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Gaffney High robotics team members Isaac Martinez, Kadon Walton and Greg Peterson practice Saturday while preparing for the March 23 First Technology Challenge robotics competition at S.C. More...

LifeStyles

Super sausage suppers

Sausage adds unique touch to everything from breakfast to appetizers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For generations food enthusiasts have praised the flavors and versatility of sausage. More...

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Concert l ETA3, a classical music trio formed at The Juilliard School, will present a concert Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Audition. The concert is free.  More...

‘Survivor’ contestant, co-host of HIS Radio show will speak at TLC meeting at First Baptist

Leslie Nease, co-host of the “Morning Friends” show on HIS Radio and a contestant on “Survivor China” in 2007 will be guest speaker at the TLC meeting at First Baptist Church of Gaffney on Tuesday, March 26.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pete Boyd

BLACKSBURG – Grady (Pete) Boyd, 68, of 527 S. Rutherford St., went home to be with the Lord at his residence.  He was the husband of the late Darlene Boyd.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Dennis Michael Petty, avid fisherman and marine mechanic

COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Dennis Michael Petty, 56, will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgeway with burial in the church cemetery. More...

Horace Watkins Sr., retired from Timken

CHESNEE – Horace Watkins Sr., 79, of 111 N. Virginia Ave., died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home.  Son of the late Arthur and Flora Martin Watkins, he was born in Cherokee County. More...

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

School Information and Area History:Goucher Elementary School604 Goucher School RoadGaffney, SC 29340Janice M. Keller, PrincipalPrincipal email: Janice.keller@cherokee1.orgEnrollment — 295Goucher Elementary opened in 1955. More...

Man dies when ATV crashes

A North Carolina man was killed Saturday afternoon when he lost control of a 4-wheeler and was thrown headfirst into a tree, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said.  Fowler identified the victim as 38-year-old Jonathan Keith Stroupe of 3211 More...

Bridge project slated for late April finish

There is good news for motorists affected by the closing of the Burnt Mill Road bridge.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said the replacement project is on schedule for a late April reopening.  The closing has forced m More...

City to revisit dog ordinance

City leaders plan to revamp a controversial kennel ordinance that came under scrutiny last month from a city pet owner and the Cherokee County Humane Society.  The ordinance, passed in September 2011, requires pet owners who keep at least three More...

DUI Blitz nets eight arrests in Cherokee County; more operations planned

In an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road, South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers in Cherokee County and other parts of the state conducted a DUI Blitz during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend .  More...

Local News

GHS students shine in History Day competition

Gaffney High students Keima Camp, O’Leasha Wood and Markelia Holmes found a treasure trove of first-person accounts about slavery while searching through Library of Congress archives last fall.  More...

City park land deal finally complete after nearly 5-year wait

Nearly five years after the original land deal was announced between the county and a textile manufacturer, the city is finally in possession of a 3-acre parcel earmarked for a park.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said th More...

IMPACT WEEKEND

The Jared Espy Band leads praise and worship music to open Saturday’s youth rally for the 2013 Impact weekend at the Broad River Electric Auditorium. More...

Sports

Blacksburg tops Carolina, picks up first region win

After three straight region losses, the Blacksburg Wildcats answered their coach’s challenge to simply have fun in their matchup Friday with region doormat Carolina.  “The kids were putting too much pressure on themselves,” sai More...

Sweet Sixteen Saints

Saints battle Clayton St. today for berth in Elite 8 in San Antonio, Tx.

Senior guard Maria Young became the program’s alltime leading scorer with a game-high 25 points, leading No. 9 Limestone College (27-3) to a 67-52 win over Pfeiffer University (25-7) in the NCAA Southeast Regional semifinals on Saturday.  More...

Wingate ousts Limestone men from NCAA tourney

Senior forward Charles Blue scored a game-high 17 points and hauled in seven boards but it would not be enough as Limestone (21-9, 15-5 CC) fell just short of No. 4 seed and No. More...

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AGING MATTERS

Home modifications

It’s no secret that the majority of us will need some kind of assistance as we age. Imagine returning home from the hospital for recovery after being treated for a stroke. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Never mind; here it is

Who uses ink anymore?  In this hi-tech, computerized world we have nowadays, why would we ever need to print anything?  Well, believe it or not, there are still times when you need a piece of paper in your hand instead of a digital document More...

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