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AT A GLANCE

l The resource center will open March 24. l The center will offer two iMacs and five iPads. l The devices are for use by students under the age of 18. l The computers will be loaded with Microsoft Office, educationa More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels to hold March for Meals Campaign

Annual Daddy’s Joe’s Benefit is set for Sunday, March 30

Cherokee   County Meals on  Wheels is participating in the national 2014 March for Meals campaign.  Themed the Week of Champions, the local observance will feature a variety of events. More...

LIBRARY HOSTS 'RATE YOUR DATE'

LIBRARY HOSTS ‘RATE YOUR DATE’ – The Cherokee County Public Library had a display of books that patrons could choose to go on a “Blind Date” with during the month of Feb More...

CAVA offering March classes

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists has lined up a variety of classes this month. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tadpole Goode Jr. worked as a woodcutter

Thad (Tadpole) Thomas Goode Jr., 37, of 133 Marietta St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the son of the late Thad Thomas Goode Sr. More...

Tomea Scruggs, LPN at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

COWPENS – Tomea (Toni) Cromer Scruggs, 69, of Old Georgia Hwy., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Restorative Care Hospital after a courageous battle with long-term illness.  More...

Nettie Porter, employed by Cherokee Finishing and Gaffney Embroidery

Nettie Mae Whelchel Porter, 60, of 1761 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her home.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Bobo Porter and daughter of the late Ted Rathbone and Nola Mae Whelchel Mathis. More...

Library adds high-tech resource center for students

A new learning resource center will provide students with access to the latest technology at the Cherokee County Public Library.  The resource center will open March 24 in the Gaffney library branch where students can use technology devices to c More...

INSTANT GRASS

Workers started installation Saturday morning on a $1.1 million all-weather turf surface on Saints Field. More...

Local News

TRAFFIC STOPPER

TRAFFIC STOPPER— Traffic was backed up for two miles on I-85 Saturday at 12:15 p.m. More...

Company’s $6.4 million expansion will create 50 jobs

Core Molding Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of sheet molding compound and a molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics, is in the process of expanding its operations in Cherokee County. More...

Help Wanted:

Only the skilled and educated need apply

Local businesses have been adding jobs the past few years. However, there is a mismatch between the kind of skilled workers needed and the ranks of the unemployed, the Cherokee County Development Board Annual Report said.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 3/10/2014 10:04 AM

Limestone men, women learn who opponents will be in NCAA tourney

Men will play top seed USC-Aiken; women to battle No. 2 seed Clayton State

The Limestone men's and women's basketball teams gathered at Stephenson Dining Hall on Sunday night. But they didn't come to hear chalk talk or an X’s and O’s session. More...

Indians face early tests

The Gaffney High baseball team will face early tests during the opening week of the season.  The Indians open against Dorman on Tuesday and will host Northwestern on Wednesday. More...

Lady Indians rely on experience

Gaffney High softball team has busy first week of season

With starters back at every position and two pitchers returning, there’s no shortage of experience on the Gaffney High softball team.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

What to watch on TV when you’ve lost the will to live

The other day I was channel-surfing between the eleventy million basketball games that have been on TV leading up to the NCAA Tournament. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The state budget

Preparing, debating, and approving the state budget is the most important thing we do as legislators each year. I can’t understate how seriously my colleagues take this process. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Wow … what a winter!

This morning when I got up it was 19 degrees. Shucks! That is not the worst. Several mornings this winter, the thermometer has registered 9 and 12 degrees — a topic in every conversation.  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?