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‘Good Hair’ makes it to final five of comedy film competition

Gaffney native Catherine Dee Holly and Fray Forde have made waves with their “Good Hair” short film in the Atlanta comedy and film scene. More...

Sports

Wofford picked by Southern Conference coaches, media to win league

Wofford is the preseason pick to win the Southern Conference by both league coaches and media. The polls were announced Tuesday at the league's annual media day. More...

Armed for Action

Two holdovers from 2015 state tournament team like 2017 squad’s chances

There is a lot of optimism in the ranks of the Post 109 American Legion team, which opens the state tournament Saturday against host Sumter at Riley Park. It’s been two years since Post 109 advanced to the state tournament. More...

Wright now will play at Spartanburg Methodist

Gaffney star Houston Wright has changed his mind after a change of coaches at the College of Charleston. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Russia baiters and Putin haters

“Is Russia an enemy of the United States?” NBC’s Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runnerup for the GOP nomination, “Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug.” More...

THEIR VIEW

Fulfill Confederate flag compromise

It’s been a little more than two years since the Confederate battle flag was permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds, bringing to an end a decades-long effort to lower the flag once and for all.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump’s war on red tape

On Friday the Veterans Affairs posted a list of hundreds of VA employees fired or punished for misconduct since the Trump administration took over Jan. 20. A good start, but not enough. More...

Bridge Closures on Half-Mile Portion of SC 85 Southbound In Spartanburg County Beginning July 24 - Free Access

Detour will be set up around work zone

Motorists are advised to expect congestion and to use caution when traveling in work zones. More...

Man standing on councilman’s porch apparent target of gunfire

City of Gaffney police are investigating a brazen Friday afternoon incident in which a gunshot was fired outside the Kendrick Street home of a Gaffney city councilman.  The shooting occurred as a 20-year-old Oak Street resident was visiting a gr More...

Right here was the place to be this past weekend

Couples from Finland and Czechslovakia got more than a dose of the Peachoid Saturday when the “House of Cards” fans visited Gaffney to check out the setting for the highly-popular Netflix television series.  More...

Local News

Brown Packing gets fee-in-lieu break for its $10 million plant expansion

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County trying to deal with high vegetation blocking line of sight at some intersections

Have you noticed tall grassy areas along county roads lately?  According to county officials, those patches of tall grass are raising safety and visibility concerns.  More...

City will purchase building to convert into restrooms for its new 3.65-acre park

The city’s Railroad Avenue park project just got a little more expensive.  Gaffney City Council on Monday approved its Building and Grounds Committee’s recommendation to purchase the former Broad River Baptist administration building More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William “Bill” Mullinax

SHELBY, N.C. — William “Bill” Mullinax, 62, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. He was born in Cherokee Co., SC to the late William Lamar and Helen Stroup Mullinax. More...

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Betty Jean Mayberry Moore

Mrs. Betty Jean Mayberry Moore, age 81, of Baltimore, Maryland, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017, at her residence.  She was the wife of Mr. J. C. More...

State News

SCDPS joins regional speed enforcement campaign “Operation Southern Shield”

Columbia — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety kicked off a new speed enforcement campaign, Operation Southern Shield, at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, July 17, joining its counterparts across four other Southeastern state More...

National News

Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory - Free Access

Overhauling the nation's tax system has been a top priority for Republicans, but the stakes have been magnified following the cratering of efforts to repeal Obama's signature health care law for a second time. More...

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