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S.C. jobless rate reaches 5-year low

Good things usually come to those who wait, or so the old proverb goes, but patience might have been a virtue when it came to South Carolina’s latest unemployment report.  More...

‘You are going to Columbia, but it’s not to work and send money home’

Knife-wielder gets 15 years for stabbing stepson, 13, in throat

A 33-year-old Gaffney man repeatedly apologized for stabbing his 13-year-old stepson in the throat and informed a Circuit Court judge about his eventual plans to move away to Columbia, find a job, and continue supporting his family.  More...

LifeStyles

History and Arts Museum second annual Pancakes for Preservation Breakfast Dec. 7

Meet the GHS varsity boys basketball team and Channel 7 News Anchor Tom Crabtree

It might not have surprised anyone to discover that Chocolate Chip pancakes were the number one choice of guests, note: younger guests, at last year’s Gourmet Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wylie – Gaddy

Richard and Kay Wylie of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill, to Tim Gaddy of Kings Mountain, N.C.  Mr. Gaddy is the son of Danny and Brenda Gaddy of Grover, N.C.  The wedding is planned for Dec. More...

Veterans serving veterans

U.S. Navy veteran Bill Babcock has delivered for Meals on Wheels for more than nine years

Veteran’s Day is just one of the many days you will find Bill Babcock in the Meals on Wheels kitchen helping Dee Randolph pack the drinks and meals. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cecil M. Phillips, retired truck driver

COWPENS – Cecil Melton Phillips, 85, formerly of 5815 Cannons Campground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Jesse Bagwell, World War II veteran, 94

GAFFNEY – Jesse Franklin Bagwell passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Friends and relatives will remember his generosity and wit, and residents and staff will recall “Daddy B” as a devoted husband to Hazel, his wife of 71 years. More...

Omma Roberts, lived in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Omma Mae Roberts, 76, of New Rochelle, New York, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence.  Daughter of the late Stark Roberts and the late Reola Roberts, she was born in August 1937 in Gaffney. More...

DEFENDING CHAMPS BOW OUT IN FIRST ROUND

They stunned the home crowd, the Gaffney Indians and maybe even the state. But they didn’t stun themselves.  More...

Woman who hit police cruiser gets four years

On one side of the Cherokee County courtroom was a young mother looking at anywhere between 30 days and 15 years in prison for crashing into a City of Gaffney police cruiser while drunk behind the wheel. More...

Local News

Meat packing plant working to correct odor problem

A meat packing plant is never going to smell like a bed of roses, but officials at Brown Packing Co. in Gaffney say they want to be good neighbors and are working on correcting odors that some say got worse this summer.  More...

Extension of one cent tax in the hands of legislative delegation

A school district facility study is now in the hands of the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation as the sun sets on a 1-cent sales tax used for a major school building program.  More...

Painters re-opening Moss Mini Mart

Moss Mini Mart, across from Corinth Elementary will re-open Monday, Nov. More...

Sports

Defending champs go down

Davidson sidelined with knee injury; Boiling Springs rallies for 21 points in fourth quarter for 48-41 victory

They stunned the home crowd, the Gaffney Indians and maybe even the state. But they didn’t stun themselves.  More...

Coaches realized Wednesday that Shaq would be doubtful

Although the coaches insisted it was a game time decision whether Shaq Davidson would play in Friday’s playoff opener against Boiling Springs, the coaches actually handed the keys to the team’s offense to Eddie Studyvance with confidence More...

Emotional Foster: ‘I did everything that I could.’

There was fresh sorrow etched onto the face of Gaffney High running back Hyleck Foster Friday night in the moments following the Indians’ elimination by Boiling Springs in the first round of playoffs.  The defending state champs campaign w More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Compromise and the little pink bottle of relief

If you take all the great lines from all the great movies that have ever been produced, I would have to say my favorite is one uttered by that great American hero Clint Eastwood, who when portraying that great American hero “Dirty” Harry More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

No real mea culpa in Obama’s litany of dodges and excuses

I don’t know how President Obama could get more surreal. At this point, it’s hard to tell whether he’s more dishonest or delusional.  More...

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