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Candidates for sheriff will debate

Richard Burgess and Steve Mueller, candidates for Cherokee County sheriff, will meet in a debate sponsored by the Cherokee County Republican Party.   More...

Parkdale Mills will spend $45 million to upgrade, renovate plant here

While the final price tag could actually go higher, the South Carolina Department of Commerce last week confirmed Gastonia, N.C.-based Parkdale Mills will invest $45 million in new equipment and technology at the former Wellstone Mills plant on Wilc More...

SLIP SLIDING' AWAY

SLIP SLIDING' AWAY — This water slide is just one of the attractions at the new YMCA. More...

LifeStyles

Library uses grant to install integrated public computer management system

Two mini-grants will enhance children’s services

Thanks to a U.S. More...

Gaming tourneys for teens begin this week

The Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries will be hosting video gaming tournaments for teens and visits from Ronald McDonald as part of the "Make a Splash" and "Make Waves" summer reading programs. More...

Bird feeding is for the birds, not the squirrels

Frolicking in the trees, foraging for acorns on the ground, even begging for a peanut or two at your back deck – squirrels can be cute as dickens. Until the little dickens stake their claim to your bird feeder.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J.T. Allen

J.T. Allen, 87, of 482 Goucher Green Bethel Road, husband of Hazel Webster Allen, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 1:15 a.m. at his home.   Son of the late Rev. More...

Gladys Rising

Gladys Viola Johnson Rising, 77, formerly of 205 Christopher Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Susie B.Camp

BLACKSBURG – Susie Bridges Camp, 84, of 115 Henry Drive, widow of Luther Camp, Sr., passed away Friday, June 11, 2010, at 8:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Henry Hopper, 6012 Leo Drive, Shelby, N.C.   More...

Columns

A trifecta of potential trouble

All signs point to a busy, problematic Atlantic hurricane season this year.   But we’ve been duly warned — again — and it’s up to us to be ready for it.   More...

Phillips released on bond

It may have taken two more days than she and her family planned, but a Gaffney woman charged in connection with the Feb. 4 murder of her boyfriend in York was released from custody Saturday afternoon.   More...

“O'ER THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”

Boy Scout Troop 320 in Blacksburg brings in one of several American flags displayed Friday evening for a “Flag Day” ceremony. More...

Top three finishers in sheriff’s race have spent combined total of nearly $45,000

Yard signs, newspaper ads and bumper stickers are some of the candidates’ favorite things.   But as the most recent campaign spending forms show, they don’t come cheap.   More...

AUGUST ELECTIONS

Field set

The field is now set for August elections as the filing period for three governing bodies came to a close Friday. More...

35 students recognized as junior scholars

A junior scholar initiative has resulted in 35 Cherokee County middle school students receiving state recognition for their academic achievements. More...

Local News

Fox Carolina to broadcast here

City of Gaffney officials are hoping some bright and smiling faces will be willing to come out bright and early on June 24 to show some Gaffney pride. More...

School district to hold public hearing on 2010-11’s $56.1 millon budget

The Cherokee County School District will hold a public hearing Monday for a school budget which is $6.1 million less than the previous year.   More...

Sports

Jones to be named coach for 2010 season

Gaffney High interim head football coach Dan Jones will keep that tag for the 2010 season. More...

Propst gets a Royal surprise

Gaffney’s Jordan Propst has a decision to make.   The University of South Carolina pitcher was taken in the 49th round by the Kansas City Royals in last week’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. More...

Nebraska, Boise move on

Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten, Boise State took a spot in the Mountain West and the Big 12 rallied for a last-ditch attempt to stave off its demise Friday, a tumultuous day that pointed toward a massive reconfiguration of college sports.   More...

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Salvation Army officers say thank you and goodbye

Dear Editor:   My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your love and support during our tenure here.   More...

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