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HOLIDAY HOOPLA!

Blacksburg boys and girls go for tourney championship; Indians fall twice at Farm Bureau Classic

Both Blacksburg basketball teams charged into holiday tournament championship games Friday following dominant performances in their first games since the Christmas break.  Blacksburg Lady Wildcats advanced to the Apple Classic championship with More...

A look at the Alabama-Clemson playoff showdowns

No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Alabama will meet in the College Football Playoffs for the third straight year when they square off in the Sugar Bowl. They split the first two meetings in down-to-the-wire national championship games. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Some resolutions for public officials

For many of us, the arrival of Jan. 1st means more than a new calendar year. It’s an opportunity for a new chapter… a chance to get things right, to commit to bettering ourselves in some way. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Harassment policies needed

As the nation confronts accusations of sexual harassment and abuse by powerful men, South Carolina must establish more consistent policies to protect state employees. More...

IT’S JUST ME

So, we made it to another year

I suppose here’s where I’m supposed to wax eloquent about the new year and look back on 2017. Well, waxing has never been one of my favorite things and I don’t know if I’ve ever really been eloquent. More...

Time for readers to decide who gets Golden Peaches

Music artists compete for Grammys. Actors and actresses covet Oscars. More...

Local News

FAILURE TO STOP

No injuries were reported but two vehicles had to be towed away following a Wednesday afternoon accident at West Buford Street and Gettys Drive in Gaffney. The accident occurred at 3:37 p.m.  More...

Local jobless rate drops — a little

Cherokee County’s unemployment rate went down, even if only by a very small amount, heading into the Christmas holiday season amid reports of strong hiring statewide in the manufacturing sector.  More...

Retiring police chief reflects on career, time as Gaffney’s top cop

As of late Friday morning, only a few things remained left on Rick Turner’s desk and the bookshelf next to it.  All the paperwork had been cleared. All the mementos he had accumulated had already been boxed and carried away. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn McAbee

Mrs. Carolyn Humphries McAee, age 84 of 121 Orchard Lane, Union, widow of Lewis Edward McAbee, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home. More...

Velle Horn

Gaffney, S.C. — Velle Keenan Horn, 94, formerly of 514 E. Jefferies Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Sidney Lattimore

Mr. Sidney Lattimore, affectionally known as “Bill,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Mary Black Health System in Gaffney. He was born July 16, 1922, making him a blessed 95. More...

National News

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans. More...

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