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Boy, 12, burned by hot grease

A young boy was rushed for medical treatment Friday evening after he suffered burns to his hands and feet while trying to carry a burning pan of grease out of a Colonial Heights apartment.  Gaffney Fire Capt. More...

Resident contends handicap-accessible ramp isn’t

A city resident who uses a powered wheelchair to enjoy the outdoors claims the contractor hired to make sidewalk intersections handicap-accessible might have cut corners on at least one ramp.  The new ramps allow people in wheelchairs to get fro More...

LifeStyles

Charleston, Greenville, Richland, Horry again top AAA Carolina’s list of S.C.’s most dangerous counties

Cherokee County makes top 5 safest, but also makes top 5 most dangerous for fatal tractor trailer accidents

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– For the thirdconsecutive year, Charleston, Greenville, Richland and Horry counties are among the top five in AAA Carolinas' annual list of South Carolina's most dangerous counties for collisions, according to an analysis based More...

Aegean Pizza hosts fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 25 for Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County

Lunch-style buffet will be laden with delicious Italian foods

Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County is partnering with Aegean Pizza of Gaffney to have a Sunday lunch fundraiser on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.  More...

Drop that Sugar!

‘Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies®’ reveals surprising foods to leave off your grocery list

H0B0KEN, N.J. –When you think of addiction, various illegal and harmful substances probably spring to mind…but not sugar.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elwyn Fred McCraw, retired from Duke Power-Cliffside Steam Station

Elwyn Fred McCraw, 89, of Bailey Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his residence.  A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was born on April 22, 1924, a son of the late Chancey Paul and Eva Harris Mc- Craw. More...

John Earl McAbee, enjoyed fishing and rabbit hunting; formerly employed by Norwalk Vault

John Earl McAbee, 69, of 2427 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Geraldine C. Harvey, enjoyed gardening and sewing

COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Geraldine Camp Harvey, 96, will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery, Elgin. The Rev. David Brannen, the Rev. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Reform education funding

Gov. Nikki Haley’s focus on reforming the way South Carolina funds its public schools should at a minimum spawn a vital discussion about the state’s future.  South Carolina’s education funding system has been a mess for years. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

The results of my poll are in

For several months I have been conducting my own poll.  Pollsters need not feel threatened. It has been very casual and informal. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Just call me Rodrigo the Pool Boy

The missus and I are nearing our 30th wedding anniversary.  The other night I asked her, “Honey, remember when we were hot and heavy?”  “Oh yeah,” she answered.  “Well, now we’re just heavy,” I More...

National News

Power companies dangle free nights and weekends

NEW YORK (AP) — Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.  But some electric companies want to shake-up that rigid business model. More...

Tuition isn’t the only college expense going up

WASHINGTON (AP) —Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.  More...

Man shot by homeowner goes to prison

A 30-year-old Gaffney man shot by a homeowner during a December 2011 attempted burglary entered into a plea agreement Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that resulted in him receiving an 8-year prison sentence.  More...

High-speed motorist sentenced

A 33-year-old Gaffney man accused of leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase while drunk behind the wheel was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

$6,000 reported stolen from Blacksburg residence

More than $6,000 in theft losses were reported following the recent burglary of a Blacksburg residence.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

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Carlisle Street home damaged by Friday morning fire

A morning blaze damaged a Carlisle Street home.  City of Gaffney firefighters were alerted to a reported structure fire at 506 W. Carlisle Street at 12:12 a.m. Friday.  More...

Sports

Indian offense in high gear at Border Showcase

There were plenty of big plays and big numbers on the scoreboard at Friday night’s Border Showcase Classic at The Reservation.  More...

Gaffney’s McIntosh picked up by Detroit Lions

Former Gaffney High great and University of Miami star Rocky McIntosh has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.  According to published reports, McIntosh worked out with the Lions last month but didn’t sign at the time.  The More...

Broome blanks Wildcats 19-0 at Iron City Jamboree

Broome looked ready to start the season Friday night with a strong performance in a 19-0 preseason win over Blacksburg in the Iron City Jamboree.  More...

Inside Report

Well, if it’s not a sinkhole

Gaffney firefighters discovered an old water well Friday behind the home where local resident James Hoey has lived for the past 30 years.  The discovery ends a mystery which has vexed Hoey since he found two sinkholes outside his back porch. More...

Cruiser in collision

A Gaffney police officer responding to an emergency call Tuesday afternoon was involved in a collision on North Logan Street.  No injuries were reported, however.  More...

GHS grad chosen to be teaching fellow

Born in Gaffney to Denise and Billy Beattie, Carrie Beattie has been chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as a member of its 2013 cohort of Teaching Fellows. The selected fellows participated in a rigorous screening process. More...

State News

Casino coming to I-85?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is considering an agreement to allow a South Carolina-based Indian tribe to open a casino near the state line.  More...

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