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Dr. Edwards dead at 94; touched many lives

Longtime Gaffney physician Dr. Preston Edwards touched the lives of countless Cherokee County residents in a life devoted to service. Edwards, 94, died Sept. 15, just three days short of his 95th birthday. More...

Child pornography charges among those being faced by E-911 dispatcher

A SLED investigation that began last February when the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office received allegations of inappropriate contact by one of its reserve deputies led to the arrest of two men late last week. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Bennett is the bride of Zachary Ryan Clary

Erica Nicole Bennett of Spartanburg and Zachary Ryan Clary of Boiling Springs, S.C. were united in marriage March 4, 2017 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Gaffney. Dr. Terry Duvall officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Mabry – Lovingood to exchange vows

Terry and Karen Mabry of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lynn, to Mark Daniel Lovingood, son of Jeff and Danette Lovingood of Gaffney.  Ashely is a graduate of Gaffney High School and Spartanburg Community College. More...

Byers – Cerny to wed May 5

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Byers Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Danielle, to Chad Alexander Cerny of Cowpens.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. George Preston Edwards

Gaffney, S.C. — George Preston Edwards completed a long and productive life of 94 years on September 15, 2017, three days short of his 95th birthday. Born in Johnston, S.C. More...

Wayne Earley

Pacolet, S.C. — Elijah Wayne Earley, 90, of 1369 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Joyce Coyle

Pacolet, S.C. — Joyce Sparks Coyle, 78, of 317 Twin Bridge Road, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

National News

U.S. coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. More...

Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings - Free Access

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets less than two weeks after another tremor killed at least 90 in the country's so More...

Breach of peace charge filed in fatal shooting case - Free Access

City of Gaffney police have filed a breach of peace charge against one of the people who allegedly fired shots during an Aug. 7 incident on Lincoln Drive that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old Gaffney woman. More...

WHAT TIME IS IT, BOYS AND GIRLS?

TIME TO FEED THE RAPTOR — A Carolina Raptor Center staff member feeds a raptor Saturday while discussing the center’s work to treat injured and orphaned birds. More...

Local News

MEDICINE MAN

A re-enactor discusses American Revolutionary War era medical practices Saturday at a Nature and Heritage Festival held by Kings Mountain National Military Park. More...

Blacksburg hopes grant will increase recycling

Blacksburg has applied for a $25,000 hometown economic development grant to boost recycling efforts by town residents. Town council members signed off Sept. 12 on the grant application to Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC). More...

POLICE REPORTS

A vandal caused an estimated $600 worth of damage Sept. 7 in a West Floyd Baker Boulevard parking lot. More...

Sports

Strong defense, offensive fireworks key Gaffney rout

Running backs Cameron Rice and Kelvin “Peanut” Kirby keyed a fast first quarter start as Gaffney beat Hillcrest 42-7 Friday to continue its dominance at The Reservation this season.  More...

Walhalla explodes for 27 second quarter points in win over Wildcats

Walhalla quarterback Chris Meadors connected on two long passes to spark a 27-point second quarter scoring outburst Friday in a 30-6 victory over Blacksburg.  Patrick Nations hit a 39-yard field goal as the Razorbacks led 3-0 at the end of the f More...

Limestone rallies for 30-24 overtime win in program’s first conference game

Playing in the program’s first South Atlantic Conference game in front of a national audience, Limestone freshman running back Jerko’ya Patton scored on a 40-yard run Saturday in overtime to knock off Tusculum College. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

President Trump, offshore drilling is not welcome here

Offshore oil drilling and exploration is overwhelmingly opposed along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, including off South Carolina, and the opposition has become increasingly bipartisan. S.C. Gov.  More...

OUR VIEW

Dr. Edwards was much loved and respected

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Food right out of the microwave ... yummy

I’m trying to get back on a sugar-free diet. More...

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