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Lawsuit filed over Beta Club presidency

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Cherokee County School District, seeking court intervention to overturn the district’s decision to not allow a young boy to serve as the sole president of his school’s Beta Club.  More...

Home in Macedonia community gutted by fire

Fire gutted a Bonner Road home in the Macedonia community Tuesday afternoon. The first arriving members of Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department reported a working fire at 1605 Bonner Road. More...

LifeStyles

PEACHTREE RESIDENTS STAY BUSY

Peachtree Centre residents love parties! The Royal Wedding that comes up later this month was their inspiration for the "Royal Tea" party. More...

Jones – Hamrick

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Dean Jones of Pacolet announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Ann, to Lyman Elliott Hamrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wylie Hamrick of Gaffney.  Miss Jones is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lemmons – Gish

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lemmons announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Beth, to Jack Miles Gish Jr., son of Wennie A. Gish of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Jack Miles Gish Sr.  More...

Letters

Railway enthusiasts express condolences in wake of tragedy at Cleveland Park

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Grateful to sheriff and his department for participation in Upstate Heart Walk

Dear Editor:  I want to thank Sheriff Steve Mueller and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department for their support and participation in the 2011 Upstate Heart Walk held April 2 in Greer.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMN

South Carolina’s economy needs ‘jump start’

It comes as no surprise to anyone that our state is hurting economically. People need work and can’t find it. Companies can’t get the capital they need. And everyone is taxed too much. More...

CODY SOSSAMON

Simply put, your output can’t exceed your income

I recently saw on interesting chart explaining the revenues and expenses of President Obama’s proposed 2011 budget.  While this budget wasn’t passed (we still don’t have a budget for 2011!), it did help me to understand a littl More...

Corry a Saint?

Former GHS standout to play for Limestone

Former Gaffney High basketball standout Josh Corry will play for Limestone College and be eligible this fall. Corry was the state's top 4A player in 2009 and led the Indians to a state championship. More...

Man shot by officer; dead woman found inside home - Free Access

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said officers found a dead woman inside a Blacksburg residence late Tuesday and shot a man who he said pointed a handgun at the officers. More...

Businessman dies suddenly

Outside Your Best Body on Old Georgia Highway, a wreath was hung on the door Tuesday along with a handwritten note informing of a temporary change in the operating hours.  A normally chipper place where enthusiasm abounds, sadness instead filled More...

Brass vases being stolen from graves

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a large quantity of brass flower vases from a local cemetery. More...

Local News

MOTORCYCLIST GOES DOWN

— A motorcyclist was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center following a Tuesday afternoon wreck on Interstate 85 at the 91 Mile Marker. More...

‘There won’t be any good news’ about county budget

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary will unveil a proposed 2011- 2012 budget at Thursday’s workshop that appears strikingly similar to the current year’s budget.  In other words, there will be no tax hike, no pay raises f More...

OBSERVERS —

Alma Elementary teacher Angie McClure works Monday with third grade students Omar Adams, Isaiah Bridges, Chase Lindsay and Brittney Seagle. Teachers from St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James G. Sapoch III

BLACKSBURG – James "Jamie" Glenn Sapoch III, 48, of 976 Old Chester Road, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.  He was the son of Jim and Juanita Sapoch of Bessemer City, N.C., and the late Rebecca Ogbu More...

Clyde E. Carter Sr.

DELAND, Fla. – Clyde Edward Carter Sr., 78, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, due to complications from a recent illness.  He was born Nov. 4, 1932, the fourth of four children of the late Percy Osteen and Mary Rhea Carter. More...

Jack E. Neal

CHESTER – Mr. Jack Edward Neal, 76, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, at Chester First Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

State News

Proposal would require more principal evaluations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislators are considering proposals that would require South Carolina's nearly 1,150 principals to be evaluated more frequently and provide a way for noneducators to take the helm of a public school.  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?