December 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman shot in head expected to survive; suspect charged with attempted murder

A Gaffney man was booked on attempted murder and firearms charges following a Friday evening incident on Serene Drive during which a woman sustained a gunshot wound to the head.  Amazingly, a City of Gaffney police detective said Saturday he was More...

LifeStyles

Boys and Girls Club receives more than $150,000 from local industry

After locating in Gaffney five years ago, Ace Bakery was looking for a local nonprofit to help support. More...

GAFFNEY HIGH ANGELS

Forty-four families will wake up to a Merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of students at Gaffney High School. All first period classes at the high school adopted a child from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. More...

Does this Ring a Bell to anyone?

Ring found in Salvation Army kettle

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County is currently looking for the owner of a ring that was dropped in one of their red kettles at Walmart, in case they received it accidentally. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Claude McCraw

Spartanburg, S.C. — Claude (PaPa Claude) W. McCraw, 85, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at White Oak North Grove. More...

Mary Phillips

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Lee Harmon Phillips, 95, formerly of 103 Lansdell Drive, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Physical Rehab Wellness Center of Spartanburg.  More...

Geraldine Watkins Sarratt

Geraldine Watkins Sarratt, 69, of 217 Oakview Drive, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, in her home.  Wife of Edgar Nathaniel Sarratt, Sr., she was born in Cleveland County, NC to Oscar and Elizabeth Wood Watkins.  She was a graduate of More...

State News

SC schools: Holocaust will remain in classroom standards

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The head of South Carolina's public schools say the word "Holocaust" will be included in the final version of new social studies standards even though it originally was dropped.  More...

National News

Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues wh More...

Marine who threw himself on grenade graduates college - Free Access

A U.S. Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade says he was deeply honored by fellow students' standing ovation at his University of South Carolina graduation ceremony. More...

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic - Free Access

South Carolina Governor Issues Executive Orders Creating "Opioid Emergency Response Team" & Five-Day Limit on Initial Opioid Prescriptions for Acute and Post Surgical Usage More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

More than 180 Cherokee County children were treated to shopping sprees Saturday at Walmart where they got to spend $100 for toys and clothes. More...

Accident injuries prove fatal

A Dec. 11 car accident in the Grassy Pond community ultimately turned deadly after a 70- year-old Gaffney woman died Saturday evening at Spartanburg Medical Center, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said.  More...

Local News

Council expected to discuss ambulance service today

Mary Black Health System Gaffney might have its answer as soon as today’s Cherokee County Council meeting to its request that the county assume financial responsibility for EMS services.  But it may not be the answer hospital officials wan More...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Smiles — and tears — were plentiful at Saturday’s Christmas is for Kids. More photos and details coming this week.   More...

WANT WALKING TRAILS? - Free Access

Attend Tuesday night’s National Parks Service meeting

The National Parks Service will be presenting a trails plan to the public on Dec. 19, at 6 p.m., in the first floor conference room at the Cherokee County Administration Building. More...

Sports

GHS duo wraps up career at Shrine Bowl

Rice sees starring role at running back, Smith impressed with all-star players

Gaffney wide receiver Dennis Smith got an early look Saturday at the type of talent he will face in college.  Smith even played alongside his longtime teammate Cam Rice for one series in South Carolina’s 55-24 loss to North Carolina in the More...

Childers propels Indians to close win over Trojans

The Class 5A basketball coaches were right when they named Gaffney’s Bradley Childers as one of the top five seniors in the state. More...

Indians top Greer, Whitmire

Prep Wrestling

Once again Jacob Peeler, Dashun Tate and Jason Miranda led the way for the Gaffney High wrestling team. The trio all went 2-0 as the Indians swept a pair of matches at Greer on Friday, beating the Yellow Jackets, 42-30 and topping Whitmire, 54-22. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Taking a better shot at missile defense

Thirty-three minutes. That’s all the time we’d have to respond to an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile from anywhere in the world. Roughly half an hour to avert disaster – if we’re lucky. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Sex vigilantes trash due process

New York’s Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is spearheading a McCarthyite purge of sexual harassers from Congress, throwing the nation’s capital into turmoil. What counts as sexual harassment? Good question. More...

IT’S JUST ME

10 pop bottles = 1 comic book with a penny left over

Back in the day (and by “the day” I mean when I was in elementary school) one of the most important parts of a young man’s life (and maybe the girls’ too, although we were of the impression that girls weren’t really big More...

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