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Judge revokes bond of man who bolted from officers

A Circuit Court judge on Friday granted a request by prosecutors to revoke the previous bond of a 26-year-old Gaffney man who now faces an escape charge after he ran away in handcuffs from detention center officers.  More...

LifeStyles

Lots of fun taking place in Gaffney during June

Lots of great fun things are going on in Gaffney throughout June. Check ’em out!!  * * *   Scholar Series: Author Carl Borick will discuss prisoners of war in the American Revolution on Monday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Tuesday Woman’s Club members learn ways to avoid being victims of crime

Jimbo Martin guest speaker at final meeting of 2012-2013 club year

The Tuesday Woman’s Club met May 14 in the parlor of First Baptist Church. Hostesses were Babs Moorhead, Brantlee Morgan and Donna Peeler.  Mrs. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wilkie – Kirby

Tracy L. and Angie Wilkie of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Nicole, to Timothy Joshua Kirby, son of Timothy and Lottie Kirby of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lillie DukesWatkins, Cherokee County native

Lillie Dukes Watkins, 93, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 111 Lincoln Drive, Gaffney, widow of King Watkins, passed on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 3:15 p.m. More...

Michael ‘Monk Man’ Hickerson, 21, loved video gaming

Michael James Hickerson, 21, of 1010 S. Johnson St., passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Sandy Beach Hall of Gaffney and the late Michael Dean Hickerson. Mr. More...

Ralph Junior Ramsey, worked in maintenance at Cherokee Speedway

Ralph Junior Ramsey, 76, of 199 Speedway Road, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Ramsey was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Red Ramsey and worked in maintenance for Cherokee Speedway.  More...

COUNTY TAKING BIDS

Cherokee County Council is accepting sealed bids for the former tax assessor building. Those bids must be in by 2 p.m. July 1 at the administration building. More...

Pot grower gets 5-year prison term

A 66-year-old Blacksburg man who admitted he started growing pot to make money conceded Friday that he didn’t make much cash at all because growing costs took the majority of any profits.  And as a result of his arrest last year on a marij More...

Former councilman to address city’s warranty offer

A packed Gaffney City Council chambers is expected today (Monday) to hear one city resident criticize the city’s plan to endorse a private company’s utility line warranty program.  More...

Sheriff’s annual biker event raises $10,000 for cancer research

With perfect weather as a backdrop, organizers and beneficiaries of the 9th Annual Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Ride for the Relay were enthused not only with Saturday’s turnout but the results.  More...

Local News

Wounded veteran takes the stage at Sheriff’s Ride finale

Retired U.S. Marine Cpl. More...

Public hearing today on county’s $19 million budget

County residents will have a chance to comment today (Monday) on the county’s new fiscal year budget that includes a 6.2-mill tax hike.  The public hearing will precede second reading of the proposed $19 million budget.  Today’s More...

Public hearings planned on high-speed rail

It could take more than a decade before commuters can enjoy a fast train ride from Atlanta to Charlotte and it’s not even known at this point if there’s money available to pay for a high speed rail line between the two fast-growing cities More...

Sports

Post 109 outslugs Cherryville

It was a wild game that had just about everything — a total of 34 hits, homers and, most importantly for Post 109, timely hitting.  Matthew Overton had four hits, Josh Sereno had four hits, including a homer, and A.J. More...

Gamecocks make Peak’s top 5

South Carolina has made Gaffney’s L.J. Peak’s final five.  Peak announced his top five this past Thursday on Twitter.  Georgetown, Ohio St., Florida St. and Connecticut round out his top five. More...

Union takes advantage of free passes to down Post 109 juniors

The Post 109 juniors gave Union too many chances in a 10-4 loss.  Post 109 pitchers combined to issue nine walks and although the Union juniors were outhit 10-6 they had little trouble capitalizing.  “We were able to cut down on our s More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Parents - America’s most challenged group?

It is Saturday night of a major holiday weekend in a small South Carolina beach town.  I am sitting by a large front window of an ice cream shop. The scene of the sidewalk provides fascinating people-watching. More...

IT’S JUST ME

If I can’t recognize it, then I ain’t eating it

I’m sort of persnickety about my food.  I know what foods I like and what foods I don’t like and I don’t believe in the theory about “acquiring a taste” for something. More...

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