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Northwest Elementary teacher Lindsey DeBorde’s 5-year-old kindergarten class is shown with principal Kathy Phillips Tuesday on the second day of school.   More...

ANNIVERSARY

Richards celebrate 25 years

Billy and Paula Richards of Gaffney celebrated 25 years of marriage on August 17.  The couple was married at Camps Creek Baptist Church in Mooresboro, N.C. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of August 16, 2016:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cheryl Simons

Cheryl A. Simons, 57, passed away suddenly on August 16, 2016.  Born in 1959 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Robert John and Lois May (Riley) Falcone. She served in the U.S. More...

David Littlejohn

Shelby, N.C. - David Littlejohn age 85 of Shelby, N..C; departed this life on Saturday August 20, 2016 at Carolina Medical Center Main Charlotte, N.C. The family will meet at the home of his brother at 3721 Rube Spangler Rd. Lawndale, N.C. More...

Tommy Whelchel

Gaffney, SC — Thomas “Tommy” Mitt Whelchel, 59, of 170 Ross Hill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Other News

Rehabilitated California sea lion makes a splash at Riverbanks

Columbia, S.C. – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is excited to announce the addition of a female California sea lion to the zoo’s animal collection. Annette, age unknown, came to Riverbanks in late July from Squalus, Inc. in Myrtle Beach.  More...

National News

As the number of freestanding ERs grows, so does scrutiny

DALLAS (AP) — Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.  More...

S.C. jobless rate hits 15-year low

South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15-year-low in July, falling to 5.2 percent despite the impacts of the dog days of summer.  More...

Armed robber makes off with $42

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the midnight armed robbery Friday of a Blacksburg convenience store. The incident occurred at 12:04 a.m. More...

DISCUSSING CRIME STATS

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Sunday to talk with Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller about crime statistics and to discuss plans for a neighborhood watch program in the Draytonville and McKowns Mountain communities. More...

Local News

THE STARS WERE OUT

Members of the L’Etoile Club spent Saturday morning picking up litter along a section of Cherokee National Highway that they recently adopted. More...

School district joins initiative to ‘TransformSC’

Cherokee County School District has been accepted into the TransformSC network focused on changing the education system so all students graduate prepared for colleges and careers. More...

Gaffney PD investigating yet another shoplifting incident

POLICE REPORTS

Just a few days after recovering numerous items shoplifted from the local Nike outlet store, City of Gaffney police are investigating another shoplifting incident at the same store. More...

Sports

Alabama keeps rolling: Tide is No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

 The defending national champion Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the fifth time overall and third time under coach Nick Saban.  More...

Limestone football to hold fan appreciation day - Free Access

Limestone College fans can catch their first glimpse of the 2016 football team on Saturday, August 27 as part of Fan Appreciation Day.  More...

Gaffney golfer commits to dream school

Gaffney High junior golfer Zack Gordon achieved a dream this past week by committing to Division I golf power Clemson.  “I’ve always wanted to play at Clemson,” Gordon said. More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

Welfare reform: What (and who) works

If anyone ever wonders why conservatives are skeptical of government programs, they should consider the War on Poverty. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama, worst president ever, except maybe for Hillary

It’s one thing for “Never Trump” Republicans to criticize Donald Trump, but Democrats, the liberal media and pedestalperched professors who have enabled President Obama and now support Hillary Clinton have no standing to do so. More...

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Poll

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?