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Teen who slipped into river still missing

After mobilizing their resources Sunday night, emergency responders in Cherokee County were still waiting to hear as of mid-day Tuesday if their assistance was needed in a search of the Broad River.  More...

5 companies OK’d to bid on project

Heeding the recommendation of its project architect, Cherokee County Council on Monday selected five general contractors as potential bidders for its proposed $14 million administration building.  Under a motion passed by council, those five gen More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney’s Brenda Watts heads to Tennessee to participate in national cornbread cook-off

The cajun style cornbread created by Gaffney resident Brenda Watts is more than a mouthful for anyone who prefers their food hot and spicy.  More...

MARRIAGES

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

WHAT’S UP

Easter services   Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 509 Cherokee Falls Road, Blacksburg, will have an Easter sunrise service April 24 at 7 a.m. All are invited. A breakfast will be served after the service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Martin

ROCK HILL – Richard Edward Martin, 66, of 1638 Nottingham Court, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.  The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Unity Baptist Church in Hickory Grove. More...

Roy Dean Sellars

Roy Dean Sellars, 55, of 1551 Overbrook Drive, Lot 23, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 18, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Ray Dean Sellars of Gaffney and Barbara Gordon Phi More...

Ethel W. Smith

Ethel Wood Smith, 93, of Gaffney, died Tuesday morning, April 19, 2011, in Peachtree Centre.  Widow of Walker Smith, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Edward and Vinnie Davis Wood. She was a member of Mt. More...

Burned baby case nets father 3-year sentence

A 30-year-old Gaffney man admitted he didn’t check the temperature of his baby’s bath water before putting her into a tub Feb. 7, 2010, a day that left the then 15-day-old infant with second-degree burns and permanent scarring.  More...

TOP TEACHERS

  — The Cherokee County School District recognized this year's Cherokee County Teachers of the Year at Monday's board meeting. Each received a check for $100 and a plaque. District teacher of the year Lisa Blanton received $200. More...

Local News

Prosecutors rely on video recording in crack cocaine case

Following a lengthy jury selection process during which two jurors were released from service after they had already been picked, trial got under way Tuesday afternoon for a Gaffney man charged with selling a $10 crack rock to a confidential informan More...

Unemployment rates down

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent for the first time in more than two years, signaling a slow but steady recovery, economists and state officials said Tuesday.  More...

THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT —

Fred Knowles demonstrated his sidewalk art for students at Mary Bramlett last week. More...

Sports

CONVERSE BOUND

- Gaffney High girls basketball team member Ashlee Tate signed a letter of intent Monday morning to play for Converse College. More...

SPARTANBURG METHODIST BOUND

- Gaffney High girls basketball team member Paris Davidson signed a letter of intent Monday morning to play at Spartanburg Methodist College. More...

Saints capture 3rd straight lax conference crown

Junior goalie Steve Gartelman made six of his season-high 14 saves in the fourth quarter, one in which the Saints blanked No.11 Pfeiffer 4- 0, en route to a 10-5 victory over the Falcons to capture the 2011 Conference Carolinas Tournament Championshi More...

Letters

Gaffney really rolled out the red carpet for this exhibit

Dear Editor: Gaffney really rolled out the red carpet for the opening of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” recently at the visitors Center. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Creating jobs and more on the Voter ID legislation

The House this year is improving the economy and helping the private sector create jobs.  More...

CODY SOSSAMON

A couple of things kinda jumped out at me

Far be it from me to question the hiring decisions of the Cherokee County School Board or the recommendations made by the superintendent.  Lord knows nothing I have written in the past on this subject has had any impact on who was hired or who w More...

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