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Latest training leaves Gaffney cops ‘shocked’

With a measure of calmness, Gaffney Police Officer Christie Cauthen turned away from her instructor and braced herself.  “Taser .... Taser ... Taser,” another instructor said aloud just before Det. Sgt. More...

Sports

Vols, Tigers have their interest Peak(ed)

Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Wildcats clinch third; will meet Ware Shoals in playoffs

‘Frantic February’

Unlike last season, the Blacksburg boys basketball team isn’t looking forward to next season after its regularseason finale matchup (Thursday night) with Greenville Tech.  The Wildcats, who missed the playoffs a season ago, clinched third More...

Mauldin most likely first-round playoff opponent for GHS

‘Frantic February’

It is that time of year again. No, it’s not the time of year to do your spring cleaning. That doesn’t happen until June.  It’s the high school league’s version of March Madness. Frantic February, a.k.a. More...

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Cry me a Rivers

Sometimes I wonder how casual fans live with themselves.  Guess this partly has to do with the fact I’ve never been casual about anything in my life — sports is no exception.  More...

Students send their love to hospitalized kids

Candy and cards are often passed around in schools every Valentine’s Day.  More...

Defendant says bath salts drove him to steal

A 23-year-old North Carolina man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to burglarizing four convenience stores.  All of the break-ins, a defense attorney said during the hearing, were related to a “bath salt&rd More...

Mild winter will get a little more frosty this weekend

Hope you haven’t put away those winter coats and sweaters just yet.  A heaping helping of cold arctic air will move into the area beginning this evening, dropping high temperatures into the 40s this weekend.  More...

Local News

Limestone to host presentation on child exploitation

Limestone College will host Alesia Adams for a presentation titled “Stolen Childhood: Understanding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the U.S.” on Monday, Feb. 13.  The free program is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. More...

NRC approves first new nuclear plant in 3 decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation won approval Thursday as federal regulators voted to grant a license for two new reactors in Georgia.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 to approv More...

HOUSE FIRE

— Smoke and ashes pour from the roof of a Frontier Road residence Tuesday afternoon as firefighters from multiple departments douse hot spots. The blaze erupted at approximately 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Geraldine Wall

Geraldine McDaniel Wall, 83, of 1231 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Ricky Mullinax

ROCK HILL – Ricky Edward Mullinax, 50, of 670 Annafrel St., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Guy and Mary Louise Parker Mullinax. Mr. More...

Steven G. Martin

Funeral services for Steven Garrick Martin, 45, known to many as “Honkey,” formerly of 424 Sarratt Ave., Gaffney, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mary Jefferies and the Rev. More...

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