November 17, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Blacksburg working on $750,000 in grants for downtown revitalization, recreation complex

Blacksburg will enter a pre-screening process next week in hopes it can secure $750,000 in grants to move forward with downtown revitalization and a new recreation complex on Lime Street.  More...

Cherokee County graduation rates, scholarship eligibility continue to rise

Scholarship eligbility for local students far exceeds state average

Cherokee County and South Carolina high school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 84 percent this year in state report cards released Wednesday.  More...

BPW receives $473,00 grant to expand sewer capacity

The Gaffney Board of Public Works received a big financial boost in its goal to increase the sewer capacity for the Brown Packing expansion project.  More...

County announces holiday trash pickup schedule

The Cherokee County Solid Waste Collection Department will be observing a national holiday on Thursday, Nov. 23, and your solid waste containers will not be serviced on this day. Containers will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Two more showings of “The Altruists” at Limestone College

“The Altruists” is being performed at Limestone College Theatre tonight (Nov. 17) and Saturday (Nov. 18) at 7:30 p.m. More...

First-ever natural language generation tool makes writing obituaries easier

EVANSTON, IL – Legacy.com, the world’s top destination for people seeking obituaries and funeral service information, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Narrative Science, the leader in advanced natural More...

GIMME FIVE —

On October 25, 2017 Jim Inman had the sixth hole in one of his career on #17 at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club. The amazing thing is that this is his fifth hole in one on #17. More...

ANGELS —

Secretary of State Mark Hammond has displayed the names of the 2017 Angels at the entrance to his office in Columbia. See story, Page 1A. More...

County could discuss property swap Monday

There’s a strong chance the former county administration building might be off the market — and soon.  This past Monday, Gaffney City Council agreed to ask the county to donate its former administration building to the city.  More...

About 400 Gaffney High students absent after threatening message found at school

About 400 Gaffney High students were absent from school Wednesday after one of their classmates wrote a threatening message in a school bathroom.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l Cherokee County sheriff ’s office deputies were called to Batchelor Drive in Blacksburg on Nov. 13 regarding a report of attempted larceny.  According to an incident report, a resident of the 300 block awoke at approximately 2:30 a.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Solid Waste Holiday Schedule l The Cherokee County Solid Waste Collection Department will be observing a national holiday on Thursday, Nov. 23, and solid waste containers will not be serviced on this day. More...

RECRUITING TRIP

RECRUITING TRIP Blacksburg High School students (above left) use virtual reality headsets Wednesday while touring a mobile multimedia truck brought by Full Sail University from Winter Park, Fla. More...

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