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Sparks will fly when Firecracker Jazz Band performs Feb. 3 in Fullerton Auditorium

Group's repertoire features tunes made famous by 1920 and 1930s jazz greats

T he Limestone College/Cherokee County Arts Council will serve up some toe-tapping music when The Firecracker Jazz Band hits the stage Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Fullerton Auditorium. Show time is 7:30 p.m. More...

'Taste of Cherokee'is set for March 5

Eighth annual event will be held at Broad River Electric Cooperative

The Dialysis Clinic Inc. will present the Cherokee County American Red Cross' eighth annual Taste of Cherokee County on Thursday, March 5. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She did the right thing by kicking this bum out

Dear Annie: I've been married over 15 years. My husband, "Bert," retired three years ago. Unhappy without a job, he finally found employment at a neighborhood chain store. It was then that my world turned into science fiction. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Bruce Conner

Larry Bruce Conner, 68, of East Palatka, Fla., passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Larry was born on Wednesday, June 19, 1940, in Gaffney to the late Fred B and Norine Conner. Mr. More...

Sandra Braxton

Employed by H&R Block in Gaffney

BLACKSBURG - Sandra Kay Braxton, 63, of 132 Kyle Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Doug Hester

Cherokee County native

Loran Douglas (Doug) Hester, 65, of 337 Dry Fork Road, Gaffney, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Lloyd Thomas and Elizabeth Hamrick Hester. More...

Columns

The 'freeze' is now available

There's a good chance that many of you remember how hard it was at one time to get a loan. More...

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Transfer station contract extension talks could be death knell for landfill proposal

In a surprise move that will likely bury Waste Management's plans to build a landfill and recycling center here, Republic Services officials agreed Thursday to enter negotiations that could extend their present contract to operate the county's tran More...

Riddle's attorneys file more paper work

In the latest in a series of back-andforth court motions, defense attorneys for accused murderer Ernest Riddle allege that prosecutors highlighted a major flaw in the testimony of one of their main witnesses. More...

Local News

Black musician-turned-author delivers message on racial harmony

Daryl Davis never thought his music career would become a healing force in promoting racial harmony. More...

Students will become 'shadows' for a day

What do you want to be when you grow up? Blacksburg and Gaffney High 11th grade students will take a step towards answering this timeless question next month with the help of a few local businesses. More...

POLICE REPORTS

The Gaffney Police Department is on the lookout for a pie-eating robber who targeted a West Floyd Baker Boulevard restaurant Jan. 17. According to a police report, an unknown man entered the Waffle House, 1522 W. More...

Sports

Gaffney grapplers rout Trojans to tie for first

The Gaffney High wrestling team finds itself in unfamiliar territory - in first place in the region standings. The Indians are tied atop the region standings with York and Fort Mill after routing Northwestern 50-22 on Thursday. More...

Gaffney blasts Fort Mill

Play a pressing style of defense and dip into the bench to wear out the other team. That's always been Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff's credo - and it secured another win for the Indians on Wednesday. More...

Phillips scores 21 points to help Lady Indians to win over Fort Mill

Kierra Phillips made sure the Gaffney girls basketball team would remain atop the Region III-4A standings. Phillips had a game-high 21 points to lift the Lady Indians to a hard-fought 46- 42 road win over Fort Mill. More...

Letters

CHAPS adopts resolution in support of Thread Trail

Dear Editor: We are pleased to notify you that the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society, Inc., adopted the following Resolution of Support for the Carolina Thread Trail in Cherokee County at our Jan. 12 board meeting. More...

Nonprofit groups in spotlight at monthly Chamber event

Dear Editor: Thank you to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for allowing Cherokee County nonprofits to present Spotlight on Nonprofits for their January Business After Hours. More...

Appreciates all who helped at traffic accident scene

Dear Editor: On Jan. 8, my son Jack was involved in a traffic accident on College Drive and was transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital by the EMS. More...

Special Sections

Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?