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Rare find:

Old book reveals handwritten lyrics to mysterious ‘Battle of Cowpens’ song

Local artist Mack Davis stumbled across a rare find recently when he opened the cover on a 1928 book about the battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens.  More...

Riverbanks Zoo’s Halloween Spook-tacular returns Oct. 17

Make tracks through a Spooky Safari at Boo at the Zoo

COLUMBIA – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is once again preparing to scare up a fall favorite for costume-clad kids and their families.  Boo at the Zoo – brought to you by Mc- Donald's – returns to Riverbanks on Friday, Oct.17.  More...

Aegean will host fundraiser for PeachCenter Ministries

PeachCenter Ministries is partnering with Aegean Pizza Restaurant for a fundraising event on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A buffet lunch of baked ziti, cheese and pepperoni pizza, Greek chicken, rice pilaf, salad and bread will be available. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Robert G. Lewis, internationally known environmental scientist

Dr. Robert Glenn Lewis, 77, of Cary, N.C., died Aug. 28, 2014, in Gaffney.  More...

Dean Hulsey, 68, former electrician

Grover Dean Hulsey, 68, of 2643 Chesnee Hwy., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.  More...

Dianne Allen, retired from Cherokee Co. School District, Hoechst Celanese

Dianne Smith Allen, 59, of 785 Ballenger Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Letters

Be prepared for Nov. 4

Dear Editor: Another general election is almost upon us. In order to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, you must register no later than Oct. 4. The voter registration office will be open Oct. 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. More...

State News

Price tag for SC nuclear plant could grow

ATLANTA (AP) — The cost of a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina could grow by more than $1 billion, utility officials said Thursday, in a blow to a nuclear industry hoping to prove it can control construction spending.  More...

Hospital staff could soon have new bosses

Novant Health’s Gaffney Medical Center could soon be under new management.  More...

Groups take new steps to stymie nuke plants

Environmental and public interest groups took legal steps on Monday in an effort to halt the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from licensing any of two dozen nuclear power plants, including the proposed William States Lee III nuclear facility in Gaffney More...

Brrrrrrr!

Almanac predicts cold, wet winter for our part of the country

Think last winter was depressing?  Local residents might want to keep their heavy coats, sweaters and thermal gear handy this winter as well because forecasts offered by the Old Farmer’s Almanac suggests another “chilly and wet&rdquo More...

Local News

LUCKY PAIR —

Two teenage drivers were cited for reckless driving after three vehicles were involved in two separate accidents Tuesday afternoon on Hyatt Street, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. More...

Suspect in nightclub shootings denied bond

Bond was denied recently for a 25-year-old Gaffney man arrested in connection with a July 13 shooting incident outside the now-closed Main Event nightclub.  Calvin Lindsay, 25, of Sarratt Avenue, appeared in court Sept. More...

Man accused of killing wife to remain behind bars

A Gaffney man will remain in jail while he awaits trial on a murder charge.  Circuit Court Judge Keith Kelly denied bond recently for William D. More...

Sports

Blacksburg downs Carolina

Defensive stand preserves key victory

Mitch Lockhart made two fourth quarter interceptions as Blacksburg made a late defensive stand Thursday night to beat Carolina 29-22 for a key region victory. More...

Grounding the Air Raid

The Gaffney Indians have seen the Rock Hill offense before.  Posting a 3-3 record under first year coach Dave Pittman, Rock Hill has utilized a strong passing attack behind quarterback Brandon Banks to score 36 points a game this season.  More...

Limestone faces another high power attack

The Limestone football team will face another top offense nationally in Saturday’s road game against North Greenville.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Silicon Valley stands up to NSA

It’s been a year and a half since Edward Snowden revealed to the world just how much private information the National Security Agency has been collecting on just about everyone. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The real mythmakers

Two articles I read this week vindicate my decision to write my new book, “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel.” It’s not just Christianity’s values that are under attack but its core claims.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Why not debate?

Politically, neither Tim Scott nor Lindsey Graham has much to gain by debating his opponents for his Senate seat.  Sen. Scott and Sen. Graham both are considered strong candidates. Both are incumbents. More...

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