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Chamber hosts nonprofit spotlight event
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held a "speed-networking" spotlight on nonprofits Jan. 19 at the YMCA in Gaffney. Over 30 nonprofits filled the YMCA's gym.
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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.

Local News

South Carolina facing teacher shortage

616 leave classroom after the first year

South Carolina colleges are not graduating enough new teachers to keep pace with demand from school districts, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the state’s teacher recruitment center.  More...

CONTRIBUTION

Terry Dennis, center, and Jennifer Robbins with Meals on Wheels, accept a donation from Jeff Richardson, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made the presentation on behalf of First Piedmont.   More...

County begins search for administrator

Cherokee County Council gave its blessing Tuesday to begin advertising for arguably the two most important positions in county government.  With the help of the Appalachian Council of Governments, the county will begin advertising immediately in More...

Sports

Limestone outlasts Belmont Abbey for road win

BANNER ELK, N.C. More...

UNC adds record-holder Quinshad Davis to staff

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina is adding record-setting receiver Quinshad Davis to its coaching staff. Team officials said Friday that Davis will be an offensive graduate assistant this season and will focus on receivers. More...

Limestone men unable to rally against Bobcats

BANNER ELK, N.C. More...

Volunteer fire dept. seeks fresh beginning

The acting chief of the Asbury Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Department reported continuing progress Saturday in ongoing efforts to bring the reorganized department back to full operation.  More...

Woman says intruders woke her, one put gun to her head

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate a reported attempted robbery on New Street during which shots were fired on the street.  More...

Council chairman: County likely to decline hospital’s EMS request

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said the county will likely decline the hospital’s request to help subsidize its EMS services. The county will instead allow ambulance providers to submit bids, Spencer said. More...

LifeStyles

Salvation Army “Wraps Up” Christmas 2017

Thousands of generous local residents and businesses stepped up to support The Salvation Army (TSA) of Cherokee County’s 2017 Christmas effort by donating toys, bikes, gift cards, food, time and money to help meet the needs of those in need.&nb More...

“American Pickers” to film in South Carolina

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to South Carolina. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers”throughout the region this Winter 2018. More...

Ten at the Top to hold Culture Counts Regional Forum at Chapman Cultural Center

Ten at the Top (TATT), an organization created to enhance economic vitality and quality of life across the Upstate by fostering collaboration and strategic partnerships, will hold the first Upstate Regional Forum of 2018 on January 24 from 3-5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia Bernhardy

Patricia Ann (nee Cowin) Bernhardy, 95, of Willoughby, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, to the late William James and Emma Christine (nee Hammer) Cowin. More...

Georgie Locklear

Charlotte, N.C. — Georgie Ellis Locklear, 80, of 1515 Thriftwood Dr, Charlotte, NC, died January 11, 2018, at Presbyterian Hospice in Charlotte, N.C. More...

Willard Cole Sr.

Gaffney, S.C.. — Willard Clayton Cole Sr., 73, of 321 11th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The cosmetology cops: A case of government overreach

Few things could be more American than volunteering to help others. So it’s a shame when our altruism is thwarted by another, far more lamentable American trait: big government. More...

LIBERTY BELL

Get off the couch if you want Medicaid

Last week, the Trump administration announced it will allow states to impose a “community engagement” requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income people. More...

IT’S JUST ME

A movie to slit your wrist by

I’m as big a fan of a good novel as the next person although I really don’t have much time to read anymore, other than a few periodicals I enjoy such as National Geographic and Blue Ridge Country magazine.  Well, it’s not that More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?