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Confederate flag likely coming down

The days of the Confederate battle flag flying in front of the S.C. More...

Deadline to enter New Talent Night is Monday

Monday, July 13 at 5 p. m., is the deadline to enter the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night.  The Blacksburg Rotary Club is sponsoring the event, which will be held Thursday, July 16, at 7 p. m. More...

LifeStyles

What's Up?

Family reunions Descendants of Edd and Melissa Camp Thompson will have their annual family reunion at Rankin Lake in Gastonia, N.C., this weekend More...

IT’S LOOKING PEACHY AT THE CAVA GALLERY

Visitors can vote for People’s Choice Award at ‘Peaches, Beaches and Bar-B-Q’ exhibit

Peaches, Beaches and Bar-BQ, an exhibit of art works by area artists and members of the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA), is currently on view at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. More...

HE CAME PREPARED! –

It was a birthday breakfast on June 2 for Bill Gibbons (left) and Bill knows for sure that the “Singing Judge” Jack Allison (center) would be singing (?) his murderous version of happy Bi More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Emily Ariail

Emily Sue Ariail, 92, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, at her home, 118 Sherwood Drive.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Warren G. Ariail and daughter of Adelia Elizabeth Francis and James Ithiel Beam.  More...

Floyd Earls, creator of the 500-pound ‘Elmer Busch’ decoy

Floyd “Pap Pap” Decal Earls, of Havre de Grace, Md., passed away on July 3, 2015. He was 84. He was born in Cherokee Falls, S.C., to Frank and Mary Eaker Earls.  More...

Dean Mason, employed by Timken for 37 years

Broadus Dean Mason Jr., 57, of 120 Deer Track Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.  More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2015 11:57 AM

Got stuff to sell? Check out this new, safe way to do so online - Free Access

We all have something we want and we all have something we no longer need. Finding, buying and selling has become fast and easy. More...

South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday - Free Access

JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press MEG KINNARD, Associated Press More...

Bipartisan plan would overhaul business taxes, fund highways - Free Access

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press More...

Council has open mic night regarding proposed sale of Peachtree Centre

From nurses staying with and holding the hand of a dying patient so they wouldn’t die alone, to staff digging into their own pockets to pay for a needy patient’s haircut, Cherokee County council members heard numerous examples Monday of w More...

Local News

STEM program has students reaching for the sky

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Future scientists were on full alert Tuesday as their homemade rockets twisted and screamed through the air at Mary Bramlett Elementary. More...

Police cruisers struck by fireworks Saturday

While no damage or injuries were reported, several City of Gaffney police cruisers were struck by fireworks Saturday evening as police patrolled neighborhoods and responded to calls.  No arrests were made for violations of the city’s firew More...

DEER HASH

Silica Springs Baptist Church members Gene Humphries (left) and Tim Neal season deer hash early Saturday morning while cooking for a Fourth of July fellowship meal. More...

Sports

Getting off on the right foot

Post 109 bats come alive in playoff opener, claim 5-2 victory over Belton

Postseason success in baseball is typically measured by the most simple of things — most notable of them being the performance of a team’s pitching staff.  For Post 109 manager Terry Wright, that largely has not been a problem. More...

Stern test awaits Tribe in upcoming passing leagues

The countdown is on to the beginning of summer practice.  With that in mind, every repetition in the weight room and in 7-on-7 drills means that much more.  Speaking of 7-on-7s, Gaffney will return to the field today to once again take on C More...

Williams survives scare from Azarenka, moves on to Wimbledon semis

LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

I told you things are getting crazier

Lately I’ve shared my lament that in America today we are witnessing a surreal transformation of the greatest nation in history. Last week, a spate of headlines made this point better than I could make it on my own.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Concerns still in place as Affordable Care Act lives

The U.S. Supreme Court has largely settled the political ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but there remains many fissures in the system. More...

Save Ex-Im Bank and U.S. jobs

The U.S. Export-Import Bank closed its doors last week after Congress failed to extend its charter. More...

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