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Hey kids, ‘The Wonder Dog’ debuts today on Page 10

Have you ever felt like your dog understands you? Sam Van Arsdale did. In fact, Sam’s dog understood English, French and even Morse Code. 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

New councilman wants to city to take back garbage collection

Arguing that service to Gaffney City residents has gone down since the county took over garbage pickup in the city limits, one Cherokee County councilman suggested Tuesday the city should take over its own garbage pickup once again.  More...

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT US

More than 40 Cherokee County non-profits provided information on their organizations to dozens of Cherokee County residents during a ‘speed-networking’ event Thursday at the YMCA. More...

City offering grants to new businesses

Downtown Gaffney will be home to three new businesses Oct. More...

Sports

‘Tay’-riffic Win!

Tay Kershaw embraced the moment. The Gaffney senior guard scored 16 of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the visiting Indians hold on for a 68-66 win Friday night. More...

Wildcats rout Christ Church to take control of region race

The Blacksburg boys basketball team led from wire to wire in a 65-37 win over Christ Church on Friday.  The Wildcats are now in sole possession of first place in the region with a 4-0 mark. More...

Lady Indians improve to 3-0 in region

Mikenzi Walker scored 25 points and Mikayluh Walker added 17 to power the Gaffney girls basketball team to an easy 70-41 win at rival Spartanburg on Friday.  Jasmine Oglesby added 12 points for the Lady Indians, who improve to 3-0 in region play More...

State News

Business leaders to legislators: 'Finish the job' on roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Business leaders are again pushing the Legislature to fix South Carolina's crumbling roads, saying it's time to "finish the job" by passing a longterm funding solution or risk losing jobs to other states. More...

National News

Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.  More...

Officers being trained in use of device that could save lives of overdose victims

NALOXONE

Recognizing a growing problem in South Carolina, a group of Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office deputies recently underwent training so they can carry and use a life-saving device in the field.  More...

HONORING DR. KING

Several hundred spectators lined Main Street Gaffney to watch the parade Saturday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cool, misty weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of parade participants or parade watchers.   More...

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LifeStyles

Limestone College To Present “Take 10” Webinars To Provide Career Tips

Limestone College will host the second of its “Take 10: Career Tips in 10 Minutes” series webinars on January 24 and January 25. More...

ENGAGEMENT

William T. Parker Jr. and Susan R. Nichols of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nicole Parker, to Tyler Brandon Moss, son of Calvin and Robin Moss of Blacksburg.  More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of Jan. 9, 2017: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Susan Logan Lewis

Mrs. Susan Logan Lewis, age 62, of 305 Debra Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, wife of Mr. Stanley Roberts, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at her residence.  More...

Laura Hall

GAFFNEY — Laura Osment Hall, 74, of 1696 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence.  More...

Steve Thad Spencer

GAFFNEY — Steve Thad Spencer, 70, of 795 Darwin Road, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Oliver Spencer and Vivian Croker Spencer. Mr. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Too many S.C. 2016 road deaths

At least 975 families in South Carolina mourned the loss of a loved one to an accident on South Carolina roads last year, including 106 in the tri-county area, according to data released last week by the S.C. Department of Public Safety.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s inexcusable commutation

I highly doubt that President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence out of compassion — and suspect it was just one more slap in America’s face on his way out the door.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

The clogged drain: Part 1

“I’ve got this nasty clog in my bathtub drain,” I told the guy at the local home improvement / building supply store. “I just can’t seem to get the danged thing to break free.”  More...

Poll

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would require all public school students in the state to start wearing uniforms, starting with the 2017-18 school year this August. Do you support this move?