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Camellia Society presents 13 at annual ball

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2018 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, March 3, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park.  More...

Sports

Limestone Selected to Play in Seventh Consecutive NCAA Regional - Free Access

Limestone, a two-time NCAA Southeast Regional Champion, earned an at-large berth in the 64-team national championship field and will enter the regional bracket as the fifth seed. More...

Blacksburg coaches top talent in East West All Star game - Free Access

Blacksburg High girls basketball coach Bobby Rodgers and assistant coach Anita Corry were chosen to coach East West All-Star game at Spartanburg Day School. The game will be played Friday at 6 p.m. More...

A Big Mac Bummer

Gaffney drops title game to Chapman in preseason Bill Mason Memorial Tournament

Maybe the Gaffney High baseball team is taking this hospitable host thing a bit too far.  For the second straight year, the host Indians came up one-run short in the title game of their own preseason tournament.  Last year, York edged the More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Really? An Israeli salad?

We were in Florida last week where Dottie was attending some work-related meetings and I went along to protect her by making sure she didn’t get eaten by an alligator and reminding her to spray on sunscreen because, as we all know, the Florida More...

RASMUSSEN

Cultural nuances of the gun debate

A recent Politico headline shouted a message that liberal Democrats were longing to hear: “Gun control support surges in polls.” Given the fact that Republicans are generally opposed to strict gun controls, that seems like it should be a More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The ‘intellectual godfather’ of conservative movement

It’s been exactly a decade since William F. Buckley, Jr. died. Yet, surveying the ideological landscape, it feels more like a century.  More...

EMS: How does it work in other counties?

If Cherokee County is ultimately forced to take over emergency medical services here, the experiences of other South Carolina counties show it definitely won’t be a money-making proposition. More...

Local News

HALF STAFF

HALF STAFF — An American flag flies at half staff at West End Baptist Church in memory of Rev. Billy Graham for his funeral Friday in Charlotte. More...

Motorcyclist dies from accident injuries

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Blacksburg motorcyclist injured in a two-vehicle crash last week in Gaffney has died. Fowler says George Hackthorne of 514 Holly Ridge Road died Thursday at 11:19 a.m. More...

PeachCenter Ministries fundraiser

Fire House Subs will join the community to help raise funds for PeachCenter Ministries on Tuesday March 6, 2018 from 4 – 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come by and receive even more generous servings. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Earnest Bonner

Earnest Daniel Bonner, Sr., 76, of 1038 Benton St., Columbia, SC, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Palmetto Baptist Hospital, Columbia.  Widower of Mary Jefferies Bonner, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of the late Weldon and Ara Sco More...

Shirley Martin

Gaffney, S.C. — Shirley Jolley Martin, 82, of 1449 Oak Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Lynn Norton

Joe Lynn Norton, age 83, of Stony Point, passed away March 2, 2018 at his residence. Lynn was born March 5, 1934, in Stony Point to the late Howard and Margret Milholen Norton.  More...

State News

Elementary teacher honored for mentor role

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Educators gathered Feb. 15 at Winthrop University to celebrate the first class of teachers nominated for the Jessie Williams Little “Leading the Way” Award. More...

National News

Roger Bannister, first to run sub 4-minute mile, dies at 88

LONDON (AP) — It was a typical British afternoon in early May: wet, cool and blustery. Not exactly the ideal conditions for running four laps around a track faster than many thought humanly possible.  More...

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