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Bond granted in nearly year-old murder case

A Circuit Court judge granted bond on Friday afternoon to a Gaffney teen accused of gunning down another man during a May 6, 2015, attempted robbery.  More...

LifeStyles

Irish Fest 2016

The annual Irish Fest in downtown Gaffney is this Saturday, March 12. Festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the fourth annual 5K run/walk “Run for the Clovers” and continue until 2 p.m.  Schedule of events:  More...

Camellia Society debutantes presented at annual ball March 5

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2016 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, March 5, from 7 until 11 at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. Miss Karsyn Deanna Blanton is the daughter of Ms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lois Peak, member of Bethel Baptist Church

Mrs. Lois Green Peak, age 74, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 21-B, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Mack Peak, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, March 4, 2016, at 4:52 a.m. More...

Mary White, retired from Arkwright Mills

Gaffney — Mary Doris White, 89, of 521 West Montgomery Street, Apt. 20, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Betty Bennett, co-owner of Bennett Homes

Gaffney, SC — Betty Jo Campbell Bennett, 76, of 1200 Briarwood Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

When all else fails, call the plumber

I’ve never really understood why we, the consuming public, get charged for water.  For water.  Isn’t water free? Isn’t water pretty much everywhere? Isn’t more than two-thirds of the planet covered with water? More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

To stop Trump, win primaries

Donald Trump currently has 319 delegates out of the 1,237 needed to win the Republican Presidential nomination. That gives him a modest lead over Ted Cruz’s 226 delegates, but there’s still a long way to go.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Time for GOP establishment (and Trump supporters) to unite behind Ted Cruz

Mitt Romney’s speech against Donald Trump is not likely to win many converts. More...

Officer cleared in fatal shooting of Limestone College student

A Spartanburg Methodist College police officer who shot and killed a Limestone College student during a Nov. More...

Arts center faces another crucial vote

Another important vote on the city’s new $5 million performing arts center will take place at today’s Gaffney City Council meeting.  More...

SAYING GOODBYE

While Old Glory billows in tribute in the foreground from the Gaffney Fire Department’s ladder truck, the funeral procession of Lt. More...

Local News

Plans for VA facility moving forward

Although funding might still be a year or two away, the county is moving forward with its plans for a state veterans nursing home.  The 26-acre Hyatt Street site has been cleared of timber and the property soon will be surveyed, Cherokee County More...

Prisoner gets additional time for assaulting officer

A Gaffney man serving a 7-year state prison sentence had an additional 18 months of time tacked on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a Cherokee County Detention Center officer.  More...

Home detention ordered for man involved in hit-and-run

A 29-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 60 days of home confinement Thursday after pleading guilty in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to a hit-and-run incident involving a bicyclist.  More...

Sports

Saints 3-peat as tourney champs

Limestone’s 5-8 guard Amaura Brandt came up big at big times Friday night. More...

Limestone’s first football coach forced out

Limestone College decided to cut ties with the coach it picked to begin its football program.  In a surprise press release Friday, the college announced it was giving coach Bobby James the boot.  Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics More...

McDaniel’s single lifts Indians to tourney title

Pitchers Chad Williams and Jack Masters shined but Gaffney still needed some seven thinning heroics to claim the McDonald’s of Gaffney Preseason Tournament title with a 5-4 win over Broome on Friday. More...

National News

Researchers say they've likely found Confederate shipwreck - Free Access

MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press     More...

Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California - Free Access

Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president — and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease — has died. She was 94 . More...

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