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Education gala raises $170,000 for UNCF

An education gala Friday evening raised $170,000 for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in Greenville to help make college dreams come true for students at the state’s five historically black colleges.  More...

LifeStyles

Hungrytown returns to library for encore performance March 15

Concert will be from 12:15-1 p.m.

The Cherokee County Public Library will welcome Hungrytown for an encore performance on Thursday, March 15, from 12:15-1 p.m. A free lunch will be served by the Friends of the Library.  More...

MEALS ON WHEELS PALM SUNDAY BENEFIT IS SET FOR APRIL 1 AT DADDY JOE'S –

Meals on Wheels will have its annual Palm Sunday benefit buffet feast at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill on April 1 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You may eat-in or carry-out. More...

Golf tourney will benefit FENCE

Carolina Country Club will host April 23 event

SPARTANBURG – The Carolina Country Club of Spartanburg is the location for The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center’s (FENCE) annual golf tournament to raise proceeds for this nonprofit with the entire entry fee of $250 per person being 100 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Scruggs Shippy

Brenda Scruggs Shippy, 50, of Gastonia, N.C., passed on Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.  Daughter of the late Famon Huskey and the late Sophie Phillips Scruggs, she was born on Dec. More...

Mary Capriulo

CHESNEE – Mary Louise Schultz Capriulo, 72, of 677 Keg Town Mill Road, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Akron, Ohio, she was the widow of Joseph E. More...

James Calvin Carson

James Calvin Carson, 55, of 1839 Quail Run Drive, Kingstown, N.C., passed on Friday night, March 9, 2012, at his residence.  More...

State News

Federal and state collaboration working to make rental housing affordable for low-income families

COLUMBIA – The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and South Carolina State Housing and Development Authority (SC StateHousing) announced onMarch5anewpartnership More...

House fire claims life of resident

For the second time this year, a Cherokee County resident has succumbed to injuries suffered while attempting to escape from a burning home.  George Promenschenkel, 65, of 914 Carolina Ridge Road, died Friday evening after suffering significant More...

Lawsuit against school district settled nearly 5 years after being filed

Almost five years after a lawsuit was filed over a Cherokee County School District educator’s dismissal, attorneys involved in the case recently put the finishing touches on a settlement that, according to a new judicial order, would return her More...

Local News

County’s top teacher among 86 instructors honored in Columbia

Corinth Elementary School kindergarten teacher Virginia Scates is among 86 district teacher of the year selections who will be honored May 1 in Columbia.  More...

Emergencies to receive added response under new guidelines

A single emergency call east of the Broad River can now generate a response from four local fire departments as a result of new dispatching guidelines that went into effect in February.  The changes not only ensure that help will be on the way w More...

POLICE REPORT

ffi A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputy planned to pursue a charge against a city man for the alleged removal of a railroad sign.  According to an incident report, a deputy was on routine patrol in the area of Ross Road in Blacksburg More...

Sports

Gaffney duo propels all-stars to win

Their comeback spirit was on display again at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Basketball Challenge on Saturday.  Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis and Keenen Littlejohn spearheaded a second-half rally to lift the Spartanburg County FC More...

Lander tops Limestone in NCAA tourney

The Limestone College (25-7) women’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point second half deficit to tie the game but its magical season would come to a close, falling to No. More...

Gaffney .O' struggles in 3-0 setback to Bruins

Gaffney’s Chris Warden pitched well, but the Lancaster Bruins pitched a little better to notch a 3-0 shutout win Thursday.  Warden allowed just four hits but he hit two batters.  The Bruins would score all the runs they would need in More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Three weeks of conservative reforms

In the past few weeks, the Senate has taken some important steps towards improving state government.  The Senate fixed an agency that’s had some serious accountability problems. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

The most powerful of all

People have always been attracted by displays of power. This has to help explain the fascination for auto racing, now reported to be the largest-attended sports event in the U.S. More...

A week to promote open government

It’s Sunshine Week, a week to promote open government.  Since you are reading an editorial column in this newspaper, you likely care about what is going on in your community and with your government. 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?