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Who needs spell checker software when you’ve got these guys around?

Goucher Elementary School 5th-grader Mason Waltman was “indefatigable” in the face of big words Tuesday when he won the Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee.  More...

City set to close on park property

They hope to create a lasting legacy for all city residents to enjoy and shortly they will have the land to do it.  Gaffney City Council on Monday authorized administrator James Taylor to close on the 3- acre former Big Mill site adjacent to the More...

LifeStyles

Director of Limestone’s new MBA program guest speaker at February AAUW meeting

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will have a luncheon meeting on Monday, Feb. More...

Library plans variety of events for kids, teens during February

The Cherokee County Public Library has lined up a variety of events for children and teens during February. The following list was compiled by Tara Smith, the library’s youth services director. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Dean – Wyatt

Edith Dean of Gaffney announces the engagement of her daughter, Tiffany, to Jesse Wyatt, son of Jimmy and Debra Wyatt of Gaffney.  Miss Dean is also the daughter of the late Jerry Dean. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chris Braniff, 57, worked as a joiner in construction

BLACKSBURG – Christopher Joseph Patrick Braniff, 57, of 128 Daisy Lane, Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Mae Reid, formerly employed by Nestlé, Cherokee County schools

Mae Bonner Reid, 65, of 204 Villa Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Widow of Napoleon Reid, she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late Josephus and Ola Samuels Bonner. More...

Armenta Cox, enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening and cooking

SIX MILE, S.C. – Armenta Hodge Cox, 59, of 2377 Maw Bridge Road, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her residence.  More...

Breaking News - 7/11/2017 1:50 PM

Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC launching operations in Cherokee County - Free Access

Steel Creek Galvanizing Company LLC, a fabricated steel products galvanizer, is launching a new facility in Cherokee County. The development is projected to bring $14.1 million of new capital investment and lead to the initial creation of 72 jobs. More...

Son charged in mom’s gruesome slaying

‘Marjorie Knuckles was an outstanding woman. She did not deserve this.’

In his 28 years of police work, Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said he has seen firsthand the bad things that some people can do to other people.  More...

PUBLIC NOTICES

-- The City of Gaffney Board of Zoning Adjustments will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 19, concerning a variance request from an Austin Drive resident to place a carport within the required setback guidelines. More...

Council approves tax break for high-tech sawmill project

Cherokee County Council passed final reading of an incentive package Monday that clears the way for a high-tech sawmill operation to locate here.  Associated Hardwoods, based in Granite Falls, N.C., plans to invest $10 million in the project, wh More...

Local News

Gaffney High students, history teacher visit Holocaust Museum

Susan Taube Strauss was 15 years old when she taken for the first time to a forced labor camp to make radio equipment for German submarines in World War II.  More...

Want to see who the school district paid and how much?

Expenses for past six months posted online

The Cherokee County School District has posted spending reports on school expenses for the past six months on its website.  Cherokee County has a $62.2 million school budget this year and is one of the county’s largest employers, employing More...

$200,000 grant enables B&G afterschool program to continue

A financial lifeline extended by the school district last summer paid big dividends Friday in a $200,000 afterschool grant.  More...

Sports

Decision Day

Two Gaffney High products among Limestone’s first recruiting class

National signing day is today, and there promises to be some drama - as usual.  A year ago, Gaffney Parade All-American Quinshad Davis kept fans guessing until, with camera flashes popping, he pulled out his North Carolina Tar Heel cap.  To More...

Chesnee clips Wildcats

The Blacksburg Wildcats were looking for a big road win, but the Chesnee Eagles were in no mood to cooperate.  Leading by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter, the Eagles hung on for a 54-52 win on Tuesday.  The Wildcats had a chance More...

Gaffney native in spotlight

Gaffney native Justin Bridges-Thompson got a taste of the national spotlight on Tuesday.  The Spartanburg High linebacker played on the U.S. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Moving right along

This report is intended to be a brief of this week’s significant developments in Columbia as we move through the legislative process.  More...

LETTERS

He made the world a better place  Dear Editor:  Nobody should dispute the fact that there are many good men in this world. One of those passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, at his home in Gaffney.  More...

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