Teacher, former GHS students make their big-screen debut in ‘The Group’

Several Gaffney High products will make their big screen debuts in a short movie selected for the fourth annual Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in North Charleston. The psychological thriller “The Group” is a 20-minute film written, directed and produced by USC-Upstate English Professor La- Tracey McDowell. Cast members include former Gaffney High students Midtah Phenephom and Ashly Sutherland as […]

It’s Hillary by a landslide

The voter turnout was small here but the support for Hillary Clinton was huge. Clinton received 77.8 percent of the ballots cast in Cherokee County, or 1,870 votes, to easily outdistance Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary Saturday. Sanders got 514 votes or 21.4 percent of the vote. Statewide, Clinton won by a huge margin, […]

Scheme lands man in federal prison

A Blacksburg man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte to 45 months in federal prison for a scheme to defraud Walmart stores in multiple states, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. Robert Michael Milton, 51, allegedly had engaged in a fraudulent refund scheme that extended from December 2010 to April […]


Nominations for Oscar(s) due today

Modeled after the iconic movie awards, KNOW(2) will honor local residents for their volunteer service March 17 at its second annual “A Night at the Oscar(s).” Nominations are due today (Monday) for the Oscar Fuller Legacy Award, Best Actor or Actress in a Supporting Role, and Rising Star awards. The winners will be honored during an awards banquet March 17 […]


Local college students lose $2,525 in spring break scam

Several area college students were cheated out of more than $2,500 through an online scam for a spring break home rental in Daytona Beach. According to the Gaffney Police Department, a 20-yearold man from Gaffney and eight of his friends pooled their money in a bank account to rent a home for spring break. The college students ended up sending […]


The ‘croci’ are blooming; can spring be far behind?

So it looks like that one 4-inch snow and that thin sheet of ice are going to be the only winter precipitation we get this year. Which is fine by me, because goodness knows I’ve sure overstocked on bread and milk. Yes, when we got that snow forecast, I got all excited and went out and bought loads and loads […]


Start small with South Carolina term limits

South Carolina legislators who support term limits for Congress have filed resolutions with the avowed aim of a constitutional convention that would take up the issue. Better that those legislators first look closer to home for term limits in the General Assembly. Sure, it’s hard to get legislators to support such a restriction on their own ability to remain in […]


A respectful appeal to Trump supporters

As a Reagan conservative this is a particularly difficult primary season. We finally have what many of us consider a near-perfect candidate on the issues at a perfect time in our history, but obstacles persist. Admittedly, it’s not like America got in this desperate condition accidentally. For decades, we have been electing leaders who have been undermining the American dream, […]

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