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Mighty classy move, Wildcats

Much was at stake last week as rivals from Blacksburg and Woodruff took to the diamond for a pair of pivotal series sure to impact the upcoming Class 2A district baseball playoffs. More...

City fire department expands its fleet

Sure to be a familiar sight going forward, the City of Gaffney Fire Department’s new Rescue 101 rescue truck officially went into service Friday afternoon.  More...

LifeStyles

White House to unveil Barack Obama state china - Free Access

 WASHINGTON (AP) — A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House. President Barack Obama is a Hawaii native who returns every Christmas for vacation. More...

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.  More...

11 young women presented at Magnolia Debutante Club ball

Festivities held Saturday evening at Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented 11 young women at its annual ball on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby G. “Gene” Cooper Skilled Craftsman

Bobby “Gene” Cooper of 103 Hillside Drive, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Mary Black Health System, Gaffney, following a lengthy illness.  A native of Gaffney, he was born March 9, 1929, and was the last surviving member of More...

Horace Wilkins Jr.

Funeral service for Horace Wilkins, Jr., age 65, of 109 Dome Road, Lot 77, Blacksburg, South Carolina, will be held on Monday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with C. A. Wallace, Dr. Michael A. More...

Jeanette Vertis Allison

Jeanette Vertis Allison, 62, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2015 at Mary Black.  Services to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 4/27/2015 3:20 PM

ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel - Free Access

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN, owned More...

Breaking News - 4/27/2015 6:59 AM

$100 million hotel coming to Charleston's historic district - Free Access

 CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A major new hotel project is coming to Charleston's historic district. Bennett Hospitality will break ground Monday for a $100 million hotel on Marion Square. More...

COUNTY WOOING COMPANY THAT COULD ADD 400 JOBS

County officials are trying to lure a new company that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area.  The company is looking to build a distribution center that would hire as many as 400 workers, according to a source with a knowledge of the project More...

City will have to pony up more money to renovate T-bridge

Restoring the city’s iconic Tbridge has long been a dream of city officials.  That effort seemed to get a big boost last year when the city received a $400,000 Department of Transportation grant to improve the accessibility and safety of t More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Should the city turn its garbage collection service over to the county?  NO: 47% (90 votes)  YES: 39% (74 votes)  No, it should privatize 14% (27 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 191   More...

Local News

Authorities look for answers in unnoticed house fire case

Corinth and Goucher fire officials were dispatched to an unusual call Saturday when it was discovered that a fire had burned a home to the ground.  The call was unusual because no one had reported a fire, or even seen smoke, and firefighters had More...

19-year-old airlifted after head-on crash

A 19-year-old Gaffney woman was flown for emergency medical treatment following a Wednesday evening headon collision on East Oneal Street.  The woman had been heading north in a 2007 Chevrolet at 6:52 p.m. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $1,200 in damage was reported after a vandalism incident was discovered in a West Floyd Baker Boulevard parking lot.  More...

Sports

Mock NFL draft - Free Access

 NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in our mock draft not planning to be on hand. More...

Breaking News - 4/27/2015 3:27 PM

ACC leading rebounder transfers from Virginia to Gamecocks - Free Access

AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference rebounding leader Sarah Imovbioh of Virginia has signed to play her final season with South Carolina.  More...

Plenty of SEC East teams exit spring unsettled at QB - Free Access

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri has a head start in at least one respect as the Tigers aim for their third consecutive Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Hey George Orwell, 1984? Really, you thought that would be the future?

Well, here we are in the year 2015.  I’ll bet there was a time when you thought you would never see a year that started with the number “2”, wasn’t there?  More...

THEIR VIEW

Require body cameras across South Carolina

The cellphone video was shocking .  A man, fleeing on foot from a North Charleston police officer, was shot in the back and died.  While nothing will bring back victim Walter Scott, we as a state can learn from the experience and ensure th More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The depressing appeal of Hillary’s phony populism

There was a time when Hillary Clinton was a bona fide leftist radical, but those days have past, swallowed up by her lust for power and money.  Don’t get me wrong; she’s still a true liberal who stands for everything I oppose, and he More...

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