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NEITHER SNOW, NOR RAIN, NOR ... FIRE?

We already knew snow and rain are no problems for the U.S. Postal Service. Now we know we can add fire to the mix as well. More...

LifeStyles

Nordic walking: Pole pushing burns more calories, helps stability

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Nordic walking – walking with poles – burns morem calories than ordinary walking of the same intensity. More...

Garden will honor 1.5 million children killed in Holocaust

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Girl Scout cookie sales now under way

The annual Girl Scout cookie program is now underway and will end Jan. 27. The sales dates at local retail locations are weekends from Feb. 22-March 17.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg grinds out key region victory

Wildcats remain tied for second in region with 6-2 mark

Malik Gaffney has been an offensive force for the Blacksburg Wildcats this season.  Nothing changed on Friday as Gaffney poured in 25 points to lead the Wildcats to a hard fought 58-50 win over visiting Carolina.  More...

Indians snap losing streak

All Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff wanted Friday night was to get a win.  He got a 73-64 victory over Boiling Springs; but it wasn’t easy.  The Indians trailed by as many as nine points until Daquan McNeal gave them the lead More...

Dawkins, Lady Indians blow out Boiling Springs, 83-28

This one was never in doubt.  Gaffney raced to a 30-9 lead after one quarter and extended that cushion to 51- 14 at the half en route to an 83-28 win over visiting Boiing Springs on Friday.  More...

County, state jobless rates inch upward

While improving jobs data just before Christmas was termed by one prominent economist as an “early gift from Santa,” new employment and jobless figures released Friday show some Christmas gifts — like clothing that just doesn’ More...

Legislation would place a cop at every public school

Lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would place trained police officers in every South Carolina public school.  More...

Re-enactors go back in time to once again oust Morgan’s forces

Tempting park visitors as well as birds hovering above hoping for a free treat, a rotisserie chicken rotated over an open flame for hours Saturday at Cowpens National Battlefield, posing as the perfect meal for Patriot forces after a long day of figh More...

Local News

Burglar strikes Mary Bramlett Elementary School

Makes off with computer, emergency supplies

City of Gaffney police are on the hunt for a burglar who broke into a local elementary school. According to an incident report, a city officer was dispatched at 1:12 a.m. More...

Fishing Hall of Famer featured speaker at FCA event

When asked to best describe famed outdoorsman Hank Parker, the CBS Morning Show opted to refer to him as “the rodand reel answer to Michael Jordan.”  While the thrill of a big catch never grows old for the Union resident, nothing mat More...

Timken a driving force behind Pro Football Hall of Fame - Part II

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Timken Company has had a major impact on Cherokee County and other communities in which its facilities are located. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Natalia McCluney

Ms. Natalia Latrice Mc- Cluney, 23, of 100 White Oak Drive, Apt. 50, Gaffney, passed on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at her residence.  More...

Rev. Emory A. Beaver

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Rev. Emory A. Beaver, 95, of Gastonia, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home.  More...

William Curtis

SPARTANBURG – William Michael Curtis, 55, formerly of Gaffney, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of A.L. Curtis and Phyllis Turner Curtis of Gaffney. Mr. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Why don’t people listen to me?

Most of us have experiened the frustration of people not listening to us. It is even more exasperating when they appear to be listening, but really aren’t. We discover this only later when they fail to do what we asked.  More...

THE MOSS REPORT

FOIA, texting and what does the governor say ?

The second week of this legislative session was filled with work being done in committees and subcommittees, debating legislation and receiving testimony from the public.  FOIA Bill Leads Judiciary Agenda:  More...

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