January 20, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Chamber hosts nonprofit spotlight event - Free Access

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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. More...

School district offering bonuses to entice teachers to work here

New math and science teachers are being offered a $10,000 signing bonus to teach in Cherokee County schools as a way to recruit new teachers in difficult-to-fill subject areas. More...

Revitalization of Tank Branch to begin soon

By the end of next month, the city should be spending some of its grant money to revitalize the blighted Tank Branch community.  The city was awarded a $229,000 federal grant in November to demolish substandard housing and install security light More...

No water in Draytonville area

Draytonville water customers were left without any water Monday for a several hours while utility workers repaired a water leak.  Lowry Utilities manager Sherri Lowry said the water line has been repaired and service was restored at approximatel More...

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Committee sets goal of 90 percent graduation rate by 2035

South Carolina schools will face ambitious high school graduation goals while the current school grading system would not change under recommendations approved Tuesday by the state’s Education Oversight Committee.  More...

FIRST PIEDMONT CONTRIBUTES

FIRST PIEDMONT CONTRIBUTES — Tammy Bright, Director of United Way of the Piedmont, accepts a contribution of $7,100 from Barry S. More...

INTERVIEW FASHION

INTERVIEW FASHION — Stephen Phillips shows off acceptable clothing to wear for a job interview during a semi-annual “What to Wear to an Interview” runway show held for clients at th More...

Council OKs acquisition of land for veterans nursing home

Cherokee County Council on Tuesday agreed to move forward with the acquisition of a 58-acre parcel along Hampshire Drive which they will donate for the construction of a proposed $41.1 million nursing home for veterans.  Council approved the $46 More...

BIRD’S EYE VIEW —

The Cherokee County School District is building a $20 million high school career center on a 12.63-acre site on Spartanburg Community College’s Cherokee County branch campus. More...

Poll

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would require all public school students in the state to start wearing uniforms, starting with the 2017-18 school year this August. Do you support this move?