Spartanburg Regional completes Mary Black acquisition

FREE Hospitals locally owned for first time in over a decade

For almost a century, two hospitals have operated in our community bonded by a common mission – to provide the best health care for the people of Spartanburg. Today, that mission is the same, but the bond is stronger. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has acquired Mary Black Health System, becoming one system positioned to serve Upstate South Carolina for decades […]

Myz Quartet & Quartet4Life Present: “Loving Quartet”

Ladies and Gentlemen, please join us for a night of praise with some the greatest of Quartet Music! Come and lift up the blessed name of Jesus with… Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony Tyrell Pittman & The Tampa Boyz Pastor Cohen & Men of God Ricky McDuffie & The Family Lil David & The Bells of Joy The Read more […]

Today in History


  Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2018. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1972, Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, was killed when a plane he chartered and was traveling on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua crashed shortly after takeoff from Puerto Rico. On this date: In 1759, Arthur Guinness […]


On a very busy travel day, traffic backed up for miles in Cherokee County on Saturday afternoon when a tractor-trailer jackknifed near the 91 Mile Marker of Interstate 85 South. While details of the accident weren’t immediately available, no injuries were reported. Authorities were initially alerted to the incident at approximately 2:40 p.m. and traffic remained backed up at least […]


Number 1 SCHOOL BOSS RESIGNS Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore resigned Dec. 3, two weeks after her arrest on a driving under the influence charge. Moore’s departure followed an Sunday morning accident Nov. 18 on Interstate 85 in Greenville during which she was charged with 1st offense driving under the influence by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. […]

Beloved pastor killed in crash

A man who impacted lives throughout Gaffney, Blacksburg and his new home in Clemmons, N.C., was remembered over the weekend not just as a great pastor but also as a man who shared his big heart with everyone he met. Rev. Scott Hammett Jr., along with his dog “Sherlock,” died last Thursday in a single-vehicle car accident on Interstate 40 […]

New park to open soon; first concert to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day

City officials still need to cut through the proverbial governmental red tape before the new Railroad Avenue Park opens. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the city is waiting on the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) approval of as-built engineering drawings for the 3- acre park adjacent to the county administration building. DOC approval is needed as the state funding agency. Once […]

Man gives coyote swift kick to the chin

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man said some swift kicks and stomps saved him from a coyote attack. John Somjak said he was taking corn cobs to a wildlife camera he set up in the woods behind a friend’s home in Fort Mill when the coyote ran toward him around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. “He wasn’t going for […]

Veterans Park expansion could begin this summer

If things go as planned, expansion of the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park could begin this summer. The veterans recently secured a longterm lease on the city-owned Irene Park property and are now in the process of surveying the lot, Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries said. The veterans are now awaiting on how much assistance they will receive […]

2018 in South Carolina: Tragedy, floods, more nuclear money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The year ends in South Carolina with hundreds of people rebuilding homes flooded for the second time in three years and hundreds of thousands of people still paying for nuclear reactors that never generated power. It was also a year of change in the state. Henry McMaster finally won the election he has wanted for decades. […]