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Captain America for sheriff?

Cherokee County treasurer is a job for “Wonder Woman.”  One voter cast a write-in vote for the fictional superhero to serve as treasurer in the Nov. More...

LifeStyles

FEED THE NEED WITH SPEED –

Cherokee Speedway recently held its annual “Feed the Need with Speed” event to benefit Cherokee County Meals on Wheels. More...

Understanding and seeking treatment for anxiety disorders

Feeling anxious is a normal, healthy human response to stressful circumstances.  More...

Sorority meets Nov. 3; makes plans for annual Christmas social Dec. 4

XI Alpha Delta held its third meeting of the new year on Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at House of Pizza. Hostess was Ruth Ann Ohlsen.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mattie Crosby, retired from manufacturing

Mattie Lee Hopper Crosby, 94, of 511 Mc- Cluney Drive, answered the Master’s call on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at 3:10 a.m. at her residence.  Daughter of the late Willie Hill, she was born on Oct. 24, 1920, in Blair, S.C. More...

Permelia W. Johnson

Funeral services for Permelia (“Millie”) Whittenburg Johnson, 83, of Arlington, Va., widow of Phillip Johnson, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3500 S. More...

Geraldine Dixon, former Mayor of Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG – Geraldine (Jerre) Floyd Dixon, 82, of 306 W. Lime St., went home to be with the Lord at her residence.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Republican gains deep and wide

Little noticed by the Washington press corps is the extent of the Republican State legislative gains in Election 2014. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The facts behind Obamacare’s numbers

“Is the Affordable Care Act Working?” reads a recent New York Times headline. More...

Breaking News - 11/11/2014 4:34 PM

Human remains found - Free Access

Officials trying to ascertain identity

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says he is investigating remains of a human skeleton found in a wooded area off I-85 near Gaffney this morning. More...

So that’s Big Ben

As expected, The Recon Group Inc. More...

Thousands of BPW customers left powerless

An early morning power outage Sunday left thousands of Board of Public Works customers without power.  Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin said the power outage occurred at 7:30 a.m. More...

Local News

One man’s junk... is another man’s art

A rusted shovel, nails and assorted scrap metal are the sort of junk many children would walk past without a second glance while playing outside school.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Man and his grandmother charged with disorderly conduct

A 30-year-old Gaffney man was booked on charges of 1st-degree burglary, assault and a weapon violation after he allegedly broke into a home on Express Lane and assaulted a family member.  More...

Reading will be prescribed by local doctors

Three local doctor offices will soon give a prescription to read as part of regular medical checkups for young children in Cherokee County.  More...

Sports

‘Sims’sational

Sims rushes for 196 yards in win over Trojans

A rollercoaster regular season ended on a high note Friday when Gaffney smashed Northwestern 38-21 in an often dominant victory over the region champions.  More...

Indians open playoffs at No. 1 seed

Typically, the Gaffney Indians are a high seed on upset alert in the opening round of the playoffs.  Not this year.  Despite a resounding win over region champion Northwestern on Friday, the Indians earned the No. More...

Fire burns Saints

LIMESTONE COLLEGE SID

A much anticipated road win during the inaugural season will have to wait another year as the Limestone College (2-8) football team dropped a 44-20 decision to Southeastern University (6-4) on Saturday.  More...

Letters

Impressed with healthcare personnel and facilities available here at home

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Page Vaughn, interim director of Gaffney Medical Center, and a copy furnished to us for publication.”)  Dear. Mr. Vaughn:   More...

Says parents should go check on their children’s school records

An open letter to Cherokee County parents and the school board:   More...

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