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S.C. Lottery hopes to introduce Mega Millions by January

South Carolina Education Lottery players who want an extra crack at mega jackpots will get their chance early in 2010 when South Carolina becomes the newest state to offer the Mega Millions game. More...

LifeStyles

Cranberries make holiday baking shine

Native American fruit adds tang and explosion of color to recipes

O nly a few years ago, cranberries were seldom seen outside the holiday season and even then they were primarily served as sauce with the turkey. Now, sweetene dried cranberries along with cranberry juice and sauce are enjoyed throughout the year. More...

BIRTHS

Samantha Marie Benson   Peter, Brandy and Caroline Benson of 501 Vernon St., announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Samantha Marie, on Oct. 24, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs.   More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Garvin Allen

GREENVILLE – The Rev. Garvin Wade Allen, 94, went home to his heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. More...

Vivian Parrish

BLACKSBURG – Vivian "Bibbie" Corrine Williams Parrish, 90, of 251 Oak Grove Road, formerly of North Myrtle Beach, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at her home.   Born in Charlotte, Mrs. Parrish was the widow of George L. More...

Robert Hambright Jr.

BLACKSBURG – Robert "Junebug" Hambright Jr., 74, of 407 Hardin St., passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Born in Gaffney, Mr. More...

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Hey you, come back here with my pants

With the crime rate being what it is, folks are locking up their stuff. Which is good news for companies that make locks, or the people who work for companies that make locks.   More...

THEIR VIEW

The judge, not her pets should be top dog

Before the state circuit court moved into the new $13 million Dorchester County Courthouse in St. George, no one seemed to mind that Diane Goodstein brought her dogs to work. If a law prohibits it, surely she would have known. More...

‘Bring him to trial soon or set him free’

Attorneys representing Ernest Riddle

Arguing their client has been waiting “24 years, 2 months and 19 days for justice,” defense attorneys for an accused killer are demanding that prosecutors bring him to trial soon or release him from prison.   More...

Blacksburg Middle School ‘going green’

Blacksburg Middle School is following in the footsteps of the local Freightliner plant by making its own environment statement.   Starting Nov. More...

Local News

Finance committee receives good news from accountant

At Friday’s Gaffney City Council Finance Committee meeting, accountant Ben Kochenower picked up a newspaper and began reading about an employee of an Upstate town who had been charged with stealing money. More...

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TIMKEN GRANT – Gaffney Youth Baseball Inc. has received a $38,700 grant from The Timken Foundation. More...

City considers increasing bonuses

City employees won’t learn until December if the city intends to sweeten their Christmas bonus checks this year.   More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Rice sets career high

Former Indian star on pace for 70-plus catches, 1,100 yards

Former Gaffney High great Sidney Rice is having a season to remember for the Minnesota Vikings. More...

Indians knock out Knights

A 31-0 shutout against Stratford in the first round of the state playoffs Friday was all the Gaffney Indians needed to reconcile the previous week’s loss to Northwestern, and the defense was willing to do anything to get it. More...

BRIEFS

Long leads team to MEAC title   Gaffney's Malcolm Long threw four touchdown passes as South Carolina State defeated Morgan State 37-13 to clinch the Mid- Eastern   Athletic   Conference title on Saturday.   More...

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