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What's Up announcements - Free Access

Fish - Hash - Hot Dog Sale sponsored by Voices of Harmony of Cowpens Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. until sold out at the Hut on Martin Luther KIng Str. (old Park Street) in Gaffney. Delivery available for orders $20 and up. More...

Run for the Peaches

A very familiar name came across the finish line during the Peach Festival Road race last Saturday as Austin Steagall of Gaffney continued his dominance of the 5K route through Gaffney’s Historic District.  Steagall, 23, was the overall me More...

GET READY, GET SET, GO —

More than 320 runners of all ages participated in the annual 5K, 10K and 1 mile South Carolina Peach Festival road races through the historic district in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judy Crawford

Rutherfordton, NC — Judith Keller Crawford, 70, of 124 Butler Street, Apt. 116, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.  More...

Myra Culbreth

Myra Faye Culbreth, age 57, of 5625 Wild Wood Court, Bessemer City, NC passed away on July 13, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  More...

Iven Hopper

Funeral service for Mr. Iven Gerard Hopper, age 38, known as “Shyboy,” of 411 West Frederick Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, will be held on Saturday, July 16, at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend C. A. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Clinton v. Trump

Over the past generation, there has been growing evidence that our dysfunctional political system is badly broken. For the past 30 years, neither party has been able to hold a sustainable governing majority in both Congress and the White House. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Sanctuary hospitals: Who pays the bills?

Medical bills are pushing more Americans into severe financial distress, even if they have insurance. That’s the grim news from a top medical journal. These bills force hundreds of thousands into bankruptcy each year.  More...

THEIR VIEW

The big step toward ending ‘scholarship scam’

Could sanity finally be returning to South Carolina’s public education policy? Well, maybe that’s a stretch, but a small section in the state budget that took effect last week suggests movement in the right direction.  More...

Parade among full slate of festival events

Local cancer survivors will serve as grand marshals Saturday for the annual South Carolina Peach Festival parade.  More...

Brian Davis in free concert Saturday at 9

Country music hit songwriter Brian Davis will play a rare concert near home this weekend when he performs at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  Davis celebrated his birthday Jan. More...

MINIVAN, CAR COLLIDE

Five people were taken to the hospital following a Thursday afternoon accident at East Montgomery and South Petty streets in Gaffney.  More...

Local News

Rash of burglaries hit city businesses

City of Gaffney police investigating a rash of business burglaries collected blood evidence at the scene of another break-in discovered Thursday morning.  More...

Tractor-trailer, pickup collide at Blacksburg intersection

A Blacksburg man was taken to the hospital for treatment after his pickup truck was T-boned by a tractor-trailer at a major intersection in Blacksburg on Wednesday morning.  More...

ReaDeRs On THe ROaD

a group of 30 teenagers and adults from Grassy Pond Baptist Church served with Chosen Children ministry in nicaragua from July 2-9. More...

Sports

Indians to show off their ‘Power’ade

2-day, passing league attracts teams from SE

Although July 4th is in the rear view mirror, the Gaffney Indians hope to conclude their summer workouts with a bang at the showcase Powerade Regional Championship Tournament this weekend in Charlotte.  The Indians are among 32 teams invited to More...

AMERICAN LEGION STATE PLAYOFFS

Greenville takes opener in extras

Coaches constantly preach the importance of “doing the little things” to win baseball games.  Greenville did those things and more to escape Jerry Jug Wallace Field with a 9-3, 10-inning win over Post 109 Tuesday in the opening game More...

THE GREAT EIGHTS

 The Gaffney American 8- and-under All-Stars advanced to the final four of 12-team state tournament in Florence. 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?