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PitziGil Press releases new children’s books, adult coloring books

“The display area looks fantastic,” said Donna Lee Houle, owner of local children’s book publishing company, PitziGil Press, as she pointed to an area of books and other items being displayed at Crystal Clear Photo, on Floyd Baker B More...

ENGAGEMENT

Scoggins - James

Ms. Ginger Scoggins of Gaffney announces the engagement of her daughter, Jessie Marie, to Larry Dylan James, son of Elliot and Denise James of Gaffney.  More...

Pinckneys welcome twin girls

Greg and Diandra Pinckney of Gaffney announce the birth of their twin girls, Kerrington Hope and Kennedi Grace on March 22 and March 23, 2016, weighing 3 lbs. 6 ozs. and 3 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene “Head” Quinton

Gene Quinton, 54 of Nature’s Trail Rd, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2016. He was born in Gaffney, S.C. on May 20, 1962. Gene worked at Ultra Lube of Gaffney for 14 years where he loved his job and his work family. More...

Doris Wheeler

Virginia Beach, Va. — Doris Brown Wheeler passed away on August 2, 2016 after a long illness in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was 85 years old. She was born in Gaffney, S.C. to Horace and Ethel Brown and was the youngest of four sisters. More...

David Cantrell

Gaffney, S.C. — William David Cantrell, 58, of 195 Hames Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Born in Greenwood, he was the husband of Lauren Harris Cantrell and son of Preston Cantrell (Betty) of W. More...

National News

PlayStations stolen from pawn shop owner pawned; 2 arrested

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say two people who tried to pawn some stolen PlayStations didn’t realize that they had burgled the home of the pawn shop owner.  More...

BPW lineman: ‘It was black...like I was sleeping.’

Board of Public Works lineman Austin Williams considers himself a lucky guy. More...

Local News

MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION

MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION — A thirsty moose and her baby head to Lake Josephine for a drink of water near Grinnell Glacier in Canada. More...

Snake bites up

It seems some pets in the Myrtle Beach area are just snake bit.  Local veterinarians say there’s been a spike in the number of dogs and cats being bitten by snakes this summer.  Tom Hesselbacher of Animal Emergency Hospital of the Str More...

County awaiting cost estimate before finalizing recreation referendum

County officials are awaiting a finalized cost estimate on the proposed Lake Whelchel recreational complex before moving forward with the ballot referendum.  More...

Sports

Going Pro: Jones earns pro card

Gaffney’s Eric Jones has gone pro.  The bodybuilder placed second in his Classic Physique class at the Masters National Championships in Pittsburgh. More...

Indians, coaches eager for first scrimmage

Although practices have been productive and the players have been focused, today’s the day coach Dan Jones has really been eyeing .  The Indians travel to Greer today for their first scrimmage.  Practice is one thing, but coaches wan More...

Cats travel to Landrum

Blacksburg will travel for its first preseason scrimmage Saturday against Chapman in Landrum.  The Wildcats participate in a four team scrimmage Tuesday at Eastside before hosting Founders Iron City Classic on Friday, Aug. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Trump Does Want to Win, But Only on His Terms

Just about every Republican official and consultant has at some point wrestled with the question of whether or not Donald Trump really wants to be president of the United States. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The tax-shaming trap

Hillary Clinton and the media are goading Donald Trump again into releasing his tax returns, suggesting he’s unwilling to pay his “fair share.” Sadly, even a few of Trump’s fellow Republicans are piling on. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The great outdoors offers beautiful scenery ... and bugs

Ready to blow out some candles?  The great outdoors beckoned last week as I spent a much-needed vacation exploring national parks in Montana and Canada. More...

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