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Judge notes suspect had courtesy to use turn signals during chase

Most often, prosecutors rely on witness testimony, confessions and sometimes scientific testing to prove a case.   But every now and then, they have the benefit of video.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Parker, Mr. Lemmons exchange wedding vows

Donna Kaye Parker of Gaffney and Jay Richard Lemmons of Inman were united in marriage on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012,ina9a.m.doubleringceremony at the Cherokee County Courthouse. The couple renewed their wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. More...

New rules will make food safer

FDA issues sweeping guidelines for farmers, manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Poole – Cole

Brittany Lynn Cole and Holden Roger Poole will be married in an outdoor wedding at Spencer Farm on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anna Rhinehart, 8, loved music and loved to sing

Anna Marie Rhinehart, 8, of 109 Washington Ave., went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Samantha Gail Rhinehart. More...

Carolyn Abernathy former employee of Goodwill Ind.

Carolyn McCluney Abernathy, 85, of Washington, D.C., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Virginia.  Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Claude Mc- Cluney Sr. and the late Frances Reid. More...

Robert Camp, 81, decorated U.S. Army veteran of Korean War

BLACKSBURG – Robert Lee Camp, 81, of 179 Mulberry Road, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at his home.  Born in Waco, N.C., he was the husband of Dorothy Chariker Camp of the home and was first married to the late Blanche Lail Camp. More...

IN THEIR MEMORY

Candles are lit during a memorial service Thursday in remembrance of the 26 children and adults who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. More...

Traffic death numbers rose during 2012

After hitting a multi-decade low in 2010, preliminary statistics released Friday by the South Carolina Highway Patrol show traffic fatalities rose in South Carolina for the second consecutive year in 2012.  More...

Local News

Friends rally to assist burn victim

True friends step up in times of travail.  Following an incident last week in which a paint can exploded in his face during a bonfire, resulting in severe burns to his face and both arms, support has arrived in droves for Goucher — White P More...

STUDENTS GET COLD FEET

Blacksburg Middle School 7th-grade students Breanna Hill and Kayla Jones placed their bare feet in a tub of cold water Wednesday morning for a science experiment to measure the effectiveness of distr More...

History buffs invited to walk in Morgan’s footsteps

Local residents can retrace the steps American Revolutionary War Gen. Daniel Morgan took with his flying Army on their way to the decisive Battle of Cowpens. More...

Sports

Wildcats dominate Chesnee

Blacksburg fed off the energy of an electric crowd Friday with a dominating defensive performance in a 65-39 victory over archrival Chesnee.  After a tight first quarter, Blacksburg guard Nick Hames hit two 3- pointers and four free throws in t More...

Rebels drive past Gaffney

The Byrnes Rebels’ strategy wasn’t complicated but it was extremely effective.  The Rebels drove past an Indian defender to break down the Gaffney defense en route to posting a surprisingly convincing 54-42 win over the defending sta More...

LadyWildcats shut down Chesnee, 62-32

Late arrivals for the Blacksburg girls basketball game could be excused Friday night if they did a double take at the scoreboard.  More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Republican establishment declares war on GOP voters

Official Washington hailed the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a significant bipartisan accomplishment. More...

IT’S JUST ME

That’s a funny place to leave a frying pan

The missus and I recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.  That means, if my math is correct, this year will mark our 30th year together in wedded bliss.  I have been trying to think of something really special I could do to celebr More...

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