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School phone lights up when teen dies

Within minutes of each other, LaTunya Means started receiving calls Wednesday afternoon at the Copeland Academy with news no educator wants to hear: A student had died in a traffic accident.  More...

County suffers huge loss in death of Carroll

Bob Carroll was always active in any community endeavor he felt would improve the quality of life for county residents.  Carroll, 85, died Tuesday in Charlotte, leaving behind a legacy of service to Cherokee County. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIVERSARY –

The Vinnie Byers Missionary Circle of Bethel Baptist Church celebrated its anniversary with a special service on Sunday, June 28. Guest speaker was the Rev. More...

‘First Responders Appreciation Day’ is set for Aug. 22

Putting God First Christian Ministries will honor those who put their lives on the line

A Christian ministry hopes local residents will set aside Aug. 22 as a day to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line to serve and protect their communities. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Bolin married 55 years

James and Billie Jean Bolin of Smyrna are celebrating their 55th anniversary.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janice Reynolds Sides

GROVER, N.C. – Janice Reynolds Sides, 71, of 1053 Cleveland Ave., went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2015, at her home.  She was born in Gaston County, N.C., to the late Clyde and Alpha Mayes Reynolds. More...

James Frye

James Edward Frye, 63, of 125 Lowrys Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Dianne Upton Frye and son of the late William Robert Frye Sr. and Inez Kirby Frye. Mr. More...

Shirley McGarity

SPARTANBURG – Shirley Ruth Hicks McGarity, 64, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Regional Medical Center.  More...

National News

How did gunman go from ordinary suburban kid to killer? - Free Access

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON and KATHLEEN FOODY,Associated Press More...

Woman found dead in Texas jail was excited about new chapter - Free Access

By JASON KEYSER and MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press   More...

Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.  The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote Thursday and now sets the stage for what could be contentious negot More...

Breaking News - 7/17/2015 10:13 PM

Post 109 ties series at 2 with 8-0 win over Fort Mill Friday - Free Access

What a difference a couple of strong pitching performances and some hots make.   Zach Wood and Alex Raines both had thee hits and Jack Masters went seven strong innings and Post 109 beat Fort Mill 8-0 Friday at Jerry Wallac More...

Big festival weekend about to unfold

The state's top barbecue cooks will heat up Gaffney when more than 20 teams compete for the grand championship at the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Woman dies when struck by train

Highlighting the severity of the impact, police found a Gaffney woman’s personal belongings spread on the ground from one end of an Amtrak train to the other following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian early Thursday.  More...

Local News

South Carolina schools granted extension on ‘No Child’ requirements

South Carolina schools will have three more years of freedom from meeting federal No Child Left Behind requirements, the U.S. Department of Education announced July 9.  The U.S. More...

Man gets 10 years in jail for slicing throat

Though there was some dispute about how and why it happened, a 23-year-old Gaffney man admitted Monday afternoon in Cherokee County Court that he used a knife to slice another man’s throat during an October 2013 encounter outside a city conveni More...

POLICE REPORT

Nude woman blowing car horn arrested

City of Gaffney police on July 11 arrested a 41-yearold Spartanburg woman for indecent exposure after receiving a report of a nude subject at an East Frederick Street restaurant, according to an incident report.  More...

Sports

Post 109 stays alive in series with Fort Mill - Free Access

The Post 109 seniors aren’t ready to pack up their gear just yet.   Alex Raines went seven strong innings, Jacob Marcengill smacked a big 3-run homer and Post 109 remained alive in their best of five playoff series with Fort Mill wi More...

SEC moves ahead alone on tougher transfer rules - Free Access

JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer  HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even if it means they land in a rival league.  More...

Sports on TV - WEEKEND - Free Access

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Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health care premium hikes and crony capitalism

What’s behind the huge premium increases on the Obamacare exchanges?  Supporters and opponents offer wildly different explanations and theories. More...

OUR VIEW

Bob Carroll was an icon of community service

Bob Carroll was the epitome of public service.  He spent most of his adult life volunteering in a plethora of arenas.  If you were involved in a public service agency in the past several decades, you more than likely saw him.  Bob pass More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The state he loves so much is growing out of its past

For 12 years, from 1980 to 1992, Sam Foster went to work at the Statehouse.  Whenever the state representative for parts of Rock Hill and western York County would walk into that historic building, his narrow shoulders back, his head held high, More...

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