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ONLINE POLL

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS  Should the city donate (or lease) the Irene Park property to veterans groups that want to enlarge their park and enhance the area?   More...

LifeStyles

Netflix releases House of Cards season 5 trailer - Free Access

The fifth season of Emmy winning Netflix series "House of Cards" will debut May 30 on the streaming site. Netflix released the official trailer for the upcoming season earlier today (May 1). More...

Broad River Electric to hold annual meeting on May 6

Members can enjoy balloon rides, win prizes and earn bill credits

Broad River Electric’s 77th Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, May 6th in the Broad River Electric Auditorium at 811 Hamrick Street in Gaffney. Doors open at 8 a.m. More...

GRANT RECIPIENT

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels received a $2,500 Walmart Community Grant. The money will be used to feed the elderly, disabled and homebound in Cherokee County.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lucy Wells

Lucy Mae Dover Wells, age 77, of 133 Foster Street, Cowpens, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Saturday, April 28, 2017 at her residence.   More...

Ellar Simpson

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Allen Littlejohn

Allen G. Littlejohn, 94, of 510 Thompson St., formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away Thursday, April 27, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary www.gilmoresmortuary.com   More...

State News

Public records bill advances, but with Senate opposition - Free Access

A bill strengthening the public's access to government records in South Carolina advanced Tuesday, but a senator is again blocking further progress. More...

South Carolina man gets life in prison for killing toddler

HARTSVILLE, S.C. More...

Shark bites surfer on foot at South Carolina beach

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a shark bit a surfer's foot while she was coming to shore on Folly Beach.  Local media outlets report a shark bit the left heel of a 36-year-old woman about 11 a.m. More...

5th District voters head to polls Tuesday

Voters here and in other parts of South Carolina’s 5th congressional district will head to the polls on Tuesday to take part in a special election for Congress. More...

BHS students vow alcohol, drugs shun during prom night events

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller has knocked on many doors to deliver heartbreaking, life-changing news to families following a fatal car accident. More...

Local News

Eddins to receive Doctor of Public Service Degree from Limestone College at May 4 Commencement - Free Access

A dedicated Limestone College alum, supporter, and Board of Trustees member will receive a special recognition during an upcoming graduation ceremony. More...

Crash causes power outage at college

Power to portions of the Limestone College campus was knocked out for several hours last Monday afternoon when a motorist traveling on Griffith Street crashed into a Board of Public Works utility pole.  City of Gaffney police and firefighters an More...

Work begins on $40,000 fountain repair

Members of the City of Gaffney’s Parks and Beautification Division began the process of dismantling the fountain in City Hall Park in preparation for an upcoming repair and renovation project last week.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/1/2017 2:50 PM

Smith, Blixt capture Zurich - Free Access

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and a silver chalice. More...

In Survival Mode

Lady Indians remain alive in playoffs

After a 4-2 loss to Fort Mill to open the district playoffs on Thursday, the Gaffney High softball team stood at a crossroads against Greenwood on Saturday: a loss would end their season but a win would send them to another elimination game on Monday More...

Gaffney baseball team bounced by Fort Mill, 7-6

If defense wins championships, as the saying goes, the Gaffney Indians weren’t in a positive place against Fort Mill on Saturday. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Lessons in democracy

Like most Americans, I groaned when the mail included a summons to jury duty. Having been there before, I envisioned three days of wasted time in a bland room with lousy Internet service. More...

STAR PARKER

Lessons unlearned from the ‘92 LA riots

This weekend marked 100 days of the Trump administration. This milestone also coincides with a very important anniversary. More...

IT’S JUST ME

I’m not afraid of flying; I’m TERRIFIED of flying

You know how some folks like to brag about where they’ve been when they visit a distant location? Well, I’m not one of those people. 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?