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Mosquito spraying to start soon in city

The City of Gaffney will soon begin its annual mosquito-spraying program and officials are doing their best to spare other winged-insects that are actually, dare we say, bee-loved. More...

LifeStyles

Vess answers final call as 9-1-1 dispatcher

With a silky-smooth voice and a calm and reassuring demeanor, Jack Vess has always been an unmistakable presence on Cherokee County’s emergency radio channels.  More...

DAY OF PRAYER

Pastor Lizzie Bridges of Holy Trinity Righteous Church of God lifts her hand in praise during the National Day of Prayer Thursday evening. The event was moved into the sanctuary of First Baptist Church due to rainy weather.  More...

Thickety Mountain Women’s Convention honors three past presidents at recent workshop

The Thickety Mountain Woman’s Convention recently held their second ‘Daisy Smith Missionary Workshop’ at Limestone Baptist Church.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrea Ramsey

Gaffney, S.C. — Andrea Lee Blanton Ramsey, 72, of 1253 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Felicia Agner

Blacksburg S.C. — Mrs. Felicia Camp Agner, 77, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville. More...

Roger Tate

Pacolet, S.C. — Roger Eugene Tate, 71, of 1837 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

Trump vs. Schumer on taxes

I’m for making things better for everyone. And the main focus of my work is improving the lives of low-income Americans. So why do I love the tax reform package that President Trump has proposed? More...

STEPHEN MOORE

All you need is growth

As sure as the cuckoo clock chimes at midnight, the left is bloviating that Donald Trump’s tax plan will blow a $5 trillion hole in the deficit. More...

IT’S JUST ME

The same one Noah used to herd the animals

“That dad-gum light,” I muttered under my breath when it lit up as I was driving down the road. More...

Gas tax increase approved - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A legislative panel approved a road-funding compromise Friday that would increase South Carolina's gas taxes by 12 cents over six years and eventually generate more than $600 million annually for construction. More...

Woman accused of trying to run over cop

More than a year after it occurred, City of Gaffney Police on Thursday served numerous arrest warrants on a Spartanburg woman who is accused of trying to run over a Gaffney police detective while fleeing from a shoplifting arrest.  More...

Music lineup unveiled for 40th S.C. Peach Festival

Country music singers Tony Jackson and Blane Howard will perform in the 40th anniversary of the South Carolina Peach Festival in July.  More...

Local News

A HOT TEST

Cherokee Technology Center students took their final burn skills test for basic firefighting certification recently at the City of Gaffney fire training center.   More...

Saturday afternoon fire being investigated as arson

A Saturday afternoon fire at a vacant East Oneal Street home was a clear case of arson that is now under investigation by the City of Gaffney Fire Department and Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office.  Numerous passersby reported the fire in t More...

25 years later: Goal accomplished - Free Access

After 25 years, Matt Gable is a college graduate. It took a few moments for the achievement to sink in Saturday when Gable drove from his home in Summerville for a Limestone College graduation ceremony. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers seek berth in state tourney

It’s another week for golf champions.  Gaffney High boys golf team hits the links at today’s (Monday) Upper State tournament at Fox Run Country Club in Greenville. More...

Top-ranked Saints rally late to top Indianapolis on Senior Day

Looking up at an 11-10 deficit early in the fourth quarter, the nationally top-ranked Limestone College men’s lacrosse team used a 4-0 run Saturday to rally for a 14-12 regional win over the University of Indianapolis at Saints Field. More...

Photo

Blacksburg High track athlete Kwame Sutton was the Region I-AA Shot Put Champion. He finished fifth in the shot put at Saturday's Upper State qualifier meet in Columbia.   More...

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