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CELEBRATING HISTORY

History came alive Saturday and Sunday at Cowpens National Battlefield as the national park celebrated the 233rd anniversary of one of the Revolutionary War’s most decisive and important battle More...

LifeStyles

‘FUNDRAISER FUNDAYS’

Throughout 2013 The Village School of Gaffney had many “Fundraiser Fundays.” These “Fundays” were a way for students to step away from the typical TVSG uniform while giving to More...

Pericarditis is chest pain that’s usually not related to a heart attack

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A sharp pain near the heart that spreads along the arm and neck might not be a heart attack. It could be pericarditis, an inflammation of the heart that is not life-threatening.  More...

Children’s Home gets some help from the Saints

Limestone College’s 2014 football team did some much-needed work recently at the Cherokee County Children’s Home. “These guys were great! They trimmed shrubbery, raked leaves and put pine needles in the flower beds. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mable Koon, homemaker and member of New Harvest Church of God

Mable Smith Koon, 74, of 942 Potter Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her residence.  Born in Inman, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Smith and Mattie Jane Adams Smith and wife of Elbert Clark Koon. More...

Elbert Koon, 77, U.S. Army veteran; retired from Duke Power

Elbert Clark Koon, 77, of 942 Potter Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Born in Inman, he was the husband of the late Mable Smith Koon and the son of the late Burnice Leo Koon and Ora Sessom Koon Turnage. More...

Cephus Thompson Jr. services set for Jan. 21

Funeral services for Cephus Thompson, Jr., known as “C-Bo,” 50, of 907 Hetty Hill St., will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Kerwin Wray, the Rev. Xavier Haney, the Rev. More...

County council committees shuffled

Chairmen will be selected Tuesday

There's a new look to the powerful Cherokee County Council  Finance Committee.  Mike Fowlkes joins holdovers Charles Mathis and Tracy McDaniel on the committee that controls the county's purse strings.  Fowlkes replaces Steve More...

Man dies when pickup truck crashes into creek

A Gaffney man died after he lost control of his pickup truck Saturday and crashed into a creek, police said.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Elbert Clark Koon, 77, of 942 Potter Road. More...

Wreck snarls I-85 traffic for 11 miles

Patience was more than a virtue for southbound traffic on Interstate 85 as an accident near the 84 Mile Marker was compounded by Friday afternoon rush hour traffic, leading to an 11-mile backup.  More...

Local News

FUNDRAISER FUNDAY

FUNDRAISER FUNDAY — Throughout 2013 The Village School of Gaffney had many Fundraiser Fundays. More...

Environmental cleanup at Granard

A 28-foot-long underground tank was filled with foam at Granard Middle School while students were away for the Christmas holidays.  More...

How do we stack up against other counties in capital investment?

In terms of capital investment by new and existing industries, Cherokee County held its own in 2013 when compared to similar-sized counties in the Upstate Alliance, a report by the organization shows.  Cherokee County reported $9.8 million in ne More...

Sports

Exclamation Points

Peak scores 44 in victory over Cavs; teams now tied for region top spot

Exclamation point.  Try exclamation points.  Up by five, Gaffney point guard Shaq Davidson raced downcourt, spotted a trailing L.J. More...

Lady Cavaliers pull away to top Gaffney

The Gaffney girls varsity basketball team kept the game close through two quarters, but the top ranked Dorman Lady Cavaliers dominated the second half en route to an easy 68-42 win on Friday.  The Lady Indians trailed only 35-27 at halftime but More...

Wildcats lose, fall into first place tie with victorious Eagles

The Blacksburg boys varsity team was beaten on the boards and scoreboard on Friday.  Deion Holmes erupted for 24 second half points to lead Chesnee past the Wildcats, 69-51.  “We just didn’t rebound,” Blacksburg coach Alex More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Those shiny new books

When I was a kid, there would be the occasional knock of traveling salesmen — peddling everything from vacuum cleaners to life insurance — on the door.  If they showed up during the day when mom was home, she would turn them away wit More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The real value of USC’s and Clemson’s successes

As I sit down to write this column, the local news is reporting that USC and Clemson have both finished in the top 10 in college football postseason rankings for the first time ever.  More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Streamlining state government

The General Assembly returned to Columbia this week for the second half of our 2-year term.  A typically slow first week on the floor, we made significant progress.  Our state is on the verge of the biggest streamlining of state government More...

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