April 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Accident causes bridge to be closed, resulting in detour of 2.67 miles

A bridge on Beason Road in northwest Cherokee County was ordered temporarily closed Friday as a result of damage from a Thursday evening traffic accident.  Cherokee Creek firefighters, along with other emergency personnel, were dispatched to Bea More...

LifeStyles

‘Junie B. Jones’ coming to The Gaffney Little Theatre

Children’s literary favorite is up to her usual antics in the production running April 26-29

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don’t like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.”  More...

Sports

Gaffney teen wins national free throw shooting contest

Free throw shooting has few must dos to be successful: Stay 15 feet from the hoop, aim and fire away. Gaffney native Luke Sides did the must-dos to perfection Saturday, capturing first place in a national free throw shooting competition in Chicago. More...

Indians edge Spartanburg

Gaffney wins 4 straight region games to clinch third seed

What a difference a couple of weeks, some timely hitting and solid defense makes. More...

Blacksburg draws tough first round opponent in Liberty

It’s been 789 days since the Blacksburg High baseball team has played in the postseason.  You can tell how much that drought bothered Wildcat coach Josh Batchler since he kept count of the days.  “It kept me awake at nights,&rdq More...

Letters

Upstate only getting half of SC public Radio

Dear Editor:   Do you listen to South Carolina Public Radio?  It provides rich, balanced reporting of national, international, political, business and cultural issues, human interest stories that don’t make the headlines, and a rich s More...

Limestone College aims at university status - Free Access

Limestone College trustees voted Friday to become a university within the next two years. Limestone has set a target enrollment of 1,400 full-time day students and plans to complete its change to a university by 2020. More...

Gaffney High cheer coach steps down

Amid growing controversy over a new policy for Gaffney High School cheerleading, head coach Candace Waters recently made the decision to step down.  More...

Local News

Motorists should be advised of Interstate 85 construction update - Free Access

Motorists should expect lane closures nightly on Northbound I-85 from Mile Marker 84 to 88. More...

Hamrick honored by textile group

Recipient of the Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) held its 116th Annual Meeting at The Westin Poinsett in Greenville, S.C. Thursday, April 19. More...

Belk to celebrate renovated Gaffney store

Ceremony will be held Thursday, April 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Belk of Gaffney’s new renovation and $5,000 check presentation to Habitat for Humanity Cherokee County starting at 9:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Hawkins

Gaffney, S.C. — Jack Donald Hawkins, 84, of 2282 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Ethelene Hollis

Mrs. Ethelene Lindsay Hollis, age 69 of Gaffney, S.C., peacefully transitioned Thursday, April 19, 2018 at The Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Allison Victor Lindsay and Minnie Pearl Davis Lindsay. More...

Virginia Phillips

Darlington, S.C. — Virginia Millwood Phillips, 84, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at McLeod Hospice House in Darlington. The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

All I wanted was a pizza

There are lots of reasons to be proud of this great country of ours. More...

ED FEULNER

Rolling back the ride of overspending

When President Trump signed the 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill last month, he was emphatic that it wouldn’t happen again. More...

THEIR VIEW

Prison violence out of control

It’s easy for prisoners to be out of sight, out of mind, until an explosion of violence like the tragedy at Lee Correctional Institution that left seven inmates dead and 17 others hospitalized. More...

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