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MECHATRONICS

School district, community college working together on new program

Mechatronics could become a wave of the future for Cherokee County students preparing for life after high school.  More...

Local residents will be ‘marching for babies’

No matter how many times the story is told, the pain still lingers for Linnea Earls.  While it would be easy to break down and quit, the Blacksburg woman proceeds as tears stream down her cheeks, recognizing her heart-wrenching account may in fa More...

County building project draws boxes and boxes of interest

One by one, sometimes two by two, the packages were carried into the county administration building Wednesday.  When the trek was finally complete, more than 60 Request for Qualifications (RFQs) in the form of notebooks, envelopes and boxes were More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Littlejohn

William Littlejohn, 89, of 200 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, Md., husband of Frances Rogers Littlejohn, passed on Sunday, April 10, 2011, in Maryland.  Son of the late Freeman Littlejohn and the late Lois Hoey Littlejohn, he was a native of Gaffney More...

Aaron Lee Lindsay

Aaron Lee Lindsay, 53, of 100 Short Peeler St., died Tuesday, April 23, 2011, at his home.  Husband of Lorraine Thompson Lindsay, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Aaron and Rosa Mae Camp Lindsay. More...

Alyce Hodge

Alyce Faye Wilkins Hodge, 75, of 130 Farview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of James Edward Hodge and daughter of the late John Wilkins and Bessie Fo More...

State News

15 baseball players suspended for brawl

SPARTANBURG (AP) – Fifteen high school baseball players have been given suspensions for a fight during the Dorman and Boiling Springs baseball game last week.  More...

Other News

Moss’ bill bans booze on Christmas

(AP) — South Carolina liquor stores wouldn’t be open on Christmas and Thanksgiving under legislation advancing in the House.  More...

Man shot by officer still in serious condition

Coroner mum on woman’s cause of death

A 58-year-old Blacksburg man remained in serious condition at a Spartanburg hospital on Thursday in the wake of an officer-involved shooting.  Investigations into the circumstances of his wife’s death, meanwhile, remain ongoing.  More...

Highway Patrol stepping up traffic enforcement here

It’s expected that the South Carolina Highway Patrol will gear up around major travel holidays and that holiday travelers will see not only an increased police presence but also less tolerance for roadway infractions.  More...

Local News

Meals On Wheels, Daddy Joe’s continue fundraising partnership

Nothing seems to come easy for anyone in today’s lean times.  Finding it particularly difficult are nonprofit organizations trying to survive on declining donations and resources once abundantly available.  More...

Sleeping woman attacked

The Gaffney Police Department was called to investigate an April 9 incident during which a man allegedly crawled through a window, jumped on a sleeping woman and physically assaulted her.  According to an incident report, the assault occurred at More...

Problem solving

County school showing others how it’s done

Several teachers traveled hours from Clarendon on Monday morning to spend a day observing problem solving strategies in classrooms at Alma Elementary.  Alma is among eight South Carolina elementary schools selected last summer to participate in More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats outlast St. Joes, 11-6

Malory Sanders tossed a six hitter and struck out three to lead the Blacksburg High softball team to an 11-6 win over St. More...

MITE LEAGUE TOURNEY CHAMPS

- Upstate Carolina Red Sox captured the Mite League preseason tournament championship. More...

Indians post big track win

With the region meet looming later this month, the Gaffney High boys track team seems to be peaking at just the right time.  DeEdward Burris ran the 100 meters in a meet best 10.78 to help the Indians to an easy 92-49 victory over visiting Natio More...

Letters

Your donation could help save a life

Dear Editor:  My name is Ashley Jolly, Certified Athletic Trainer/Teacher at Blacksburg High School. I give care to the injured athletes and students here at BHS. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Voter ID bill deals with one issue only

This week, the House stripped out those unrelated measures and passed a lean Voter ID bill that deals with one issue and one issue only, requiring a voter to prove his or her identity with a state-issued picture identification.  More...

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SCOTT POWELL

Medical scare prompts major lifestyle changes

A growing sense of anxiety gnawed at my gut March 12 as I pulled into my driveway with a baked chicken plate from a grocery store deli.  I had felt discomfort in my chest area over the past several hours and hoped it would eventually subside. 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?