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College Application Day big success at Blacksburg High

Nathan Hall spent a class period Friday filling out an application in hopes of securing a spot in a BMW scholars program offered at Spartanburg Community College.  More...

LifeStyles

Artwork by Blacksburg students on display at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center

Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center held a reception on Tuesday, Oct. 1, for the winter student art exhibit currently on display at the hospital. This is the second exhibit for the hospital’s student art program, which kicked off in April. More...

Library hosts free dessert theatre

USC Upstate Shoestring Players will perform ‘All About Ives,’ a collection of short plays, on Oct. 10

The Cherokee County Public Library will present its third annual dessert theater production on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. More...

Christian recording artist Janet Paschal in concert with Gold City on Oct. 19

Christian recording artist Janet Paschal will present a concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Batpist Church in Roebuck. Joining her for this special musical event will be the popular quartet Gold City.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Bowen, fixer in the textile industry

BLACKSBURG – Larry Dean Bowen, 60, of 131 Bolin Road, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Shelby, Mr. Bowen was the son of the late William Glen Bowen and Junie Bell Hord Bowen. More...

“Skip”Wallace, retired aviation engineer

J. B. “Skip” Wallace Jr., 62, of Christiana, Tenn., passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.  A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late J.B. Wallace Sr. and Betty Louise Willard Wallace. Mr. Wallace was a member of St. More...

Jim Morgan, 88, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – James Franklin "Jim" Morgan, 88, of 718 Dravo Road, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Shelby, Mr. More...

$20 crack rock nets man 12-year sentence

A jury of seven men and five women was released from service Wednesday afternoon in Cherokee County Court after a man on trial for selling a $20 crack rock entered into a plea deal shortly after prosecutors rested their case.  More...

New park on city’s mind...

...County thinking bids

Gaffney City Council will hear an administration report that could increase the size of its newest park.  According to the council agenda, Gaffney Administrator James Taylor will deliver a report on the possible purchase of four parcels adjacent More...

Local News

Shutdown or not, the show goes on

In many respects, the shutdown of the federal government and the resulting shuttering of national parks in Cherokee County couldn’t have come at a worse time for planners of Upstate Revolutionary War Weekend festivities.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Irrigation equipment stolen

An estimated $8,000 worth of irrigation equipment was reported stolen Sept. 30 from a Cowpens farm.  More...

County high school students complete 10-hour OSHA training course

Fifty high school students completed safety training cards in a course on workplace hazards offered through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.)  More...

Sports

Lowering the Boom

Shaq Davidson made sure Wade Hampton wouldn’t pull off a shocker for the second straight year.  Looking more and more comfortable under center after offseason thumb surgery, Davidson rushed for 130 yards and threw for 81 more and two score More...

Clowney sits; Gamecocks hold off Cats

Steve Spurrier promised this week to be more positive about No. 13 South Carolina. It was hard, though, to hide his displeasure about Jadeveon Clowney’s absence.  More...

Soph keys defensive improvement

Unlike seasons past, the Gaffney defense isn’t exactly striking fear into opponents.  But the unit is performing better, and sophomore nose tackle Davante Dawkins is a notable reason why.  Despite his youth and inexperience on the var More...

Columns

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More than 2.5 million read a S.C. newspaper each week

National Newspaper Week – Oct. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

So then there is love

Normally, I tend to be an ardent fan of the news programs on TV. 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?