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Man accused of threatening his wife with machete

A 48-year-old Gaffney man remained jailed Sunday in lieu of $15,000 bond after he was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly using a machete to threaten and injure a woman on Osment Street.  More...

Duke Energy volunteers give school a facelift

Dressed in bright blue shirts, 37 Duke Energy employees took time away from nuclear power work last week for community service projects just a few miles from a proposed nuclear facility in Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

SPRUCING UP THE OLD SCHOOL

Members of the Daniel Morgan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp Moses Wood No. 125, and Moses Wood Chapter No. 469 United Daughters of the Confederacy met Saturday, Sept. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Wilborns married 50 years

Butch and Cathy Wilborn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, 2014. Mr. and Mrs. Wilborn were married at the home of Probate Judge W.R. More...

Library plans October events for kids, teens

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced its line-up of programs for October. If you wish to bring a large group of five or more to any event, notify the library at least one week in advance.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorrance (Pop) Eaker, U.S. Army veteran

Dorrance (Pop) Stanley Eaker Sr., 87, of 116 W. O’Neal St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his home.  Born in  More...

James K. Henson, 51, Rutherford Co. native

James Kevin Henson, 51, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Born Oct. More...

Lester C.Wylie, 55, Kings Mountain native

BLACKSBURG – Lester Calvin Wylie, 55, of 705 W. Pine St., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at his home.  Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the son of Shirley Tucker Henson and the late Lester Wylie. More...

Breaking News - 10/7/2014 7:23 AM

Grover man dies in Monday night crash

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a North Carolina motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Interstate 85 near Blacksburg Monday night. Fowler identified the victim as Gary Donald Marshall, 45, of 108 Springdale Drive, Grover. More...

Breaking News - 10/6/2014 12:29 PM

Georgia woman dies in Sunday crash

     Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 51 year old Georgia woman was killed in a single vehicle collision on Interstate 85 near Blacksburg Sunday afternoon. More...

FIELDS OF FAITH

National event to be held at GHS

On at least five to six different occasions each fall, The Reservation fills with thousands of fans, many of whom are there to support Gaffney High football.  However, this Wednesday the venue will fill with another purpose in mind — to up More...

Local teen birth rates show decline

The number of teens giving birth in Cherokee County and the Palmetto State as a whole continues to fall, according to a recent report by the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  More...

Local News

County council to consider funding for groups

Cherokee County Council will consider on Wednesday a committee’s recommendation to disperse $77,000 in accommodations tax money to organizations in the county.  The tax committee reviewed proposals for funding before making their recommend More...

Inmate fee on agenda

Gaffney City Council will consider approving a new rate to house its prisoners at the county detention center today.  The city has been paying $36.61 a day. More...

Committee makes recommendations for A-Tax funds

The City of Gaffney’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee “showed the money” to five organizations during a Tuesday afternoon meeting, recommending that city council award them tourism-related financial support.  A-Taxmoniesa More...

Sports

A return to form

Indians now 2-0 in region, but win over Rock Hill comes with steep price

As a mass of bodies arose from the pile after a tackle late in the second quarter, one body was still on the turf.  More...

Late defensive stand preserves key region victory for Blacksburg

Mitch Lockhart brought in two fourth quarter interceptions as Blacksburg made a late defensive stand Thursday night to beat Carolina 29-22 for a key region victory.  After falling behind 8-0 early in the first quarter, Blacksburg scored three to More...

Saints’ mistakes lead to 38-9 loss

The Limestone College (1-4) football team could not overcome five turnovers and a 28-6 margin in points off turnovers, falling on the road to North Greenville University (4-1) by a final of 38-9 on Saturday at Younts Stadium.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Taxes and traffic manners

Well, I just received my tax bills from the City of Gaffney and Cherokee County.  I see the amounts on both of them are way higher than I think is fair for a poor old starving newspaper editor.  But I reckon we have to deal with them, don&r More...

THEIR VIEW

Should we elect to appoint sheriffs?

The Sheriff of Nottingham was the crown’s local representative, tasked with maintaining order on the trade routes and keeping folks from poaching the king’s deer.  Of course, we know the sheriff also had an unhealthy obsession with t 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?