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Trustees to discuss facilities options

A new Cherokee Technology Center is among the possibilities school trustees will consider in a proposed school facility study.  More...

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Musicians, singers join together for OneConcert event Feb. 9

Musicians and singers will join together Saturday, Feb. 9, for a free concert at 7 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 501 Buck Shoals Road. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Lowry – Jolley

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lowry announce the engagement of their daughter, Blaine Elizabeth, to Dylan Logan Jolley, son of Gregory Jolley and Terry Owensby.  The future bride graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. More...

Author Jim Piecuch to speak Feb. 4 at Cowpens Battlefield

The Cowpens National Battlefield Visitor Center will be the setting for a 5:30 p.m. program about Nathanael Greene on Monday, Feb. 4.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Georgia Mitchell Satterfield, taught for 34 years at BHS

CHARLESTON – Georgia Leona Rush Mitchell Satterfield, daughter of Mary Sue Rush and George Washington Rush, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Hospice Center of Charleston.  Mrs Satterfield was born on April 14, 1929, in Greenwood. More...

Jo Ann Humphries, loved word search puzzles and reading

Jo Ann Humphries, 77, of 1016 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of J.C. (Dude) Humphries Sr. More...

Gene N. Martin, 65, driver for UPS Freight

BLACKSBURG – Gene N. Martin, 65, of 104 S. Calles St., Blacksburg, passed away Jan, 25, 2013, at his residence.  Born in York, Mr. More...

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A conservative agenda in action

This week, we approved a bill that puts our state’s opposition to the Obamacare state health exchanges into state law. In last November’s elections, voters told us to oppose the implementation of Obamacare. The U.S. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Pre-spring is in the air

You might have noticed the weather forecasts have been a tad off the mark lately.  More...

Lower gas rates could be coming

If you are a Piedmont Natural Gas customer, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised when you open your bills in the future.  The Charlotte-based utility has filed to reduce its natural gas rates in North Carolina and South Carolina, accordin More...

Firefighters gather to support ‘brother’ burned in accident

Wincing as he gingerly rolled a compression bandage back down his still raw arm, Thomas Taylor conceded Saturday afternoon that he has a whole new perspective on life and on his chosen profession.  More...

PUBLIC NOTICES

The Cherokee County Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) has asked the city for a variance to relocate a historic structure to its museum.  City Zoning Administrator Tony Lavender said the historic structure is the stucco canopy that ser More...

Local News

Construction to begin soon

Cherokee County Recreation District commissioners could begin moving dirt at the site of their new office building by the end of the month.  The commissioners cleared the last hurdle for the project when they approved a contract with Sossamon Co More...

County finalizes land deal

Cherokee County Council finalized a couple of real estate deals last week.  Council approved third reading Tuesday of an ordinance authorizing the purchase of 188 acres adjacent to the county’s construction and debris (C&D) landfill at More...

HEARTBALL

— Gaffney High students Justin Gregory, Peyton Campbell and Rhett Boheler prepare for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Feb. 2. More...

Sports

Peak shines in national spotlight

Gaffney transfer scores 20 in battle of two of the top teams in the country

Saturday’s nationally televised game was billed as a battle between two of the top high school basketball teams and players in the country in Simeon High School’s Jabari Parker and Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okahfor.  But it was L. More...

Indians face tough road test

At only 4-3 in the region and facing three straight road games, the Gaffney boys basketball team has jump started its season with three straight wins.  The Indians hope to make it four in a row, and three straight on the road, Tuesday at Wade Ha More...

LadyWildcats cruise to win over Crescent

Shalesa Degree made things look easy against Crescent on Thursday.  Degree made her first six shots en route to a gamehigh 20 points in leading the Blacksburg girls’ varsity basketball team to a 58-25 win over visiting Crescent.  More...

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Olde English sponsors Academic Challenge

Academic Challenge Quiz bowl opportunities abound this month for Cherokee County students to test their knowledge against area schools. The Olde English Consortium (OEC) started its annual Academic Challenge Competition on Jan. 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?