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15 county bridges need to be replaced

Fifteen bridges are in poor condition and in need of replacement, according to an assessment by county officials.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue told Cherokee County Council the 15 bridges have been prioritized, with Bric More...

LifeStyles

Variety of worship activities held at Bethel Baptist Church in 2014

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What’s Up?

Humane Society fundraiser Jan. 29 The Capri Theatre and Humane Society of Cherokee County will present a night of food and a live acoustic performance featuring Amelia White and Sergio Webb on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janice Compton, Avon representative; former owner and operator of Slim and Trim Exercise Salon

Janice Hammett Compton, 77, of 135 Laurel Cove, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Columns

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Is there some kind of key for this gas cap?

It’s been kind of frosty in the mornings of late, which has been somewhat of a concern over at my house because the fan motor on my wife’s car conked out a couple of weeks ago.  So as you might expect, it’s pretty uncomfortable More...

THEIR VIEWS

Essential state education reform

South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas, having already created ad hoc legislative committees on ethics and roads, on Tuesday announced that he was forming a task force to study education reform. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Media miss the real news of the week

This past week, one of the world’s most famous and influential men made a major announcement concerning our global future. More...

Tuesday’s multiple-vehicle crash on I-85

DRIVER WHO DIED WAS DRUNK

Medical test results sought in the wake of a fatal crash that claimed two lives on Interstate 85 last Tuesday showed alcohol was a contributing factor, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler confirmed Sunday.   More...

BPW changing how bills look

The Gaffney Board of Public Works said it will start sending out bills this month that have been redesigned to be easier to read and understand.  The new statement provides more information to customers, allowing them to better understand the bi More...

Local News

New interactive feature helps history come alive

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum will unveil a new interactive feature Tuesday to help make the county’s history come alive for visitors.  More...

Vets encouraged to attend fair

Spartanburg Community College has partnered with Sen. Tim Scott to host a veterans education resource fair Tuesday, Jan. 27, for military personnel and area veterans.  More...

LEGOS ROBOTS

Exhilaration, wonder and awe were themes Saturday at Gaffney High School as 27 area elementary and middle school teams put science and engineering principles to the test as part of the fifth annual C More...

Sports

After snapping losing streak, Saints stumble against Crusaders

Playing in their second game in as many days, the Limestone Saints (5-16, 5-8) fell by a score of 60- 54 to North Greenville (11-6, 6-5) in a midseason Conference Carolinas contest Saturday night.  More...

Wildcats continue on a roll

No matter what defense Powdersville threw at him, Jordan Rodgers found a way to beat it.  Rodgers scored a team-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers to help the Blacksburg Wildcats remain undefeated in region play with a 62-50 win on Friday More...

Spartanburg hangs on for 72-69 win over rival Indians

A late rally by the Gaffney boys’ hoops team fell just short Thursday night, falling 72-69 to rival Spartanburg.  Down with two seconds remaining, a shot from just past halfcourt by Indians’ point guard KeAndre Choice was just long, More...

National News

Tiny Cokes: Less guilt means more money for makers

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.  With people drinking less soda amid health concerns, Coke and Pepsi are pushing smaller cans and bottles that contain fewer calories and, they s More...

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Recent rash of cases brings criticism down on parents who opt out of vaccinating their kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.  More...

Head of Piedmont Community Actions blames state for issues with heating bills

SPARTANBURG (AP) — The head of a community action agency that serves Spartanburg and Cherokee counties says thousands of people may have their heat disconnected because the state isn't sending checks in a timely fashion.  The Herald-Journa 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?