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ANNIVERSARY

Kellys celebrate 50 years

Mr. James Henry and Novella Thompson Kelly of Gaffney celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  They were married on July 2, 1967 at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, Blacksburg, S.C. by the late Rev. Marvin Bell.  More...

GENERATIONS

Two family trees, four generations

Pictured are four generations of the Peterson family of Cherokee County: Jesse Lyman, age 71, David Lee, age 48, Eric Dylan, age 22, and Abel Braxton, 38 days old. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of June 21, 2017:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wanda Deyoung

Gaffney, S.C. — Wanda Lou Underwood Deyoung, 72, of 3242 Chesnee Highway, Lot #4, passes away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her residence.  Born in New Prospect, she was the wife of Jerry Lee Deyoung and daughter of the late M. L. More...

Charles Jones

Spartanburg — Charles Weaver Jones, 83, of 548 Pickney Court, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Charles George Medical Center.  More...

Johnny Chapman

Gaffney, S.C. — Johnny Lee Chapman, 57, of 116 Hope Acres Drive, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at his residence.  More...

8 hurt in I-85 wreck

Seven children and an adult were taken for medical treatment by paramedics following a Friday afternoon accident on Interstate 85 in which a minivan and a box truck collided.  More...

Sunday morning fire destroys Elm Street residence

An investigation into an early Sunday fire that destroyed an Elm Street home remained ongoing Sunday afternoon, as did the search for a person who reportedly was staying there.  More...

Local News

BOOM!

Brad Wilkins and family were among the thousands who enjoyed the Chamber of Commerce fireworks show at Lake Whelchel Saturday night.   More...

Tech center receives cool donation

Cherokee Technology Center teacher Jeremie Martin received a nice surprise in his classroom before he left for last week’s Skills USA championship in Kentucky.  Arlington-based Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) More...

Coroner will be ‘hamming’ it up during festival

Everything will be peachy for ham radio enthusiasts July 15 at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  Coroner Dennis Fowler will set up a special station for festival events at the county administration site. More...

Sports

Post 109 clinches league title

Post 109 opens playoffs against 4 seed Piedmont

Damian Eubanks used his arm and bat to help the Post 109 seniors clinch the league title with a 7-5 win at Inman in the first game of a planned doubleheader Saturday.  Eubanks pitched six strong innings and belted the go-ahead 3-run bomb in the More...

Saints dominate athlete of the year awards - again

For the second time in each of their respective careers, Limestone College senior faceoff specialist Kevin Reisman from the men’s lacrosse team and senior guard Jasmine Kearse from the women’s basketball team have been named the Conferenc More...

COUNTY CHAMP

Kevin Roberts won the Cherokee County Amateur Golf Tournament by 3 shots with a 73/65- 138. More pictures of other flight winners in Wednesday’s paper.   More...

Columns

LAURA HOLLIS

Glorifying suicide

Michelle Carter was convicted in a Bristol County, Mass., juvenile court of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide death of her boyfriend, Carter Roy III. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Jimmie Foxx? Not THE Jimmie Foxx

We were in the parking lot of a Smyrna, Delaware, hotel loading some stuff in the car before taking an excursion into Philadelphia when I noticed the SUV next to ours. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Grassy Pond Baptist took 30 members on a mission trip to Nicaragua from June 17 to 24. They worked in the community of Paradise in partnership with Chosen Children Ministries. More...

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