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Son charged in fire that killed father

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a Gaffney man with involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a Sept. 4 fire on Shelby Highway that claimed the life of the man’s father.  More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg High School celebrates homecoming Oct. 10

Blacksburg High School will have its 2014 homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 10. An assembly at 8:30 a.m. will present the Homecoming Court and spotlight student entertainment. More...

CAVA announces classes for October

PHOTOSHOP FOR ALL LEVELS: Thursday, Oct. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Instructor: Noah Lindemann. This class is an exploration of Photoshop techniques and functions. Must have three students for the class to make. Cost is $15.  More...

Scout troops take part in annual ‘Riversweep’

More than 400 pounds of trash collected from four sites in county

Boy Scout Troop 320 and Troop 145, Cub Scout Pack 320 and Pack 53, and Girl Scout Troop 1152 worked together during the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ annual Riversweep event to pick up trash from the Broad River and local scho More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald (Don) Houle, former Gaffney city mail carrier

Donald “Don” Houle, husband of Angelena Trono Houle, resident of Gaffney, beloved husband and father, retired United States Postal Service mail carrier for the Gaffney branch’s city-route 8, and Army veteran, passed away on Sunday, More...

Jerry M. Trammell, retired attorney, practicing law in Shelby

Jerry Mitchell Trammell, 72, of 204 Rodgers St., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.  Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the son of the late Garfield  Trammell and Ethelene Blanton Trammell. More...

Thomas Matthew (Matt) Klutz

(Dec. 27, 1972 - Oct. 3, 2014)  Thomas Matthew "Matt" Klutz, 41, of Sugar Grove, N.C., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.  More...

National News

DNA influences coffee consumption

NEW YORK (AP) — How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?  Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. More...

MARCH ON GAFFNEY

Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, dressed in period garb, led an educational march in Gaffney on Monday as part of the ongoing Upstate Revolutionary War Weekend’s slate of More...

New company will create 250 jobs

Cherokee County Council is expected to consider at its 4 p.m. meeting today (Wednesday) an inducement resolution to lure a company that would hire as many as 250 employees, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. More...

I-85 crashes claim two lives in as many days

A second death in as many days on Interstate 85 led to the closure of the highway late Monday night and a series of chain-reaction accidents that kept northbound traffic at a standstill and emergency and highway officials busy until at least 7 a.m. More...

Local News

At-fault drivers to be billed for expenses

There might be extra expenses for non-county residents who cause major accidents here.  The city’s fire committee gave the go-ahead Monday for Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano to draft a costrecovery fee ordinance, allowing the city to ch More...

ICE, ICE BABY

ICE, ICE BABY — Ewing Middle School teachers and Principal Dr. More...

Test scores show mixed results for local students

County high school students posted mixed results on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams for college credit, according to results released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.  More...

Sports

Picking up the slack

Gaffney coach looks for other players to step up after loss of 1,000-yard rusher

The Gaffney Indians lost a big portion of their offense when senior running back Jordon Shippy went down Friday with a season-ending injury.  Fortunately, the Indians have some able bodied replacements.  Ironically, Shippy eclipsed the 1,0 More...

Earls continues to impress Brewers’ brass

Local product wraps up Instructional League play this week

Blacksburg’s Kaleb Earls continues to make a good impression on Milwaukee Brewers’ management.  Earls was among 34 players, including 15 pitchers, to receive invitations to play for the Brewers Instructional League team in Phoenix, A More...

Making waves...

GHS swimmers earn all conference

Two Gaffney High swimmers made their mark at the Region III-4A meet this weekend.  Matthew Mullinax and Taylor Covington were named to the all-conference team.  Mullinax placed third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.10. More...

Letters

County is blessed with outstanding medical facilities and personnel

Dear Klonie:   More...

Tour dePeach thanks sponsors for another successful ride

Dear Klonie:   The Robert Allen Group’s Tour de Peach Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of our 2014 Tour dePeach bicycle ride for Relay For Life. The ride was held Saturday, Sept. More...

Columns

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Women never really get to retire

Did you miss my column last week?  I was on vacation at the beach for some much-needed rest and relaxation.  We all need that from time to time, except, I suppose, for those of you who are retired. More...

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