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City workers can expect a little extra in paycheck

Just in time to pay off some Christmas bills, Gaffney City Council on Monday approved an administration proposal to pass along a reduction in its worker’s compensation costs to its employees.  All eligible city employees will receive a $25 More...

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Textile Art Show kicks off Jan. 18 at CAVA Gallery

Reception acknowledges Wylie Hamrick’s many contributions to textile industry and honors the people who work in the mills

The Textile Art Show at the CAVA Gallery gets under way Friday, Jan. 18, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. that acknowledges Wylie Hamrick’s contribution to the textile industry in Gaffney and honors the people who work in the mills. More...

Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates 232nd battle anniversary on Jan. 18-20

More than 100 reenactors in Revolutionary War period clothing will bring the 18th century to life when Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates the 232nd battle anniversary on Jan. 18-20. More...

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 232nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, JAN. 18  2:30 p.m.: Wreath-laying at the Daniel Morgan Statue, Spartanburg.  6:30-8 p.m.: Revolutionary War Roundtable at Wofford College, Spartanburg.  SATURDAY, JAN. 19  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lawrence Westmoreland, 68, Blacksburg native

Lawrence Dean Westmoreland, 68, of 439 Edgewater Drive, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. More...

Thelma Brown, 98, retired from Pacolet Mills

PACOLET – Thelma Garner Brown, 98, of Pacolet, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.  More...

Jessica Motts, 28, GHS graduate

BLACKSBURG – Jessica Sharell Motts, 28, of 109 Investment Drive, was called to eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.  She was born in Gaffney, a daughter of Gary Thomas Motts and Carol Horne Motts Higdon. More...

Federal judge orders former county clerk of courts office employee to prison

A former employee of the Cherokee County Clerk of Courts Office will spend 8 months in a federal prison followed by 8 months of home detention after being sentenced Tuesday afternoon in U.S. More...

School district finished last year in black

The Cherokee County School District finished $158,000 in the black, but was unable to turn a profit in food service for a second straight year.  The school district increased its general operating fund reserves to $12.5 million at the end of the More...

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Man sentenced after child tests positive for exposure to meth

A 30-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced last Tuesday afternoon to 10 years in prison for a 2012 incident in which a young child who had been in his home tested positive for methamphetamine exposure.  More...

Celebration of Life planned for Alyssa

Family and friends of Alyssa Jade Mayfield, a young Gaffney girl who died in a tragic 2011 accident at her daycare, will celebrate what would have been her 5th birthday this Friday, Jan. More...

Sports

Limestone names Kerr as offensive coordinator

Limestone College and head football coach Bobby James have announced that Craig Kerr has been named as the Saints offensive coordinator as the team prepares for kickoff in 2014.  More...

BEST BOWLERS-

Blake Strong and Breann Hill earned Bowlers of the Month recognition from Westlane Bowl. More...

Saints to host recruiting showcase on MLK Day

The opportunity to be among the first players to help build a program from the ground up is one that doesn’t come along often and Limestone College Football is proud to offer just such an opportunity with their First Annual Martin Luther King D More...

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These numbers affect YOU

Sometimes it’s not so good to be near the top. South Carolina has the 11th-highest teen birth rate in the United States. Cherokee County has the 3rd-highest rate in South Carolina. More...

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