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Forestry Commission helps snuff out forest fire in hard-to-reach location

With gusty winds pushing flames through a very dry and hard-to-reach forest, South Carolina Forestry Commission personnel quickly came to the aid of Cherokee Creek volunteer firefighters Friday to stop a fire from spreading.  Smoke began rising More...

School district, DOE named defendants in lawsuit

The Cherokee County School District and the South Carolina Department of Education have been named as defendants in a lawsuit that stems from a 2015 accident involving a school bus.  The lawsuit was filed by Jayla P. More...

Sheriff Mueller has simple advice for residents dealing with pushy door-to-door salespeople

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office has some simple advice for homeowners if they don’t want to deal with a doorto door salesman. “I’m asking you to leave,” Sheriff Steve Mueller advises you to say. More...

LifeStyles

Students spend night in Greenville exploring nature after dark

Silently walking through a path in the woods, Luther Vaughan Elementary students observed the sights and sounds of nature after dark last Monday.  More...

Chick-fil-A ‘Shares the Love’ with canned food drive for Meals on Wheels

Chick-fil-A of Gaffney recently sponsored an annual canned food drive benefiting Cherokee County Meals on Wheels. During the event, held Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., over 1,000 cans of food were donated. More...

Spartanburg artist Raymond Floyd’s work exhibited at SMC

Spartanburg artist Raymond Floyd is fascinated by people’s candid reactions to everyday experiences. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bonnie Matton

Blacksburg, S.C. — Bonnie Matton, 47, 445 Moss Crossing, Blacksburg, S.C., passed away March 10, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg, S.C. More...

Odell Goudelock

Mr. Odell Thomas Goudelock, age 63, of 418 Peeler Street, Gaffney, South Carolina departed his earthly home on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina. More...

Frank Coleman

Funeral service for Mr. Frank Richard Coleman, age 78, of 504 East Jefferies Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. Rosie J. Coleman, will be held on Monday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at Allen Temple C.M.E. More...

New athletic facilities coming soon at Limestone College - Free Access

The transformation of athletic facilities at Limestone College is set to continue in a big way this summer. More...

Grants available for Cherokee County nonprofits

The Cherokee County Community Foundation now accepting applications

The Cherokee County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible Cherokee County organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2017 grant program. More...

SNOWY LANDSCAPE

Residents awoke Sunday to find light snow falling in many parts of the county. The “dusting” settled on the grass and most greenery but was never a problem for folks who had to traverse highways and sidewalks. More...

VA affairs officer has no opposition

Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries will return to his favorite job helping county veterans.  More...

Local News

Chamber’s 2017 award winners announced

Presentations will be made at annual banquet March 23

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2017 annual award winners for Business of the Year, Hall of Fame, Duke Energy’s Public Service, Spartanburg Community College’s Youth of the Year, and the President’ More...

Superintendent, Blacksburg Primary principal to speak at TransformSC conference

Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore and Blacksburg Primary Principal Deborah Hamrick will be presenters today (Monday) about leadership at the fourth annual TransformSC conference in Greenville. More...

Former ADS Logistics Services building on auction block

A massive but currently silent warehouse facility in Gaffney will soon hit the auction block.  Once a major employer in Gaffney, the ADS Logistic Services facility on Commerce Drive has been shuttered since early 2016, not long after it lost its More...

Sports

Breaking News - 3/13/2017 3:35 PM

Gaffney soph offered by Gamecocks - Free Access

Gaffney sophomore cornerback Ty'ron Hopper has only played a season but the University of South Carolina Gamecocks saw enough to offer him a scholarship.   Gaffney coach Dan Jones said the offer was made on Monday.    More...

Cold shooting night leads to early NCAA exit for Lady Saints

Limestone College women’s basketball team could not overcome a cold shooting night and a bevy of turnovers Friday in a 70-50 loss to Lander in the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament. More...

Limestone's Historic Season Comes to a Close in NCAA Second Round - Free Access

Limestone men’s basketball earns first NCAA win in program history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Limestone College men's basketball team kept its historical season alive Saturday by defeating UNC Pembroke, 100-85, in the NCAA Division II Tournament. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Farmland for solar farms

In parts of rural South Carolina, a little extra income could be the difference between the poverty line and a middle class life for some households. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Sunshine on government is for the people, not the press

It is Sunshine Week in South Carolina.  The week is an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.  But every week in our state, newspapers are stepping up to see that the pub More...

IT’S JUST ME

Going to war with the cowbirds

“Oh no, those sorry cowbirds are back.” “Huh, those what?” Dottie asked. She was in the kitchen cooking. “Cowbirds,” I answered. “Come here and look.” I pointed out the double glass doors in the den. More...

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