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SCHP troopers in Troop 4, Post A issue 531 tickets during holiday weekend

The South Carolina Highway Patrol didn’t get its wish — a July 4th holiday without a single roadway death statewide. More...

LifeStyles

NOW LIVING IN CALIFORNIA, HELLEN LITTLEJOHN STRINGER HAS BECOME A TOP MODEL FOR SOPHISTICATED SILK Rest and a rocking chair aren’t on Gaffney native’s agenda in her golden years

Life's golden years are to be enjoyed, finally able to bear the fruits of years of labor in the workforce and at home. More...

Summer Reading Program will show movie Thursday

Wordle craft program for teens July 12, July 14

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced more Summer Reading events.   On Thursday, July 8, at 2:30 p.m., summer reading members and their families are invited to attend movie matinees at either the Gaffney or Blacksburg library. More...

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

WOMAN OF THE YEAR – Angela Hollis was crowned 2010 Woman of the Year at Island Creek Baptist Church. She is shown being congratulated by the pastor, Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. More...

Letters

Congressman says reference in column to health insurance premium tax is incorrect

Dear Editor:   Cody Sossamon’s column on June 16 took aim at the new health reform law, particularly its tax treatment of employerprovided health insurance. More...

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A great achievement for our entire state

The University of South Carolina baseball team’s amazing and unprecedented run to claim the College World Series is a great achievement not only for Gamecock nation, but for our entire state.   More...

Customers shouldn’t hesitate to discuss concerns with PSC

Thanks in large part to SCE&G customers’ justified objections, the S.C. Public Service Commission has significantly reduced the boost in electric rates sought by the utility. More...

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

Dangerously hot temperatures predicted to arrive here today

Potentially record high temperatures for this time of year are expected to move into the area today, pushing the mercury toward the 100-degree mark, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Greer.   More...

New home starts data encouraging

The rousing rebound in the local housing market has continued for another month.   Based on the monthly report from the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County, new housing starts jumped from six in May 2009 to nine in May of this year. More...

REMEMBER, YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT IMMUNE FROM THE HEAT

The forecast of more temperatures in the 90-degree plus range for the next 10 days in North and South Carolina will continue to create problems for motor vehicles, since intense heat can be as harmful to the operation of a vehicle as cold weather. More...

Local News

Two arrested on drug charges

Two people were arrested on drug charges following an early morning traffic stop on West Carlisle Street, according to a police report and warrants filed by the Gaffney Police Department.   More...

School trustees vote to look into cost of investigative audit

A contentious election year debate ended Thursday evening with the Cherokee County School Board requesting cost figures on a forensic audit of the district’s financial records. More...

Bear Creek Water Project soon to begin

Public water soon will be coming to another Cherokee Falls community.   County officials announced this past week that a contractor has been selected and that work should begin within the next several weeks on the Bear Creek Water Project. More...

Sports

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Colton Grant Age: 15 Position: Shortstop School: Chesnee High School High School Stats: .350 batting average, led team in singles. On base percentage .420. More...

BRIEFS

Booster club to sell ads for scoreboard The officers and board of the Gaffney High School Football Booster Club will be selling advertising space for both electronic scoreboards at The Reservation for the 2010 football season until July 2.   More...

SCHEDULE

Today American Legion Baseball   Playoffs.   First Round, Game 3.   Richland at Gaffney. 7 p.m.   Gaffney (Juniors) at Lancaster.   p.m. (Double Elimination Tournament). More...

State News

SC woman suspects Peeping Tom, sets video trap

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman says she caught her neighbor on tape while he was spying on her through a hole above the shower in her apartment. More...

Gubernatorial candidate Sheheen fires aide after DUI

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top political adviser is out of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen’s campaign after an arrest last month on a DUI charge. More...

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