February 10, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

488,000 SC consumers affected by security breaches at 41 companies

More than 540,000 residents of South Carolina were affected by information security breaches last year, according to a new state report, with most of them being impacted from just one breach.  More...

Exports key to growing businesses

Here’s some numbers that should get the attention of local businesses and manufacturers with an eye toward growing their business.  According to the Upstate Alliance, 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world&r More...

Blacksburg files suit for return of deposit

The Town of Blacksburg wants its money back.  On Wednesday, an attorney for the town filed a lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against a Charlotte-based development company that took a $31,162 deposit last year for the constructio More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A 33-year-old Gaffney man was arrested Friday morning on charges of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping in the wake of an investigation by the City of Gaffney Police Department.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Utility vehicle, 4-wheeler taken in burglary

More than $15,000 in theft losses were reported following the recent burglary of a storage building on Highway 11 East in Chesnee.  More...

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

Spelling bee expands student vocabulary

Technology and a knowledge about Harry Potter books provided inspiration for words students encountered Tuesday in this year's Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee.  More...

QUICK RESPONSE

—The driver of a mini-van hopped a curb and ran into the front of a North Limestone Street medical office early Friday afternoon, but no serious injuries were reported. More...

DONATION

— Amy Turner, left, Director of the Senior Centers of Cherokee County, accepts a contribution of $4,300 from Kathy A. More...

School holiday in jeopardy

A Memorial Day holiday could be in jeopardy for county students, pending the outcome of state legislation to forgive snow days.  State law requires public school students attend school for 180 days each year. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news  l The Carolina Boys Quartet will be singing at Crestview Baptist Church, 3010 Chesnee Hwy., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. The singing is free and all are welcome to attend. For questions or directions, call 461-7416 or 491-1478. More...

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