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Linder awarded Small Fry scholarship

USC-bound GHS grad receives Small Fry Gang’s 27th annual grant

The Small Fry Foundation presented its annual scholarship on June 21 to Dillon Linder as members and friends gathered at the Aegean restaurant.  Hazel Hubbard, board chairman, introduced the winner to the group while Libby Phillips, chairperson More...

‘Dynamic duo’ joins Buford Street UMC staff

Buford Street United Methodist Church welcomed a “dynamic duo” to its staff this month. More...

Two art receptions, in two separate places, Thursday evening will provide local residents a fun ‘Art Drive’

Downtown restaurants support patriotic exhibits at CAVA, city hall

Spartanburg has its Art Walk; now Gaffney has a similar event – an ART DRIVE!  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fredger McCleave Jr., retired from Milliken

Fredger McCleave Jr., 73, of 506 S. Oliver St., Apt. 311, Gaffney, widower of Peggy Wilkins Mc- Cleave, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, July 4, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg.  More...

James Phillips, served two tours of duty in United States Army

James William Phillips, 65, of 156 Astrid Lane, Forest City, N.C., husband of Emily Bracey, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, July 4, 2014, at Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, N.C.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I don’t like pain; mainly because it hurts me

Pain can cause you to do strange things.  Be advised that in the event I am suddenly stricken with pain, it is highly likely that I will suddenly and perhaps without warning, shift my priorities. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’ and a liberal big lie

“For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats ...” began a New York Times story last week.  More...

Political Cartoon

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SWAT team’s tear gas barrage ends standoff

Talk apparently proved futile Friday morning as Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies surrounded a Blacksburg home, imploring a 33-year-old man to come out peacefully.  More...

This year’s Peach Festival mud bog competitors will eye $12,000 purse

Dozen of drivers will test their mettle in a mud-busting race for the money July 26 at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  Professional drivers will compete for a $12,000 purse when the modified truck competition starts at 5:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Granddaughter of Gaffney woman in Global Finals

It’s a long way from Texas where Brynna Boyd traveled with her middle school team to participate in this year’s Destination Imagination Global Finals. More...

ROADRACE

ROADRACE — Ginny Deerin, candidate for Secretary of State, visited Cowpens Battlefield on the 4th of July as part of her statewide “roadrace.” Deerin’s platform is to cut the More...

District’s legal representative encourages issuing agendas despite Supreme Court ruling

School board will continue publishing agendas

The Cherokee County School District will continue to follow its practice of publishing agendas of school board meetings with at least 24 hours notice, superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore said last week.   More...

Sports

Top receivers will challenge Gaffney defense

Almost on a weekly basis, the Tribe defense will take on some of the Palmetto State's top talents at the wide receiver position.  The gauntlet begins week zero, as the Indians seek to corral Union County speedster Shi Smith. More...

Post 109 season ends on final day

Post 109 saw its season go down to the wire Sunday in a high stakes game against Union with its playoff chances on the line.  Union (15-5) defeated Post 109 4-1 Sunday afternoon to force a tiebreaker game for first place against Inman the same d More...

YMCA swimmer Covington advances to national championship

Taylor Covington has won several age divisions and many state championships since she started swimming for the local YMCA when she was 9-years-old.  Now the rising Gaffney High junior has another goal in mind as her competitive swimming enters t More...

State News

Signs warn of unsafe water

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. More...

Cartoon Network’s Scooby-Doo and Shaggy set to visit Tweetsie ™ ™

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – Get your Scooby snacks ready because two legendary cartoon characters, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, will be visiting Tweetsie Railroad for the first time July 11-13. More...

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