win, Blacksburg dropped a heartbreaker Friday with an 18-12 overtime loss to Southside.  Southside quarterback Jalon Calhoun scored the game winner on a 10-yard touchdown run in overtime. More...

National News

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Deaths, floods, misery from Irma hit South - Free Access

Recovery operations are ramping up around Florida and beyond, even as the weakened vestiges of Irma dump rains across the South in such states as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. More...

Hurricane Irma pummels Florida, 116,000 seek shelter from storm

MIAMI (AP) — A monster Hurricane Irma roared into Florida with 130 mph winds Sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire Sunshine State, submerging streets, knocking out power to millions and snapping massive construction More...

Trump: US a 'bit lucky' Irma veered from original course

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that "we may have been a little bit lucky" after Hurricane Irma veered from its original course and headed along Florida's west coast, instead of east. More...

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