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‘Numbers look like an early Christmas gift’

JOBLESS REPORT

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce offered some glad tidings on the eve of the Christmas holiday.  An improving job market has led to the lowest state unemployment rate in four years while the majority of counties across S More...

White Christmas? More like a rainy Christmas

A wintry blast of cool air moving into the area over the past week may have given local residents a glimmer of hope for a “white Christmas.”  The sight of snowflakes filling the air, which is already a rarity in this portion of the c More...

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WHAT’S UP

Holiday schedules l The Cherokee County Solid Waste, Recycling, Landfill and Landfill Convenience Center departments will be closed today, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. More...

Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis reduces disability risk

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A generation ago, rheumatoid arthritis almost always led to disfigured joints and severe disability. Today, this disease still causes joint damage, discomfort and disability.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cleatus Hardin, 50, last employed as DJ at Gaffney Skating Rink

Cleatus Cleanzo Hardin, 50, of Redwood Village, Apt. 38, passed on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Gaffney.  Son of the late Geneva Hardin, he was born on Sept. 20, 1962, in New York, N.Y. More...

Ruth Weaver, 86, Cherokee County native

BLACKSBURG – Ruth Weaver, 86, of 516 Dravo Road, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice.  A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Nettie Collins Weaver. She was a member of Mt. More...

Hazel Bagwell, known as ‘Mama B’ at Magnolias of Gaffney

Hazel Greene Bagwell, 89, of Gaffney, passed away in Gaffney on Friday, Dec, 21, 2012.  Friends, residents and staff at Magnolias Assisted Living will remember the quick wit “Mama B” retained in spite of the frailties and indignities More...

Motorist killed in head-on crash

A Gaffney man was killed and four other people injured in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon on Concord Road.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Cleatus Hardin, 50, of 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 38, in Gaffney. More...

Teens survive horrific accident

A grandfather and his granddaughter were just getting ready to head indoors early Friday afternoon when the sound of a vehicle caught their attention on North Green River Road. More...

Local News

Boys and Girls Club members get ‘sumthin’ for Christmas

‘Tis the season for children to wonder whether they are on Santa’s nice or naughty list.  More...

Charlotte man faces drug charges after being arrested at public safety checkpoint

A 23-year-old Charlotte, N.C., man was arrested on multiple drug charges and an alleged firearms offense during a Dec. 15 public safety checkpoint at Logan Street and Providence Road, according to a Gaffney Police Department incident report.  More...

HO-HO-HOTDOG

Even Santa and Mrs. Claus have to take a break sometime. They stopped by Eddie’s Hot Dogs on Hwy. 11 last week to get a little something for lunch. More...

Sports

After successful stint, BHS baseball coach steps down

Longtime Blacksburg High baseball coach Toby Elliott is stepping down to pursue some other passions.  His resignation ends a successful 15- year run that includes 12 playoff appearances, six district tournaments, several upper state tournaments More...

Gaffney blasts Mavs; defense ‘gosh awful’

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff loved the way his team shot the ball. More...

Blacksburg wraps up tourney with win

Although offense gets the attention, Blacksburg basketball coach Travis Miller is more concerned with his team’s effort on defense in the weeks before region play starts in January.  Blacksburg put together a strong defensive effort Thursd More...

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AGING MATTERS

SC Access is a one-stop source for info about services

Imagine being separated from an elderly family member or loved one in need of help or services who lives alone in South Carolina.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ doesn’t help the GOP

President Obama and congressional Democrats are still winning the messaging battle in the debate over the impending “fiscal cliff.”  More...

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