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IT’S GREEK TO ME

(TOP PHOTO) Blacksburg Middle School 8th-grade teachers dressed as Greek gods and goddesses Thursday for a Greek Festival. More...

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Blacksburg missionary touched by girl’s plight
Oh, Mercy! Blacksburg resident Vince Tharpe isn’t the first person to have this thought upon seeing the twisted and curved feet of 15-year-old Mercy, who lives in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa.
Christmas on Limestone-goers met with snow, rain and sleet
Christmas on Limestone and the City of Gaffney’s nighttime Christmas parade went forward Friday evening amid rain, sleet and snow, proving the Christmas spirit can overcome bad weather — at least up to a certain point.

Local News

Police need your help to identify person of interest

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest seen on security camera footage at a Shelby Highway convenience store where a shooting occurred May 13.  The shooting occurred at More...

Gaffney man serving 25 years in prison gets 19 more

A 42-year-old Gaffney man already serving a 25- year prison sentence out of Newberry County received a concurrent 19- year prison sentence last Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after reaching a plea agreement on a drug trafficking c More...

Computers stolen from school

Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office deputies are on the lookout for a thief or thieves who stole several computers from a local elementary school.  More...

Sports

No surprise: Defense ahead of offense at GHS spring game

With eight starters returning from a rapidly improving defense a season ago, it’s no surprise the unit was dominant in Gaffney’s Black-White Spring Game on Tuesday.  More...

Post 109 in midseason form

Duckett sharp in relief as Post 109 rolls to win

It might have been the opener, but Post 109 appeared in midseason form in a 9-2 win Wednesday over Greer at The Jug.  Austin Duckett pitched four no-hit innings of relief, eight batters hit safely and the defense played errorless baseball.  More...

Limestone third baseman earns all-southeast team honors

Limestone College junior third baseman Chase Allen has been selected to the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team as announced by the organization.  Allen, who was previously named to the More...

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THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

The fundamental reason President Trump will not be impeached

President Trump is in no danger of being impeached and removed from office. I say this with confidence despite having no knowledge of what Special Counsel Mueller and his team may find.  More...

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INVASION

Armed thugs storm into home; take guns, cash

Several guns and cash were reported stolen following an armed home invasion that occurred Wednesday evening on Pecan Street.  Detectives at the City of Gaffney Police Department were still investigating the incident Thursday. Det. Lt. More...

Council deadlocked on making decision about new county boss

Even after a lengthy closed-door discussion at Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting, the group remains deadlocked on who should be its next administrator, according to sources close to the search process.  More...

Business burglary suspect in custody

City of Gaffney police on Wednesday arrested a 42-year-old city man in connection with two business burglaries that occurred earlier in the week.  Telly Savalas Gregory, who had a 6th Street address, is charged with two counts of 2nd-degree burg More...

LifeStyles

Like father, like son

Barber’s son fulfills childhood dream of working with his dad

Isaiah Sarratt held his first pair of clippers at age two, and he hasn’t put them down since.  The soon-to-be Gaffney High graduate’s passion for cutting hair stems from his father J.J. More...

Limestone College to soon offer “Global Experience” for students

There’s no telling where in the world a Limestone College education will soon be taking students from the historic liberal arts institution.  More...

Sheriff’s Ride for the Relay scheduled for June 2

Area motorcyclists are once again being invited to help kick cancer to the curb by participating in the Sheriff ’s Ride for the Relay. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Claude Cobb, Sr.

BLACKSBURG — Claude S. Cobb, Sr., 88, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.  More...

Juanita Vinesett Shaw

HUDSON, Fla. — Juanita Vinesett (Lokey) Shaw, 93, of 12900 Pebble Beach Circle, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  More...

Artie Byars

GAFFNEY — Artie Whelchel Byars, 90, of 510 Thompson Street, passed away Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, at Blue Ridge In Brookview Healthcare Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Roy Davis Byars and the daughter of the late Thompson Whi More...

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