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July 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police seek 4th suspect in June 22 murder case

Ongoing investigations by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office led investigators to name a fourth suspect in connection with a June 22 murder at Connecticut Village Apartments. More...

Local News

Peach Festival’s Mud Bog deemed ‘best ever’

More than 3,500 people were on the edge of their seats Saturday as modified 4-wheel drive trucks slipped and slid around a 200-foot-long mud pit at Lake Whelchel. More...

County council to hear from Peach Festival reps

A couple of South Carolina Peach Festival representatives will appear as petitioners when Cherokee County Council meets Wednesday for its second of two regularly scheduled meetings this month. More...

Bonnaroo will awaken the slumbering hippie within

It just so happened that I was at Bonnaroo recently. Bonnaroo is a music and arts festival in Manchester, TN. It started on a farm near town in 2001 and draws 85,000 music fans each year. More...

Obituaries

Floyd Upchurch, served in Germany in World War II

Floyd Upchurch, 86, of 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, N.C., formerly of 406 Hardin Drive, Gaffney, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Wendover Hospice Home in Shelby. More...

Frances Robinson, was a seamstress and worked in textiles

Frances McClain Robinson, 87, of Peachtree Center formerly of 400 Bonner Lake Road, Apt. A-2, widow of Wilbert Robinson Sr., answered the Master’s call on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 1:35 p.m. at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Elizabeth Marianos, former co-owner of Mildred McCoy’s Maternity Shop

Elizabeth "Lib" Smith Marianos, 91, widow of John Marianos, a former resident of Anderson, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Magnolias of Gaffney. More...

National News

Millions in insurance rebates coming to state

(AP) – More than $21 million in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in the Carolinas from companies the federal government says spent too many premium dollars on profits and red tape last year. More...

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets will be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. More...

Sheriff’s office hits drug suspects hard

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers this week conducted a roundup of suspects they accuse of being involved in drug violations. More...

Warrants issued in store burglaries

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigation into four recent convenience store burglaries resulted in one arrest and arrest warrants against two men who still remained at large as of Friday afternoon. More...

Shooting suspect identified; warrant issued for his arrest

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday announced it had identified a suspect in an early July 13 shooting incident that occurred outside a Cherokee Avenue nightclub. More...

LifeStyles

Scenes from The 2014 S.C. Peach Festivle Parade

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WHAT’S UP

Church news The Shady Grove Youth Choir Ministry will present, ‘Twilight Night’ on Friday, Aug.1, at 7 p.m. The fellowship program will consist of praise, worship and fun through singing, dance, mime or step. More...

Sports

Counting down to Kickoff

Limestone to welcome 125 players when practice begins Aug. 13

The landscape of Limestone College athletics is changing rapidly. You need only look at the soon to be completed Bob Campbell Field House near the football practice field to see the dramatic difference. Football is finally here at Limestone College. More...

Local pitcher named to all-tournament team

Gaffney’s Austin Duckett made a name for himself at the World Wood Bat Association tournament. Duckett was among five members of the Western Carolina Angels named to the World Bat Association 14 and under all-tournament team. More...

Limestone lax coach named to Canada’s staff at worlds

While some coaches gain exposure for their program through working with players at the club level, others do so at the international level - and the latter is exactly what Limestone head women’s lacrosse coach Scott Tucker will be doing in the More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

The Geneva Convention forbids shoe torture, right?

I’m kind of picky about what I wear (same deal with what I eat; for example, I don’t eat yogurt because it looks like it’s been eaten once already). More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Opposition to Hobby Lobby decision highlights problem with mandates

Following the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, one of the key talking points that emerged from enraged opponents of the ruling was: “My boss shouldn’t be involved in my health care decisions.” California State Senate candidate Sa More...

OUR VIEW

Thank you Sidney

Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, saying he enjoyed his experiences “with all of my coaches, teammates and passionate Seahawks fans.” He added he took great pride in knowing he was one of the players signed t More...