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Make your Valentine’s celebration special

Tickets for museum’s fourth annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance go on sale Jan. 21

How many times have you gone out for a Valentine’s dinner just to have a two hour wait for a table? Or, have you called to send roses to that special someone and found out it cost more than your first car? More...

MEALS ON WHEELS ASSEMBLES SNOW PACKS

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels has put together more than 400 emergency food bags that will be distributed throughout Cherokee County. These assorted food items will be used in case of inclement weather.  More...

A lofty proposal: ‘Marry Me’ etched in snow, seen from above

NEVIS, Minn. (AP) — An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Amos Holcomb, Sr.

GAFFNEY — Ralph Amos Earl Holcomb, Sr., 67, of 220 Kraft Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Lizzie Poole

GAFFNEY — Lizzie Beaver Poole, 86, formerly of 430 High Point Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Magnolia Manor of Inman.  More...

Kathy Hall Williams

UNION — Mrs. Kathy Hall Williams, age 47, wife of Mark Williams of 202 Belvue Drive, Union, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Union Medical Center.  More...

State News

States join to promote civil rights tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. More...

Navy veteran sues SC hospital for misdiagnosis

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A U.S. More...

Flu deaths on the rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials say 15 people have died of the flu so far this season, more than double the number of deaths at this time last year.  More...

Other News

Diet Coke gets new look, new flavors amid sinking sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales.  Coca-Cola Co. More...

A coach's way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Free Access

Legendary South Carolina coach Willie Jeffries served as keynote speaker for this year's community prayer breakfast. Here are videos of the address.

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Naming interim boss on county’s to-do list

If at first you don’t succeed …  You know how this one goes.  Cherokee County Council will try for the third time to name an interim administrator when its members meet Tuesday at 5 p.m.  More...

Teams pouring into Gaffney for state robotics competition

An Indiana Jones-themed robotics game will roll into Gaffney High on Feb. More...

Local News

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade - Free Access

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First Steps sponsoring ‘Family First’ 5K run to help provide books for children

Cherokee County First Steps will hold its first Valentine’s Day weekend run to help purchase books for young children.  More...

Tree replacement bids being evaluated

Picking a contractor for the city’s downtown tree replacement project is taking as almost as long as — well, growing one.  The city publicly opened the bids for the project on Oct. 27. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/16/2018 10:35 PM

Childers leads Gaffney past Bulldogs - Free Access

Bradley Childers had a big second half to lead the Gaffney Indians to a 66-55 win over Boiling Springs Tuesday night at The Burial Ground.  Chillders scored 19 of his points in the second half when the Indians stretched a 3-point halftime l More...

Vikings, York spoil Senior Night for Indians

The Gaffney High wrestling team had hoped to make Senior Night a memorable one.  But Spartanburg and York had other ideas on Friday.  The Vikings raced off to an 18-0 lead en route to a 52-24 win over the Indians. More...

Furrey steps down to accept NFL offer

After two seasons at the helm of the football program, the Limestone College Athletics Department and Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino have announced that head coach Mike Furrey will resign his position to join the coaching sta More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Candidates should commit to civil, issue-based campaigns in 2018

Tolerance for opposing views has been in decline in recent years, and markedly so in the 14 months since the 2016 presidential election.  More...

ED FEULNER

Global warming and bomb cyclones: Some cold facts

Remember when global warming meant the planet was supposed to, well, warm up? Temperatures would rise, and all manner of ecological calamity would ensue? Me too. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Loyalty from afar: Or it can’t be cold forever

So here we are in the dead of winter, counting each passing day until the first hints of spring appear, until we change our clocks forward, until baseball season begins.  Or is that just me?  More...

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