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Ham and eggs

Blacksburg police chief, officers might have cracked vandalism mystery

Good detective work by the Blacksburg Police Department may lead to charges for those involved in egging of vehicle.  The recovery of an egg carton near one of the incident locations was a trove of information for authorities, leading them to at More...

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ENGAGEMENT

Thompson – McGill

Alesha Renee Thompson and Kelon L. McGill, both of Boiling Springs, S. C., will be married on Oct. 26, 2013, at Concord Baptist Church.  Miss Thompson is the daughter of Alice Thompson of Spartanburg and Mr. More...

Gaffney AAIW honors 2013 senior women grads

The Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently honored three senior women at its annual awards banquet. These girls represented Limestone College, Blacksburg High School and Gaffney High School. More...

Hear some Tales of Union County at Rose Hill Plantation on Oct. 26

UNION – Rose Hill Plantation will present a spooky evening on Saturday, Oct. 26, for visitors to enjoy local legends and ghostly tales told by regional storytellers.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jaxson DeArmon Hill, great-grandson of Ray Nix

Jaxson DeArmon Hill flew into the loving arms of Jesus while he was held by his mother and father and surrounded by his grandparents at 3:39pm on Monday, October 14, 2013. More...

Eunice M. Linsler, 81, mother of Gaffney resident

SALAMANCA, N.Y. – Eunice M. Linsler, 81, of Salamanca, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Absolut of Salamanca after an extended illness.  She was born Nov. More...

Howard Crocker, professional truck driver for over 40 years

SPARTANBURG – Howard Richard Crocker, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Keep your chins up, conservatives

Call me Pollyannaish or insincere, but I am not depressed about the so-called “caving” of the GOP — for a host of reasons.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Just another routine weekend in the kingdom

I am the king of my castle.  Master of my domain.  I am ruler over all I survey over at my just-slightly-less-than- 1-acre kingdom.  I sit on my royal throne and bark out orders and commands and project my majesty over the entire kingd More...

ED FEULNER

Avoiding fiscal catastrophe

Saying government spending is out of control is an understatement on the scale of saying that Michael Jordan was a good basketball player or Babe Ruth hit some home runs.  More...

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Teely Jolly was crowned the 2013 Blacksburg High School Homecoming Queen on Friday during halftime ceremonies of the Blacksburg-Landrum football game. See Page 10 for details about the game. More...

District doles out thousands for attorneys to defend suits

Taxpayers will bear a heavy cost for a successful legal effort by the Cherokee County School District to uphold a high school student election and to defend the district’s decisions in its 2012 search for a new superintendent.  More...

Local News

First responders get shocking lesson

Approximately 120 first responders from Cherokee, Union, and Spartanburg Counties witnessed firsthand the hazards of power lines during an entertaining, yet sobering presentation at Broad River Electric Cooperative Auditorium on Thursday night.  More...

THE BIG EASY

New restaurant opening

A little bit of New Orleans is coming to Gaffney.  Co-owner Marcus McCall plans to open a restaurant at the former Varsity Square on Floyd Baker Boulevard.  The restaurant will be named appropriately enough “The Big Easy” and of More...

Probation

A 48-year-old North Carolina man who was arrested on a burglary charge after being caught and held by a Blacksburg property owner, was sentenced to 18 months of probation Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Sports

Byrnes batters Indians

Foster, Shaq held in check by Byrnes defense

There was no suspense this time in the matchup between rivals Gaffney and Byrnes.  Their two meetings a year ago (both Gaffney victories) weren’t decided until the last snap but the Rebels’ physical ground game and a dominating defen More...

USC loses QB, game

First, South Carolina lost its quarterback. More...

RICE, DAVIS SPOTLIGHT

The former Gaffney High great had three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s 34-22 win over division rival Arizona on Thursday. For the season, he has 15 catches for 231 yards and 3 touchdowns.   More...

Letters

‘Fashion, Fun and Finds’ a big success

Dear Cody:   Thank you so much for the coverage of our auction! It was a nice surprise and caused a lot of interest. More...

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