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Coffee cake is the star of festive holiday brunch

Brunch lends itself to many different styles of entertaining

What is it about brunch at home that makes it so enticing? Is it our love of breakfast foods from simple scrambled eggs to luscious coffee cakes? Or is it because brunch is social and substantial without waiting in restaurant lines? More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:   More...

WHAT’S UP

ARC blood drive   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Goudelock Jr.

Service for James "June Bug" Goudelock Jr., 43, of 148 Cats Creek Road, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mary D. More...

Ventrez L. Byrd

Service for Ventrez Lamontre, 1, of 524 W. Rutledge Ave., will be held Monday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. C. A. Wallace,Robert L. Dover, Phillip Smith and Phillip Buckson officiating. More...

Debris Houey

Debris Lanese Houey, 30, of 349 Estelle Road, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at 12:20 p.m. at 100 Conner Drive (roadway), Gaffney.   Son of Rose Houey of Gaffney and Michael Simmons of Georgia, he was born on Feb. More...

Columns

GHS gets kudos from state for test score improvements

Gaffney High was among 72 high schools recognized by the state last week for students rapid improvement on college entrance exams.   More...

It’s back to the future for housing starts data

When it comes to housing starts, it’s back to the future.   After a slump in 2009, housing starts here this year have returned to 2008 levels, according to the monthly report from the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County.   More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Don’t forget to be kind to strangers

Included in the agenda of those who seek to de-Christianize America is the effort to take Christ out of Christmas.   Some corporations, businesses, institutions and the U.S. government and courts have succumbed to the effort.   Why? More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Dozens of Cherokee County children swarmed the aisles of Walmart on Saturday morning shopping for toys and clothes, compliments of “Christmas is for Kids.” Pictured here are Callie Phillip More...

Rec district mulls dipping into little league FB till

Ray Head has adopted that old adage that if at first you don’t succeed, try... — well you know the rest. More...

Local News

Expert says economic recovery is in place

Remember the heady days of December 2007?   According to economic figures, that was a good month for South Carolina, both in terms of how many people were employed and good economic activity. More...

POLICE REPORTS

 More than $300 in theft and damage losses were reported following a recent burglary on Mullinax Circle in Blacksburg.   According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a home in the 100 block between Nov. More...

Cops go shopping to provide clothes and toys for children

Armed with a shopping cart, Fraternal Order of Police members and their families had one thing on their mind Saturday evening at Wal-Mart.   More...

Sports

SHRINE BOWL OF THE CAROLINAS SOUTH CAROLINA 42, NORTH CAROLINA 10

A Palmetto Pasting: Coach Mickey Moss leads Sandlappers to easy victory

Gaffney’s DeEdward Burris was surprised how much fun he had during the week-long preparation for the Shrine Bowl.   Turns out, Burris and his Sandlapper teammates had a blast during the game, too.   More...

Indians nearly unbeatable at Substation II

Although the tournament is played near Christmas each year, the Gaffney Indians are rarely in the gift-giving mood at the Substation II tournament.   In fact, the Indians have lost only once in the 12-year history of the tournament,   More...

Wildcats get win

Avoiding a slow start was the Blackburg Wildcats’ No. 1 goal on Friday.   Raymond Ellis made sure the Wildcats achieved that goal. More...

Other News

MILITARY

Guardsman returning home from Afghanistan

Army National Guard Spec. Michael C. Smith, grandson of Carole A. Smith of Blacksburg, is returning to the U.S. More...

Lunar eclipse Tuesday morning

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Twill be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn brown or maybe deep red. The Earth and the sun with celestial scripts will conspire to make a lunar eclipse. More...

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