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Eighteen people arrested during sheriff’s office operation

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted a roundup of suspected area drug dealers which started early Thursday morning and extended into late Friday afternoon, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said. More...

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Woman crashes on I-85, ending high-speed chase
Authorities were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday night near the 90 Mile Marker of Interstate 85. Police said a woman crashed her vehicle after leading officers on a high-speed chase into Gaffney from Spartanburg County.
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Kraft Street fire videos
Here are a couple of videos of a storage building fire on Kraft Street that occurred Monday afternoon. Details to follow.

Local News

Burglar strikes Antioch VFD

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the burglary of a Blacksburg fire department and the theft of an estimated $11,000 in equipment. More...

County council OKs tax break

Cherokee County Council gave its okay last week for a tax break for an existing industrial expansion. Council approved the 6 percent fee-in-lieu incentive after a brief closed-door session with Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook. More...

Correct answers help feed the hungry

An online word game is helping Granard Middle School 6th-graders give rice to feed the hungry. More...

Sports

Streak Stopper

Blacksburg snaps Southside Christian’s 18-game win streak

SIMPSONVILLE — A football game for the ages started out like a runaway victory, not a classic Blacksburg dogfight. More...

Gaffney stubs toe on new turf in humbling 46-2 loss to Trojans

The Gaffney Indians showed off their brand-new field Friday, then proceeded to get stomped into the new artificial turf in a 46-2 loss to the No. 3 ranked and defending Class 4A Division II state champs Northwestern Trojans. More...

Limestone football remains perfect on road with 31-13 win

Hickory, N.C. — Joshua Simmons returned a fourth-quarter interception 95 yards for a touchdown Saturday to seal a 31-13 win over Lenoir-Rhyne. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Best decision made for two nuclear units

The consumers’ advocates at the state Office of Regulatory Staff negotiated an important settlement that could have a positive effect on millions of South Carolina electricity users, and we hope the state Public Service Commission will agree. More...

LETTER

Responds to letter about proposed downtown project

Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing a letter to the editor by Mr. Dave Rilling which appeared Sept. 16. Also thank you, Mr. Rilling, for your suggestion. More...

IT’S JUST ME

I’m sorry if this one sounds too corny

You can go out in my back yard early in the morning and it sounds like a songbird symphony. I’m not kidding. More...

HER MAJESTY

Mikayluh Walker receives her crown after being named Gaffney High Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities at the Gaffney-Northwestern football game Friday. More...

City cop quits after alleged use-of-force incident at jail

A City of Gaffney Police Department officer resigned Sept. 20 after being suspended pending the investigation of a possible use-of-force incident that’s been referred to SLED. More...

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LifeStyles

Blacksburg High School 2016 homecoming court

BHS Homecoming Schedule of Activities 8:30 a.m. Homecoming assembly in Walter J. Smith Gymnasium Presentation of Court Guest speaker: Coach Bob Blanton, head football coach of 1976 football team 3 p.m. More...

Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention prepares for 98th Annual Session

Officers of the Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association are preparing for their 98th Annual Session set for Tuesday, September 27 at Galilee Baptist Church in Blacksburg. More...

CAVA presents Spartanburg artist Debbie Harris

CAVA Art Gallery is proud to introduce Debbie Harris, a mixed media artist from Spartanburg, S.C. Harris has agreed to do a one-of-a-kind mixed media collage class for Cherokee County residents Monday, Sept. 29 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Iris Bland

GROVER — Iris Ann Bland, 78, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cherokee County, S.C. to the late Charles and Mattie Painter Fowler on January 27, 1938. More...

Mary Bailey

Funeral services for Mary Jones Bailey, 75, of 108 Rifle Range Rd., Union, SC will be held 12 noon Monday, September 26, 2016 at Saint Paul Baptist Church with burial in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Carolyn Turner

Gaffney, S.C. — Carolyn Raines Turner, 79, of 703 10th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center . More...

Poll

How will you vote on the upcoming referendum to increase county taxes by $26 on a $100,000 house to pay for recreation upgrades?