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Dem boss checks out complaints regarding where candidates live

The chair of the county’s Democratic Party plans to make some calls to learn more about concerns that two candidates for the open Cherokee County Council District 1 seat don’t really live in the district.  More...

LifeStyles

LITTLE MISS SWEETHEART

Isabella Marie Caggiano, daughter of Jamie and Tambi Caggiano, recently competed in the Little Miss South Carolina Pageant, held in Hartsville, S.C. July 10-15.  More...

Village School director completes SCISA workshop

ORANGEBURG — The head of an area independent school recently took the opportunity to expand her educational competency by completing a workshop offered by The South Carolina Independent School Association.  SCISA Executive Director Larry W More...

S.C. WaterMedia Exhibit comes to Spartanburg for first time in 10 years

For the first time in more than 10 years, the South Carolina WaterMedia Society’s annual Traveling Exhibit will come to Spartanburg in September 2017 and will be on public display at West Main Artists Co-Op.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Noah DuBose

Noah Immanuel DuBose was reunited with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  He was greeted in heaven by his great grandparents, Furman Lattimore, Sr., Caroline Wingate, and Dave Willis Wingate.  More...

James Sherod Jackson

GAFFNEY — James Sherod Jackson, 67, of 317 Frye Road, Gaffney, died July 29, 2017, at Mary Black - Gaffney. A Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. More...

Frances Ann Sanders

SHELBY, N.C. — Frances Ann Sanders, 85, of 1543 Stony Point Rd. Shelby, NC, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 30, 2017, at her home. Born December 28, 1931, in Newnan, Georgia, she was the wife of Rev. More...

State News

Two 12-year-old girls bitten by shark at South Carolina beach - Free Access

Firefighters say two 12-year-old girls have been bitten by a small shark off the South Carolina coast. More...

300 evacuated in hotel fire, including permanent residents - Free Access

Nearly 300 residents have evacuated from a South Carolina hotel after a fire. The Morning News of Florence reports the evacuees included many permanent residents of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Florence. More...

Sheriff's deputy commits suicide - Free Access

A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has killed himself using his service weapon while on duty. More...

After layoffs, Boeing offers buyouts at South Carolina plant - Free Access

Boeing Co. is offering voluntary buyouts to workers on the flight line at its 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, following a spate of layoffs in June. More...

Open forums held as Limestone’s search for new president continues - Free Access

The executive search firm assisting Limestone College with the pursuit of its next president recently conducted a number of open forums on campus. More...

Nuke plant construction halted - Free Access

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LUNCH TIME

Boys and Girls Club members are served hamburgers and hot dogs Friday by Nestle volunteers during a cookout. About 40 employees were involved in a national Nestle  Cares community service project. More...

Local News

Rec district director on short list

The list of Cherokee County Recreation District employees who make over $50,000 a year is a short one — a very short one.  Cherokee County Recreation District Director Marcus Bradley is the only recreation district employee who tops the $5 More...

Industry seeking tax break extension

One of the county’s largest initial investments wants to extend its tax break agreement with the county. Broad River Energy, a natural gas-fired power generation facility on Hwy. More...

New gas tax will pay for paving of Grassy Pond Road

Cherokee County is a beneficiary of the new roads bill.  The roads bill increases the state’s gas tax which will provide additional funding for road projects.  More...

Sports

College football will try to speed up games, but will it work? - Free Access

Give us action, and make it fast. The lords of sports know how Americans like their games.  More...

They’re Back!!!

Indians take field with high expectations but with holes to fill on defense

The Gaffney Indians want to get back to their state championship legacy. That journey begins today with the opening of preseason practice. The Indians had a 90-minute practice at 8 a.m. More...

Former Blacksburg, Limestone standout hurling for Gateway Grizzlies

Former Blacksburg and Limestone star Kaleb Earls is hoping to get noticed pitching for the Frontier League’s Gateway Grizzlies. Earls has a disappointing 1-4 record but has an outstanding 2.16 ERA. He’s also recorded six saves. More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

How to fix the GOP’s Obamacare fiasco

It’s no great revelation that Republicans have bungled the Obamacare repeal bill beyond belief.  What’s killing Republican reform efforts are the headlines projecting that some 20 million people will lose their health insurance under More...

IT’S JUST ME

If you’re going to do something ...

There is a small wooden sign on the mantel above my fireplace.  It reads simply, “I’d rather be golfing.”  You’ve probably seen bumper stickers to that effect or those words on various other things from coffee cups t More...

Readers on the Road

Andy and Joyce Dunn took a trip to the British Isles to celebrate their 25th anniversary. the trip included Scotland, Ireland, england and Wales. More...

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