October 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

BHS band finishes 3rd in state finals

Blacksburg High marching band members received medallions and a trophy Saturday following their 3rd-place finish in the state marching band finals at Batesburg-Leesville High School.  More...

SORRY ABOUT THE WEBCAST

We apologize for any inconvenience for the broadcast blackout of the Blacksburg-Chesnee football game Friday night. Our video crew experienced technical difficulties beyond its control. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone ensembles provide music for special ‘Dessert Concert’at library

Brass Ensemble, Jazz Combo. Vocal Ensemble will perform

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a"Dessert Concert" on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-8 p.m. The special evening will be filled with music, including jazz, classical and vocals.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Ward – Bagwell

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Patrick Ward of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Lana Brooke, to Eric William Bagwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Dale Bagwell of Pickens.  Lana is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

State Museum’s garage sale returns on Nov. 1

Exhibit props, graphics, office furniture and more for sale to benefit the museum

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Museum is cleaning out its prop and exhibit storage areas and selling a variety of unique items to the public in a garage sale Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-noon.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mildred Littleton

Carrie Mildred Littleton, 93, of 533 Hames Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at her residence.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Kenneth R. Whitaker, retired truck driver

Kenneth Ray Whitaker, beloved father and retired owner-operator truck driver, entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Charlotte.  More...

Ruzlin Sanders Smith, employed by Timken Company for 26 years

Ruzlin Maria Sanders Smith, 56, of 507 Hetty Hill St., wife of Leroy Smith Sr., came to a peaceful end on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 11:25 p.m. at her home. More...

Police Reports

   An estimated $800 in damage was reported Oct. 21 after someone damaged a security camera and padlocks outside a Peachoid Road business.  More...

COME ON DOWN!

Gaffney native among final 30 for Price Is Right modeling gig

A local man is out to ensure his 15 minutes of fame is all but brief.  Gaffney native Jay Byars is among 30 hopefuls aiming to become a male model for CBS’ daytime series “The Price Is Right.”  “One step closer to wo More...

Inmate recaptured after 20 days on the lam

A Gaffney man who recently escaped from a South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) prison was taken into custody Oct. 22 in North Carolina after 20 days on the lam.  More...

Local News

THANKS

THANKS —Gaffney High students involved in the school’s “Higher Than I” mentoring program washed police vehicles Saturday morning for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office More...

‘Big Ben’ will locate in vacant Blacksburg building

The company known now as “Big Ben” will locate in the vacant Atlas building in Blacksburg, according to a source familiar with the project.  The company will initially employ about 100 workers. More...

Phase 1 of mill village project nearly complete

A project to revitalize the mill village section of the city is nearing completion.  More...

Sports

Indians roll over Clover

Leave it to one of Gaffney’s elder statesmen to deliver when the team needed it most.  Wide receiver Andrew Hinchliffe caught six passes for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns, all part of a banner night for him in helping lead the Indians More...

Lady Indians survive and advance

So often throughout the 2014 season, Gaffney volleyball coach Shanna Hughes emphasized to her team to stay the course, and that when on their game no one can beat them.  More...

Foos has a ball with Blacksburg

Receiver hits pay dirt four times, leads Chesnee to region win over Wildcats

Blacksburg fired on all cylinders for most of the first half Friday evening before the Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw powered by Chesnee senior wide receiver Bobby Foos.  Foos caught four touchdown passes to help Chesnee erase a 14-point deficit mi More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

It’s football, so we HAVE to watch it

So I’m sitting here in front of my big-screen high-definition television watching a couple of football teams play in a completely boring one-sided game.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Things fall apart

When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.  Before I was 7, Gen. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Americans love community, hate politics

To understand the lack of enthusiasm most Americans feel about the midterm elections, it’s important to recognize a vital distinction between government and community.  More...

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