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Heavy rains soak county; cause firefighters to make unusal request

A rarity in the City of Gaffney occurred Friday morning when city firefighters sought help from a river rescue boat as overnight rains completely surrounded a Lincoln Street home and submerged a car.  More...

LifeStyles

Around around & we go...

The South Carolina Peach Festival hosted its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 18, on the grounds of the Cherokee County Administration Building. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Youth Department will have a fund raiser at Pizza Inn on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5-8 p.m. All funds will go towards an outing for the youths. More...

Sports

A Soggy Start

Drenching rains forced Indians indoors for team’s first practice

August heat and humidity took a backseat to heavy rains on the first day of preseason practice for the Gaffney Indians on Friday.  Instead of dodging raindrops, the Indians stayed dry by practicing in the high school’s main gym and auxilia More...

Wildcats have productive weekend practices

There was an energy and crispness to the first two days of practice as 55 Blacksburg football players hit the field.  Heavy rains led the Wildcats coaches to focus on teaching and reviewing concepts Friday in the high school’s gym and cafe More...

Sports Briefs

n Gaffney High reserved season football tickets will be sold today through Aug. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to last year’s season ticket holders.  Those ticket holders will have first priority for reserved season tickets.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Some day the weeds will seek revenge

I’m all in favor of better living through innovations in chemical research.  I speak specifically of developments in the area of lawn maintenance.  I was mowing my lawn a few days ago and I noticed several areas where spraying weed ki More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Democrats, the Constitution and the rule of law

Have we arrived at the point in our nation that a Democratic president and powerful members of his administration can act as lawlessly as they choose without any significant objection or protest from the Democratic Party, the liberal media and Democr More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Nanny-State mindset leads to police brutality

In Florida recently, police pulled up to a young boy playing in the park and asked where his mother lived. More...

Survey shows Gaffney BPW still among lowest rates

General Manager Donnie Hardin likes to say the Gaffney Board of Public Works’ rates are among the lowest in the area.  Here’s the proof.  Gaffney had the lowest residential electric rates in an annual survey of utilities which s More...

Vehicle slams into apartments

Two people were rushed for medical treatment and at least seven people were left in need of shelter as a result of two separate incidents early Sunday morning involving a car crashing into a Gaffney apartment complex and a Gaffney home going up in fl More...

Local News

CRIME REPORTS

l Several electronic items were reported stolen recently from a recreational vehicle parked on Susan’s Road.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office, someone forced entry to the vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block More...

Health professionals ensure start of new school term is a healthy one for local students

Broad River Electric Auditorium turned into a shopping mall for health care services Saturday as hundreds of area children were checked out by local medical professionals.  More...

Busy session ahead for Gaffney City Council

The unveiling of architectural renderings of the proposed performing arts center renovation project will highlight today’s packed 14-item Gaffney City Council agenda.  Architect David Dixon will present the renderings to full council. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Franklin E. Parris, a hard-working, selfless man

BLACKSBURG – Franklin Earl Parris, 60 of Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House.  Mr. Parris was born Oct. More...

John Brasington Sr., retired from Tom Clarkson Insurance Agency

John G. Brasington Sr., 88, formerly of 150 Sunny Slope Drive, Cowpens, died Saturday, Aug. More...

Douglas F. Pruitt, worked as an electrician

BLACKSBURG – Douglas Floyd Pruitt, 48, of 1047 Dravo Road, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

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