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Bond request taken under advisement

A man stopped by police after he allegedly gained entry to a gas pump at a Gaffney gas station Dec. More...

LifeStyles

Fiber Friends to exhibit at CAVA Gallery in Gaffney

An exhibit of eclectic media by Fiber Friends, a group of fiber media artists from Western North and South Carolina, opens January 14 at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. More...

The Village School Student of the Month

Name: A.J. Lee Age: 10 Grade: 5th grade Teacher: Mrs. Cheryl Hogue Parents: Larry and Diane Lee Other family members: R.J.  More...

Meals on Wheels donation

Terry Dennis, left, and Jennifer Robbins of Meals on Wheels are shown accepting a $150 check from Camp Moses Wood #125 Sons of Confederate Veterans Adjutant Robert Little. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Rose, loved hunting and fishing

Blacksburg — Bobby Joe “Dinky Dover” Rose, 61, of 209 Mosley Road, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Darlene Brackins, formerly employed by Bericap Company

Gaffney, SC — Sarah Darlene Brackins, 49, of 200 Eden Drive, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Carol Moss, member of Park Hills Baptist

Gaffney, SC — Nancy Carol Bishop Moss, 74, of 145 Brendon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

State News

Three Things Consumers Should Do in the New Year

COLUMBIA – A new year means new beginnings and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is encouraging consumers to make a New Year’s resolution to become more financially fit.  More...

National News

AP-WE tv Poll: Most have stayed friends with an ex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.  More...

National champion lacrosse team going to State House - Free Access

   This is becoming a bit of a habit for the Limestone College Men’s Lacrosse team.  More...

School board approves personnel matters Jan. 11 - Free Access

The Cherokee County School Board approved the following personnel changes at its Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 school board meeting.  ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES   Retirement: More...

Sentence reduction motion denied

A Circuit Court judge on Friday refused to reduce the prison sentence he handed down last August against a Gaffney man who admitted running from and scuffling with a South Carolina state trooper.  More...

DRIVER WALKS AWAY FROM I-85 CRASH

A man was able to walk away from a Saturday afternoon accident in which his vehicle rolled over several times on Interstate 85 in Gaffney.  The cause of the incident, which occurred shortly before 2:50 p.m., wasn’t immediately clear. More...

Local News

THE BLACKSBURG CONNECTION

— There’s a Blacksburg element in the latest Kid Rock music video. More...

Trustees will discuss super’s evaluation, audit at tonight’s meeting

The Cherokee County School Board will discuss the superintendent evaluation and receive the district’s annual financial audit report at tonight’s meeting.  School trustees will meet today (Monday) at 6 p.m. in the district office. More...

SHRINERS HONORED

Ed Patterson, J.W. Rogers, Paul Patterson, Blll Blanton and Harvey Smith Peeler (right to left) were inducted into the Cherokee Shrine Club Hall of Fame January 9. More...

Sports

Watson brilliant but big plays doom Clemson - Free Access

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Mind Games: How Clemson built an undefeated mindset

CLEMSON. — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson had nearly wrapped up a summertime appearance when someone asked if the Tigers could win a national championship.  "No doubt about it," Watson said with a grin. "15-0."  Fifteen? More...

Wildcats top Liberty; set for Landrum

The Blacksburg boys basketball team needed a big win heading into Tuesday’s showdown with Landrum.  Malique Parker made sure they got it.  Parker had 23 points and 12 rebounds despite limited minutes to help the Wildcats to a 79-62 ho More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Please watch out for crossing groud hogs

It’s just three more weeks until Groundhog Day, the next big day on our 2016 calendar.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Confederate flag display must meet specified criteria

It won’t be at the top of the agenda when lawmakers return to Columbia on Jan. 12, but the people of South Carolina will be watching for reaction to the latest developments regarding the Confederate flag.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s partisan harangues demanding bipartisanship

I’ve long marveled at President Obama’s calls for bipartisanship right before viciously tearing into Republicans. 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?