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Six administrators earn more than $100,000 annually

About 450 Cherokee County School District employees will earn at least $50,000 during the 2016-2017 school year. Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore is one of six school administrators who earn more than $100,000. More...

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Woman crashes on I-85, ending high-speed chase
Authorities were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday night near the 90 Mile Marker of Interstate 85. Police said a woman crashed her vehicle after leading officers on a high-speed chase into Gaffney from Spartanburg County.
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Kraft Street fire videos
Here are a couple of videos of a storage building fire on Kraft Street that occurred Monday afternoon. Details to follow.

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Minor injuries in I-85 wreck but huge headaches

Fuel spill causes northbound lanes to be closed temporarily

A Tuesday evening accident involving two commercial vehicles on Interstate 85 at the height of rush hour resulted in a multi-mile traffic backup but thankfully no life-threatening injuries. More...

Complex lighting project nearing completion

The lighting improvements will soon shine brightly at the Cherokee Ford softball complex. New poles for the lights have been erected and the project should be complete in time for a tournament Oct. More...


Thief who stole items must have been a cat burglar

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a Lurecliff Road, Blacksburg, home, following a burglary report Sept. 24. According to an incident report, a known subject allegedly entered a home in the 100 block between Sept. More...


LaFrancis works up sweat as football player and member of the band

Fans of high school football could be excused if they do a double take tonight when Thomas LaFrancis runs onto the field to join the Blacksburg marching band at halftime. More...

Ranked Wildcats face unfamiliar foe for Homecoming

Blacksburg is riding high headed into today’s homecoming game after the Wildcats played the role of homecoming spoiler to snap Southside Christian’s 18- game winning streak. More...


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The seeds came from Lewis Grizzard books

I’m not a morning person. When I glanced at my email late Monday morning, I groaned as Blacksburg Town Council scheduled an 8 a.m. meeting on Tuesday. More...


Politics have failed: America will not

After observing, measuring and monitoring our nation’s dysfunctional political system for more than two decades, I have come to recognize that it is broken beyond repair. More...


Clinton’s failure at Foggy Bottom

Hillary Clinton boasts that her experience traveling to 112 countries as secretary of state qualifies her to be president. Don’t believe it. More...

Makeover of T-bridge is in design phase

The long-awaited makeover of the city’s historic T-bridge is in the design phase. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said Department of Transportation engineering consultants are coordinating their design plans with Norfolk Southern Railway. More...

3 arrested in fire department burglary

Two young Gaffney men and a juvenile have been charged following a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the burglary and theft of thousands of dollars worth of rescue gear from a volunteer fire department. More...

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Peach Festival to hold Oktoberfest concert

Festival board striving to make positive impact year-round

The South Carolina Peach Festival will hold an Oktoberfest concert Oct. 22 as it begins preparations to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary. More...

Cat adopt-a-thon to be held Saturday

The Humane Society of Cherokee County will be participating in a fall adopt-a-thon Oct. 1 at Pet Sense in Gaffney. More...


Gayle C. and Matthew P. Peninger of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Lena Rose, on September 27. Maternal grandparents are Sally and Wes Schwab of Blacksburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Nila and Wallace Conover of Wall, N.J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Bonner

James Reginald “Backbone” Bonner, 55, of 504 Railroad Avenue, entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Mary Black Hospital- Gaffney. More...

Candi Austin

Ms. Candi Anna Austin, age 38, of 109 Kennedy Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday morning, September 26, 2016, at 1:19 a.m. at Mary Black Health Systems, Gaffney. More...

Garland Mullinax

Gaffney, S.C. — Garland Mullinax, 77, of 215 Frye Road, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his residence. More...

State News

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) —When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck. More...

Abandoned golf courses create problems

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The greens are overgrown and the rough is everywhere on a half dozen abandoned golf courses in Horry County. More...


How will you vote on the upcoming referendum to increase county taxes by $26 on a $100,000 house to pay for recreation upgrades?