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Military magazine salutes college

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has been honored by a military magazine for its efforts to help veterans continue their education.  More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

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BIRTH

Leland Alexander Steagall

Robert Leland Steagall and Brittany Ann Cummings of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Leland Alexander Steagall, on Feb. 14, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 10 ozs.  More...

Ben Tankard, ‘Godfather of Gospel Jazz,’ guest March 6 at Life Changer’s Church International

When one door closes, there is typically another waiting to be opened ripe with new beginnings.  After aspirations of a fruitful NBA career came to a grinding halt due to a knee injury, Ben Tankard found himself at a crossroads, confused which d More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shanquilene Jackson

Services for Shanquilene Dené Jackson will be held Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson, Elder Horace Jefferies, the Rev. Justine Lincoln, Dr. Michael Bridges, the Rev. C.A. More...

Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith, 76, of 504 Mountain Meadow Drive, Bessemer City, N.C., passed away Monday,   Feb. 28, 2011, in Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C. More...

Other News

The 2011 season of Lent begins Wednesday, March 9

Lent is the period of fasting leading up to the feast of Easter, recalling Jesus’ 40-day fast in the wilderness. More...

Court ruling on evidence leaves prosecutors in limbo

With their evidence tossed as a result of a court ruling, prosecutors said they were unable to proceed with the trial of a Blacksburg businessman Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

MAPPING THEIR STRATEGY

Jeopardy game show champion David Madden points out the location of Cuba on Tuesday afternoon while answering a question from a Blacksburg High student about the state History Bowl competition schedu More...

Local News

County refuses request

Gaffney officials will have to make do with a 3-acre city park on the former Milliken Big Mill site.  Some city officials, including Mayor Henry Jolly, had hoped the county would up the amount of acres from three to four to accommodate an amphit More...

Bidders on complex will be pre-qualified

In an attempt to eliminate delays and setbacks, contractors and their subs will be vetted prior to bidding on the new county administration building project. More...

Report shows First Steps making a difference

Director says early childhood education is critical to success in school

Faced with dwindling state support, South Carolina First Steps recently released the results of a 3-year evaluation of the impact its programs have in the 46 counties. More...

Sports

Lady Indians fall to Union in finale of Gene Lee tourney

Forget about wins, Gaffney coach Kelly Ellis said the Gene Lee Tournament was about getting much-needed experience for her young squad.  In that regard, the Lady Indians came out on top.  Gaffney wrapped up the week-long tournament with a 7 More...

GREAT GATORS -

The Gators Basketball team was recently presented with their trophies after a great year. They are a part of the Community for Christ Basketball league in Blacksburg. More...

Saints Treat themselves to win

Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Treat scored a game-high five goals as No. 4 Limestone (3-0, 2- 0 CC) earned a solid 12- 9 victory over No. 6 Mercyhurst (0-1, 0-0 PSAC) in a non-conference Division II women’s lacrosse game on Wednesday.  More...

Letters

Recreation department deserves a big thank-you

Dear Friends:  I would like to take a minute to applaud our local recreation department.  Mack Byars, Eddie Dean Allison, Greg Taylor, Mitch Harris, David Parris, Lowery Love and David Jackson have been more than instrumental in helping the More...

Columns

The fix may be worse than the problem

Some South Carolina legislators are scrambling to fix a problem largely of the Legislature’s own making. More...

SCOTT POWELL

Jeopardy champion leaving historic mark

“I lost on Jeopardy, baby....ooh ooh, ooh, ooh.”  Sorry, I couldn’t resist humming this line from the 1983 hit song “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

You ain’t seen nothing yet

Libyan unrest is fueling a sharp boost in U.S. pump prices. More...

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