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Hospitals face financial penalty from Medicare

Approximately one in five hospitals nationwide, including two popular options for Cherokee County residents, are facing a financial penalty from Medicare as a result of federal guidelines aimed at reducing health complications.  More...

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ENGAGEMENT

Pettit – Brown

Amber Kristina Pettit and Matthew Phillip Brown, both of Gaffney, will be married on Oct. 24, 2015.  More...

Teenager’s gift helps young sister pursue her passion

SPARTANBURG (AP) – The love of music brought together two girls at Converse College's Lawson Academy of the Arts recently.  More...

New digital Girl Scout cookie program set to begin Jan. 9

SPARTANBURG – Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands has announced that for the first time in its history, girls from local troops throughout its 22 counties will be part of Girl Scouts’ new national Digital Cookie pl More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pernice Sarratt, retired from Nestlé

Pernice Camp Sarratt, 73, of 705 Davis St., widow of James E. Sarratt Sr., answered the Master’s call on Thursday morning, Jan. 1, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Boyce Ballenger, owner of Ballenger Designs

Boyce Lee Ballenger, 67, of 301 W. Tenth St., Charlotte, N.C., died Dec. 30, 2014, at home.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the son of the late Lee and Geneva Cope Ballenger. More...

Dennis Rohlinger, retired from Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

BLACKSBURG – Dennis Anthony Rohlinger, 75, of 1476 Blacksburg Highway, passed away Jan. More...

Tuesday morning accident on Interstate 85

TEEN DIES, WOMAN INJURED

A Gaffney woman was hospitalized following a fatal collision on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg early Tuesday that claimed the life of a 14-year-old girl.  Lance Cpl. More...

Seminar features fireman who saw nine comrades die in Charleston blaze

Firefighters and emergency services workers from across the area are being invited Jan. 17 to a safety seminar in Gaffney that will focus on the lessons learned from one of the deadliest fires in state history.  More...

Local News

Outlet mall, Walmart report incidents

Thief takes 200 pairs of Nike shoes   Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators are on the lookout for a sneaker thief.  More...

Community lends hand, heart to feed Limestone athletes

While bread and water are necessary for physical sustenance, local residents for much of the past month have offered Limestone College athletes a little more, providing something that tugged at hearts and quenched their souls.  More...

ONE’S TRASH, ANOTHER’S TREASURE —

William Johnson sorts through piles of wrapping paper and holiday cards left by local residents following the Christmas holidays to be recycled at the Cherokee County Recycling Center. More...

Sports

THE TOP 10

LOCAL SPORTS STORIES OF 2014

From the thrill of The Peak Show to the inaugural season of the Limestone College football team to the Saints claiming their first men’s lacrosse national championship in more than a decade, it was a banner year for sports in Cherokee County. More...

ATHLON SPORTS

INSIDE SATURDAY

A WEEKLY SPIN AROUND COLLEGE FOOTBALL BAMA THE TEAM TO BEAT Crimson Tide expected to meet Oregon in College Football Playoff title game COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS ROSE BOWL: OREGON VS. FLORIDA STATE More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

One day at the auto parts store

I am envious of people who know how to work on cars.  Remember when car engines were pretty basic? Remember when you could open the hood on your car and there was plenty of room on either side of the engine? More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

New Year’s resolutions for South Carolina

This is the time for New Year’s resolutions and I have a few for our state.  But first, some interesting, though not terribly surprising, poll results: most of us make resolutions and we are really bad about sticking to them.  More...

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