January 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘American Idol’ contestant turns in golden audition

It’s been a long time coming for local talent Ali Henderson, but all the hours spent honing her craft through practices, auditions and performances has finally paid its weight in gold.  A golden ticket, that is.  More...

LifeStyles

“LIVE UNITED DAY”

  – The Allen Plant – Milliken and Team Leader Kevin Hall and the United Way of the Piedmont’s Libbie Cheek recently coordinated a work day at Cherokee County Meals on Wheels. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Commander – Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. More...

February devoted to matters of the heart

SPARTANBURG – With Valentine’s Day, February is already dedicated to matters of the heart. It is also a month recognized by Congress and the President of the United States as American Heart Month. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Parris, 71, a native of Blacksburg

Joyce Gail Martin Parris, 71, of 1033 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. More...

Susan McCoy, 64, native of Cleveland, Ohio

Susan Snyder McCoy, 64, of 131 Laurel Lane, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her residence.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the wife of Joseph Ray McCoy and daughter of the late Henry Walter Snyder and Lillian Kollecker Snyder. More...

Robert A. Frye, owner of Metro Drill Inc.

Robert Andrew Frye, 57, of 218 Abernathy Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

A late-night outburst

When I was a kid, I saved up some money from doing odd (mostly lawn-related) jobs in my neighborhood and I bought myself a transistor radio.  With an earphone and a battery included, the radio quickly became the first major purchase of my life a More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Preparing for your finals

The privilege of experiencing a new year prompts reflective persons to self-examination. How well did I use my prior year? More...

THEIR VIEW

Strengthen S.C. Freedom of Information Act

While ethics reform, government restructuring and now education are likely to consume much of state lawmakers’ attention during the new legislative session, they also need to find time to address a bill that strengthens the state’s Freedo More...

SHOOTOUT!

Suspect dead; many questions unanswered

Of all the questions that could be asked, “why” was the most difficult one to answer Friday afternoon.  Why did 53-year-old Clint Evans McKinney, reportedly described by neighbors as a quiet man, run from a South Carolina Highway Pat More...

GHS-Boiling Springs game turns into melee; Indians win, finish game with 3 players

Gaffney boys varsity basketball coach Mark Huff has been involved in coaching for nearly three decades but he’s never experienced anything like the melee Friday night at Boiling Springs High School.  More...

Local News

College has raised $7.2 million toward its goal of $12 million

‘Challenge for Champions’ provides boost

Limestone College still has some distance to cover towards completing a $12 million capital campaign following a recent milestone in fundraising efforts.  More...

Student spikes Gatorade with bleach

A Gaffney Middle School student is in hot water for what he allegedly admitted to putting in a sports drink cooler at Tuesday’s middle school basketball game between Gaffney and rival Granard.  More...

Cause of man’s burns a mystery to authorities

City of Gaffney firefighters and police were left with a mystery on their hands Friday morning when a man walked into a Hyatt Street plant with burns on his arm and leg, saying he had been electrocuted.  More...

Sports

BasketBrawl

Gaffney overcomes points, manpower deficit to beat Bulldogs in fight-marred game

The Gaffney Indians and Boiling Springs Bulldogs went nose to nose and blow for blow - literally on Friday.  A second-quarter held ball between opposing players escalated into an all-out, benches-emptying brawl, involving fans as well.  More...

Foster to decide on college choice this week

Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster will decide on a college by the end of the week.  Foster will pick either Marshall, the school he verbally committed to over the summer, or East Carolina, who has made a late push to land the talented runner.&n More...

Wildcats fall big to Carolina; coach pulls starters in 3rd quarter

Down by eight and still very much in the game, the Blacksburg Wildcats had the look of losers in the locker room at halftime.  And Blacksburg coach Alex Bailey couldn’t help but notice.  “I could tell our guys were defeated,&rd More...

Letters

Agrees with letter writer about Blacksburg status

Dear Editor:   I read in the Monday, Jan. 13, edition a letter that says projects are a waste of money in the Town of Blacksburg and I also agree with Vici Wright (the letter writer).  More...

State News

Car dealer pleads guilty

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina car dealer has pleaded guilty as part of a federal corruption case.  Joe Gibson of Spartanburg pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud charges. More...

National News

When playing dumb is smart:

The best thing to say is sometimes nothing at all

NEW YORK, N.Y. – These days, it’s difficult to watch the evening headlines or scroll through a news website without seeing that a politician, celebrity, athlete or business leader is in the spotlight for saying something stupid. More...

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