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Judge denies bond in pot case

A Circuit Court judge denied a request to set bond for two Colorado men accused of transporting a large amount of marijuana through Cherokee County.  More...

Onlookers rush to aid woman entrapped after accident

A 66-year-old Blacksburg woman had to be extricated from her overturned vehicle following a Wednesday morning accident on Highway 18.  More...

LifeStyles

Local students shine in competition

Area 12 5v5 basketball tourney, cheer competition held at Limestone College

Area 12 held the 5v5 Basketball Tournament and Cheer Competition at Limestone College on Tuesday, Feb. More...

CAVA DIRECTORS –

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) recently appointed its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. More...

What’s Up?

Music Sandwiched-In concert Feb. 17 at library Fayssoux McLean with guitarist Brandon Turner will present a Music Sandwiched-In concert on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 12:15- 1 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laura Allen

Laura Lee Allen, of 1727 Bonner Road, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home.  Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Jessie Hagler

BLACKSBURG – Jessie Gaston Anderson Hagler, 86, of 444 Old Buffalo Church Road,went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Jim Sanders

James Robert Sanders Jr., 67, of 227 Hidden Acres, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Claudia Wray Sanders.  Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

What color rice would you like?

My stepdaughter called my wife Saturday morning with a concern.  I could hear her voice through the cell phone but I couldn’t make out what she was saying. More...

THEIR VIEW

Another IRS scandal

Set aside for a moment the great “whodunit” at the Internal Revenue Service concerning its one-sided crackdown on conservative nonprofits before the 2012 election, the prolonged failure of the agency to locate relevant documents for congr More...

PAT BUCHANAN

The ultimate enemy of ISIS

The president’s request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country.  That division was mirrored in the disparate receptions Obama’s resolution received fro More...

BPW slaps customers with 8 percent rate hike

The Gaffney Board of Public Works delivered a winter shock to its consumers, raising its electric, water, and sewer rates by eight percent.  The increase will help pay for a 17.4 percent increase over three years in the cost of purchased power f More...

Winter storm warning in effect

With a mix of wintry weather on the immediate horizon, local officials were keeping an eye on the forecasts and mapping out their plans Sunday.  More...

AWARDED

During the 2015 South Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, the Bundy Award was presented to LeighAnn Snuggs, Director of the Gaffney Department of Marketing and Tourism, for th More...

Local News

BE MINE

BE MINE — Samuel and Lenora Weeks were among the Brookview Health Care residents who celebrated Valentine’s Day with staff and friends. The Weeks were married on April 25, 1948. More...

Council to discuss Peachtree Centre finances

On Tuesday, full council will hear recommendations on how to increase revenues for the financially troubled Peachtree Centre.  More...

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Blacksburg Primary School

The mission of Blacksburg Primary School, in partnership with families and the community, is to create an environment where students feel safe and valued as they build academic and social skills, confidence, and character to become successful learner More...

Sports

WILD ABOUT THEM ‘CATS

Any doubters?  Picked to finish third in Region I-2A prior to the season, Blacksburg put a bow on an unblemished run through the league Thursday night, taking care of rival Chesnee, 72- 66 .  More...

Lady Indians excited about playoffs

The Gaffney Lady Indians are used to being on the wrong side of the score against perennial power Dorman.  However, that doesn’t dampen Gaffney coach Susan Wade’s enthusiasm about facing Dorman on Tuesday to open the playoffs.  More...

Saints celebrate Senior Day with big win

The nationally fourthranked Limestone College women’s basketball team held visiting Emmanuel College to just 11 field goals in a 64-37 win on Saturday at the Timken Center.  Limestone held the Lions to an 11-for-54 shooting from the field More...

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