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Woman rescued from storm drain

City of Gaffney firefighters and police were called to a West Floyd Baker Boulevard parking lot Friday afternoon when a woman allegedly fled from a domestic incident involving her boyfriend by crawling into a drain pipe and hiding in a storm drain.&n More...

Council chairman: County likely to decline hospital’s EMS request

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said the county will likely decline the hospital’s request to help subsidize its EMS services. The county will instead allow ambulance providers to submit bids, Spencer said. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College To Host “Reformation Reflections” Events - Free Access

As part of its year-long series to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant movement, Limestone College will host two “Reformation Reflections” events on Tuesday, January 23. More...

Salvation Army “Wraps Up” Christmas 2017

Thousands of generous local residents and businesses stepped up to support The Salvation Army (TSA) of Cherokee County’s 2017 Christmas effort by donating toys, bikes, gift cards, food, time and money to help meet the needs of those in need.&nb More...

“American Pickers” to film in South Carolina

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to South Carolina. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers”throughout the region this Winter 2018. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia Bernhardy

Patricia Ann (nee Cowin) Bernhardy, 95, of Willoughby, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, to the late William James and Emma Christine (nee Hammer) Cowin. More...

Georgie Locklear

Charlotte, N.C. — Georgie Ellis Locklear, 80, of 1515 Thriftwood Dr, Charlotte, NC, died January 11, 2018, at Presbyterian Hospice in Charlotte, N.C. More...

Willard Cole Sr.

Gaffney, S.C.. — Willard Clayton Cole Sr., 73, of 321 11th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The cosmetology cops: A case of government overreach

Few things could be more American than volunteering to help others. So it’s a shame when our altruism is thwarted by another, far more lamentable American trait: big government. More...

LIBERTY BELL

Get off the couch if you want Medicaid

Last week, the Trump administration announced it will allow states to impose a “community engagement” requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income people. More...

IT’S JUST ME

A movie to slit your wrist by

I’m as big a fan of a good novel as the next person although I really don’t have much time to read anymore, other than a few periodicals I enjoy such as National Geographic and Blue Ridge Country magazine.  Well, it’s not that More...

Man shot to death - Free Access

   Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says his office is investigating the death of a man found shot in a vehicle near a Gaffney industrial plant  early today.  Fowler identified the victim as Matthew Markess Littlejohn of 123 More...

Sheriff's office looking for person of interest in Tuesday morning shooting - Free Access

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 around 12:39 a.m. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a “Shooting with Injuries” on Commerce Drive off of SC 329 in Gaffney, S.C. More...

Volunteer fire dept. seeks fresh beginning

The acting chief of the Asbury Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Department reported continuing progress Saturday in ongoing efforts to bring the reorganized department back to full operation.  More...

Woman says intruders woke her, one put gun to her head

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate a reported attempted robbery on New Street during which shots were fired on the street.  More...

Local News

Limestone professor will travel nation in effort to get America healthy - Free Access

Dr. Felicia Cavallini, Professor of Physical Education, has been selected to make presentations in three major areas of the United States in support of her research concerning how people like to exercise. More...

South Carolina facing teacher shortage

616 leave classroom after the first year

South Carolina colleges are not graduating enough new teachers to keep pace with demand from school districts, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the state’s teacher recruitment center.  More...

CONTRIBUTION

Terry Dennis, center, and Jennifer Robbins with Meals on Wheels, accept a donation from Jeff Richardson, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made the presentation on behalf of First Piedmont.   More...

Sports

Limestone outlasts Belmont Abbey for road win

BANNER ELK, N.C. More...

UNC adds record-holder Quinshad Davis to staff

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina is adding record-setting receiver Quinshad Davis to its coaching staff. Team officials said Friday that Davis will be an offensive graduate assistant this season and will focus on receivers. More...

Limestone men unable to rally against Bobcats

BANNER ELK, N.C. More...

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