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Officials from some organizations on IRS list fire back

Several Cherokee County organizations are crying foul following the recent release of documents by the Internal Revenue Service.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Perry, Mr. Peterson wed in outdoor ceremony

Dianna Michelle Perry and Joseph Benjamin Peterson, both of Gaffney, were married in an outdoor wedding on Friday, May 6, 2011, at The Duncan Estate in Spartanburg. Minister Ernie Thigpen of Spartanburg performed the 6:30 p.m. More...

Palmetto Statesmen barbershop chorus hosts annual show June 18 in Duncan

SPARTANBURG – Four Southern Baptist ministers of music have fallen for barbershop harmony big time, forming their own barbershop quartet called "One Accord," from the Bible verse in Romans 15:6.  More...

KEEPING COOL –

Thanks to the generosity of a local anonymous benefactor, the Humane Society of Cherokee County was able to purchase two Cyclone centrifugal air evaporative coolers to ensure the comfort of the dogs More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eunice E. Kellar Roberts

Eunice E. Kellar Roberts, 61, of Fulton, N.Y., died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at home.  Born in North Rose, N.Y., she was an 11-year resident of Fulton, previously living in Gaffney. More...

Rosa Mae Wilkes

Rosa Mae Wilkes, 60, of 315 Second Ave., S.E., Apt. 3, Hickory, N.C., passed on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Wilbert Allen and the late Virginia Byrd. Mrs. Wilkes was a native of Hickory.  More...

Mary Jo Blake

CHESNEE – Mary Jo Camp Blake, 72, of 239 Martin Camp Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Breaking News - 6/19/2011 10:09 AM

No charges against former sheriff

A three-year investigation of the Cherokee County Detention Center ended June 16 with a one sentence letter More...

CLOSE CALL

A 79-year-old Gaffney man was taken by ambulance to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after crashing his truck into the First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan branch office on North Limestone St More...

Haley’s threat creates angst for school officials

A potential governor veto could cause the Cherokee County School District to lose $1.2 million from the budget it approved Monday.  More...

Local News

New eatery here will be bit larger than its others

Gaffney’s newest fastfoot option will have plenty of room for its hungry customers.  Preliminary plans submitted by the Cook Out corporate headquarters show a seating capacity of about 60, which is more than a typical Cook Out restaurant, More...

Decision time for charter school

The Crenshaw Charter School Board will decide Wednesday whether to give the green light to plans for opening this August.  Crenshaw board members are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. More...

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL CHEROKEE COUNTY FATHERS

Father's Day is a celebration of fathers inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. More...

Sports

NFL players optimistic deal will be reached

ASSOCIATED PRESS   Negotiations completed for the day and likely the week, NFL owners are setting sights on their upcoming meeting in Chicago. Many players are looking beyond then — with optimism — toward getting back to work.  More...

McIlroy climbs into first at U.S. Open

ASSOCIATED PRESS   A few months removed from his Masters meltdown, Rory McIlroy is in the lead at the U.S. Open.  More...

GIVING THEM THE THIRD DEGREE -

The local 3rd Degree travel baseball team finished in second place at the Second Annual Global State age 9 and under open tournament. Team members include: (Bottom row) Seth Wallace, Luke Escalante, Luke Harvey and Drake Elliott. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

If the U.S. Ice Skating Championships were ever close enough, Sara Setzer planned to go. She was able to attend the competition this year held in Greensboro, N.C. More...

SCOTT POWELL

Education options

It’s a sorry day when you don’t learn something new.  More...

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