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Authorities investigate suspicious fire

Fire investigators collected samples that will be sent for testing by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division following a Friday afternoon fire on West Smith Street that damaged an unoccupied home.  More...

LifeStyles

Scavenger hunt scheduled at Limestone to promote alum’s new book

Mark Allan Gunnells has released “Cult of Ocasta”

To promote the release of his latest book, “The Cult of Ocasta,” set on the campus of Limestone College, author Mark Allan Gunnells has scheduled a scavenger hunt on Saturday, March 18.  The event, being held in cooperation with Lime More...

Never too old or too young to volunteer at Meals On Wheels

At nearly three years old, Jenna Osment is the youngest Cherokee County Meals On Wheels Volunteer. Osment assists her grandmother, Carol Martin, delivering meals in the Blacksburg community every Thursday. More...

Area churches join together for weekly Lent services

Cherokee County churchgoers are invited to observe the season of Lent this spring by coming together with other denominations for a weekly series of services.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Garnell Hardin

Gaffney — Garnell McCraw Hardin, 85, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 3, 2017, at her son’s residence.  More...

Loyd Champion

Blacksburg — Loyd Ray Champion, 90, of 623 Cherokee Falls Road, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at his home.  More...

Ben Skinner

Mooresboro, N.C. — Mr. Ben Joel Skinner, 85, of 818 Sandy Run Church Road, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Motorist dies in single-vehicle crash

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man was killed in a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning.  Fowler identified the victim as Alfred Walter Farr, Jr., 45, of South Limestone Street.  The accident occurred at 2:15 a.m. More...

Industrial accident takes employee’s life

A Friday morning industrial accident at a local business turned deadly over the weekend when an injured North Carolina man died Saturday at Spartanburg Medical Center.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Johnny Kent, 68, of Mooresville, More...

Local News

Rug & Home pays for bulletproof vests

Thanks to a local business, three City of Gaffney police officers will soon go into the field with new life-saving bulletproof vests.  Rakesh and Dolly Agarwal, owners of Rug & Home stores, including the Gaffney location near the Gaffney Pre More...

Hearing on 85 widening March 14

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a hearing Tuesday, March 14, to obtain public comments on the proposed widening of Interstate 85 in Blacksburg. More...

City to consider final reading on farmer’s market parking ordinance

Gaffney City Council will consider final reading of an ordinance at today’s regular monthly meeting that allows downtown businesses to rent parking spaces at the farmer’s market parking lot.  The four spaces for lease were formerly o More...

Sports

Limestone Women’s Basketball Earns Sixth Straight NCAA Tournament Berth - Free Access

Coming off a sixth straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship, the nationally 22nd-ranked Limestone College women’s basketball team has been selected to play in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament for a sixth consecutive More...

Men's Basketball Earns Sixth-Seed in NCAA Tournament - Free Access

After winning the 2016-17 Conference Carolinas Tournament earlier today to earn an automatic bid into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Basketball Tournament, the Limestone College men's basketball team earned the sixth-s More...

National champion Clemson offers Gaffney wideout

National champion Clemson wants Gaffney’s Dennis Smith.  The junior wideout was offered a scholarship during a visit to the campus on Saturday.  Smith, who was accompanied by Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn, met the co More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

It’s Trump’s party now

Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life. More...

ERICK ERICKSON

Madness, contradictions and post-modernity

Let me pose a hypothetical situation to you. A man and woman marry. They have three children over the course of their 20 years of marriage. In recent years, the husband has been more and more withdrawn. Something has changed. More...

IT’S JUST ME

It rhymes with ‘Quiet Bloke’

I spent the entire weekend trying to buy my favorite soft drink at some of the restaurants and other places Dottie and I visited. Believe it or not, but a lot of places don’t serve my favorite soft drink. More...

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