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CHEER TEAM PERFORMS

The basketball and cheerleading Special Olympics were recently canceled due to so many people being sick, but that didn’t stop the cheerleaders from performing their routine. More...

Senator Scott wants your photos of South Carolina

Senator Tim Scott has announced he is running a “photo challenge” among fellow South Carolinians, asking them to submit their best photos of South Carolina, across all 46 counties.  More...

“Disney & Desserts” fundraiser to benefit Limestone chorus trip

Solos, duets, and ensemble numbers from various Disney movies will be brought to life on Saturday, March 3, during a special “Disney & Desserts” cabaret-style dessert theatre production by the Limestone College Chorus.  The event More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alice Whisenant

GAFFNEY — Alice Bolin Whisenant, 72, of 1750 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 23, 2018 at her residence.  More...

Patsy Elisha Ellis Manning

Patsy Elisha Ellis Manning, age 84, affectionately called “Mutta”, of 116 Monroe Road, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 11:40 p.m. More...

Harold Cobb

GAFFNEY — Harold Lynn Cobb, 46, of 3494 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2018.   More...

State News

Govt agency says staffer fired after profane Trump tweet

South Carolina's public health agency said Friday that an employee had been fired after posting a profanity-laced message critical of President Donald Trump in the wake of a deadly school shooting that left 17 dead. More...

Parents of hazing victims gather in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Tears flowed as the parents of 15 children who died in college hazing incidents gathered in South Carolina to share their losses.  More...

Dying man was 20, she was 22, they were married for 2 days

FORT MILL (AP) — Twenty-year-old Alex W. Guerrero knew last week he was dying. More...

Students charged

Local law enforcement officials showed Friday they were not taking any chances when it comes to alleged threats at area schools, saying they will make charges regardless of whether or not threats are deemed credible. More...

Auto crashes into house after driver bails during chase

A Magnolia Street home was damaged early Wednesday morning when a man fleeing from Gaffney police jumped out of a moving car and the car struck the home.  More...

Local News

Brookview residents score points for heart disease research

Taking aim at a small basketball hoop, Brookview residents wanted to score points for a special cause in their community.  Residents from the longterm care facility took turns shooting basketballs Thursday to help others in their version of Amer More...

Sticker shock

Power bills nearly double

Some Gaffney Board of Public Works customers did a double take when they opened their January bill.  One customer said his bill nearly doubled jumping from around $200 to $350.  More...

ALAS, POOR YORICK!

Blacksburg Elementary School student Jacob Carr examines a replica of a human skull Friday while learning about anatomy at a health science exhibit. More...

Sports

Time to Play Ball!

Mason Memorial baseball tourney begins play today

It’s finally time to Play Ball!  And, once again, both Gaffney and Blacksburg will open with a game today in the Bill Mason Memorial Tournament.  Mason had sponsored the tournament the past couple of seasons and after his recent passi More...

Gaffney heavyweight places fourth at state tournament

Gaffney’s Dashun Tate took home a fourth-place finish to highlight the Indians' performances at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament this weekend at the Anderson Civic Center. More...

Limestone women rout Converse in finale; host tourney opener today

The Limestone College women's basketball team limited Converse College to just 14 field goals and 18 second-half points, closing the regular season with a stellar defensive effort in a 65-41 road decision on Friday. More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

Investing in opportunity

Included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump in December, was an important new initiative called the Investing in Opportunity Act.  More...

CONNIE SCHULTZ

Clinging to moments of unexpected grace

Every so often, my two sisters and I manage to carve out enough time to meet at a restaurant for a meal we don’t have to cook. More...

IT’S JUST ME

You mean you can actually eat that?

I’m not a very good shopper.  More...

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