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Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Susie Kochenower began new hobby that traces her heroic fight for life

Exhibit of watercolors opens Jan. 6 at Gaffney City Hall

Mass, tumor, cancer, chemotherapy, incurable – harsh words all said to  Gaffney resident Susie Kochenower.  More...

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Church news Word of Deliverance, 3324 Chesnee Hwy., Chesnee, will have a New Year’s Eve celebration today, Dec. 31, at 9 p. m. The messenger will be Senior Pastor Tommy R. Twitty. More...


The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steve Starnes, 55, a native of Gaffney

BLACKSBURG – Steve Alexander Starnes, 55, of 131 Bolin Road, Lot 8, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Shirley Childers Fortenberry and the late Bobby Starnes.  More...

Virginia Jeter, a native of Cherokee County

Virginia Darlene Sizemore Jeter, 81, of 107 Country View Drive, died Saturday, Dec. More...

O.C. Bumgarner, retired from Eaton Corporation

PACOLET – O.C. Bumgarner, 79, formerly of 592 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. More...

Local News

Fire causes minor structural damage

A Cherokee Creek firefighter was leaving his substation on Kegtown Mill Road on Monday morning when the sight of some smoke coming from across the street caught his attention.  Upon investigation of the source, Assistant Chief Billy Bishop got h More...

County recycling center doing its part to help in holiday clean-up process

Stacks of Christmas presents have transformed living rooms into mountains of ripped wrapping paper, gift bags and holiday cards which are headed for the nearest trash bag.  More...


Tigers pointed to bigger things


Coach Dabo Swinney thinks his No. 18 Clemson Tigers are as good a candidate as any to challenge for the 2015 College Football Playoff. More...

Wildcats top Broome to salvage win at T-R tournament

As fresh starts go, it was something to celebrate.  After dropping the first two games of the Travelers Rest Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tournament, Blacksburg upped its intensity on defense to upend Broome, 52-49, on Monday.  Blacksbu More...

Gaffney tops Burns; falls to Kings Mtn.

The Gaffney boys basketball team waited too long to get their game in gear on Tuesday. More...



A hopelessly biased screed against alleged bias

Newsweek has outdone itself in its pre-Christmas issue with a vitriolic assassination of the Bible, under the title “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin,” by Kurt Eichenwald.  More...


Hollywood plays with fire

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne.  Bismarck edited the report to make it appear the Fr More...

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