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LifeStyles

Pumpkin spice up your life

(Family Features) Certain flavors are synonymous with fall, and pumpkin spice tops the list. More...

Cowboy Church riding into Blacksburg

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” - Revelation 2:29  More...

Volunteers put emergency service training to use

The Salvation Army (TSA) is all about helping others in times of need, and they are currently feeding and hydrating flood victims and relief workers in North and South Carolina counties that are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.&nb More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Manning

Blacksburg — Shirley Ann Richardson Manning, 63, of 116 Painter Lane, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016, at her residence. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sidney Robbins, Jr.

Gaffney — Sidney Robbins, Jr., 87, of 1258 Cherokee National Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Man charged with stabbing person during church service

WEDGEFIELD (AP) — A 65-year-old Sumter County man is charged with stabbing the person sitting in front of him in church.  Local media outlets report Billy Lewis of Wedgefield is charged with attempted murder for stabbing a man during servi More...

Man faces felony DUI for crash that killed 9-year-old girl

NORTH CHARLESTON (AP) — A 56-year-old man is charged with felony driving under the influence following a six-car crash that killed a 9-year-old girl.  Local media outlets report that Dale Edward Yarborough of Hanahan is charged with reckle More...

SC woman fatally shot as family gathered before funeral

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Police say a South Carolina woman was fatally shot by a stray bullet as she gathered with family inside a Gastonia home before her sister-in-law's funeral.  More...

National News

13 dead, 31 injured in California bus crash

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus slammed into the back of a semi-truck on a Southern California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring at least 31 others, some critically, authorities said.  More...

Despite protests, Wonder Woman named special U.N. ambassador

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outsid More...

Cops seize pot, thousands in cash

A traffic stop on a driver who allegedly was observed traveling on the wrong side of the road led to the execution of a search warrant by Gaffney police on an East Floyd Baker Boulevard home, the seizure of suspected narcotics and thousands of dollar More...

Old Georgia Hwy. detour planned

Work on a train crossing on Old Georgia Highway will impact traffic from Tuesday through Friday morning, with plans calling for complete shutdown of the crossing and a necessary detour on Thursday.  Electronic road signs announcing the temporary More...

Local News

Local scores below state averages

Cherokee County students scored below the state average in all six grade levels in the first year of the new state tests in English and Math.  More...

SC PASS RESULTS FOR 2016

South Carolina students in grades 4-8 have taken SCPASS tests in science and social studies since 2009. More than 7,800 students statewide were tested. More...

Rates to house prisoners will increase to $44.32 for Gaffney and Blacksburg

Municipalities will be paying more to incarcerate their prisoners at the Cherokee County Detention Center this fiscal year.  Cherokee County Interim Administrator Holland Belue announced at Monday’s council meeting the per diem rate will i More...

Sports

College Football Top 25 - Free Access

Ohio State dropped four spots to No.  More...

Top 25 Heat Check

What is a better loss? Getting beat up by Alabama or letting one slip away at Penn State?  More...

Bye, Bye Byrnes

Gaffney rallies with 2 late TDs to beat Rebels and secure playoff berth

For 39 years, the Gaffney High football team has qualified for the state playoffs. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Absentee is S.C. de facto early voting

Around the country, voters are casting ballots in the election for president. Not so in South Carolina, at least by a formal early-voting process. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

An overblown link between hurricanes & global warming

Hurricane Matthew proved to be a dangerous storm that killed hundreds, and caused floods and property damage from Haiti to the Carolinas. Thanks a lot, global warming. That, at least, is what some alarmists would have us believe. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?

Halloween is upon us. I trust you have your jack-o-lanterns properly illuminated and plenty of candy on hand for trick-or-treaters (good, because I’ll be coming by your house between 7 and 7:30). 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?