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Photos of drug suspects now posted - Free Access

18 people taken into custody in sheriff's office sweep

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics investigators wrapped up a 3-month investigation that involved undercover operations by confidential informants with a roundup targeting 20 suspects on Thursday. More...

LifeStyles

Pine Grove Baptist Church to celebrate 148th anniversary - Free Access

Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg will celebrate its 148th church anniversary on July 12 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker for the occasion will be Pastor Darryl Smith of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Gaffney. He will be accompanied by Mt. More...

Like the fruit it pays homage to, the South Carolina Peach Festival has become a summertime tradition in Cherokee County

July in Cherokee County is generally marked by three things  — hot weather, vacations and another installment of the  South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

What's Up?

Family reunions Descendants of Edd and Melissa Camp Thompson will have their annual family reunion at Rankin Lake in Gastonia, N.C., this weekend, July 10-12. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ray Baker

SMYRNA — Leonard Ray Baker, 63, of 1544 Red Rider Lane, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Billy L. Phillips

Billy Leon Phillips, 89, of 422 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Luna Quinn Phillips and son of the late Rufus More...

Nancy Jane Howard

Nancy Jane Howard, 57, of Chesnee passed away on Thursday July 9, 2015. Services are incomplete under the direction of Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.   More...

Peachtree Centre fined $88,400

In what is likely a case of very bad timing for the Peachtree Centre, which is facing an uncertain future as a county-owned facility, Cherokee County council on Monday authorized the facility to settle fines recently imposed by the Centers for Medica More...

Greyhounds available for adoption at show

Retired greyhound racing dogs will be available for adoption Saturday morning at a dog show sponsored by the South Carolina Peach Festival.   More...

Local News

CUCAMELON OR WATERCUMBER?

A watermelon is growing on a cucumber vine in a home garden where Blacksburg resident Donald Moore has grown fruits and vegetables for the past 40 years. More...

Confederate flag coming down after House vote

As Wednesday night crept into Thursday morning, sometimes feisty exchanges gave way to a rising tide at the South Carolina House of Representatives.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $14,000 in theft losses were reported after a flatbed truck hauling another vehicle was reported stolen from a Highway 110 property in Chesnee.  More...

Sports

Shutting the door

Post 109 completes sweep of Belton, sets up second round showdown with Fort Mill

Post 109 manager Terry Wright has waited for weeks for his team to have a breakout performance at the plate.  Needing only a victory to complete a sweep over Belton and move on to the second round of the state American Legion playoffs, the Crusa More...

Williams routs Sharapova, faces Muguruza in Wimbledon final

LONDON — Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.  A "Serena Slam" of four consecutive major titles. More...

Wilson’s hard work reaping bountifully in form of titles

Cleanliness is equivalent to godliness when it comes to Tony Wilson and how he treats his body.  With that in mind, the 40-year-old Gaffney man is extra careful about what he puts into his body, whether it be food, drink or protein.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Stock exchange closure highlights value of freedom

Many years ago, I visited Cambodia with my family. One day, a local resident took us to a small village of 53 huts far off the beaten path. In many ways, it was closer to the 13th century than the 21st. It was truly an eye-opening experience. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

VA scandal stinks from the top

Driven out by whistleblowers, Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin finally resigned last week. Good riddance. More...

THEIR VIEW

Challenges remain to same-sex marriages

Same-sex marriage now is the law of the land. But the nation still will have to work out some legal kinks before the right of same-sex couples to marry is fully recognized.  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?