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Good news for county, state in latest jobless report

The Palmetto State appears to be headed into the holidays in a festive mood as its jobs picture improved once again in October with nearly 8,000 more people joining the ranks of the employed.  South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell for th More...

Join the royal GHS court on Dec. 10

Gaffney High students will transform the commons area into a royal court Dec. 10 for a Christmas feast fit for royalty.  More...

LifeStyles

Holiday Store Hours

List of stores open on Thanksgiving or Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — After the turkey and stuffing comes the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. More...

Tips for terrific Thanksgiving photos

Spartan Photo Center shared their tips for taking the perfect Thanksgiving photos.  More...

Recipes from our readers

The following recipes were sent in by readers for you to use this Thanksgiving, or whenever you feel like trying a new recipe. Appetizer Mixed Nut Tarts Sent in by Pam Lester More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alice Russell, Limestone College grad

RUSSELL, Alice Wingo, 91, of Ruskin, FL, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015. More...

Sadie Blackwell, retired from Peeler’s Printing

Pacolet, SC — Sadie Christine Blackwell, 69, of 1419 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Raymond Blackwell and Minnie Smith More...

Jimmie Walters, enjoyed knitting

Gaffney, SC — Jimmie Pearl Owens Walters, 64, of 192 Wilkie Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at her residence.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Events, not politics, in control

Two items in the news last week highlighted a reality that politicians hate to admit. While they pretend to lead the nation, they are not in charge.  More...

THEIR VIEW

State surplus should go to meet urgent needs

South Carolina got some welcomed financial news this past week: Economists project that at the end of the fiscal year the state will have a nearly $1.3 billion revenue surplus thanks to a thriving economy and leftover funds from the previous budget y More...

SRHS breaks ground for Immediate Care Center in Gaffney

Facility expected to open in late 2016

When an unexpected illness strikes, the convenience of a walk-in, urgent care clinic is sometimes the answer. More...

GHS students roll up sleeves for good cause

Nearly 90 Gaffney High students rolled up their sleeves for a blood drive Friday in hopes their efforts will save lives.  More...

City has no money for county rec needs

Although the Cherokee County Recreation District wants to improve its facilities and programs, the question of how to fund that initiative remains unresolved as elected officials consider options like a property tax increase or Hospitality Tax refere More...

Local News

The Red Kettles are out

The holiday season is upon us, and that means The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles are popping up all around Gaffney. The 2015 kettle kick off was held locally on Friday, Nov. More...

Nominees sought

Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the board of directors of the Agricultural Alumni Organization are seeking nominations of outstanding alumni for three significant awards including the Professional Ach More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Dr. Bob Kaemmerlen (left) and Tim Stuart on a medical mission trip to Kenya in October 2015. Picture taken on actual equator in Africa. More...

Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Moving on from Ohio State

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football WriterA season's worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1. More...

Panthers coach Rivera embraces superstitions amid win streak - Free Access

STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer    More...

An Early Exit

Gritty effort not enough as Byrnes sends Indians to 3rd straight opening round loss

Byrnes was the dominant team in the third quarter against Gaffney. Good thing, too. Gaffney refused to go away, and the Rebels held on for a hard-fought 34-26 win in the opening round of the Class 4A, Division I playoffs. More...

Letters

Local hospital earns Top Performer status

Dear Editor:  There is a relationship between evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes. More...

Sen. Peeler should run for governor

Dear Editor:  More...

Don’t let GOP politicians rain on your parade

Dear Editor:  Get a grip America. We have so much to be thankful for this year and a headline this morning puts things in perspective: “FBI: No credible threat to US after Paris attacks.”  More...

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