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Realtors honored at awards luncheon

The Cherokee County Board of Realtors held its annual Circle of Excellence Club awards luncheon on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg.   More...

Atlanta Blooms! runs through April at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Springtime explodes in kaleidoscopic extravaganza of color

ATLANTA– Springtime explodes in a kaleidoscopic extravaganza of hundreds of thousands of tulips and other bulbs during Atlanta Blooms! More...

Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That’s so 2009

Even if you’re friends with your kids on Facebook, it doesn’t mean you know what they’re doing

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Friendster came My- Space. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Silas Ray Walker, 49, Cherokee County native

CHESNEE – Silas Ray Walker, 49, of 105 Richland St., passed on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 12:52 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.  More...

Joshua Whittenburg, lived in Arlington, Va.

Joshua A. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

What happens after immigrants arrive is also important

Sixty-eight percent of voters believe that, when done legally, immigration is good for America. Most voters for years have favored a welcoming policy of immigration. Unlike many issues these days, there is virtually no partisan disagreement.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is America still a good country?

“Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. More...

Jobless report has ‘two pieces of good news’

Optimism is on the increase in the latest South Carolina unemployment report as estimates show the Palmetto State reached levels of employment in February that it hasn’t seen since August 2008, when the Great Recession started taking hold.  More...

Scooter operator sues county

The Cherokee County Public Works Department has been sued in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas by a man injured in a March 2010 traffic accident involving a county vehicle.  More...

Granard Middle School students earn T-shirts as Know(2) sweeps across school district

Granard Middle was the picture of organized chaos Wednesday as 500 students assembled to form the phrase “Know2” on a practice field.  Each student wore a T-shirt earned when they successfully recited seven times the Know(2) slogan t More...

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Adult Ed students can now take exam on computer

New test goes into effect in 2014

Melissa Williams got a big jump this month on new changes that will impact all adults seeking their high school equivalency diploma.  Williams is one of the first students locally to pass a computer-based GED exam after the Cherokee County adult More...

Ah-choo

Allergy season is upon us

For allergy sufferers, it’s as if Mother Nature is toying with their emotions.  When the sunny skies and warm temperatures arrive, they will likely have to remain indoors in an effort to avoid an onslaught of symptoms thanks to an enemy vi More...

Joins dental practice

Drs. Barrett and Cleland of Cherokee General Dentistry are excited to announce that Dr. Addison Hamrick is returning to his hometown of Gaffney to practice dentistry. Dr. More...

Sports

Big-name coaches express interest in BHS job

Scott Earley and Freddie Brown are two high profile coaches who have expressed an interest in the vacant Blacksburg High head football coaching job, according to sources.  More...

Gaffney gets big victory over Generals

Nothing — especially wins — has come easy for the Gaffney High baseball team this season.  Friday was no exception.  The Indians squandered a four-run early lead only to battle back for a big 6-5 win over visiting Wade Hampton a More...

Henson fans seven, Campbell doubles to propel Lady Indians to region win

The Gaffney Lady Indians are on a roll.  Olivia Henson struck out seven and Rebecca Campbell had three hits, including a pair of doubles, to lift the Lady Indians to their third region win in a row with a 9-1 rout of Wade Hampton on Friday.  More...

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New York State of Mind

Blacksburg High students head to the ‘Big Apple’

The sights and sounds of the “Big Apple” beckoned 48 Blacksburg High seniors last week in whirlwind trip filled with sightseeing and cultural education.  More...

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