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Trucker dies in fiery crash

Thick black smoke could be seen from miles away after a tractor-trailer left the roadway on Chesnee Highway and exploded in flames.  Reports of several explosions at the scene soon followed and it wasn’t long before firefighters realized t More...

Golf tournament? What golf tournament?

A local charity is finding itself in the unenviable position of having to make sure people don’t donate money to its cause without asking questions first.  Judith Nix, director of development at Cherokee Children’s Home, said she rec More...

WATCH THE INDIANS ON OUR WEBSITE

New “season,” new results?  Taking its initial foray into Region III-4A play, Gaffney is hoping to see a reversal of fortunes starting Friday night, taking on Nation Ford at The Reservation.  More...

LifeStyles

Federal judge says 'Happy Birthday' in public domain - Free Access

Some people have previously paid royalties to use the song

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press More...

ALOHA!

Bethel Senior Day Care residents get taste of Hawaii at annual prom

Dressed in flowery shirts, grass skirts and leis, clients and staff at Bethel Senior Day Care Center welcomed guests to its annual prom on Friday, Aug. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events A community fun day will be held at Goucher Baptist Church located at 415 Goucher Creek Rd. on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

MARIA WHITMIRE

Maria Victoria Hernandez Whitmire, 52, of 1749 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

ELSIE PLANTE

Elsie Minnie Whitmore Plante, 86, of 2600 Old Georgia Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at her residence.  Born in Orange, Mass., she was the widow of the late Albert Plante, Jr. More...

RAYMOND JONES

Memorial service for Raymond Ellis Jones, 56, of 350 Bryant Road, Apt. B-76, Spartanburg, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Shalom Christian Fellowship Church with Rev. More...

Teen charged with kidnapping, assault and battery

An 18-year-old Gaffney man was charged with kidnapping and 3rd-degree assault and battery after he allegedly assaulted a city woman and confined her for a period of time in her home Sept. 21. More...

Superintendent resigns; accused of saying, 'I will kill you' - Free Access

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Chester County school Superintendent Agnes Slayman resigned Thursday — the same day a newspaper obtained a report saying her employees said she threatened to kill a co-worker and created a hostile work environment.  More...

Pope Francis addresses world leaders at U.N. - Free Access

Topics range from environment to the poor and respect for life

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press More...

SLED takes coach into custody

Suspended Blacksburg High School basketball coach Alex Bailey was arrested Thursday by SLED (State Law Enforcement Division) agents in connection with an alleged 2013 incident involving a teenage girl.  More...

Festival likely to get most of A-Tax cash

The Broad River Antique Power Association will have to make do with only about $3,700 in city Accommodations Tax revenue this year.  The association wanted $17,950 to advertise its event, but the Gaffney Accommodations Tax Committee recommended More...

Local News

Rec officials want to know what you think

“Build it, and they will come.” Words so easily rolled off the tongue, Cherokee County Recreation District officials understand full that meeting the needs of those it caters to isn’t as simply done as that. More...

Tourney attracts top junior golfers

The future of golf will be on display at Cherokee National this weekend as some of the top junior boys and girls golfers participate in the annual Henry Transou Memorial Junior Classic.  “Since its inception in 2012, the event has steadily More...

Much to do during fall’s first weekend

Summer’s gone, but the fun to be had in Cherokee County obviously isn’t.  Fall’s first weekend offers a cornucopia of events, allowing local residents to address their need for recreation along with that of staying healthy.&nbs More...

Sports

USC, UCF seeking success - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After three games, both UCF (0-3) and South Carolina (1-2) are spiraling downward and looking to take a step in the winning direction.  More...

Nation Ford downs Indians - Free Access

Gaffney and Nation Ford seem to be headed in opposite directions.  Nation Ford (4-2, 1-0) made a loud statement in Region III-4A by whipping the Indians 42-26 at a rain-soaked Reservation Friday, marking their fourth straight win after t More...

New quarterback leads USC to win - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lorenzo Nunez knows he's got a ways to go as South Carolina's quarterback, particularly with his blocking.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

For every beat of my heart, I am thankful

There was a time when my greatest nightmare — literally — was that someday I would have to have heart surgery.  Many nights I have awakened during a dream in which I was in the midst of having heart surgery or was being told that I w More...

THEIR VIEW

Clarity needed on candidate residency

People who run for office should live in the district they seek to represent.  That appears to be a requirement of South Carolina law. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obama’s dangerous politically correct military reform

President Obama is weakening our military by shedding troops, weapons, and ships. But even these cuts are not as dangerous as his misguided crusade for a gender blind military.  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?