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Police recover stolen vehicles

A search for a stolen dirt bike in Spartanburg led to the recovery of two vehicles reported stolen from Cherokee County, according to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report. More...

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‘Feed the Need with Speed’food drive is set for Oct. 25

Cherokee Speedway hosts annual fund raiser for local Meals on Wheels

Cherokee Speedway will hold its annual "Feed the Need with Speed" canned food drive Saturday, Oct. 25, at the 24th running of the Blue Gray 100 Super Late Model event sanctioned by the Southern Bonus Series. More...

Library will host ‘Dessert Concert’ Oct. 30

Limestone College ensembles will provide music for special evening

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a"Dessert Concert" on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-8 p.m. The special evening will be filled with music, including jazz, classical and a vocal ensemble. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Adeline Rose Suppiger, born Oct. 6, 2014, is held by her great-great grandfather, Bill Murray Sr. of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Owen, retired from Duke Power

Daniel Glenn Owen, 83, of Mooresville, N.C., died at his home on Wednesday evening, October 15, 2014, in the loving arms of his wife and daughters. More...

Rose Smith

Rose Ann Dawkins Smith, 90, of New York City, died Wednesday, in her home. Widow of Roosevelt Smith, she was born in Cleveland County, NC. She was a daughter of the late Flora Dawkins Watkins and Ashmore Davis. More...

Jerry Trammell, U.S. Army veteran

Jerry Mitchell Trammell, 72, of 204 Rodgers Street, passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. Born in Shelby, NC, he was the son of the late Garfield Trammell and Ethelene Blanton Trammell. Mr. More...

Local MOD effort reaches its goal

With a blare of the nearby Gaffney Fire Department’s siren at 10 a.m., participants in the 2014 March for Babies headed out onto the streets of Gaffney to support the March of Dimes. More...

Parents meet chief to discuss GHS concerns

About a dozen area residents, some of them concerned parents, gathered Friday afternoon at the Gaffney Police Department looking for answers in the wake of an alleged Oct. More...

AT WILD GAME SUPPER

Graham tells crowd 2nd Amendment is ‘No. 2 for a reason’

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham served up a heaping of some political “red meat” to the more than 800 local residents — many of them hunters — at a wild game dinner Thursday. More...

Local News

Firefighters kept busy last Wednesday

A fire linked to an unattended stovetop severely damaged a Draytonville Road home Wednesday afternoon. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 400 block at 1:14 p.m. Wednesday. Lt. More...

Ninth graders are the focus of effort to improve graduation rates

Daniel Foster believes graduation really starts in the ninth grade by making good choices that can impact lives for many years. Now the Gaffney High graduation coach has enlisted the support of principal Dr. More...

Housecleaning on council agenda

Cherokee County Council will hear once again from the county’s top economic development official at today’s (Monday) meeting but it will have nothing to do about incentives for a proposed industrial prospect. More...

Sports

Wildcats romp on road

Blacksburg mixed visual sleight of hand on offense with a sparkling defensive performance Friday evening in a 42-7 road romp over Landrum. More...

CLASS 4A UPPERSTATE GOLF TOURNEY

Lady Indians must bring ‘A’ game

The Gaffney girls golf team faces a stiff challenge at today’s Class 4A upperstate tourament. The Lady Indians must finish in the top eight to advance to the state tournament on a course they’ve never played before. More...

Fort Valley St. holds off Saints

Playing for the first time outside the State of South Carolina, the Limestone College (2-5) football team came up just short against Fort Valley State University (5-2) 24-19 on Saturday at Wildcat Stadium. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Hello, 9-1-1? There’s a funny noise in my house

I’m not a very sound sleeper. As a matter of fact, I don’t sleep much at all. The slightest sound tends to awaken me. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Ebola, ideology and common sense

Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and ‘40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever. More...

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Should the City of Gaffney spend up to $5 million to build a performing arts center in an unoccupied building in the downtown area?