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Jobless rate up slightly

Despite the lack of any bad news locally, Cherokee County’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in December to 14 percent.  More...

Building will soon bear late trustee’s name

A special needs committee decided Tuesday afternoon to rename the district’s $7 million community learning center in memory of longtime school board trustee Ola Copeland.  More...

LifeStyles

Southern Dance Academy to compete for fifth consecutive national clogging championship title

Competition this weekend in Knoxville

The Southern Jewels Emerald and Sapphire teams will be competing in the National Clogging Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29.  More...

Natalie Southgate crowned Miss Golden Strip Teen 2011

Natalie Southgate was recently crowned Miss Golden Strip Teen 2011.  Natalie’s performed a modern ballet en pointe to "Fame" in the talent competition. Her platform issue is "Fine Arts for Children."  More...

FOUR GENERATIONS –

Dorothy Dixon (seated left), a resident at Magnolia's of Gaffney, holds her greatgrandson, Hayden Childers. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dominique Morgan

Dominique Cintrell Morgan, 19, of 103 Palmetto St., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.  Son of Scott Morgan Sr. and Bettina Brannon, he was born in Cherokee County and was a 2010 graduate of Broome High School. More...

Pluma Mullinax

INMAN – Pluma Gardner Mullinax, 89, of 9 C St., passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Greenvillle Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Mullinax, widow of D. Willard Mullinax, was born in Mayo on Aug. More...

William O’Brian Smith

Services for William O’Brian Smith, 22, of 608 W. Buford St., will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael L. Golden officiating. Interment will be in Limestone Cemetery. More...

New home destroyed by fire just days before owner was to move in

Fire completely destroyed a brand new home early Tuesday on Mill Stone Road in the Cherokee Creek area just days before the homeowners were set to move in.  Neighbors on nearby Linder Road reported the fire at 268 Mill Stone Road at about 6:45 a More...

SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

Reorganization creates four job openings

The Cherokee County School District could have a different group of leaders in top positions next school year.  More...

Budget cuts on the minds of attendees

Not surprisingly, the most lively discussion at Monday’s Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Delegation breakfast focused on well, you know — business.  More specifically, a couple of representatives from temporar More...

Local News

Biggest losers will be the biggest winners in school district competition

Mountain biking, dancing and running are among the activities teachers are encouraged to adopt in a new wellness initiative launched by the district this week.  More...

EPA plans hearing in Blacksburg

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a Public Availability Session on Jan. 27 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Community Building next door to the Blacksburg Town Hall located at 105 S. Shelby Street.  More...

2010 housing starts up 26 percent

Despite a steep drop in December, the county had a 26 percent surge in new housing starts in 2010.  According to the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County’s monthly newsletter, there were 69 new home starts in 2010, up from 55 in 200 More...

Sports

Welcome to Big D, Packers and Steelers

Y’all are in for a good ol’ time.  The first Super Bowl in North Texas is going to be a big, gaudy celebration of excess, just like the stadium where the game will be played. More...

HALL OF FAMERS -

Blacksburg High School announced the 2010 inductees into its Hall of Fame Jan. 20 during its football banquet. More...

Saints are at the top of the class

Conference Carolinas has announced the Fall 2010 Presidential Honor Roll that included 148 student athletes from Limestone College.  That mark represents the highest percentage among the 11 conference members and shows Limestone’s continue More...

Columns

Strengthening our democracy

The House got to work swiftly on the people’s business. A highlight to the week was the governor’s State of the State address on Wednesday. More...

Gov. Haley sets constructive tone

In her Jan. 19 State of the State address, Gov. Nikki Haley set a constructive tone for the coming year. I was proud to be there to hear her speak.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Federal lawsuit tramples workers’ rights

A new state constitutional amendment — approved by 86 percent of South Carolinians this past November — that guarantees workers their right to a secret ballot in union organization elections has recently drawn the threat of a lawsuit by t More...

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