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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

Tech students ‘Light it Up’

A lifelong car fan, Preston Raines knows exactly where he wants to go to school when he graduates.  More...

Upstate home starts up 17 percent

The last year was a healthy one for home building in Cherokee County, and for Upstate South Carolina as well.  A report by “The Market Edge” gathered from 27 Upstate building code offices showed a 17 percent increase from 5,287 in 20 More...

POLICE REPORTS

Shoplifters stole an estimated $5,000 worth of clothing from a Gaffney Premium Outlets store Feb. 23. According to the Gaffney Police Department, two male subjects entered the Tommy Hilfiger outlet store at 12:04 p.m. More...

Sports

Indians fall a little short

A cold start to the second quarter proved to be the Gaffney Indians’ undoing Saturday night. More...

Kearse becomes first to top 2,000 pts.

Senior guard Jasmine Kearse poured in a game-high 29 points to become the first player in program history to surpass 2,000 points to help the Limestone College women's basketball team post its 19th straight win after knocking off Southern Wesleyan 99 More...

Limestone men win first regular season co-championship in 4 years

The Limestone College men's basketball team claimed its first Conference Carolinas regular season co-championship title since the 2012-13 season after defeating Southern Wesleyan University, 97-71 Friday. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Free tuition is a good investment

Funding for public education at all levels too often is viewed as a painful expense when it should be seen for what it really is, the best investment the state can make in its future.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Medical devices can turn deadly

What’s the biggest killer in hospitals? Secrecy. That’s the bottom line from the Government Accountability Office and the Food and Drug Administration.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Trying to get a grip

Last week was kind of rough. For some inexplicable reason, I suddenly couldn’t hold on to anything. I either dropped or nearly dropped practically every item I picked up. It’s like my hands were constantly coated with oil or something. More...

Union fire fills parts of county with smoke

A smoky haze blanketed wide swaths of Cherokee County on Friday, including downtown Gaffney, as a large controlled burn in neighboring Union County sent smoke north.  More...

Hearing before city council to determine if downtown bar gets its license back

Gaffney City Council will conduct a rare hearing Monday evening to decide whether a downtown bar will get back its business license.  More...

LifeStyles

Junior Ambassadors’ fundraisers help make wishes come true

A young Gaffney boy grinned from ear to ear Saturday morning as a young woman with an angelic voice serenaded him with the theme song from his favorite movie, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” More...

County residents invited to enjoy pancake breakfast before partaking in Walk-A-Thon

County residents can start their day with a hearty pancake breakfast March 11 before walking for a good cause at Blacksburg High.  More...

Starnes celebrating 50 years

Zeb Sr. and Virginia Starnes of Smyrna, S.C. are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple was married Feb. 27, 1967 in Gaffney by W.R. Douglas. They have one son Zeb Jr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rubye Sanders

“First Lady Emeritus” of Bethel Baptist Church  Mrs. Rubye Lee Corry Sanders, 87, of 1909 West Buford Street, Gaffney, S.C., widow of Reverend Dr. James W. More...

Ed Poole

Gaffney, S.C. — Clarence Edward “Ed” Poole, 81, of 119 McCoy Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Lillian Walker

Blacksburg — Lillian McDaniel Walker, 92, of 1010 Old Chester Road, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Peachtree Centre. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. More...

State News

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss o More...

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Poll

The city has passed first reading of an ordinance that would allow a U-haul truck drop off (up to four trucks in the Farmer’s Market parking lot across from the Gaffney Visitors Center. Do you think this is an appropriate spot for such an enterprise?