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Mathis faces McHam for District 5 seat

Beating an incumbent on Cherokee County Council is inherently difficult. More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg Welcome Center celebrates National Tourism Day

Third grade students from Blacksburg Elementary School were on hand to help the Blacksburg Welcome Center celebrate National Tourism Day, held during the 2014 National Tourism Week. Under the direction of Laura T. More...

Miss Allen, Mr. Jeter married in Charlotte

Lindsay Evette Allen and Lewis Jeter Jr., both of Charlotte, N.C., exchanged marriage vows on Sept. 28, 2013, at St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte. Dr. G.K. Moss conducted the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

LOCAL YOUTHS HELP CHANGE THE WORLD –

During the United Methodist Churches’ “Change the World Weekend” some members of Buford Street Church’s youth group bagged food for the needy. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thelma Spencer, retired from Nestlé

Thelma Gilfillan Spencer, 92, of 2304 Beech St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Mary Ruth Byers retired from Goucher Elementary School

Mary Ruth Lawson Byers, 76, of 1672 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.  More...

Bobbie Jo Parker, member of Reedy River Chapter of National Society of Colonial Dames of 17th Century

TAYLORS – Bobbie Jo Humphries Parker went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 6, 2014.  More...

2011 MINIATURE TRAIN CRASH

Judge OKs $1.6 million settlement

No amount of money can fully heal the scars on the bodies and in the minds of those affected by the tragic events that occurred at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg more than three years ago.  While that remains the case, the families were eager to More...

Wheeler among Legion of Honor recipients

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Consul General Barbet honored eight World War II veterans from South Carolina with the French Legion of Honor, among them a Gaffney veteran.  More...

Mueller vs. Phillips for sheriff’s job

Barring a successful write-in campaign during the November general election, the sheriff’s race in Cherokee County should be decided Tuesday when incumbent Steve Mueller and challenger Greg Phillips go head to head in the Republican Primary.&nb More...

Ballot also features state, federal choices

The contested Republican primary for sheriff is expected to be the big drawing card as voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections.  “It’s the race people have been calling about,” said Cherokee County Election Commi More...

Local News

Gaffney native named interim president of SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

Gaffney native Dr. Page McCraw has been appointed interim president of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind effective August 2014.  McCraw currently serves as the school’s director of curriculum and instruction. More...

Former CEO now heading up Fullerton Foundation

United Way names interim CEO

United Way of the Piedmont announced it has chosen Dr. Charles White to serve as its president and CEO on an interim basis.  His term will begin June 16. More...

Students unable to read by the third grade will be held back

Lawmakers approved a new reading law Thursday to provide early intervention so struggling readers can achieve academic success.  The Read to Succeed Act is designed to ensure students can read by the fourth grade. More...

Sports

Post 109 takes both ends of DH

Tristan Whelchel, Jack Masters and Damian Eubanks combined on a 3-0 shutout as the Post 109 juniors won both ends of a doubleheader with Shelby on Friday.  Post 109 rallied for four runs in its last at bats to win the opener, 4-3. More...

Earls goes to Brewers in 13th

Blacksburg’s Kaleb Earls was watching the Major League Baseball 2014 draft with family and friends on Saturday when he learned he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers.  “I was watching the draft on MLB.com when I saw my name pop up, More...

Former region foe picked to replace Caggiano

Mark Razzano played defensive back at Summerville High and Presbyterian College, and now he’ll be passing that knowledge to members of the Gaffney High secondary.  Gaffney head coach Dan Jones said he’s tabbed Razzano to replace defe More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

It was probably never about Bergdahl

Everything about this horrendous Bowe Bergdahl affair reminds us just how out of touch President Obama is with ordinary Americans and American sensibilities.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Somewhere, Bin Laden is smiling

Bowe Bergdahl was “an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield” who “served the United States with distinction and honor,” asserted Susan Rice, the president’s national security adviser.  Rice was speaki More...

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