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Recent data shows students opting for in-state colleges

Few Cherokee County high school graduates have chosen to attend an out-of-state college in recent years.  Only 10 of 454 graduates from Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools enrolled in an out-of-state college for the 2008-2009 academic year, acco More...

Traffic fatalities decrease in 2010

Of all the statistics South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers from Post A racked up over the holidays, they were especially happy with the statistic that read “zero.”  For the second year in a row, the New Year’s holiday produce More...

LifeStyles

State residents encouraged to test homes for radon

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to educate residents about the dangers of radon exposure.  More...

Mr. and Mrs. McCluney married for 50 years

Harold and Margaret J. McCluney of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22, 2010.  Mr. and Mrs. McCluney were married in Union on Dec. 22, 1960. Their children are Harold McCluney Jr. More...

MONEY FOR MEALS –

Interim Healthcare recently donated $2,500 to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels in honor of its physicians. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

ANNIE P. BLACK

Annie Pearl “Jackie” Petty Black, 72 of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Jan. 1, 2011.  More...

David E. Perry

David Eugene Perry, loving husband of Deborah W. Perry, died at his home on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.  More...

Timothy Smith

Timothy Boyd Smith, 41, of 498 Lockhart Lane, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at his residence.  Born Jan. 20, 1969, in Cherokee County, he was the son of Brenda Ann Richard Smith and the late William Boyd Smith. More...

State News

Gamecocks record year top sports story in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For South Carolina fans, 2010 was the year they longed for — and probably never thought they’d see.  More...

National News

What you pay for Medicare won’t cover your costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — You paid your Medicare taxes all those years and want your money’s worth: full benefits after you retire.  Nearly three out of five people say in a recent Associated Press-GfK poll that they paid into the system so More...

Electronic waste banned from landfills

On the Web Electronics TakeBack Coalition: http://www.electronicstakeback.com   More...

Mother, 9-year-old daughter die in single-vehicle crash

Woman was returning from trip to see her fiancé off on tour of duty in Afghanistan

After finishing 2010 with one of the lowest death counts on its roadways in recent years, Cherokee County started 2011 with a double tragedy as a mother and her 9-year-old daughter were killed early Wednesday on Interstate 85 near the North Carolina More...

Mayor, city council get $500 bonus for Christmas

Elected officials received a little stocking stuffer courtesy of local tax and rate payers.  The stocking stuffers, in the form of Christmas bonuses, ranged from $200 to $500.  Gaffney city councilmen and the mayor received a $500 Christmas More...

EPA overseeing cleanup in Blacksburg

While workers continue to remove debris left by the fire at Bailey’s Fish Camp, a cleanup effort of a different type is under way behind the Blacksburg restaurant.  Exxon Mobil is paying for an environmental cleanup of the former Virginia More...

Local News

Spencer elected to lead county council, replacing longtime chair Hoke Parris

Meet Tim Spencer, the Cherokee County Council chairman.  Refusing to bow to pressure from Cherokee County Party Chairman Steven Blanton and other GOP-leaning groups to put a Republican in the post, council elected the popular District 4 councilm More...

County mourned the loss of some of its finest in 2010

As we said goodbye to 2010, sadly we also had to do the same to some of the county’s most notable people. They include:   — CLARENCE JAMES “TIGER” HUFFSTETLER, a 21- year member of the Cherokee County School District No. More...

Man charged after crash

A 25-year-old Chesnee man was charged with driving under the influence following a Saturday afternoon wreck on Kegtown Mill Road in northwestern Cherokee County that sent a 50-year-old woman to the hospital.  More...

Sports

Wildcats win big

Thump Whitmire 74-41

The Blacksburg Wildcats’ system is designed to force turnovers and create easy baskets. When they blend those two aspects, it results in a lot of offense - and, usually, a win. More...

Gaffney at Boiling Springs tonight

 The top-ranked Gaffney Indians will try to put their tournament success in the past when they travel to Boiling Springs today.   More...

Sims credits success to hard work

 It’s a story that never gets old to Gaffney head basketball coach Mark Huff.   More...

Letters

Spiritual leaders invited to Pastors Prayer Lunch

To All Pastors and Spiritual Leaders in Cherokee County:   The issues identified in the report of the Cherokee County Community Indicators Project: dropout rates, unemployment, illiteracy, teen pregnancies, infant mortality, domestic violence, v More...

Columns

CODY SOSSAMON

What were these people thinking?

A few days before Christmas, a convenience store in Gaffney mistakenly set its gas price for 30.9 cents per gallon instead of $3.09.  Word spread quickly and soon cars were lined up with drivers looking to fill up for a fraction of the normal pr More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Milliken exemplified the finest in American free enterprise

“Conservative Tycoon ... More...

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