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Man gets 40 years in series of attacks

SPARTANBURG — A 20-year-old Chesnee man received a 40-year prison sentence Thursday in Spartanburg County Court after he pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges stemming from a series of sex-related attacks against women in Spartanburg and C More...

LifeStyles

Sub Deb Club will have Harvest Ball Saturday evening at Cherokee National

The Sub Deb Club of Gaffney will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Members to be presented are: SENIORS More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l The youths of Berry Memorial Baptist Church, 2760 Union Hwy., will have an indoor yard sale and homemade chicken stew sale Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Camp Moses Wood No. 125 sponsors sesquicentennial honor guard in parade

Camp Moses Wood No. 125 had a Sesquicentennial Honor Guard that marched in the Cherokee County Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Amanda Valentin, a native of Union

Amanda Millen Valentin, 43, of 422 Carson Drive, Gaffney, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her residence.  Born in Union, she was the daughter of the late John William Millen and Caroline Gail Davis.  More...

Edith Williams,72, retired dietician from Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Edith “Putty Jean” Dillard Williams, 72, of 203 Victoria Road, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Spartanburg.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Dock Dillard Sr. More...

Johnathan LeCroy, 49, maintenance supervisor for PrecisionValve and DSE

PACOLET – Johnathan Robert LeCroy, 49, of 6126 Union Hwy., passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Pragmatic Americans focus on reality, not rhetoric

Americans are pragmatic, not ideological.  That simple fact explains the growth of federal power following World War II. More...

THEIR VIEW

Leadership PACs need to be tossed

The S.C. Senate has already done it. Now it’s time for the S.C. More...

Political Cartoon

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Repairmen plead guilty to taking hidden cash

Two former HVAC repairmen charged with stealing a hoard of cash from a local woman’s basement admitted Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that they did uncover and take a plastic container stuffed with cash.  More...

Man who struck teen with truck sentenced

A 76-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced to two years in prison and directed that he cannot drive a vehicle while serving five subsequent years of probation after a Cherokee County jury convicted him Thursday of striking a 17-year-old boy with his More...

Local News

Daddy Joe’s listed in Zagat’s “Between the Bun” 2014 edition

“To be mentioned in the same breath as those two places, how cool is that?”

Pork has served Shag Stepp and those at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill well through the years with the Floyd Baker Boulevard eatery successfully banking its reputation on tasty morsels of barbecue .  More...

BOLIN AWARD RECIPIENT

— Vic Bolin was the much respected teacher of a young men’s Sunday School class at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church before he passed away on Jan. 5, 2002. More...

Council hasn’t decided whether to use appropriated money for Christmas bonuses

Cherokee County Council has appropriated $50,000 in the budget for Christmas bonuses for county employees and themselves but hasn’t decided yet to use the money for that purpose.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said More...

Sports

Hands Down!

Covington makes impact on D-line

Gaffney’s Eb Covington started the first six games of the season at offensive guard.  Trying to shore up a leaky defensive front, the coaching staff moved Covington to nose tackle, where the junior hasn’t just survived.  He has More...

This time, the matchup means more

This game means more.  Gaffney and Boiling Springs met two weeks ago in the regular season with the Indians holding on for a dramatic 59-54 win.  They face each other again tonight at The Reservation in the first round of the Class AAAA-Div More...

Davidson is a game-time decision

Gaffney quarterback Shaq Davidson is questionable for tonight’s playoff game with Boiling Springs, and it will be a game time decision if he plays.  Davidson suffered a mild knee sprain when he was tackled on a thirdquarter run against Spa More...

Letters

A reminder of the depravity that is all around us

Dear Editor:  More...

Help locate burial sites

Dear Editor:  We are seeking help from the public in locating some burial sites. More...

National News

Will shopping frenzy spell the end of Thanksgiving family time?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via's mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall.  Now, Via says she'll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again.  "They barely More...

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