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Trustees to discuss proposed Head Start deal

School board members will get their first look Monday at a proposed partnership with Head Start to serve 50 children in Cherokee County. More...

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Overmountain Men will be at Cowpens Oct. 6

Drama will be presented about events prior to Kings Mountain battle

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association will present a special drama about the events that took place at the Cow Pens the night before the Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m.  More...

Jason Marcum to perform at ‘Shindig’ on Oct. 8

The Shindig at the Gaffney Cabin free concert series will wrap up its fall season Thursday, Oct. 8, when Jason Marcum performs from 6-8:30 p.m.   More...

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HANGER HELPERS – The Cherokee County Junior Woman's Club recently volunteered to help paint wooden door hangers with the residents of Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Victor L Jefferies

Former employee of Nestlé

Victor Lamar Jefferies, 55, of 122 Camellia Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 9:25 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

J.N. Littlejohn

Cherokee County native

SPARTANBURG – J.N. Littlejohn, 73, of 264 Pier Point Ave., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 9 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg. More...

Earl Butler

Retired from Southern Loom-Reed

Earl Collin Butler, 62, of 1111 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

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Leveling the playing field   A preliminary plan on scoring the state’s new Palmetto Assessment of State Standards Test should give South Carolina a better comparison with other states than the previous testing method.   More...

Hospital under new management

Less than a two years after buying a 27 percent stake in Upstate Carolina Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.,-based Novant Health has taken over the remainder.   More...

Jetline news will be official Tuesday

Economic development will be front and center this week for county officials.   On Tuesday, Gov. More...

Swine flu vaccine on its way

After months of anticipation, state public health officials expect the first shipments of the swine flu vaccine to arrive this week, according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) media spokesperson Thom Berry.   More...

Fowlkes Scholarship fund donations include $4,088 raised by newspaper

A scholarship fund started recently to honor the sacrifice and memory of Lance Cpl. Christopher Fowlkes got off to a very good start last week.   More...

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FCA ministry is growing, even as financial support dwindles

Major fundraiser being held Oct. 12

Every tree begins as a seed, laden with potential yet remains in a small package until mature enough to become all it can be. More...

LOWE'S HERO

Alma Elementary teachers and school volunteers worked with Lowe's human resources manager Thomas Kuehne Saturday to paint playground equipment and do landscaping projects around the school. More...

Gaffney Christmas parade Dec. 12

The City of Gaffney/Veterans Christmas Parade will be held this year on December 12, beginning at 10 a.m.. As in years past, this will be a joint effort by the City of Gaffney and Veterans of Cherokee County.   More...

Sports

Gaffney holds off Vikes

It isn’t always easy when archrivals Gaffney and Spartanburg battle.   It wasn’t easy this time, either. More...

Defense goes from scapegoat to hero

The Gaffney defense went from scapegoat to hero in a week.   After giving up nearly 600 total yards in a 60-7 loss at Byrnes, the unit held the Spartanburg Vikings to an average of less than four yards a rush and to one touchdown.   More...

Missed opportunities doom Wildcats

DUE WEST — Missed opportunities came back to haunt Blacksburg Friday night in a 20-14 loss on Dixie’s homecoming.   More...

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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?