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Know(2) will be accepting nominations Jan. 1-Feb. 12

KNOW(2) will celebrate the new year by accepting nominations for its “A Night at the Oscar(s)” award banquet.  More...

Peachtree Centre sale now official

It’s finally official: The Peachtree Centre is under new ownership.  The closing announcement came via press release from Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue late Friday afternoon.  The parties had until Jan. More...

LifeStyles

Star Wars sets records globally and locally

It was the busiest Thursday night ever for a movie premiere The Big E of Gaffney.  More...

King and Queen

Zion Galmer, left, was crowned king and Desire Jones, right, was crowned queen at the annual Piedmont Community Actions Head Start Christmas party Thursday night. More...

Parade Fun

Little Miss SC Cherokee County Sweetheart Malorie Wood and her sister Natalie had a great time in the Gaffney Christmas Parade waving and blowing kisses to the crowd. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul Ellis, retired from Timken, loved antique cars and Gamecocks

Gaffney, S.C. — Paul Erwin Ellis, 62, of 1607 Boiling Springs Highway, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.  More...

Lillie Orr, homemaker and member of New Pleasant Baptist

Gaffney, S.C. — Mrs. Lillie Orr, 96, widow of Robert Boyd Orr, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital of Spartanburg.  Mrs. More...

Earl Manning, retired from P&L Erosion Control in Blacksburg

Gaffney, S.C. — George Earl Manning, Sr., 59, of 675 Draytonville Road, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Nancy Ethel Blanton Manning and the late George Alexander Manning. More...

National News

Gaffney native Ali Henderson performs in nationally televised 'Christmas at Belmont' concert

NASHVILLE, TN - Ali Henderson, a native of Gaffney, SC and Commercial Music major at Belmont University, performed recently in the “Christmas at Belmont” concert at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a performance which was taped l More...

Mobile carriers re-thinking data caps

NEW YORK (AP) — Cellphone and broadband providers are excluding some video from data caps, meaning consumers have more data available for other apps and services.  More...

Sen Peeler says I-73 funding should wait

GREENVILLE, S.C. More...

1.39 million South Carolinians will hit the road for the holidays

A record number of South Carolinians are expected to travel for the Christmas Holiday, spurred in part by gas prices that are continuing to fall. More...

State, local unemployment rates decline

Jobless rates went down in all 46 South Carolina counties in November, leading the Palmetto State to set another new record for the number of people working.  More...

Teacher cadets deliver ‘White Christmas’

Holly Christenberry stayed calm as she watched her young sons blast Santa Claus and his elves with toy Nerf guns and excitedly tear into a few presents dropped off at her house. More...

Local News

VOTING DEADLINE

VOTING DEADLINE — County residents have until Dec. 23 to vote on their favorite Christmas tree in the Festival of Trees at Gaffney City Hall. More...

Local stores count down to Christmas

With only four days before Christmas, local business operators are expressing optimism that this Christmas shopping season will be a profitable one.  “We’ve been pretty busy,” a Big Lots employee said. More...

Robotics becoming big deal in Gaffney

Isaac Martinez was invited to apply to MIT when he was named to the prestigious “Dean’s List” during the world high school robotics championship this spring.  Martinez has started the application process to MIT, a private resea More...

Sports

Turnovers topple Indians

Committing turnovers and missing shots aren’t a good way to win a basketball game.  The Gaffney Indians turned the ball over in crucial spots and shot one of their poorest percentages from the field this season in a 71-56 loss at Northwest More...

Parker drops 30 to pace Wildcats to win

The Blacksburg boys basketball team needed a big game from its big scorer, and got it.  Malique Parker, the team’s leading scorer, had 30 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Wildcats to a big 83-62 win at Powdersville for the Wildc More...

Gaffney grapplers drop pair of matches

The Gaffney High wrestling team had a tough night on the mat this past Tuesday, losing 51- 27 to Broome and 39- 36 to Chapman.  There were some bright spots, though.  Derek Turner won both his matches at 152 pounds by pin, while Ronnie Ma More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

A big price to pay in the name of love

“You don’t have to bite my head off.”  Y’all know where that expression comes from?  Me either, but I’ve got a theory. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the praying mantis.  More...

THEIR VIEW

This is the year for gas tax increase

It has been 28 years since South Carolina last raised its 16.75-cents-pergallon gasoline tax. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Establishment GOP must be careful not to go too far

I’ve long said that the differences between so-called establishment Republicans and grassroots conservatives are about more than tactics in budgetary battles with President Obama and congressional Democrats. More...

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