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Blacksburg VFD improves its ISO rating to 3

Ongoing efforts by the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department to improve service paid big dividends recently when its latest fire insurance rating was announced by the Insurance Service Office (ISO).  After more than two decades of being rateda4on More...

LifeStyles

Impressive fruit pies and tarts made easy

Lemon Raspberry Pie More...

Project SEARCH participants honored during graduation ceremony

Several Cleveland County residents who took part in a unique collaborative partnership based at Gardner-Webb University were honored during a graduation ceremony on June 1 in Tucker Student Center.  Seven 2015-2016 Project SEARCH participants ea More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of June 2, 2016:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

R.J. Allison

Gaffney, SC — R.J. Allison, 87, of 1315 Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Road repair issues not yet resolved

Gov. Nikki Haley’s reluctance to sign legislation that will fund road improvements in South Carolina is understandable in light of her stated priorities. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Petulant, partisan President Obama needs a reality check

In my most recent column, I discussed President Obama’s disgraceful reaction to the Islamic terrorist massacre of innocents in Orlando. Not to be outdone by his own wrong-headedness, he one-upped himself Tuesday with another doozy. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Voting for energy

Despite the divisiveness of this election season, Americans from both parties share common ground. Polls show voters want the next president to inject life into our sluggish economy. More...

Critter Keeper - Free Access

Children and their parents sat on the edge of their seats as Randy Miller brought out a boa constrictor Tuesday for an education program at Cherokee County Public Library. More...

Bids for I-85 project will likely go out in September

Cherokee County officials expect bids for the I-85 widening project to go out in September.  That timeline was announced during a recent Chamber of Commerce session, county officials said.  The project will stretch 17 miles from from Gosset More...

Handcuffed man who fled from cops is back in custody

A 28-year-old Gaffney man who allegedly escaped from a police cruiser following a June 4 arrest is now facing a raft of charges following his June 16 apprehension, including a charge of larceny for allegedly stealing an officer’s handcuffs.&nbs More...

Local News

Businessman will make pitch for Sunday alcohol sales

You knew the subject would come up sooner or later. It already has in numerous cities and counties across the state.  Should beer and wine be sold on Sunday?  Gaffney City Council will hear from businessman Darren Mason today at 5 p.m. More...

Ham radio operators plan special event during festival

Amateur radio operators are invited to contact a special event station set up July 16 for the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Beach music to highlight Peach Festival kickoff party

Jim Quick & Coastline Band will take the stage July 8 for a beach music concert to help kickoff the 39th annual South Carolina Peach Festival.  Quick is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Coastal Carolina baseball team visits hospital in Omaha with special tie - Free Access

OMAHA, Neb. – The Coastal Carolina baseball team, fresh off its win over #1 Florida Sunday night in the College World series, took time Monday morning to visit the Nebraska Medical Center and its pediatric patients. More...

Indians pass first passing league

Despite two inexperienced quarterbacks, the Gaffney Indians performed well in their first passing league games at Crest High School on Thursday.  “We did well,” Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn said.  Typically, More...

Post 109 Sr. team schedule ramps up this week

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

The Post 109 senior team looks to remain unbeaten this week - but it won’t be easy.  Gaffney will face second place Inman in a home and home series today and Tuesday. More...

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