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Duke Energy (again) axes nuke plant project

Given recent developments that cast increasing doubt on the future of nuclear projects, State Sen. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Caldwell, Mr. Childers exchange vows June 3

Jessica Dawn Caldwell of Shelby, North Carolina and Timothy Ward Childers of Gaffney were united in marriage Saturday, June 3, 2017 at half past five in the evening at Ward Acres in Gaffney, South Carolina. More...

Friends of the American Legion raising funds to restore building

The American Legion Post #109, incorporated February 9, 1937, served as the hub for community activities for years. More...

WHAT’S UP

Gaffney High Class of 72 Reunion The Gaffney High Class of 72 will be celebrating their 45th reunion on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy “Dot” Perry

Gaffney, S.C. — Dorothy “Dot” Patterson Perry, 83, formerly of 123 Ramsey Heights, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Magnolia Manor of Spartanburg.  More...

Teresa Vercher

Gaffney S.C. — Teresa Diane Vercher , age 51, of 2440 Saluda Dr. Gastonia, N.C. peacefully transitioned Thursday August 17, 2017 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro, N.C. Funeral Service will be held Saturday August 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. More...

Mary McNeill

Gaffney — Mary Gillis Mc- Neill, 61, of 150 Estate Ridge Road, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney.  Born in Rockingham, she was the wife of Clyde McNeill and the daughter of the late Henry Hollis Gil More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump’s trade doctrine

Most shoppers prefer to buy American. But given a choice between an American-made product and a cheaper import from China, Mexico or another low-wage country, they’ll go for the bargain. More...

THEIR VIEW

Monuments are part of history

The killing of nine people in 2015 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by an avowed white supremacist who draped himself in the Confederate battle flag led to the removal of the banner from official display by state government. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Taxpayers should get a share of the honor

We often name bridges and buildings in honor of people.  If they are named in recognition of someone who donated a boatload of money toward that project, then I don’t have a problem with that.  More...

South Carolina sending helicopters, rescue swimmers to Texas - Free Access

South Carolina is sending helicopters, National Guard soldiers, rescue swimmers and others to Texas to help deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. More...

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU COACH BROOKS

Gaffney High School cheerleaders hold aloft a banner paying tribute to Coach Cameron Brooks, who died in June. Friday’s game against Union County was dedicated to Brooks. The Indians responded with a 30-0 shutout of the Yellow Jackets.   More...

Local News

Final piece of the puzzle in place for sewer line

A year in the making, Cherokee County Council has finalized a key piece of the financing puzzle for the Sunny Slope sewer project.  The county has secured a $600,000 Site Readiness Fund Grant from Santee Cooper to help build a 10,000-foot long s More...

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Gwen Brown is bringing her emotional support therapy dog “Allie” to visit nursing homes, county schools and assisted living facilities. More...

Admin building HVAC issues redux

Fixing the heating and air conditioning system at the county administration building has been put on the front burner once again.  A year ago, the HVAC unit conked out for a few days and a room near Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue&rs More...

Sports

This win was for Cam

This one was for Cam. More...

After struggles last week, Indians get running game going with Rice

Despite the Indians’ disappointing rushing results in the season opener against T.L. More...

Indian senior wideout seizes opportunity with Smith’s absence

After losing No. 1 receiver Dennis Smith with a shoulder injury, Gaffney Indians have been searching for a new top receiver.  They apparently have found him. More...

State News

Group says South Carolina DUI video law is too complicated - Free Access

South Carolina's drunken driving laws are tilted too far in favor of people who drive under the influence and that shows up in the willingness of authorities to take plea bargains to lesser charges, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. More...

National News

Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the co More...

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