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EMS service expands ambulance fleet; opens Medic 5 station on Union Highway

Paramedics and EMTs at Upstate Carolina EMS Inc. got to unwrap some new Christmas presents last week when the local emergency medical services company took delivery of five new ambulances. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County DSN Board celebrates Christmas

The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) has been very busy during the month of December. Consumers and staff have enjoyed meals, parties and visits with Santa.  More...

Sports

Holiday hoops in the Smokies

When it comes to holiday tournaments, there are two choices for most high school basketball teams.  Stick around, play in an area tournament and sleep in their own beds every night over Christmas break. More...

A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired — and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Ignore climate angst in a new policy era

The results of the presidential election left anti-fossil-fuel activists reeling. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Democrats care about power, not about Russian hacking

Isn’t it interesting that it took an electoral barnyard beat-down to get the Democrats interested in Russian hacking? A drubbing by Donald Trump has done wonders to focus their minds. More...

THEIR VIEW

New call for legislative ethics reform

While it is distressing to think South Carolina might have unethical or even criminal legislators, it’s a relief to know the process of ferreting out such behavior is under way using the state grand jury — the best vehicle for producing r More...

Other News

Russia examines all possible reasons for Black Sea jet crash

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Backed by ships, helicopters and drones, Russian rescue teams searched Sunday for victims after a Russian plane carrying 92 people to Syria crashed into the Black Sea shortly after take-off. More...

State lawmaker arrested - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Poll shows US citizens hopeful - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according More...

Churches among victims in string of burglaries

A burglary discovered Friday morning at Turning Point Church on East Floyd Baker Boulevard was the second such incident involving a religious group or organization in two days.  More...

Crepes, coffee connoisseur first bGEN program graduate

Coffee and crepes are on the mind of Zak Sampson as the budding entrepreneur bursts with energy, describing his plans to start 2017 by opening a new cafe and bakery in Gaffney.  More...

Local News

Fire chiefs, county at odds over procurement policy

Local fire departments are balking at a county stipulation that they follow the county’s procurement policy. More...

Housing starts continue to increase

Housing starts continued their strong run here in November.  There were 13 new home starts last month with an average value of $117,587, a jump of five from the same month a year ago, according to the monthly report from the HomeBuilders Associ More...

FIRST PIEDMONT GIVES

Cynthia Peeler Littlejohn, Unit Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cherokee County, accepts a contribution of $4,600 from Barry S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dora Medley

Gaffney, S.C. - Dora Mae West Medley, 86, of 346 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Elizabeth Littlejohn

Elizabeth Littlejohn, age 79, of 657 South Church Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on December 23, 2016, at 11:50 p.m. More...

Rev. William Jackson

Blacksburg -- Rev. William Marshall Jackson, 67, of 200 West Carolina Street Apt E-8, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, from 2 p.m. More...

State News

Should Fort Jackson's WWII-era Memorial Chapel be saved? - Free Access

For more than 30 years, Kathryn Woodward has attended an interdenominational worship service each week at the World War II-era Memorial Chapel on Fort Jackson. More...

Memories shared after 3 Greenville restaurant owners pass - Free Access

Three historic Greenville restaurant owners have passed away in the past month, leaving a legacy of memories, anecdotes and stories that continue to flavor the community. More...

Vigil planned for drug overdose victims

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Miranda Gilbert always hoped her fiance would get better. But despite 10 weeks of rehab and several months of sobriety, Zachary Wenk couldn't get the better of his heroin addiction. 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?