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The case of the missing buried treasure

JURY AWARDS WOMAN $125,000

A Cherokee County jury deliberated for more than five hours Thursday afternoon before awarding a Gaffney woman a total of $125,000 in actual and punitive damages for the theft of a buried treasure.  More...

Prosecutors want bond revoked for man arrested on new charges

Prosecutors from the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office are asking the court to revoke the bond of an 18-year-old Gaffney man awaiting trial on a felony DUI charge in the wake of his Aug. More...

LifeStyles

Gregory M. Tate

Gaffney man named commission chair

Gaffney resident Gregory M. Tate has been elected to serve as chairman of the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education, the governing body of Spartanburg Community College. More...

Former superintendent lands interim position

Former Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Bill James is the interim superintendent at Lexington District 2 this school year.  He has ties to Lexington 2 where he was Airport High principal from 1995-1997 before he moved to Gaffney. More...

15 attend pre-bid meeting

In a hopeful sign there are many contractors interested in building the county’s spec building, more than 15 company representatives attended the preliminary meeting this past week.  Cherokee County Council Acting Administrator Holland Bel More...

Obituaries - Free Access

WYZONA BONNER

Wyzona Bonner, 58, of 204 Villa Drive, entered eternal rest on Thursday, Aug. More...

WILLIE LEE BUTLER

Formerly employed in construction and fast food industry

Willie Lee Butler “Rabbit” Camp, 56, of 107 McArthur Street, entered eternal rest Tuesday, Aug. More...

ANNIE DODSON

Seamstress and homemaker

Annie Laura Dodson, 77, of Boiling Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Spartanburg Medical Center. More...

State News

Spartanburg schools will not single out Confederate flag

SPARTANBURG, S.C. More...

Newberry salon owner killed; 1 arrested

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a hair salon owner in Newberry.  Interim Police Chief Roy McClurkin told local media that a family member found the victim dead in the shop around 2 p.m. More...

DNR seeking input about limited deer hunting in SC

PENDLETON, S.C. More...

Breaking News - 8/29/2015 12:37 PM

Cavs score 2 fourth-quarter TD to down Gaffney - Free Access

It was a sputtering, inconsistent and pretty mundane performance by both the Gaffney and Dorman offenses.   Until the fourth quarter.   More...

LIMESTONE CARES

Most of limestone’s 25 athletic teams were on hand to help with the stop Hunger Now initiative in Timken East gymnasium. More...

Watch Wildcats open home season on our website

Following a dominant victory in its season opener at Great Falls, the Blacksburg football team returns to the friendly confines of T.A. More...

Local News

Popeyes bringing its Louisiana-style chicken to Gaffney

If you like spicy, Louisianastyle chicken but don’t want to drive far for a quick fix, you won’t have to anymore.  The city issued a building permit for a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at the former Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant an More...

Sunny’s Donuts wins ‘Donut Brawl’ online voting contest

Sunny’s Donuts makes the best donuts based on the results in a South Carolina Donut Brawl online voting contest.  Sunny’s Donuts took the top prize after receiving 683 votes in a contest held by the travel website Scoutology, a Charl More...

CLASS REUNION INFORMATION

l The Gaffney High School Class of 1965 will have its 50-year reunion Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. The golden anniversary party will be on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Fan dies at Braves game - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.  More...

GAME CAPSULE

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Letters

Thanks so much for the school supplies

Dear Editor:  The Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church family would like to thank everyone who donated book bags and school supplies to our “Back to School Bash” for the children in our community.  It was a great success. More...

Columns

LAURA HOLLIS

That’s not the competition; it’s the cabinet

A few months ago, when the first Republican presidential contenders threw their hats into the ring, I tweeted this message a number of times, to widespread amusement among my Twitter followers: “2 Cubans, a black neurosurgeon, and a female CEO More...

ED FEULNER

Ensuring a free and open internet

There aren’t many things we can take for granted these days, but some things really feel as though they should be a given. A free and open Internet, for example.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Slavery in 2015 must be attacked in every way

Slavery is most often referenced in the context of the past. Unfortunately, it is very real in South Carolina today in the form of trafficking in people — many of them women and children — as human commodities. More...

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