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Council takes mere seconds to pass first budget reading

In sharp contrast to its lengthy budget workshop, it took Cherokee County Council only a few seconds to pass first reading of its 2012-2013 budget Monday.  More...

LifeStyles

Give me a ‘Clue’

Parker Brothers’ board game comes to life June 7-9 on Limestone Theatre stage

The Parker Brothers classic board game Clue will come to life on the Limestone Center Theatre stage this week in the form of an exciting and colorful musical by Perter De Pietro. More...

Tuesday Women’s Club has final meeting of 2011-2012 year

The Tuesday Women’s Club met May 8 at 4 p.m. in Winnie Davis Hall at Limestone College. Hostesses were Diane Coggans, Laura Peeler and Dr. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l Rock Springs Baptist Church, 1184 Rock Springs Road, Blacksburg, will have a breakfast and gospel singing Saturday, June 9, from 8-10 a.m. Featured singers will be The Rogers Family from Blacksburg. The cost? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sandra Osborne

Sandra Frederick Osborne, 72, formerly of Starr Ridge Road, Gaffney, passed away June 1, 2012, at Magnolia's of Gaffney.  Born in Sheffield, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Mossie King Frederick. More...

M.C. (Buddy) Mayfield

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Lawrence Douglas Smith

Lawrence Douglas Smith, 65, known as L.D., of 115 Moss St., passed on Tuesday morning, June 5, 2012, at 12:30 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center .  Son of Eunice Littlejohn Smith and the late K.B. Smith, he was born on Feb. More...

Blacksburg hits I-85 jackpot - again

Already having seized thousands of dollars and approximately two kilograms of cocaine during the first several weeks of its new drug interdiction unit, the Blacksburg Police Department once again brought home some cash.  During a traffic stop fo More...

At least 2 trustees will face opposition

The Cherokee County School Board election field has started to take shape since the filing period opened Friday.  School trustees Cheryll Smith, Robin Duncan Harper and Billy Blackwell have filed for re-election.  School trustees serve 4-y More...

School’s latest addition a life-saver

Owing to its rural location, Draytonville Elementary recently took steps to make sure life-saving devices are available for emergency situations.  Draytonville Elementary Principal Isaac Wallace is among 14 faculty members who underwent CPR trai More...

Local News

Poor sound detracts from graduation

Audio problems marred a colorful graduation ceremony May 31 for some residents on hand to watch more than 400 Gaffney High seniors receive diplomas.  More...

County graduates combine for $12 million in scholarships

Blacksburg and Gaffney High graduates earned nearly $12 million in college scholarship money this year.  Scholarships offered the Gaffney High Class of 2012 are valued at $11,019,624 over a 4-year period. More...

Heading Out on the Highway

HEADING OUT ON THE HIGHWAY — Blessed with beautiful skies, dozens of motorcyclists embark on a four-county journey as part of the annual Cherokee County Sheriff’s Ride for the Relay. More...

Sports

McClary masters the competition

Clint McClary is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds of solid muscle - and he has some new hardware to prove it.  McClary, 58, won the 2012 South Carolina State Bodybuilding Championship Men’s Masters Over 50 class Saturday in Columbia.  The well More...

SCHSL releases football schedules

All Gaffney High football games will begin at 7:30 p.m. this season.  The South Carolina High School League released each school’s football schedule this week.  The Indians are slated to open the season on Friday, Aug. More...

Post 109 jrs. dump Union

The Post 109 junior team’s offense finally came to life in a 12-8 win over Union on Monday.  Eight of the team’s nine starters had at least one hit. More...

Letters

An angel who risked his life

Dear Editor:  This letter is to the angel who risked his life on Interstate 85 at Exit 87 on May 7 at 5:30 a.m.  It was raining so hard that my daughter's car hydroplaned and spun around three times, then hit the retaining wall. More...

An excellent writer who writes from the heart

Cody:  Living in Charlotte, I always receive my paper several days after publication; so I just sat down to read your column. Not only are you an excellent writer, but write directly from heart.  More...

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