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Voters in 5th Congressional District will go to polls Tuesday

The bruising special election between Congressional hopefuls Ralph Norman and Archie Parnell ends Tuesday. The 5th Congressional District seat was left vacant when U.S. Rep. More...

LifeStyles

Brotherhood riders make stop in Gaffney

It was a quick stop in Gaffney for members of the Carolina Brotherhood on Wednesday as the caravan of bicyclists stayed just a few minutes at the Gaffney Fire Department to cool off in the shade and fill their water bottles with cold water and fresh More...

Tips to make swimwear shopping season less stressful

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the time of year for what can be a dreaded expedition: Buying a swimsuit. More...

BETHEL CELEBRATES FIRST SUNDAY

The Bethel Baptist Church and Dr. J.W. Sanders, Jr. started off with an exciting First Sunday Worship Service, which was held on Sunday, January 1. The guest speaker was Rev. Thomas Rhyant Jr. a singer for The Fantastic Violinaires. Rev. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A toxic environment for Trump’s policies at EPA

“Pay no attention to that man behind that curtain!” The Wizard of Oz had a good reason for trying to distract Dorothy when his true identity was revealed in the 1939 classic film. More...

STEPHEN MOORE

Now hear this!

I’m technically disabled — but not mentally disabled the way some of my foes on CNN seem to believe I am. No, my disability is hearing loss. In one ear I’m nearly deaf. More...

IT’S JUST ME

He came to the rescue every time we called

I lost my dad some 10 years or so ago. More...

SLED charges former deputy with domestic violence

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Monday announced it has charged a former Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputy with 3rd-degree domestic violence. More...

Money missing from magistrate court

SLED ASKED TO INVESTIGATE

Authorities are investigating money missing from Cherokee County Magistrate Court. More...

Man who allegedly fired shotgun that struck teen in face will remain jailed

A Gaffney man accused of firing a shotgun blast that struck a 10-year-old boy in the face has been denied bond by a judge in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Local News

Group from Limestone College attends NASA Institute in Virginia - Free Access

Limestone Professor Dr. Shelly Meyers and a group of six others from the College recently attended a week-long NASA Educator Institute at the Langley Research Institute in Hampton, Virginia. More...

SHAGGIN’

Gaffney native Garrett Humphries will be featured on the hit reality show "The Bachelorette" tonight (Monday). Humphries will be teaching Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and Jack Stone the state dance of South Carolina, the Shag. More...

County council nixes request for pay raise

Despite high praise from the Cherokee County Veterans Council, Cherokee County Council agreed not to raise the veterans affairs officer’s pay.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deacon Dwight Littlejohn, Sr.

Deacon Dwight Maurice Littlejohn, Sr., age 52, of 2214 Stoney Point Road, Waco, North Carolina, husband of Deaconess Angela Watkins Littlejohn, passed Wesdensday, June 14, 2017, at his home.  More...

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Davidson Haney

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Davidson Haney, affectionately called “Dot”, age 69, of 421 Sarratt Ave., Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Thomas Dean Haney, answered the Master’s call on Friday afternoon, June 16, 2017, at 2:46 p.m. More...

Ruth Lavonne Bolton Fowler

Gaffney — Ruth Lavonne Bolton Fowler, 79, of 521 W. Montgomery Street, Apt 7, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Mary Black Health System of Gaffney.  More...

State News

4-year-old girl shot and killed by 6-year-old in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been shot and killed by her 6- year-old sibling in their South Carolina home.  Spartanburg Police spokesman Maj. More...

Naked man nabs getaway car, trail leads to dead woman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Greenville County deputies say they chased a car nabbed by a bloody, naked man and traced his trail back to a dead woman's body.  More...

Two South Carolina hospital systems announce merger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's two largest hospital systems are joining, as Palmetto Health in Columbia and Greenville Health System announced they're creating a new organization Jan. 1.  More...

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