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BUSY HIGHWAY PATROL

Here are some of the numbers posted by Troop 4, Post A Highway Patrol officers: l 256 cases were for speeding. l 143 cases were for seat belt violations. l 5 violations were for driving under the influence. More...

LifeStyles

Lambda Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha presents scholarships to two high school students

Each year the Lambda Rho Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. awards two high schools for their annual scholarship, one from Gaffney High School and one from Blacksburg High School. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Stembridge – Price

Evans and Lisa Stembridge of Columbus, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to William David Price, son of Bill and Lynne Price of Gaffney.  More...

Gaffney native retiring from Army as lieutenant colonel

Lt. Col. David C. Cook, originally from Gaffney and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cook Jr., is scheduled for full Army retirement at Ft. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ella Boyd

BLACKSBURG – Ella Brown Boyd, 61, 402 N. Charleston St., went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2014, at home.  More...

James W. Lyle

James W. More...

Donald Harris, loving husband and father

BLACKSBURG – Donald Gene Harris, 67, of 264 Becky’s Blvd., loving husband and father, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

School district has overpaid some employees for many years

Nearly 40 Cherokee County School District classified employees will receive smaller paychecks starting this month.  More...

MAN’S GOT TO GET HIS NICOTINE FIX ON

A thief stole an estimated $1,000 worth of chewing tobacco from a Chesnee Highway convenience store during an early July 10 burglary.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was dispatched to the Highway 11 Food Mart a More...

Troop 4, Post A recorded 472 cases during 4th of July holiday period

Troopers at the Troop 4, Post A, barracks in Gaffney were very busy over the Fourth of July holiday.  The local post, which covers Cherokee and Union counties, recorded 472 cases between July 3 and July 6, including 256 for speeding, 143 for sea More...

Local News

Smart 9-1-1 needs your help

Officials urging residents to register with new system

As of Thursday afternoon, 626 Cherokee County residents had registered their telephone numbers with the new Smart 9-1-1 program.  While it’s a good start, officials at Cherokee County 9- 1-1 are trying to reach a lot more people than that More...

Trustees will meet Saturday to discuss referendum

School trustees will hold a rare meeting Saturday as the district works to develop a voter referendum question for the November election ballot.  More...

POLICE REPORT

l An estimated $150 in malicious damage was reported July 5 after someone broke out a vehicle window on Dogwood Drive.  More...

Sports

Time to go to work

Blacksburg linemen up to the challenge

While quarterback Brett Ward was looking for touchdowns, his chief protectors on the Blacksburg offensive line were involved in their own strong man competition a few miles down the road in Clover.  More...

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.  Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James — isn't everybody? More...

Indians fare well at Southern 7-on-7

Summer 7-on-7 passing leagues are mostly teaching experiences, but coaches love winning them as well.  Gaffney came away with three consecutive victories on Thursday to open the Southern 7-on-7 at Chapman High School. More...

Letters

Vietnam War veterans to receive certificate, pin at Aug. 2 ceremony

Dear Editor:   On Aug. 2, 2014, U.S. Senator Tim Scott will host a special ceremony in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans for their service to our country.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Political language, not Watergate, to blame for public distrust of government

In his weekly column for CNN.com, Julian Zelizer makes a reasonable case that “Distrustful Americans still live in age of Watergate.” In his eyes, this helps explain why the president’s health care law and other initiatives have enc More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama the problem creator

Only if we understand that Wednesday was “Opposite Day” can we comprehend President Obama’s bizarre remarks in Texas concerning our border crisis.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Mystery plans won’t help fix roads in S.C.

Gov. Nikki Haley may have what South Carolina needs to fix our crumbling roads and bridges, but she’s not telling us until January. More...

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Poll

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?