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Rehoboth Baptist Church sets annual ‘Tea Cup Auction’for Saturday, Oct. 11

Original artwork, stained glass pieces highlight annual event

Rehoboth Baptist Church will hold its annual Tea Cup Auction to benefit missions on Saturday, Oct. 11.  More...

Larger waist size is important health risk

The August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter shares a compelling reason to keep waistlines trim – research shows that greater waistline circumference is linked to shorter life expectancy.  More...

Join Congaree National Park rangers, volunteers for programs in September

Events range from photography workshop to nature discovery hike

HOPKINS – The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for guided programs at Congaree National Park in September.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Audrey Goode, retired from textiles; loved to cook and sew

CHESNEE – Audrey Mae Cowart Goode, 93, of 441 Horse Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at her home.  More...

Rev. John Rice, native of Gaffney

The Rev. John H. Rice, 90, of Dayton, Ohio, widower of Vera McEntire Rice, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 3:15 p.m. at a nursing home in Dayton.  More...

Michael Upchurch, was a lifetime painter

Michael David Upchurch, 62, of 614 Shelby Highway, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at his home.  Born March 16, 1952, in Gaffney, he was a son of the late JN Upchurch and Virginia Bell Easler Upchurch. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

It seemed pretty scary at the time

I just had myself another birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Don’t let this development fool you. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Robin Hood and the digital revolution

The lovable legend of Robin Hood with his band of Merry Men making life difficult for the Sheriff of Nottingham offers a great way to understand the politics of 21st-century America. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

War drums along the Potomac

By releasing the grisly videos of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, ISIS has altered the political landscape here and across the Middle East. America is on fire. More...

Suspects in mall robbery face charge of attempted murder

City of Gaffney police investigators arrested three Greenville residents Friday for their alleged involvement in an Aug. 28 shoplifting incident at the Gaffney Premium Outlets during which a gunshot was fired towards a store clerk.  More...

Towing contractor not guilty

Nine days after his bond on a simple assault charge was revoked, a 42-year-old towing contractor was released from custody Friday after a jury in Cherokee County Magistrate’s Court decided he was not guilty of the charge.  More...

Local News

SCHOOL COLORS

SCHOOL COLORS — Blacksburg High faculty members wear shirts representing different in-state colleges while the school participated in the sixth annual “College Colors Day” held in h More...

CITYWORK CREWS‘FLOORED’ BY DUMPED LOAD

City of Gaffney Public Works employees and City of Gaffney police sprang into action Wednesday afternoon when a truck hauling old flooring material lost some of its load at the intersection of North More...

Checks cashed on closed account

City of Gaffney Police were called to investigate after three different men cashed or attempted to cash checks drawn on the same closed account.  More...

Sports

A Bulldog beat down

Boiling Springs routs Gaffney, sends Indians to worst start since 1976

BOILING SPRINGS – If anyone was thinking that Gaffney would catch Boiling Springs looking ahead to its next game against defending 4A Big 16 champions Dutch Fork and come away with a victory, you thought wrong.  The Bulldogs got off to a f More...

COMMENTARY

Nichols leading by example for Blacksburg

The goal of the Blacksburg offense is simple — use its ground game to grind out yards in chunks, eating up valuable time in the process.  No, it may not fill the insatiable thirst of "football purists" seeking a balanced form of offense. More...

Wildcats earn hard-fought win vs. Indian Land

Nichols’ big night leads Iron City to second straight victory

Few things have come easy for Blacksburg over the course of the past year.  Such was again the case this past Friday night, the Wildcats stunned by a late rally by Indian Land that cut a 28- 10 advantage to five points late in the ball game.&nbs More...

State News

Man stabbed over cigarettes

BEAUFORT (AP) — A 45-year-old Beaufort woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend over a pack of cigarettes.  Beaufort police tell local media outlets say Mary Jenkins was arguing with her boyfriend in the bedroom of their apartmen More...

National News

Maserati police cruiser?

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with impersonating a police officer for driving a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser is off the hook.  More...

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