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Dems sealed Courson’s election; Peeler still Majority Leader

Support from his Republican colleagues wasn’t really the issue in state Sen. Harvey Peeler’s consideration for leadership of the state Senate.  Instead, a closer look at the 27-17 vote on Tuesday that made state Sen. More...

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‘Titanic’ adds matinee show on March 17

SPARTANBURG – In order to meet increased demand for tickets and with many of this weekend’s performances nearly sold out, the Spartanburg Little Theatrehasaddeda3p.m.matineeof Titanic: The Musical on Saturday, March 17, at the Chapman Cul More...

101st BIRTHDAY –

Florence Ross of Gaffney celebrated her 101st birthday last week. More...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird' star at Limestone on March 19

Mary Badham will visit college to celebrate 50th anniversary of classic film's release

Mary Badham, known to many movie fans as “Scout” in the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, will visit Limestone College on Monday, March 19, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film’s release. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Kiser

SMYRNA – James Russell Kiser Sr. of Smyrna died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his home. More...

P.G. Petty

Patrick (P.G.) Petty, 91, formerly of 2211 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of the late Sudie Ruppe Petty and son of More...

Jill Moss

Sondra Jill Moss of 1003 Clary St. went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of Tommy Moss.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

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Fiddlers, foreign oil and failed policy

One-fifth of the world’s oil supply travels through the vital Strait of Hormuz in the Middle East.  More...

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A message of hope

Life is what happens when you are making other plans.  It is easy to get so caught up in our own busy lives that we don’t notice people who are struggling with different emotional issues. More...

Peeper gets 18 months; probation

It took a jury of eight women and four men just 12 minutes Thursday to deliberate a case in which a 48-yearold Gaffney man was accused of peeping into a city woman’s bathroom window last May.  William Rainey, whose address is listed in cou More...

Everybody wants a piece of the Pi

A tire relay race, homemade pies and frisbees were more than just a fun way for learning Wednesday when students paused to consider one of math’s most challenging numbers. More...

Local News

City set to ‘Go Green’ in preparation of annual IrishFest celebration

The City of Gaffney is prepared Saturday to redefine the term “Go Green.”  Presented the rare occasion to celebrate the contribution of the city’s founder, Michael Gaffney, and his Irish heritage on St. More...

Rep. Moss announces plan to seek re-election

It has been my honor and pleasure to represent the citizens of District 29 in the S. C. House of Representatives for the past six years. More...

Deltano hopes weekend presentations to local youths make an ‘Impact’

Laughter has proven to be quite the medicine for the human body, but is there a potion available to heal the ills of a society gone astray?  In the mind of comedian Keith Deltano, all that is necessary is a hard-hitting, direct shot of truth.&nb More...

Sports

Gaffney soccer team earns historic win

The Gaffney High boys soccer team made history this week by beating Spartanburg for the first time in program history.  The Indians snatched the 2-1 win when freshman Vincente Botello buried a penalty shot late in the second half.  More...

Jackson paces Saints to win over Wingate

Limestone junior attack Shayne Jackson, a 2012 Tewaaraton Award nominee, assisted on nine goals and scored three of his own while fellow attack and junior Riley Loewen scored six goals with one assist to lead the No. More...

Wildcats look to stay perfect in region

The Blacksburg High baseball team looks to remain atop the region standings when it faces hard-hitting Southside Christian today.  The Wildcats are tied with St. Joe’s for the top spot at 3-0. More...

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