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Public can have input on proposed county budget

Residents will get their say during Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting on the proposed new $24.5 million budget that has been described by one councilman as fiscally irresponsible.  More...

Fire officials seek witnesses to Saturday blaze

Cherokee Creek Volunteer Fire Department is seeking witnesses who might have information about a Saturday evening fire on Rutherfordton Highway.  According to a fire official, firefighters were called to the 600 block just before 6 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

CHAPS rewards its volunteers

Several students from the academic program AVID at Gaffney High School volunteered their time to help serve guests during the production of CHAPS “Always...Patsy Cline.”  More...

Jack Allison being honored June 17

Dear Saints,   Jack Allison is a very dear friend of mine and has been a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church for over 79 years.  More...

History museum offering calligraphy class

Learn the ancient art of calligraphy. Address beautiful envelopes or make elegant signs and invitations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rusty Trammell

Gaffney, S.C. — Russell “Rusty” Scott Trammell, 51, of 167 Cherokee National Highway, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Vera Dover

Kings Mountain — Vera Kathleen Dover, 84, of 137 Ark Street, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center - Lincoln. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Gordon Mortuary Chapel. More...

Charles Dover

Mr. Charles Dover of 1108 Elmore Street Gaffney, S.C. peacefully transition this morning at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announce by the Genesis Funeral Cremation and Chapel Inc. More...

Other News

Batman forever: Original TV Batman Adam West dead at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Batman" only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever.  "You get terrible typecast playing a character like that," West told The Associated Press in a 2014 interv More...

Authorities investigate house fire

A Saturday morning fire that damaged a Washington Avenue home remained under investigation over the weekend with plans for samples from the scene to be tested at a lab.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to the 300 block of Washington Ave More...

Local operators will ham it up June 24

Local amateur radio operators will be busy “hamming it up” Saturday, June 24, across the airwaves during a field day event.  More...

Local News

U.S. Army Band to perform at county’s Flag Day ceremony

Back by popular demand, the 282nd Fort Jackson U.S. Army Band will perform in concert June 16 for the annual Flag Day ceremony.  The band will perform traditional marches, patriotic music and jazz songs during the 6 p.m. More...

Middle school consolidation study to be presented

The Cherokee County School Board will receive a feasibility study report tonight (Monday) on a proposal to combine Ewing and Gaffney middle schools. More...

Public hearing on school budget tonight

Local residents can comment about spending plans for public schools today (Monday) at a Cherokee County School Board budget hearing.  Trustees will hold their required hearing on a nearly $72.4 million budget at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Post 109 seniors swing back in action

It had been more than two weeks since the Post 109 seniors last played. Post 109 hopes to make a triumphant return when it hosts Inman today and Spartanburg on Tuesday. More...

Indians excited to sharpen skills during passing leagues

The nature of football these days, even on the high school level, has been a greater emphasis toward the passing game, making off-season events such as passing leagues more and more popular.  More...

Post 109 jrs. split pair with Spartanburg

The good news for the Post 109 juniors is that they posted their first win of the season.  The bad news is that Spartanburg gained revenge two days later.  Luke Harvey had a big 3-run double and Brayden Davidson and Hudson Childers each had More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

Bill Maher and perpetual adolescence

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” show to promote his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming of Age Crisis — And How To Build a Culture of Self Reliance.” More...

PAT BUCHANAN

The impeach-Trump conspiracy

Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, “We had no relationship at all. ... I never met him. ... More...

IT’S JUST ME

I left him for dead ... but he wasn’t

Spiders, the nonvenomous kinds anyway, are welcome in my house … for a little while and under certain conditions. More...

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