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State jobless rate still declining; county number increases slightly

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LifeStyles

Magnolia Debutante Club presents 11 young women at ball

Festivities held Saturday, April 19, at Marriott at Renaissance Park

The   Magnolia Debutante Club of  Spartanburg presented 11 young women at its annual ball Saturday, April 19, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  The 2014 Magnolia debutantes are:  More...

WHAT’S UP

Veterans Appreciation Day l American Legion Post No. 109 will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 200 S. Logan St. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will be recognized with a special coin. More...

Sorority celebrates Founder’s Day April 12

Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Delta held a business meeting on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at Chesnee United Methodist Church.  Hazel Abernathy, vicepresident, was in charge of all old and new functions. Eight members were present with one visitor. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Blakely Rodgers, Sr.

Blakely Rodgers, Sr., 93, of 440 Indian Hill Street, husband of Mrs. Alberta Jefferies Rodgers, answered the Master’s call on Thursday night, April 17, 2014, at 9:30 p.m. at his residence.  Son of the late Silas H. More...

Betty Jean Whisnant

SHELBY, N.C. — Betty Jean Kiser Whisnant, 82, went to be with her Lord, Sat., April 19, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.  More...

Daniel Stokes

Daniel Keith Stokes, 61, of 504 Ellis Ferry Road, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  Born in Lowell, Mass., he was the husband of Barbara Bigham Stokes and the son of the late Edith Philbrick Cronin. More...

County had only 8 fatalities during all of last year

9th traffic death of 2014 recorded

Just two days after local police agencies announced a major cooperative effort aimed at preventing any more traffic fatalities in Cherokee County, a 51-year-old Cowpens man became the 9th person to die in an increasingly deadly year on local roadways More...

Chief apologizes for fire department sign

Messages on a sign outside the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department typically are posted with the intention of provoking thought and conversation among residents of the small Upstate community.  In recent days, however, the marquee located on C More...

Local News

Council meeting tonight

An appearance by a an education initiative spokesperson highlights today’s light Cherokee County Council agenda.  Council will hear an update from Oscar Fuller, a spokesperson for Know(2), created several years ago to address local educati More...

POLICE REPORT

Storage unit burglarized

Approximately $11,500 in theft losses were reported following the burglary of a self-storage unit on North Logan Street.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, police were called to a self-storage facility in the 900 block after it was dis More...

BOYS WILL BE BOYS

BOYS WILL BE BOYS — An interactive model train display was set up by the Piedmont ‘S’ Gaugers Saturday as part of Iron City Festival activities held indoors Saturday in the First Ba More...

Sports

Peak wows crowd at Jordan Brand

Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Saints nab 8th straight conference crown

The Limestone men’s lacrosse team made it eight straight Conference Carolinas regular season championships with a 16-6 win over Pfeiffer Saturday.  Playing in a steady downpour. More...

Retired BHS coach named to Hall of Fame

Former Blacksburg head football coach Mickey Moss will be inducted into the South Carolina High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame during an awards banquet on July 27 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

The numbers on health care law still bad for Democrats

President Barack Obama announced triumphantly that 8 million people selected a private insurance plan through the health care exchanges created by legislation known as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

NED’s chickens come home to roost

When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an “evil empire,” the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East- West struggle was indeed a global geostrategic conflict, it had a deep moral dimension.  More...

THEIR VIEW

End Conservation Bank jeopardy

The state Conservation Bank appears to have fully won the confidence of the S.C. House of Representatives, which voted overwhelmingly in support of a full allocation during last month’s budget deliberations. More...

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