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School district shuffles personnel; assigns 5 new principals

Longtime district administrators Andy Jones and John Burchstead were not on the list of contracts approved at Monday’s school board meeting.   More...

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Rotary Club sponsoring concert by one of nation’s top gospel groups, The Hoppers

LifeSong, The Gospel Tones also featured at April 24 event

The Gaffney Rotary Club will present one of the nation’s most popular gospel singing groups – The Hoppers – in concert on Saturday, April 24, in Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

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PETER PAN CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND – The Gaffney Children's Theatre production of “Peter Pan” will continue Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Coyle – Manning   Gina Coyle and Brian Manning Jr., both of Blacksburg, will be married on May 5 in Cherokee County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter Sieradzki

Walter John Sieradzki, 66, of 805 Brickhouse Road, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Mary Earls

BLACKSBURG – Mary Elizabeth Hames Earls, 81, of 230 Wilbur St., widow of Raymond Hargray Earls, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010, at 1:16 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Sage Shifty

Sage Savannah Shifty, 6, of 454 Mikes Creek Road, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. More...

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‘Mark Huff has beautiful ankles’

If you didn’t attend the Womanless Beauty Pageant Friday night, you missed what might have been the most entertaining event of the year in Cherokee County. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Legislation aimed at creating more jobs

The House returned to work this week after our annual Easter furlough. This year, the furlough was a two-week break that saved taxpayers more than $150,000. More...

GETTIN' FLEECED

Brandy and Kyle O'Rourke shear the fleece coat Friday morning off “Autumn,” one of 19 alpacas on Muscadine Ridge Alpacas Farm. More...

Teacher furloughs proposed

Furloughs and a substantial pay cut for retired school employees are among the ways the Cherokee County School District plans to cover a $6.5 million shortfall in its new budget.   More...

Local News

Big rigs hit by theives

While it’s not yet clear if they’re all related, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reported a rash of break-ins to parked tractor-trailers at several Blacksburg-area truck stops between April 15 and April 16. More...

Historic building re-opens

After 32 years of being dormant, Limestone College alumni and college supporters took a moment Friday afternoon to celebrate another opening for the Winnie Davis Hall of History.   More...

POLICE REPORTS

 Two handguns and $1,000 in cash were reported stolen following the April 12 break-in of an Old Georgia Highway home.   More...

Sports

Gaffney tops Trojans for region crown

The Gaffney High boys’ track team made history Monday, winning its first region championship since 1982. More...

Indians outslug Clover, 9-8

How’s this for a turnaround. More...

Sarratt tosses second straight no-hitter

Gaffney High’s Julie Sarratt has this no-hitter thing down pat.   Sarratt tossed her second straight no-hitter and fourth of the season in leading the Lady Indians to a 2-0 victory over homestanding Clover on Tuesday.   More...

Letters

Thinks creating a dog park in Gaffney is a great idea

Dear Editor:   I was thrilled to read in the paper that Mr. James Taylor, Gaffney city administrator, proposed the city create a dog park.   Being a dog owner, I know how important exercise and the socialization of animals is. More...

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