May 27, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Recreation District Board nixes proposed pay raises

“It really upset me when I heard they wanted a raise.”

In the wake of approving a controversial $10 hike in registration fees, the Cherokee County Recreation District Board on Tuesday voted down proposed pay raises for six of the seven recreation department staff members.  More...

New home starts up in April

New home construction rebounded slightly in Cherokee County last month.  There were seven new home starts in April, up one from the same month in 2010, according to statistics released this week by the local Homebuilders Association.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Copper thieves strike local church

Several thousand dollars worth of theft and damage losses were reported following the burglary of a local church.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone stole the copper coils from two central air units at New Pleasant More...

HELPING HANDS —

Crews from the Gaffney Board of Public Works traveled to Rock Hill to help with cleanup efforts from a severe storm that occurred on May 11. More...

GOP SCHOLARSHIP

— Each year the Cherokee County Republican Party presents a scholarship to a deserving student in Cherokee County. More...

NAP TIME —

Consumers and staff at the Cherokee County DSN Board gathered recently to kick off summer with an agency-wide cookout sponsored by O'Sullivan Equipment and Supply. More...

Graduates

Dr. Don Dowless, vice president for academics at North Greenville University, delivered his commencement address before family and friends of 288 graduates in Turner Chapel on Thursday, May 5. More...

Raises, no furloughs will add $1.6 million to school budget

A plan to give county teachers a pay raise and eliminate furloughs will increase the Cherokee County School District’s proposed budget by $1.6 million.  More...

Man jailed in Spartanburg after wrecking stolen car in Cherokee

A Cowpens man is behind bars, accused of fleeing from police and possessing a stolen car.  More...

Three seeking seat on Board of Public Works

I, Edith S. Knuckles, wish to offer myself as a candidate for Commissioner of District 1 on the Board of Public Works.  More...

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