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Two outstanding GHS graduates guest speakers at NAACP Black History dinner, forum March 23

Jeff Coleman, William Manning will share challenges they face on ‘Road to Success’

William Manning, a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Jeff Coleman, a former standout football player, will the speakers at the NAACP Black History forum and dinner on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. More...

Wendy Duke is speaker at BethanyWomen’s Day

Bethany Baptist Church will have Baptist Women’s Day on Sunday, March 22, at 11 a.m. There will be an all women’s choir that will lead in worship and have special music. More...

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WEEK –

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler and Bill Crotzer were among the many community “champions” who participated in last year’s Community Champions Week, a part of the annual Meals More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert B. Taylor, 74, self-educated tradesman

Robert Bruce Taylor, 74, passed peacefully at his home in Partlow, Va., on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born on Jan. 21, 1941, in Gaffney to the late Dugar T. and Edith E. Taylor .  Mr. More...

Dorothy M. Varnadore, retired from textiles

Dorothy Melton Varnadore, 86, of 309 9th St., Gaffney, formerly of Kings Mountain, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home.  More...

Charles Ivey, retired from Duke Energy

Charles Monroe Ivey, 77, of 2112 Boiling Springs Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at his residence.  More...

VICTIM OF AWFUL WRECK BACK HOME

After several weeks of prayers and good wishes directed her way by friends and loved ones, a Gaffney woman injured in a serious Feb. More...

Students chat with author via Skype

“The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis” needs a sequel.  Corinth Elementary students Ashtan Samuel and Andrew Ziegelhaefer got to deliver this message directly to the book’s author Wednesday. More...

Local News

NOW OPEN

NOW OPEN — OpSource held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest staffing solution office in Gaffney. More...

County to end door-to-door recycling pickup May 1

The county will stop its residential recycling collection program on May 1.  In the meantime, the county will begin an aggressive promotional compaign for the expansion of its rollout recycling containers.  The county plans to spend $7,500 More...

Tax increase included in first reading of Blacksburg budget

A new fiscal year will soon commence in Blacksburg, welcomed once again with a no frills budget.  More...

Sports

Quite the beauty

Blacksburg’s Raines pitches a gem, outduels Pendleton’s McConnell in leading Wildcats to key region win

During his time in a Blacksburg uniform, senior Alex Raines has done his share of marvelous things.  But even his performance on Wednesday night in a key region contest at Pendleton left head baseball coach Josh Batchler in awe.  Raines shu More...

Tribe drops tough one in Rock Hill

Sometimes the devil is truly in the details.  While Gaffney starter Zach Wood pitched masterfully at times during Wednesday night’s contest at Rock Hill, a mistake prone third inning would unfortunately prove to be the deciding factor in a More...

A new day coming at SCHSL

Big changes may soon be coming to the state’s chief governing body when it comes to high school athletics.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Baptists and bootleggers: The depressing reality of politics in action

It’s apparent to anyone willing to look that a wide gap has grown between a Washington/Wall Street political class and the nation they want to rule. Less clear to many is the reason why.  More...

BETSY MCCAUGHEY

U.S. besieged by superbug as CDC fails its core mission

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after their deadly fumbling on Ebola and measles, new data show the agency vastly underestimated the threat of a superbug raging through our hospitals More...

THEIR VIEW

Sunshine Week shows basic freedom under fire

It’s not a sexy topic nor one the average person cares much about. But a lack of access to public information is a real problem that is hurting us all. More...

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