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Judge to defendant: “It’s just a miracle of God you’re not dead.”

A Blacksburg man admitted he made a big mistake and reacted inappropriately when he brandished a gun before numerous armed Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies in March 2013.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Commander, Mr. Cooper united in marriage on April 12

Caitlyn Gregg Commander of Florence and Daniel Bryan Cooper of Gaffney were united in marriage on April 12, 2014, at half after five o'clock in the evening at The Russell Holliday Cottage at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  William Jimmy M More...

ENGAGEMENT

Farler – Fowler

Olga Wynohradnyk announces the engagement of her daughter, Alysha Renee Farler, to Terry Lee Fowler.  Ms. Farler is also the daughter of Mike Farler of Lima, Ohio, and the granddaughter of Pierrette Lutz of Gaffney. More...

Buford Street UMC will host Service of Darkness on Good Friday at 7 p.m.

A Service of Darkness will be observed on Good Friday at 7 p.m. at Buford Street United Methodist Church. The service commemorates the suffering and death of Christ, and the darkness that fell over the earth as the Son of God was crucified.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frenche S. Littlejohn

Frenche Semarde ("Juda") Littlejohn, 47, of 128 North Bertrand St., Apt. 228, Knoxville, Tenn., answered the Master’s call on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Fort Sanders Medical Hospital, Knoxville.  More...

Dallice Allen

Dallice Allen, 53, of 122 Stacy Drive, formerly of 1420 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y., answered the Master’s call on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 9:55 p.m. at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.   More...

Susan Kochenower

Susan Lynn Whited Kochenower, 65, of 606 College Drive, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Son charged in grisly slaying

A tragedy in Las Vegas that made international headlines touched Blacksburg on Saturday as family and friends of a slain mother and daughter with local ties said their goodbyes.  More...

Man scams Belk to the tune of $70,000

A 35-year-old Gaffney man will have to pay $55,000 in restitution to Belk department stores, and refrain from using the Internet unless supervised for the next few years, following his conviction last week in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on More...

Local News

Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices are offering an awfully rude awakening to those on the go this spring, costs rising rapidly over the course of the past few weeks.  More...

POLICE REPORT

An estimated $125 in damage was reported following the burglary of a Richardson Street apartment.  More...

State lists paving projects for Cherokee

The state plans to repair and pave more than 10 miles of roads this year.  According to a list submitted to county officials by state Department of Transportation resident engineer Stephen Ellis, the state plans to reconstruct a 1.36 mile stretc More...

Sports

‘Unbelievable, unbelievable’

Saint spring game draws estimated crowd of 3,000 at Reservation

Indeed, it was a mere spring football game, the emphasis on Limestone gridiron athletes to get better and offer coaches a look at ways the team can get better.  Don’t tell that to the estimated 3,000 people who filed into The Reservation o More...

Indians rally to edge Riverside

Trailing 4-1 and committing four errors in the first inning alone, the Gaffney Indians needed a lift and they got it from Luke Lancaster.  Lancaster’s 3-run shot in the fifth tied the game and the Indians scored three more times in the six More...

Gaffney topsWildcats in battle of local high schools

In a rare meeting between the two local high schools, the Gaffney boys and girls track teams topped neighboring Blacksburg on Tuesday.  The Lady Indians downed Blacksburg 87- 35, while the Gaffney boys beat the Wildcats, 119-17.  Gaffney ho More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Troubling Legacies

Conservatives and liberals had entirely different reactions to the recent confrontation between Attorney General Eric Holder and Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

What Would Reagan Do?

President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern.  The White House was about to issue a statement on the killing of Major More...

REGARDING POLITICAL LETTERS

Letters to the editor supporting candidates will be published on a space-available basis and should be limited to 250 words.  No letters will be published after Wednesday, May 26.  Letters must include the writer’s name, address and p More...

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