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From EASY ART to a SWEET TREAT

Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead – but don’t stop there.  More...

Tricking and treating has a history

Over the past few decades, Halloween celebrations have gained in popularity, not only with children and families, but with all those fascinated with the spooky and scary. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest Jenkins

SPARTANBURG — Ernest Lynn Jenkins, 74, of 190 Mitchell St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017, at his residence.   Born in Lenoir, N.C., he was the son of the late Lynn L. Jenkins and Vella Pitts Jenkins. More...

Cassandra Goodwin

Cassandra Goodwin, age 55 of 534 West Robinson St. Gaffney, S.C., peacefully transitioned October 24, 2017, at Mary Black Hospital, Gaffney.   She was born in Jamaica, New York. More...

Frances Hullender

GAFFNEY — Frances Bailey Hullender, 77, of 3410 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017, at Mary Black-Gaffney.  Born October 30, 1939, in Smyrna, she was the daughter of the late Joseph (Joe) William Bai More...

House of Cards cancelled as fallout continues for Spacey - Free Access

The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix pulling the plug on his hit show "House of Cards." More...

Storm damage estimated at $1.2 million

The list of damage from last Monday’s severe weather, which officially sparked two tornadoes in Cherokee County, continues to grow. More...

Police probe new cases of smash & grab burglaries

After two months of quiet, Gaffney Police investigators are back on the trail of a burglar or burglars targeting local businesses.  More...

Local News

Limestone Pursuing Financing Plan To Construct New Library and Student Center - Free Access

The first steps toward major facility improvements at Limestone College were taken during a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees. More...

Limb crushes house

City of Gaffney firefighters were called to Wood Street on Friday after it was discovered a tree had crashed through a home.  More...

Veterans nursing home proposed for here moving up on federal appropriations list

A confident Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries is more encouraged than ever that Cherokee County will soon be home to a veterans nursing facility.  Humphries said he’s been told the proposed project continues to move u More...

Sports

No. 6 Clemson's next showdown is for control of ACC Atlantic - Free Access

Another week, another showdown for No. 6 Clemson. The Tigers (7-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) play Saturday at No. 20 North Carolina State (6-2, 4-0), their fourth contest — and third road game — against a ranked opponent this season. More...

The Sky is the Limit!

Indians enter playoffs as No. 2 seed and on 3-game roll after humbling rival Spartanburg, 42-21

Maybe it wasn’t so farfetched for some preseason polls to have picked the Gaffney Indians as the No. 1 team in the state. More...

Wildcats shut out Landrum

Blacksburg got another strong effort from its defense Friday in a 14-0 shutout win over Landrum to head into the playoffs on a five-game winning streak.  Defensive back Jeremiah Kilgore set up Blacksburg’s first touchdown when he intercept More...

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Energy companies have helped Texas, nation recover from Harvey

Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. More...

STAR PARKER

A local school board election can change the nation

Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously observed, “All politics is local.”  We have a particularly sharp example in an upcoming school board election in Douglas County, Colorado, that has far reaching national implications.&n More...

IT’S JUST ME

Just leave time alone

Next week we go back to that dreadful time change thing. I know there’s some sort of name, or acronym, or something, for it, but I prefer to simply call it “that dreadful time change thing.” More...

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