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Blacksburg High School 2016 homecoming court

BHS Homecoming Schedule of Activities  8:30 a.m. Homecoming assembly in Walter J. Smith Gymnasium Presentation of Court Guest speaker: Coach Bob Blanton, head football coach of 1976 football team  3 p.m. More...

Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention prepares for 98th Annual Session

Officers of the Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association are preparing for their 98th Annual Session set for Tuesday, September 27 at Galilee Baptist Church in Blacksburg.  More...

CAVA presents Spartanburg artist Debbie Harris

CAVA Art Gallery is proud to introduce Debbie Harris, a mixed media artist from Spartanburg, S.C. Harris has agreed to do a one-of-a-kind mixed media collage class for Cherokee County residents Monday, Sept. 29 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Iris Bland

GROVER — Iris Ann Bland, 78, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cherokee County, S.C. to the late Charles and Mattie Painter Fowler on January 27, 1938. More...

Mary Bailey

Funeral services for Mary Jones Bailey, 75, of 108 Rifle Range Rd., Union, SC will be held 12 noon Monday, September 26, 2016 at Saint Paul Baptist Church with burial in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Carolyn Turner

Gaffney, S.C. — Carolyn Raines Turner, 79, of 703 10th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  More...

City cop quits after alleged use-of-force incident at jail

A City of Gaffney Police Department officer resigned Sept. 20 after being suspended pending the investigation of a possible use-of-force incident that’s been referred to SLED. More...

Eighteen people arrested during sheriff’s office operation

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted a roundup of suspected area drug dealers which started early Thursday morning and extended into late Friday afternoon, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said. More...

Local News

Burglar strikes Antioch VFD

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the burglary of a Blacksburg fire department and the theft of an estimated $11,000 in equipment.  According to an incident report, someone forced entry to the Antioch Volunteer Fi More...

County council OKs tax break

Cherokee County Council gave its okay last week for a tax break for an existing industrial expansion. Council approved the 6 percent fee-in-lieu incentive after a brief closed-door session with Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook. More...

Correct answers help feed the hungry

An online word game is helping Granard Middle School 6th-graders give rice to feed the hungry.  Students work on their vocabulary skills by playing “Free Rice,” a game challenging people to find the correct meaning of a word from fou More...

Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Fallout and falling out at LSU - Free Access

The firings have begun. That's what happens when a preseason top-10 team finds itself out of the AP Top 25 at the end of September.  More...

Clemson preps for Louisville

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Receiver Ray-Ray McCloud can't wait to see how teammate Deshaun Watson responds when No. More...

Limestone's Maurissa Lester named finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year - Free Access

NDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Limestone College alumna Maurissa Lester has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award as announced by the NCAA on Tuesday, September 27.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I’m sorry if this one sounds too corny

You can go out in my back yard early in the morning and it sounds like a songbird symphony. I’m not kidding. More...

IT'S JUST ME

Arnold Palmer: One of the good guys

“Excuse me Mr. Palmer, do you have a few minutes?” He had just signed his score card and walked down the pathway that led to the locker room. When he let the door close behind him, I was there waiting for him. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Best decision made for two nuclear units

The consumers’ advocates at the state Office of Regulatory Staff negotiated an important settlement that could have a positive effect on millions of South Carolina electricity users, and we hope the state Public Service Commission will agree.&n More...

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