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Santa and Mrs. Claus hit the road for Meals OnWheels

Santa came to town a little early to deliver Meals On Wheels to some of his favorite seniors – all of whom are on the nice list.  More...

Experts encouraging families to adopt a healthier lifestyle

Parents are most influential role models in their children’s lives

(StatePoint) New Year's resolutions often focus on personal improvement. This year experts are encouraging entire families to consider making a pledge to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle.  More...

Shady Grove recognizes outstanding students

Shady Grove Baptist Church’s education committee recognized and presented awards to students with outstanding achievement at a recent church service. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene Brown, retired from Bonitz Construction

Ernest Eugene Brown, 83, of 205 Triangle Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at his residence.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Luther Morgan Brown and Viola Harris Brown. More...

Larry Bill Bishop, dry wall installer

Larry Bill Bishop, 53, of 109 S. Johnson Bottom Road, Freeburn, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Williamson ARH Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Billy Bishop and Edith Jackson Bishop. More...

Edgar C. Austin, last worked at Kings Mtn. Brick

Edgar C. Austin, known at “Lumbo,” 71, of 330 Killion Drive, widower of Carolyn Dawkins Austin, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at 10 p.m. at his residence.  More...

National News

Capacity crowds pack 'The Interview' screenings

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.  More...

10 years after tsunami, Indonesian family reborn

MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — It all started with a dream that led to a chance meeting: A girl who had been swept away by the Indian Ocean tsunami a decade ago.  More...

DOUBLE MURDER

Police offer reward for more information in 2011 case

Stressing that the case has never been closed, the Gaffney Police Department on Monday asked for anyone with information about a January 2011 double murder to step forward.  More...

Police identify suspects in yellow mall shoplifting

A City of Gaffney police investigator said Tuesday that tips received about a recent shoplifting incident have allowed him to make positive identification of several suspects.  The investigation stems from a Dec. More...

Woman fights off would-be purse snatcher; suspects arrested a short time later

A would-be purse snatcher allegedly told her victim “Merry Christmas” before trying to steal a purse in a West Floyd Baker Boulevard parking lot Dec. 20.  According to the Gaffney Police   More...

Local News

SANTA VISIT

Befitting the active nature of the environment, Santa Claus ditched his signature boots for a pair of sneakers on Saturday when he visited the Boys and Girls Club on Pecan Street in Gaffney. More...

Council OKs match to purchase van for veterans

Cherokee County Council signed off on the matching portion of a grant that clears the way for county veterans to be transported to doctor’s appointments at VA facilities.  The county was awarded a $37,000 grant from the South Carolina Departmen More...

Blacksburg mobile home destroyed by fire Monday

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office brought in fire investigators from the State Law Enforcement Division to help with a Monday night fire that destroyed a mobile home in Blacksburg.  No injuries were reported but the fire was deemed susp More...

Sports

FEELING TRAPPED

Gaffney’s Makel Noel, who hit the game winner against Northwestern this past Friday, and his teammates will be enjoying the holidays when they return to the court Monday at the Shelby Christmas More...

Razzano out as Gaffney defensive coordinator

The Gaffney High football team will have a new defensive coordinator in 2015.  Make that two new defensive coordinators.  Gaffney head coach Dan Jones confirmed this week that Mark Razzano has been replaced as the team’s defensive co More...

Wildcats drop pair atYork tournament

The Blacksburg boys’ basketball team found the competition tough at the York Chistmas tournament.  The Wildcats dropped a 63-57 overtime decision to Lewisville on Tuesday. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The cross was preceded by the cradle

God became a man to save us from our sins, which he did finally and completely on the Cross. We commemorate his death and resurrection on Easter, but his suffering on our behalf began much earlier than that. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Is the American dream really dead?

Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It’s a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it.  Hmm. More...

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