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Fire truck in spotlight at museum dedication

A shiny 1941 fire engine was the star of the show Sunday as local dignitaries and town residents gathered to dedicate the Blacksburg Town Museum.  The fire engine is the sister truck of a fire truck owned by Greer. More...

Nuke plant gets water intake permit

Duke Power has received a permit from the U.S. More...

LifeStyles

CAVA’S October classes range from photography to painting

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists has lined up a variety of classes for October. Call the instructor listed for more information on a certain class and to pre-register. More...

Relay for Life Pageant Queens

The winners of the 2015 Relay for Life pageant raised over $2,000 for Relay for Life. More...

Homecoming Hunk

Noah Hanna won Homecoming Hunk at Blacksburg High School Friday, October 2. Noah is a senior and has been on the varsity football team for four years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ann Crotzer, devoted educator

Gaffney, SC – Ann Beam Crotzer, 81, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her home, 119 Ridgeway Road, with members of her family at her side.  More...

Herman Dean, former firefighter

Gaffney, SC - Herman Arthur Dean, 82, of 514 Chatham Ave, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Eber Gallman, retired from Timken

Blacksburg, SC - Eber Joe Gallman, 76, of 116 Leighton Drive, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015, at Wendover Hospice Home.  Born in Sumter, he was the widower of Marlene Dillingham Gallman and the son of the late Vanderbilt Gallman and Elsie P More...

State News

Work underway as SC recovers from massive floods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Life has started to return to normal in areas of South Carolina inundated by massive floods from days of rain earlier this month. More...

Deaton wins Nobel economics prize for work on poverty - Free Access

MALIN RISING, Associated Press  NATHALIE ROTSCHILD, Associated Press     More...

Monument to honor King planned for Georgia's Stone Mountain - Free Access

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Planning is underway to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that recalls a famous line from his "I Have a Dream" speech, officials say.  More...

New city park likely won't take shape for a year or more

But financing portion slowly coming together

Construction of the newest city park likely remains months or even a year away, but the financing will ramp up soon. More...

Standoff ends with suspect in custody

A 4-hour standoff ended peacefully early Sunday when a SWAT team used tear gas to force a Gaffney man to surrender. The situation began unfolding about 10:45 p.m. More...

APPLICATION DAY

Gaffney High students use their laptop computers to apply to in-state colleges Friday during the school’s annual “College Application Day.” Many in-state colleges waived their appli More...

Local News

School trustees to receive update on building program

After opening an $8 million training facility, Spartanburg Community College is poised to grow again when a $20 million Cherokee Technology Center is built on the Cherokee County branch campus.  More...

Spartanburg Regional to break ground on medical facility on Baker Boulevard

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System officials will break ground next month on an intermediate health care center .  More than a year ago, Physician Development Manager Susie Woodward said Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System planned to rel More...

I want to be...

Students check out potential careers at showcase

About 4,700 8th-grade students attended a college and career readiness showcase Wednesday afternoon on the University of South Carolina Upstate campus.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 10/12/2015 2:08 PM

Florida QB Grier suspended for violating NCAA rules on PEDs

MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer    More...

Who's next at South Carolina - Free Access

Steve Spurrier is retiring from South Carolina after doing exactly what he said he wanted to when he took the job: Accomplish things that had never been done before in Columbia.  More...

A DominatingWin

Gaffney quarterback Bryson Ward was flagged for not wearing his mouthpiece.  That mistake would be one of the few he would make all game.  Ward was brilliant, completing 18 of his 27 throws for 203 yards, two touchdown, and maybe even more More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

We owe our fat butts to high-tech gizmos

Let us pause now to reflect on the sacrifices and all the hard work of the many brilliant individuals who have devoted much of their time and effort and personal spending money into coming up with the modern conveniences and gizmos to which we owe mu More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Bureaucrats gone wild

In the United States these days, about 95 percent of all new “laws” are written by bureaucrats rather than approved by Congress. A pair of recent news stories documents the dangers of bureaucrats gone wild.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The media’s latest phony attack on Ben Carson

How about the next time the mainstream media decide to fabricate a controversy against a conservative presidential candidate, they choose something less laughable?  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?