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Courthouse facelift next on to-do list

With two former tenants now located in the new administration building, Cherokee County Council on Monday gave the go-ahead to begin a needs assessment study for the courthouse renovation project.  Council wants assistant administrator Holland B More...

LifeStyles

MISS CHEROKEEAN 2013

Sydney Ford was crowned Miss Cherokeean 2013 at the conclusion of the Miss Cherokeean Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 2, in GHS auditorium. More...

Miss Littleton, Mr. Fipps exchange marriage vows at New Harvest Church

Sherri Anne Littleton and Harold Dean "Trey" Fipps III were married on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at New Harvest Church of God. The Rev. Michael Perry conducted the ceremony at 4 p.m.  An opening reading was presented by the Rev. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Everidge – Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Winford Raymond Horton of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Everidge of Piedmont announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Adam Michael Clark of Greenville, son of the Rev. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Don Wyatt, 62, U.S. Army veteran

COWPENS – Donald Ray Wyatt, 62, of 133 Foster St., No. 9, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late John Harry Wyatt and Nettie Kirby Wyatt. Mr. More...

Bob Jasper Earls, retired from Celanese

BLACKSBURG – Bob Jasper Earls, 86, of 684 Batchelor Drive, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Mary Frances ‘Frank’ Moorhead, retired executive secretary

Mary Frances Moorhead, 89, of 1103B S. Limestone St., Gaffney, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center after a brief illness.  More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Complete in Christ

Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Breathe on Me, Breath of God Author: Edwin Hatch (1835-1889) Composer: Robert Jackson (1842-1914) Composer: Charles Lockhart (1745-1815)   More...

Chamber unveils honorees for annual awards banquet

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of award winners to be recognized at its annual awards banquet scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Broad River Electric Cooperative in Gaffney. Dr. More...

Bridge will stay closed for months

A heavily traveled bridge in Blacksburg will remain closed for up to three months.  Burnt Mill Road bridge was damaged when a vehicle struck a support beam, county officials said.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue estim More...

Officers lauded for making most DUI arrests last year

The seemingly inconsequential numbers of 30, 37 and 55 held great meaning to Rev. Seth Buckley of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg.  They’re not Bible passages or lucky lotto numbers. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Gaffney man charged with kidnapping, robbery

A 28-year-old Gaffney man has been charged by the Gaffney Police Department with kidnapping and strongarm robbery after he allegedly jumped into another man’s vehicle on South Logan Street and demanded a ride and money.  More...

Cherokee Technology Center takes delivery of donated fire truck

Students on the Station 16 firefighter crew finally have their own fire truck to use.  The fire truck won’t actually leave Cherokee Technology Center to handle any fire calls. More...

Limestone receives $50,000 grant from Duke

Interactive wound care and crime lab techniques are part of $50,000 worth of new mobile science equipment to support a Limestone College science conference for young women.  More...

Sports

‘Vol’unteering for duty

Miller, six teammates chose college destination

Striking the Superman pose, Gaffney’s Jaylen Miller zipped open his jacket to reveal an orange letter ‘T’ on his T-shirt, officially declaring he would attend the University of Tennessee.  Miller and six teammates made their co More...

Blacksburg’s seeding still uncertain; Indians can clinch second with win

The Blacksburg boys varsity basketball team will be watching the scoreboard tonight.  That’s because the Region II-AA picture is still muddled. More...

Lady Cats make history

With a win over Powdersville Thursday night, the Lady Wildcats could make history.  The Lady Wildcats would clinch their first region title and complete an unbeaten region schedule with a win over Powdersville.  The results of the game wer More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

For Obama, it’s chiefly about firing up his base

As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address, he has indicated that gun control and immigration will be two of his top priorities. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Restructure S.C. government now   South Carolina’s state government needs to move into the 21st century, but to do that it first must move into the 20th century. More...

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