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County council will mull plant expansion, lawsuit

Another local industry wants to expand. More...

Sports

Pursuing Perfection

Gaffney now 6-0 in region after win over Bulldogs

There's nothing like having another key player emerge for a team's stretch run.  Gaffney point guard Stan Ellis is feeling more comfortable directing the team’s offense and has become a reliable scorer, especially at the free throw line in More...

Lady ‘Cats clinch playoff spot but want high seed

Maybe it’s a testament to how far Bobby Rodgers has taken the Blacksburg’s girls basketball program: Just making the playoffs is no longer the No. 1 priority. The Lady Wildcats want to secure a home playoff game. More...

Saints enjoy a walk(off) in the (ball)park to sweep Carson-Newman in opener

Using some late-inning dramatics, the Limestone College baseball team opened the 2018 season with a pair of walk-off wins to sweep a doubleheader from Carson Newman University on Friday at a slightly chilled Founders FCU Stadium. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Posters won’t fix school problem

If the posters state Rep. Mike Burns proposes be put up in every public school can save school children’s lives, we’re all for it. If the posters can save the lives of teachers and other staff, we’re all for it. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Alaskan energy development: Pro consumer, pro taxpayer, pro prosperity

President Trump’s tax reform included a bonus for consumers, taxpayers, and Alaska: opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy development. More...

IT’S JUST ME

So what could I do? I answered it

Protocol.  Sounds like shampoo, doesn’t it.  But no, it’s the format by which we live.  Who comes up with the protocol?  I figure there’s probably some specialist in etiquette hired by the government whose job it More...

What's the mayor say about new chief?

Usually chatty Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly is mum on today’s pending police chief hire. More...

More charges for man accused of firing weapon in direction of officers

A 31-year-old Blacksburg man charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired toward deputies Wednesday evening was charged with additional offenses as the investigation unfolded.  More...

Device bought with grant helps take weight off fire department

The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department recently took delivery of some seriously heavy-duty safety equipment, thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  More...

Local News

Council expected to name new chief tonight

Gaffney City Councilman and Police Chief Committee Chairman Bernard Smith isn’t tipping his hand on who he wants to be the city’s new police chief. However, he will make a common sense and fact-based decision. More...

Sheriff’s detective taken to hospital after crash with propane truck

A Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office detective was taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney on Tuesday to be checked out after he was involved in an accident with a propane truck while responding to a police chase in Blacksburg.  More...

School district receives grant for ‘Talk to Me’

The Cherokee County School District received a $206,857 grant Thursday to continue its efforts to improve early language and literacy skills of young children.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arvel Dewey Martin

INMAN — Arvel Dewey Martin, 78, of 63 Blackstock Road, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Bessemer City, he was the son of the late Edward and Victoria Peterson Martin. More...

Rev. Michael A. Boozer

GAFFNEY — The Reverend Michael Andrew Boozer, 61, of 930 Hetty Hill Street, passed away Friday afternoon in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Husband of Minister Mary Jefferies Boozer, he was born in Spartanburg County and was a son of More...

David M. Barton

GAFFNEY — David Millington Barton, 67, of 117 Country Club Road, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 2, 2018.  More...

National News

Michigan family with 13 sons expecting next child in April - Free Access

A Michigan couple with 13 sons is expecting a 14th child in April but waiting until birth to learn whether it's a boy or girl. More...

SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off with sports car on top - Free Access

If it weathers all this, the Roadster will reach the vicinity of Mars in six months. The car could be traveling between Earth and Mars' neighborhoods for a billion years, according to a high-tech billionaire. More...

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