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Man sentenced for multiple fraud counts

In addition to two other charges, a 49-year-old Gaffney man pleaded guilty Monday morning in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to using his long deceased stepfather’s identity to secure a credit card.   More...

Limestone College artifacts on display in on-campus exhibit

A botany textbook from 1900 and a pendant worn by a Confederate treasurer office employee are among the Limestone College artifacts now on display in a museum exhibit.  They are among the items displayed in the new museum area inside Winnie Davi More...

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No rate hikes in BPW budget

Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners wasted little time Tuesday giving thumbs up to a new fiscal year budget that for the first time in years holds the line on rates.  As the only “new business” item, commissioner Roger Hardin More...

2014 DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN OF BLACKSBURG

Payton Burgess was named Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg 2014 on Saturday, March 2, during the scholarship program held at Blacksburg High School and sponsored by the Blacksburg Women’s More...

LITTLE MISS AND MISTER BLACKSBURG TINY TOT

Carson Duncan, son of Matt and Sara Duncan, was named Little Mister Blacksburg Tiny Tot and Desiree Erwin, daughter of Shannon and Anita Erwin, was named Little Miss Blacksburg Tiny Tot during the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Scholarship P More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Susie Lattimore

Susie Huskey Lattimore, 73, of 9 Hillman Place, Roosevelt, Long Island, N.Y., widow of Damon Lattimore, passed on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, N.Y.  A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the More...

Jimmie L. Tate

Jimmie L. Tate Sr., 73, passed away peacefully after a long illness at Apple Rehabilitation Center in West Haven, Conn., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, with his son, Kenneth, by his side.  More...

Lorne Houey

Lorene Oglesby Houey, 89, of 210 Estelle Road, died Sunday morning, March 3, 2013, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Widow of J.D. Houey, she was born in Cleveland County, N.C., a daughter of Stanyard and Ossie Reid Oglesby. More...

Report: He wanted to kill ‘devil’ cops

Man brandishes knife outside sheriff’s office

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Tuesday his office is conducting an office safety review in the wake of a Monday evening incident during which a city man was arrested after allegedly trying to get into the sheriff’s office while bran More...

8 more plead guilty in mail theft probe

Eight more people accused of participating in a widespread mail theft ring that operated in the Upstate, among them six residents of Gaffney, pled guilty Tuesday in federal court in Greenville, according to the U.S. More...

Local teacher on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

Since she was a toddler, local resident Tessie Woodlief vividly envisioned how her wedding day would be, from colors and decorations to the attire she aspired to wear.  More...

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OYSTER SHUCKERS

— Larry Irvin and Brett Irvin shuck oysters Saturday during an oyster roast and Lowcountry Shrimp Boil fundraiser at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More...

POLICE REPORT

Two Gaffney men face crack distribution charges

City of Gaffney narcotics agents issued several search warrants Feb. 22 and made two arrests, according to documents made public last week.  More...

Dreaming about setting records

Will I be snowboarding when I’m 90?

It just so happened that I was at Sugar Mountain recently. In case you don’t know Sugar Mountain is near the scenic village of Banner Elk about 20 miles this side of Boone, North Carolina. More...

Sports

Indian reliever shuts down Clover

Lanky sophomore Tyler Parker came up big for the Gaffney High baseball team on Monday.  Parker gave up just three hits, one earned run and walked only one in six outstanding innings of relief in Gaffney’s 8-4 season-opening win over Clover More...

Blacksburg drops opener to Liberty

Blacksburg coach Josh Batchler nows know why Liberty finished second in the highly-competitive region a year ago.  The Red Devils racked up nine hits, but most importantly played errorfree in the field to outlast the home standing Wildcats, 8-5, More...

Lady Indians bang out 20 hits in win

The offense came alive early for the Gaffney High softball team on Monday.  The Lady Indians scored two runs in the first, one in the second and five in the third en route to a convincing 15- 8 win over Broome in the season opener at Fuller Fiel More...

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Gas tax idea deserves a hearing

They are using baby steps, but bit by bit lawmakers in Columbia are talking about potential solutions to the dire condition of South Carolina’s vast network of state maintained roads, highways and bridges. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Momentum is building in the Upstate

The Upstate SC Alliance had a great year in 2012 as did the Upstate of South Carolina.  Those are not exclusive statements. And to be honest, we think 2013 is going to be even better.  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?