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Longtime Blacksburg administrator calls it quits

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue tried to keep his composure, but he couldn’t contain the tears welling in his eyes. More...

Fire truck crashes on way to accident

Four people were sent to area hospitals after a Goucher- White Plains fire truck responding to a traffic accident was involved in an accident directly in front of its station Wednesday morning.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College Theatre, GLT to present musical, Les Misérables

8 performances set for June 18-20, June 21, June 24-27

The Limestone College Theatre and Gaffney Little Theatre are joining together to present eight performances of the musical, “Les Misérables,” June 18-20 and June 24-27 at 7 p.m. each day, and on June 21 at 3 p.m. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Wylie married 50 years

Richard and Kay Wylie of Gaffney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2015.  Mr. and Mrs. Wylie were married at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church in 1965 by Dr. C.A. More...

Buford Street UMC will host Day of Prayer service June 13

Gov. Nikki Haley has set Saturday, June 13, as a Day of Prayer, fasting, repentance, and seeking God’s blessings for our nation.  On Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m., Buford Street United Methodist Church, 120 E. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rheba Lancaster, pianist and Sunday School teacher at Goodes Creek Church

Rheba Sue Champion Lancaster, 68, of Gaffney, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family.  More...

Carl Morgan, worked at General Shale Brick Co. for over 21 years

EARL, N.C. – Carl Allen (“Bacon”) Morgan, 61, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Carolinas Healthcare- Cleveland.  Born in Cleveland County on Jan. 28, 1954, he was the son of the late James Franklin and Janie Sue Clary Morgan. More...

Gary Phifer, worked as an engineer with Westinghouse and PQ Corporation

COLUMBIA – Clarence Gary Phifer Jr., 75, beloved husband and Dad, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015.  More...

Breaking News - 6/12/2015 8:59 PM

Two charged in murder - Free Access

An investigation into two bodies found in a burning truck late Thursday in Hickory Grove, York County, has crossed county lines into Cherokee County. More...

weekend update - Free Access

STAFF REPORT An ode to the past, present and the future. More...

Dog attacks UPS driver

A UPS driver had to be taken for medical treatment Wednesday after he was attacked by a dog while delivering a package on West Buford Street. More...

Could be a year before body cameras activated

Police officers in South Carolina will have to wear body cameras on the job thanks to a new law aimed at increased transparency that was signed by the governor Wednesday.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you think there should be term limits for local and state office holders?  YES: 90% (189 votes)  NO: 6% (13 votes)  DON’T CARE: 3% (7 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 209   More...

Local News

Flag Day ceremony today featuring Army Band

Have you ever witnessed or participated in a ceremony honoring the service of the United States flag? You can this Friday as the City of Gaffney honors Flag Day with a special ceremony and concert.  More...

Trustee questions priorities

School trustee Tracy Moore is concerned school safety issues are not a high enough priority in school renovations that are being done this summer.  More...

MILITIA DAY AT WALNUT GROVE –

Charles Moore's 1767 farm was the site of a militia muster before the Battle of Cowpens in January 1781.The S.C. More...

Sports

FREE SWINGER

Gaffney junior’s Houston Wright watches as a ball sails high as it approaches the plate during Monday’s non league matchup with Shelby. More...

Football is back - passing league style

From the friendly chatter between players to the maybe not so friendly chatter between coaches, one thing will be obvious soon — football is back.  Granted, the first games are not until August, and official practice is more than a month a More...

Gaffney seeks new wrestling coach after Voelker resigns

Successful longtime Gaffney High wrestling coach Thomas Voelker has resigned to take a job closer to his home.  Gaffney High Athletic Director Mark Huff said he will post the vacancy on the school district website.  Voelker’s resignat More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Happy 800th birthday, Magna Carta!

What sometimes seem like epic battles to reshape the world generally fade to irrelevance very quickly. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Freedom of expression slipping away

What do the Confederate flag, the words “Respect Choice” and the message “Choose Life” have in common? DMVs in many states are arbitrarily banning them from license plates. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Existential threats to America

It’s to be expected that I hardly agree with President Obama on any political issues, as we have radically different worldviews, but what I don’t understand is why there isn’t more alarm from all quarters about the potentially exist More...

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