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A woman was taken to the hospital to be checked out but no serious injuries were reported following a Thursday afternoon accident in which a vehicle overturned on North Logan Street. More...

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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

Blacksburg working on $750,000 in grants for downtown revitalization, recreation complex

Blacksburg will enter a pre-screening process next week in hopes it can secure $750,000 in grants to move forward with downtown revitalization and a new recreation complex on Lime Street.  More...


Secretary of State Mark Hammond has displayed the names of the 2017 Angels at the entrance to his office in Columbia. See story, Page 1A. More...

Cherokee County graduation rates, scholarship eligibility continue to rise

Scholarship eligbility for local students far exceeds state average

Cherokee County and South Carolina high school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 84 percent this year in state report cards released Wednesday.  More...


Rodgers hits books as hard as opposing running backs and QBs

Gaffney sophomore Shannon Rodgers Jr. has always had great faith. More...

Win streak on line when Indians vist Hillcrest Rams


Today 7:30 p.m.. — Hillcrest High School, Simpsonville   It’s becoming a broken record. More...


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It’s never too soon for Christmas

If you’ve been surfing enough on social media the past few days, you’ll no doubt come across memes from Christmas Scrooges who argue it’s too soon to begin thinking about Christmas or hearing Christmas songs on the radio.  Don& More...


Dems have clear path to Senate majority in 2018

Until recently, it looked like Republicans were almost certain to retain control of the U.S. Senate following the 2018 mid-term elections. Many commentators noted that Nancy Pelosi’s team might have a shot at winning control of the House. More...


Defense spending: Stopgap measures no longer?

It’s not exactly “Man Bites Dog,” but “Congress Gets Defense Spending Right” is almost as surprising a headline.  More...

Christmas Is For Kids makes ‘Angel’ list among nonprofits - Free Access

THE ANGEL LIST The 2017 Secretary of State’s Angel List (in alphabetical order) More...

More details emerge about grisly murder

New details emerged this week about one of the most gruesome crimes in recent Cherokee County history.  More...


Choosing the best exercises for your total health

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Stand in a supermarket checkout line, and you’ll be bombarded with ten different messages about the “best diet” and the “best exercises” to lose weight/gain weight/get stronger/stay healthy. More...


The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of October 24, 2017:  More...


The Shady Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir will celebrate their 47th anniversary singing ministry with special music selections on Sunday, November 19, 2017 during the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is cordially invited to attend in this service. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Katie Jones

Ms. Katie Elvira Jones, age 81 of 211 West Claremont Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, departed this life on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 5:22 p.m. at Mary Black Gaffney.  More...

Michael Davis

Michael Donald Davis affectionately known as (Blob), age 56 of 102 Birch Street Gaffney, S.C.; peacefully transition on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 24,1961 to the late Gerldine Davis in Cherokee County. More...

Evelyn Bright

Gaffney, S.C. — Myra Evelyn Parker Bright, 87, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Azalea Woods Nursing Facility in Aiken.  More...

State News

South Carolina's Scott among bipartisan gun bill sponsors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. More...

National News

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting - Salvator Mundi - sells for record $450M

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.  More...

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which th More...

New traffic measures coming to major Gaffney intersection

A major intersection in Gaffney is getting new traffic control measures.  The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday the intersection of Pacolet Highway and East Oneal Street will be converted to an all-way stop later th More...

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