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Johnson takes oath of office: Officially becomes Gaffney Municipal Court chief judge

Surrounded by friends, family and City of Gaffney officials, attorney Joseph Johnson was sworn in Friday as the Gaffney Municipal Court’s new chief judge.  More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels receives gift from Energy Solutions

$1,000 gift will help provide meals to those in need

Sen. Harvey Peeler recently presented a $,1000 check to Cherokee County Meals on Wheels on behalf of Energy Solutions.  Energy Solutions is an international company headquartered in the United States. More...

Antique tractor show June 13-14 in Shelby

SHELBY – Cleveland County Fairgrounds will host the Carolina Thresher annual Antique Tractor and Engine show on June 13-14.  More...

Local libraries kick off annual summer reading program today

The Cherokee County Public Library’s summer reading program for will get under way today and continue through Friday. Aug. 1.  Children can sign up to win great prizes. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia Peeler, retired from FPF after 37 years of service

Patricia Elliott Peeler, 78, of 2720 Country Club Road, entered into eternal rest on May 2, 2014.  More...

Betty Turney, retired from Hamrick’s

Betty Jean Jones Turney, 76, formerly of 312 Misty Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Chandra Shanice Scruggs, last employed as tutor at Limestone College

Chandra Shanice Brown Scruggs, known as “Necey,” 37, of 186 Mountain View Road, Gaffney, answered the Master’s call on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Spartanburg Region Healthcare System.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Trigger warning warning

Have you heard about “trigger warnings,” the latest thought control lunacy that has found its way onto college campuses? More...

Is Obama blundering into a Syrian quagmire?

With his address at West Point, President Obama succeeded where all his previous efforts had failed. More...

3 trustees file in bid to return to board

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue and three incumbent Cherokee County School Board members made their plans to seek re-election official Friday.  More...

County sends largest group ever to Boys State event

Gaffney and Blacksburg high schools will send 13 students to attend this year’s Palmetto Boys State leadership program at Anderson University.  More...

VIETNAM WAR MEDALS

Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries pins a commemorative medal Friday on one of 100 Vietnam War local veterans honored for their military service in a ceremony at the Cherokee Cou More...

Local News

Gaffney student ‘Presser Scholar’

Kevin Clary, a 20-yearold Gaffney resident and student at Gardner Webb University (GWU), was presented the prestigious “Presser Award” during the Spring Academic Banquet at GWU. More...

$350,000 grant OK’d for Blacksburg

Funds will used to upgrade sewer system

Blacksburg earned a feather in its cap earlier this week, one that may help in the pursuit of businesses to the small Cherokee County municipality.  More...

City workers to receive 2 percent cost-of-living raise

Itappearscityworkerswillgeta2percentcost-of-living raise when Gaffney City Council considers first reading of its new fiscal year budget Monday.  But Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly believes the employees would prefer a lump sum bonus during the holid More...

Sports

Wildcat offense clicks in spring game

Blacksburg football fans could be forgiven at Friday’s spring game if they had problems spotting the ball among the large pile-ups at the line of scrimmage.  More...

SOCCER AWARD WINNERS

The Gaffney High soccer team held its award banquet. More...

Legion juniors go 2-1 in tourney

Jake Moore shut down the opposition and Damian Eubanks delivered the big hit to power the Post 109 juniors to a 6-3 win over Shelby in the final game of the FCA Junior American Legion Tournament on Saturday.  Post 109 finished the tournament wit More...

National News

There’s more stress in caring for spouse than parent

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans may wind up helping Mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is for a frail spouse.  The population is rapidly aging, but people aren't doing much to get ready even More...

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