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Groundbreaking marks start of new era for Saints athletics

Limestone College ushered in a new era Friday with a ceremonial groundbreaking for $4.8 million in athletic facility improvements to support one of the country’s largest NCAA Division II sports programs.  More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels celebrates 30 years of volunteerism

Business partners, dedicated volunteers honored at banquet

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels celebrated 30 years of volunteerism, recognizing business partners and the volunteers that help make this one of the most successful volunteer programs in Cherokee County, at a banquet at Hopewell Baptist Church in Bl More...

Pawbrokers visits Gaffney on Nov. 7

Jewelry party will benefit Humane Society of Cherokee County

Pawbrokers, a jewelry party to benefit animal rescue group, is coming to Gaffney on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Gaffney Elks Lodge No. 1305.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Trick or Treat at the YMCA l The Cherokee County YMCA will have a special Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. in the basketball gym. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James C. Floyd Jr., 63, worked as a maintenance tech

BLACKSBURG – James Curtis Floyd Jr., 63, of 708 W. Cherokee St., passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Spartanburg, he was married to Karen Pannell Floyd of the home and was the son of James Curtis Floyd Sr. More...

Ovellia Fowler, 89, homemaker and member of Love Springs Baptist Church

Ovellia Waddell Hawkins Fowler, 89, formerly of 1088 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Kay Bagwell, 57, employed in textiles

Virginia Kay Farr Bagwell, 57, of 137 Kraft Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

A queen in Obamaland

The pots and pans are clanging for the ouster of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as the Obamacare website rollout takes on the aspect of that of the Edsel.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Meatloaf down! Meatloaf down!

I was surfing through the TV channels the other day and somewhere between ESPN and the Cartoon Network, the bottom of my foot began to itch like the dickens, which presents one with a dilemma.  More...

Phillips’ attorney withdraws Probate appeal

While it wasn’t quite the last minute, a planned Monday morning appearance by convicted murderer Julia Phillips in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas was cancelled Friday afternoon after Phillips’ appeal in a long-festering Probate Cou More...

‘Planet Aid’ bins troubling to local nonprofit groups

Though wanting to make an impact on lives a world away, local Salvation Army Capt. More...

Residents dispose of 185 pounds of prescription drugs

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. More...

Local News

BLACKSBURG GIRLS

With practically every decade from the 1930s on up represented, the ranks of the Blacksburg Wildcat Girls continued to grow Saturday. More...

County to replace Double Bridge Road bridge

County officials have come up with a solution to a bridge that has twice been damaged by fire — build it out of concrete.  The county will replace the wooden bridge deck on Double Bridge Road with concrete.  More...

Seven bridges in Cherokee slated for replacement

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public on a proposed 2013 Act 98 Special Bridge Replacement Program prior to inclusion in the South Carolina Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  More...

Sports

Lightning-quick start

Indians score 4 TDs within first seven minutes

Hyleck Foster got the Gaffney Indians off to a lightning start returning the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and they never looked back in routing visiting Riverside, 35-9, Friday at The Reservation.  The Indians continued to find the e More...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Shaw leads late USC rally for OT win

With a 17-0 lead entering the fourth quarter, No. 5 Missouri found itself 15 minutes away from having the opportunity to clinch the Southeastern Conference East Division with a win at home next week against Tennessee.  More...

Lady Indians enter playoffs on a winning streak

The Gaffney High volleyball team has found its form and enters the state playoffs on a roll.  The Lady Indians, the No. 3 seed, travel to second seeded Nation Ford for a first round match on Tuesday. The match will begin at 6 p.m. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?