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Man gets 3 years for striking girl; could be deported

A 55-year-old Pacolet man was sentenced to three years in prison, and possibly faces deportation when the sentence is completed, for striking a young girl with his vehicle while passing a stopped school bus.  More...

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LaST WeeK’S reSULTS

The city has passed first reading of an ordinance that would allow a U-haul truck drop off up to four trucks in the Farmer’s Market parking lot across from the Gaffney Visitors Center. More...

LifeStyles

Call for art: from professionals to amateurs

CAVA to exhibit works from Cherokee County residents

From professionals to amateurs, artists of all ages are invited to submit their paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs in a special exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery.  CAVA, the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists, More...

EngagEmEnt

Madison Allen, Will Raines to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Allen of Spartanburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Madison Elizabeth, to William Christopher Raines, son of Chris and Libia Raines of Blacksburg.  More...

Library’s heritage room receives donation

The Cherokee County Public Library has received a copy of “Obituaries and Reports of Death Recorded in the Progress Newspaper 1915-1925.”  This resource was published by the Union County Historical Museum and donated to the library b More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jeanette Cole

Gaf fney, S.C. — Jeanette Wylie Cole, 86, of 187 Gaffney Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg. More...

David Haulk

Gaffney, S.C. — William David Haulk, 70, of 172 Northgate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Taylors, he was the husband of Flora C. More...

Carl Dowdle

Funeral Service for Mr. Carl Nathan Dowdle, age 62, of 128 Mount Pleasant Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina will be held on Monday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with Reverend Darrel Smith officiating. More...

State News

Bill letting people openly carry handguns sent to Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The House has approved legislation allowing adults to openly carry a handgun in South Carolina without a permit.  Thursday’s vote sent the bill to the Senate, where similar proposals have died.  More...

2 teens die in fall from balcony

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two teenage girls are dead after authorities say they fell from a balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.  Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby tells news outlets police were called just before 4 p.m. More...

2 frat brothers face new charges

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Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for the Senate and t More...

Duct-taped dog photo leads to arrest

A picture posted on social media led to a Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office investigation and a Gaffney man’s arrest this week on charges of ill treatment of an animal and giving false information to law enforcement officers. More...

Thief sentenced to five years; steals van just hours after being released from county jail

A York man charged with stealing a Blacksburg church’s van from a Chesnee Highway car lot just hours after he was released from the Cherokee County Detention Center was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sess More...

Local News

Cherokee Tech students show off their ‘skills’

Cherokee Technology Center students Connor Brandt and Evan Oliver claimed two of the top three spots in the state heating and air conditioning finals in Greenville last weekend. After finishing second in the state finals, Brandt i More...

Absentee precinct open

The absentee precinct opened Wednesday, April 5, for the special 5th Congressional District election.  The absentee precinct is located at 110 Railroad Avenue in the Cherokee County Administration Building.  Absentee voting hours are 8:30 a More...

POLICE REPORT

Apartment burglar makes clean getaway

Laundry detergent was reported stolen following a March 24 burglary on West Rutledge Avenue.  More...

Sports

Saints join SAC for football

Limestone to become associate member and be eligible to compete for championship in 2017

In a move to upgrade its football program, Limestone College has announced it will join the South Atlantic Conference and will be eligible for the championship starting in the 2017 season.  Limestone announced the addition of football as the dep More...

Indians sweep pair from Byrnes; evens region record at 4-4

Houston Wright put his arm and bat to work on Tuesday to help the Gaffney High baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Byrnes.  Wright belted a solo homer in the team’s 10-3 win and tossed four innings to pick up the win in a 5-2 victory. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Free local communities to set their own minimum wage

Last week, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill preventing local governments from raising the minimum wage above the statewide level of $7.25 per hour. More...

STAR PARKER

Retreat, hell! Trump just got here!

After less then 75 days in office, the mainstream media is already writing obituaries for the Trump administration. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry from the absurdity of it all.  Even Juan Williams of Fox News writes. More...

LAURA HOLLIS

What does the Democrat Party stand for?

Professor Allison Stanger of Middlebury College has written another excellent column — this one, in The New York Times — in which she worries aloud about the increasing unwillingness of self-identified progressives to adhere to values &md More...

National News

Marine sergeant to face court martial in recruit’s death

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — A gunnery sergeant faces a court martial in connection with the death of a recruit at a South Carolina training base, the U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday.  More...

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