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Grads earn $13.6 million in scholarships

Blacksburg and Gaffney High senior classes graduated Thursday with $13.6 million in college scholarship money. Scholarships offered to the Gaffney High Class of 2016 are valued at $10,350,850 over a 4- year period. More...

Sheriff’s ride scheduled for June 4

Area motorcyclists are being invited once again to shine up their chrome for a good cause. More...

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LifeStyles

“All Creatures Great and Small”

Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will present a new exhibit of works by CAVA members starting June 2. The show is entitled “All Creatures Great and Small: Pets and Other Animals.” The exhibit will continue through June 30. More...

PARTING GIFT

Eighth graders at Granard Middle painted this mural as a parting gift. Pictured are Sarah Garcia-Nava, Francisco Vazquez, Jessi Windle, Austin Millwood and art teacher Noah Lindemann. More...

Dr. Beach names Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay best beach in America

HONOLULU (AP) — When you come upon an ocean bay that has features known as “Toilet Bowl” and “Witch’s Brew,” you may not envision a welcoming tropical oasis. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Keefer Stutts

Gaffney, SC — Keefer Devoe Stutts, 58, of 111 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Mary Black-Gaffney. More...

Penny Murray

Gaffney, SC — Penny Wilkie Murray, 52, of 359 Goldmine Road, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Edna Earle Spencer Wilkie of Gaffney and the late Joe T. Wilkie. More...

Carley Tracy

Spartanburg, SC — Carley Tracy, 93, of Skylyn Place, Spartanburg, SC, passed away May 28, 2016, at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, SC. More...

Truex wins 600 - Free Access

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. More...

Saints fall in title game - Free Access

LIMESTONE SID PHILADELPHIA, PA. More...

Man leads police on chase; airlifted after crash

A Shelby, N.C., man was flown for emergency medical treatment after he crashed during a police chase that involved the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol Saturday night. More...

Summer learning sites offered

KNOW(2) will offer summer learning programs at the Gaffney Housing Authority and five other community sites so students can continue learning while school is out. More...

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Cherokee County site included in Duke’s readiness program

It didn’t take Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook long to respond to Duke Power’s request to participate in its site readiness program. “From time to time, they ask us to participate,” Cook said. More...

Signup for school board election is underway; incumbents have filed for re-election

Filing period for the Cherokee County School Board elections began Friday. Candidates may file by appointment through noon, June 10, at the Cherokee County Election Commission office in the county administration building on Railroad Avenue. More...

THANK YOU

More than 100 church youngsters were treated to a pizza party by My Downtown Gaffney with an ice cream bar and games Wednesday in the parking lot beside the Michael Gaffney cabin. More...

Sports

Saints fall in title game

PHILADELPHIA, PA. More...

LeBron or Steph? All around best player in the NBA

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project-based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The Citadel, not student, being treated unfairly

David Lauderdale writes a column for The Island Packet of Hilton Head- Bluffton. Lauderdale has won many awards over many years for his words about the people, culture, traditions and issues of the South Carolina Lowcountry. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

At this point, it should make all the difference

Hillary Clinton has been groping around for a campaign slogan. She’s just unveiled her seventh meaningless catchphrase. How about “Still lying and breaking all the rules”? More...

IT’S JUST ME

Memories of biscuits and motorcycle trips?

The summer before he passed away, we set up a video camera and got daddy to talking about his life, about when he met momma, about what it was like growing up, about his kids and a whole bunch of other topics. More...

Poll

Does Cherokee County need a low-cost reliable transportation service?