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DOC grant key cog in helping to lure $125M facility here

Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue described the Department of Commerce’s tentative approval of a $1.5 million grant as “another piece in place” that will hopefully result in the luring of the Dollar Tree distribu More...

Festival adds another eating contest

A peach doughnut eating contest will add another flavor to this year’s South Carolina Peach Festival.  Kristy Kreme will challenge local residents’ ability to consume many peach-filled doughnuts in a new eating contest announced last More...

LifeStyles

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS LEARN SOME FANCY DANCE STEPS

Ballet Spartanburg sponsors summer outreach program to help children develop an appreciation for dance

Kristina Roper watched with approval last Wednesday while her young students twirled and walked like circus tightrope performers across the Boys and Girls Club gym floor. More...

Ever heard of soccer-playing robots?

First Lego League camp teaches students the fine points of bringing robots to life

Robot soccer might become a popular activity when 24 Cherokee County students return to school from their summer break. More...

Albany receives Master of Public Health degree

Brittany Patrice Albany received the Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

C.C. Wright, retired from Sunnydale Meats

Columbus Coolidge (“C.C.”) Wright, 91, of 1316 N. Limestone St., passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015.  More...

L.J. Seals, retired from Hoechst Celanese and Musgrove Mills

Lucian Jesse Seals, 78, of 436 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Willie N. Corry Sr., U.S. Army veteran

Willie Nathaniel Corry Sr., 76, of 1947 Independence St., Philadelphia, Pa., husband of Edith Corry, answered the Master’s call on Friday night, June 19, 2015, at his residence.  Son of Rosa Lee Corry and the late Arvin Corry Sr., he was a More...

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Mourners at vigil support call to remove Confederate flag from State House Grounds - Free Access

People pray for victims of Charleston church massacre

People attending a prayer vigil Monday evening at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church in honor of the "Emanuel 9" expressed support for Gov. Nikki Haley's call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House in Columbia. More...

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Gov. Haley remarks about shooting, flag - Free Access

Governor Haley’s RemarksAs Prepared for DeliveryMonday, June 22, 2015The Statehouse, Columbia This has been a very difficult time for our state. More...

Davis back on his feet after surgery

Quinshad Davis is getting back on his feet.  About a month and a half after the former Gaffney High star suffered a broken bone in his right leg in North Carolina’s Quick Lane Bowl loss to Rutgers on Dec. More...

No bond for second teen suspect in murder case

A Circuit Court judge has denied bond for a 19-year-old Gaffney woman accused by Gaffney police of playing a role in a May 6 robbery and shooting death.  Lyric Antionette Morgan and a co-defendant, 16-year-old Mark Antonio Earls Jr., both of 940 More...

Man pleads guilty in vehicle death

A 44-year-old Pauline man pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to reckless homicide and other charges stemming from a Dec. 3, 2014, accident in Spartanburg that claimed the life of a 75-year-old woman.  More...

Local News

Blacksburg reduces, but does not eliminate, fee for trash collection

With trash collection now solely the responsibility of the county, the Town of Blacksburg has opted to pass along a share of the savings to residents of the municipality .  By a vote of 4-1, town officials last week approved a measure to cut in More...

Local pastors react to Charleston church shooting

Long known as a place of refuge, a different question is being asked in the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting at a downtown Charleston church.  “If you’re not safe in a place of worship, where are you really safe?,” asked More...

County council schedules June 29 meeting to discuss offers for Peachtree Centre

The future of the Peachtree Centre could be determined by the end of the month.  Cherokee County Council is tentatively scheduled to meet Monday, June 29, to discuss the offers for the county-operated nursing home.  During a public bid open More...

Sports

Post 109 seniors suffer tough losses to Greer, Union

Post 109 knew that facing Union’s Graham Lawson, a Clemson signee, would be a huge challenge.  Turns out, it was even bigger than they thought.  Lawson pitched out of bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth to preserve a 2-1 win for Un More...

Fee hike to become official Tuesday

It will likely cost more to play youth sports here. More...

Meet the Post 109 Senior Players

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Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Existential threat to America

It’s to be expected that I hardly agree with President Obama on any political issues, as we have radically different worldviews, but what I don’t understand is why there isn't more alarm from all quarters about the potentially existential More...

THEIR VIEW

Give public access to rate hike data

South Carolina Electric and Gas asked the state Public Service Commission in May to approve a 2.8 percent rate hike that would appear on customers’ electric bills in the fall.  More...

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