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Hit-and-run driver who struck child gets 5 years

A 41-year-old Gaffney woman said she thought she hit a bicycle while driving down Hopewell Road in Blacksburg last Jan. 21 and vowed she would have stopped if she knew she had struck a child. Nikki Cobb Waters didn’t strike a bicycle, though. More...

LifeStyles

Club holds first meeting of new year on Sept. 10

The Tuesday Woman’s Club held its first meeting of the 2013-2014 year on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Cherokee History and Arts Museum. Hostesses were Mrs. Gene Childers, Mrs. Lawrence Childers and Mrs. More...

Cowpens National Battlefield closed

Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed all 401 national parks, including Cowpens National Battlefield. More...

Dr. RobWhite guest speaker at Southside revival services

Revival services will be held at Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal St., starting Sunday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. with Dr. Rob White as the evangelist. Services for October 7-9 will be at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lois Winstead, retired from Timken; former employee of Dollar General

Lois Virginia Bolton Winstead, 79, of 304 Joyce St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Gene “Flip” Moss, self-employed brick mason

BLACKSBURG – Gene Randall "Flip" Moss, 49, of 107 Crescent Circle, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  He was the son of Peggy Smith Owens of Blacksburg and the late Roy Gene Moss. More...

LaMonda Lattimore, last employed by Fatz Café

LaMonda Lattimore, 29, of 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 4, passed on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 9:20 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

I-85 crash claims life of college student

A horrific rush hour crash on Interstate 85 in Blacksburg claimed the life of a college student Thursday evening, injured a second student and a truck driver, and forced a detour of all southbound traffic for approximately five hours. More...

Entertainment center sold: Changes will include indoor playground, new name

The Gaffney Entertainment Center is now in the hands of a new owner.  Rick Hackel, who operated small amusement parks in the Chicagoland area, closed on the property   Wednesday and was given the keys to what has been a business plagued by More...

Uncertainty surrounds weekend events

When life gives you lemons, you might as well make lemonade.  As a whirlwind of doubt surrounds Capitol Hill in regard to Congress finding common ground on a federal spending plan, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Foxx More...

Local News

Gaffney native and ‘World’s Fastest Man’ to speak here

Former “World’s Fastest Man” and Gaffney native Tim Montgomery will speak to Limestone College student-athletes and staff on Monday, October 7 as part of an ongoing speaker series dedicated to improving the overall student-athlete e More...

Band Booster Club raises more than $1,600

The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, partnered with the Gaffney Band Booster Club to raise more than $1,600 at a recent Flapjack Fundraiser. More...

City continues negotiation

City officials are still negotiating deals that would increase the size of their newest park.  Earlier this month, Gaffney City Council authorized city administrator James Taylor to begin negotiations with the property owner of four parcels on C More...

Sports

‘Best’ buds

Gaffney offensive linemen Blake Best and Dylan James have been best friends since middle school

One of Dylan James’ first interactions with Blake Best was - appropriately enough - on the football field.  James lives in the Goucher community while Best comes from the Draytonville area. More...

WADE HAMPTON (2-2) at GAFFNEY (4-1)

Indians hope for 2-0 region start against struggling Generals

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Wildcat defense on guard for spread offense

Blacksburg defensive players have spent the past three weeks playing smashmouth football against different versions of a Wing T offense.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

GOP, you’ve tried surrender; let’s try fighting

Why is it just assumed Republicans will automatically be blamed for any government shutdown over a budgetary impasse between Obama and his Democratic Party and Republicans?  More disturbingly, why do so many Republicans and right-leaning comment More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Symbolism and deception consumer Congress

The political stalemate leading to the so-called shutdown of the federal government has shown with devastating clarity how official Washington is consumed with symbolism over substance.  More...

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