Dem gains threaten Trump agenda, even without ‘blue wave’


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential of big Democratic gains […]

Voters shun Trump, send South Carolina Democrat to US House


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is sending a new Democrat to Congress for the first time in more than 25 years in a loss for the Republican candidate who had been backed by President Donald Trump. Attorney and ocean engineer Joe Cunningham beat state Rep. Katie Arrington — a Republican who knocked off an incumbent in the primary thanks […]

Trump-backed McMaster wins full term as South Carolina gov


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who supported Donald Trump when few other Republicans would dare stick their necks out, has finally cemented his own right to the office he’s held for nearly two years, and sought for much longer. The longtime Republican politician was ebullient as he accepted victory Tuesday, defeating state Democratic Rep. James Smith. […]

Republicans roll in SC except for 1 big Democratic upset


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans again swept to election victories across South Carolina on Tuesday, holding on to all seven statewide offices But there was a fairly big crack in their electoral wall, as Democrats flipped a U.S. House seat from them for the first time since 1986. Democrat Joe Cunningham’s defeat of Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington in the […]


l Boston College junior Taylor Covington was recently named to the ACC All Stars swimming team that will compete in an all star meet between the ACC and Big 10 this weekend. Covington, a 2016 Gaffney High graduate, will swim the 100-yard breaststroke and a 200 medley relay Nov. 9-11 at Purdue University. The event will feature four swimmers from […]

Limestone psychology department hosts annual fall Academic Day

Limestone College’s Psychology Department hosted the South Carolina Psychological Association’s (SCPA) annual fall Academic Day on Friday, Nov. 2. Psychology faculty and students from colleges and universities throughout South and North Carolina were on campus to participate. The day started in Fullerton Auditorium with registration, followed by a keynote address by Dr. Gil Einstein, Professor of Psychology at Furman University. […]


Kasey Dill Carnley (Beth Bailey), Karen Lavender (Suzannah Hayden) and Deede Williams Cohen (Margo James) rehearse for the upcoming production of “Til Beth Do Us Part.” Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service by chc associates casting and services for Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., “Til Beth Do Us Part,” authored by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie […]

Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation

Union – Experience the ambience of Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation, former home of Governor William Henry Gist and his family. Special tours will be held on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. Learn about years of Christmas traditions from before, during and after the Civil War to see how the circumstances of the war might have affected celebrations […]


This colorful tree on East Fairview Avenue is in the front yard of the childhood home

Curtis Martin

Blacksburg — Curtis Martin Sr., of Martin Hills Road, passed away on November 6, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary.