February 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Estate of dead inmate will sue jail, county

The estate of a man who died while jailed at the Cherokee County Detention Center has served notice of its intent to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the jail, Cherokee County, and its contracted medical provider. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you support a gas tax increase to pay for road improvements? NO: 60% (129 votes)YES: 40% (85 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 214 THE NEW POLL QUESTION More...

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LifeStyles

CAVA classes expanding; 11 offered in March

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists, better known as CAVA, is expanding the number of classes being offered in 2015. Many of the same classes will still be available, but new and exciting ones are being added. More...

VALENTINES –

The Sub Deb Club gave Valentine goodie bags to Cherokee County Meals On Wheels to be delivered as a small surprise to the clients. More...

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ sizzles at Spartanburg Little Theatre March 6-15

Experience the timeless passion of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play

SPARTANBURG — While Spartanburg unfreezes from the recordbreaking cold, the Spartanburg Little Theatre is transporting its audiences to a steamy summer night in Mississippi, where the unspoken secrets of a Southern family dynasty are laid bare More...

Obituaries

Rev. Curtis Stanford, pastor of Forest Hill Baptist Church in Sommerville, Ala.

The Rev. Curtis Ray Stanford, 48, of Danville, Ala., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. More...

ErisYelton, 90, retired from Milliken

Eris Melton Yelton, 90, formerly of 203 Maple Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Cecil Thompson, retired from American Fast Print

Cecil Carroll Thompson, 59, of 183 Mill Stone Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Gov. Haley’s $29,000 football tickets and higher ed reform

I love this state, I really do — and that’s why I get so frustrated when we can’t do the obvious right thing for stupid reasons. (Like, say, $29,000 worth of free football tickets — but more on that in a moment.) More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Facing the cost of the world’s most powerful military

Two-thirds of all federal spending is consumed by just three program areas: Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and National Defense. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

WIFE OF PROMINENT ATTORNEY TRAPPED IN WRECKAGE FOR HOUR

A Gaffney woman’s vehicle was so badly mangled in a Wednesday evening accident in the historic district that it took nearly an hour to free her from the wreckage. More...

Snow storm? What snow storm?

Cherokee County dodged the brunt of a winter storm Wednesday night with black ice serving as the main threat today. County schools were closed Thursday ahead of weather forecasts predicting large amounts of snow for the area. More...

Car struck by train at Blacksburg crossing

The occupants of an unlucky driver’s car escaped injury Wednesday afternoon when the car became stuck on railroad tracks in downtown Blacksburg just moments before a train came through. More...

Local News

4-WHEELERS LEAVE MESS

City of Gaffney Parks and Beautification Department workers were left with a mess to fix Thursday after some juveniles on 4-wheelers muddied up the grass at Thomson Park. More...

County leery of road plan

Local leaders are taking a wait-and-see approach to a state House proposal that gives counties the option of taking over certain state roads in exchange for more state revenues. The exact wording of the bill is still being debated. More...

Blacksburg firefighters trying to ‘alarm’ residents

Blacksburg firefighters will be going door-to-door in several neighborhoods on Saturday because they want Blacksburg residents to be alarmed in a good kind of way. More...

Sports

Wildcats battle baseball elements

Most look forward to snow days. But for Blacksburg head baseball coach Josh Batchler, days out of school means one less day on the baseball field and his team's pursuit of getting better. More...

Earls heads to first major league spring camp

Kaleb Earls will trade snow and ice for a much hotter climate Arizona March 7 when he reports to his first Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp. More...

My brain on NASCAR

Sliced Bread: It’s not for breakfast anymore

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s time to start taking Joey Logano seriously. After claiming the lead with nine laps remaining in the 2015 Daytona 500 on Feb. More...

Letters

Memories of Jim Sanders

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter is in response to an email inquiry from us about the writer’s relationship and memories of the late Jim Sanders. More...

National News

Vegas Graceland

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again. More...

Sports News

Poll

Where do you think the new technical school should be built?