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Natural v. Added Sugars

What does it mean for your family’s health?

Sugars are one of the most important health conversations today. A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  More...

BPW SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The Business Professional Women $500 education scholarship is presented to one student at Gaffney High School and one from Blacksburg High School. More...

‘Find Your Park After Dark’

Ninety Six National Historic Site hosts family friendly star gazing program

NINETY SIX, South Carolina - Ninety Six National Historic Site and the Carolina Skygazers Astronomy club invite you to a free, family friendly “Find Your Park After Dark – Star Gazing Program” on Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 - 10:30 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leo Diffenderfer

Blacksburg, S.C. — Leo E. Diffenderfer, Jr., 88, 202 Holly Ridge Road, passed away, June 24, 2016, at Brookdale Skylyn, Spartanburg. More...

Jackie Carelock

Gaffney, S.C. — Jacqueline (Jackie) Frank Carelock, 78, formerly of Forest Lane Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Summit Hills.  Born in Peachland, N.C., she was the widow of Crawford Alexander Sr. More...

Donald Bostic

Blacksburg, S.C. — Donald Richard Bostic, 61, 1019 Lookout Tower Road, died June 25, 2016, at home. Born in Flint, Michigan, he was the husband of Linda Enger Bostic of the home and a son of the late Grady and Margaret Allen Bostic. More...

State News

Man shot, killed while stopping at accident scene to investigate

PELZER, S.C. More...

Anderson council looks to set animal euthanasia requirements

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The Anderson County Council is taking the first step toward making it illegal for owners to euthanize their dogs after a boxer was shot, blinded and left to die.  More...

SC Trooper uses emojis to spread safety message

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is starting a campaign against drinking and driving based on a trooper’s tweets using the little graphic icons called emojis on his smartphone.  More...

Runoff election Tuesday

Voters in the Draytonville and Corinth communities will return to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election to determine their Cherokee County Council member for the next four years.  More...

BPW boss paid $151,000 annually in contract that has not changed since 2010

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final of a 3- part series that focuses on contracts and salaries of administrators of various public agencies.) More...

Local News

Fowler re-elected President of South Carolina Coroner's Association - Free Access

Pawley's Island, S.C.  More...

HELPING THE SHRINERS

The Village School of Gaffney had a fundraiser for the Shriner’s Hospital raising $323.50 for them. More...

Family programs highlight Cowpens ‘Celebration of Freedom’

Cowpens National Battlefield invites you to celebrate our nation’s independence with a day of family programs on Saturday, July 2, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, when the park hosts its annual Celebration of Freedom. More...

Sports

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64 - Free Access

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64.  More...

Gaffney all-stars advance to state

Gaffney American Mite League Allstars worked overtime against Union for their shot at a state baseball championship.  More...

Post 109 gets back on track

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Post 109 beat Greer 9-3 Friday to regain momentum headed into the critical last week of the American Legion summer baseball season.  Post 109 took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on three straight RBI singles by Damian Eubanks, Alex Raines, and N More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Fostering overdue reform

By agreeing to make reforms in foster care, the state of South Carolina is beginning a critical process to protect its most vulnerable children — and to remove a shameful stain on its reputation for not having done so earlier.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Dems destroy Medicare

Under the guise of “reform,” President Obama is dismantling Medicare — dooming seniors to needless pain and disability and shortening their lives.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Obama and Clinton attack the middle class

President Obama and Hillary Clinton constantly talk about their efforts to help the middle class. Yet their policies often directly attack middle-income earners. More...

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