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Community foundation awarded $100,000 grant from Timken Foundation

The Cherokee County Community Foundation was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Timken Foundation of Canton, in honor of CCCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary. More...

Only one name on ballot

Only one race and only one name will appear on Tuesday’s general election ballot.  Lyman Dawkins III, who overcame a crowded field to win the Democratic Party Primary in September, faces no opposition to fill the Cherokee County Council Di More...

LifeStyles

Salvation Army employee retires after 43 years

After 43 years of faithful service, Darlene Henderson retired from her full-time ministry at The Salvation Army of Cherokee County Friday. More...

Gaffney native featured in Le Monster art exhibit

For the second year in a row, Colby Richards’ artwork has been selected for the Memphis College of Art (MCA) Le Monster Part Boo exhibit.  More...

Limestone College to present November 9 “Reformation Reflections & Carols” performance

Limestone College’s Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, and Department of Art will all come together for a special “Reformation Reflections & Carols” performance on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edward (Ned) Manry

Blacksburg, S.C. — Edward (Ned) (Pops) Pierson Manry, 72, of 164 Rock Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Jack Neff

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Karen Lynn Batchler

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. — Karen Lynn Batchler, beloved daughter of Leon and Pat Batchler, born November 23, 1975 Spartanburg, S.C. - passed away November 2, 2017 Charleston, S.C.  More...

National News

Man opens fire in Texas church, killing more than 20 people

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than 20 people and wounding at least 10 others before being killed or killing himself, authorities said.  More...

Police: Texas church attack stemmed from domestic situation

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who opened fire in a small Texas church, killing 26 people during worship services, sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law before the attack and had been confronted about domestic violence at l More...

Woman’s body found in wooded area

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says he is investigating the death of a 56-yearold homeless woman whose body was found in a wooded area off West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Sunday morning.  Fowler identified the woman as Pamela Wright Long, w More...

3-year-old found exploring dry creek bed moments after reported missing

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office jumped into action Friday after receiving a report of a missing 3-year-old child on McKowns Mountain Road.  In a case of all’s-well-that-ends-well, the boy and his dog were found exploring a dry More...

Local News

AWARDED GRANTS

The Cherokee County Community Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants to non-profit organizations at a reception Thursday, Oct. 26.  More...

West Nile virus prevention efforts appear to be effective

Since two cases of the West Nile virus were detected in Blacksburg last month, county leaders have worked hard to prevent additional infections.  Apparently, their hard work has paid off.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said th More...

Institute of Innovation receives grants totaling $600,000 for equipment

The Cherokee County School District has received $600,000 in grants and gifts towards equipment in the new Institute of Innovation (I2).  More...

Sports

AP Top 25 - Free Access

Notre Dame and Clemson climbed while Ohio State and Penn State tumbled out of the top 10, leaving the latest Associated Press college football poll looking a lot like the College Foo More...

Rodgers, Wildcats rally past Liberty

After spotting Liberty 10 points off special teams mistakes, Blacksburg rallied for a 24-17 playoff victory Friday to advance to the second round.  Liberty’s Michael Spruill recovered a blocked punt and returned it for a 7-0 lead just two More...

Gaffney wins as Easley as 1,2,3

Gaffney’s defense got off to the start it wanted Friday night. Then the offense started to roll. Up 13-0 at the break, the Indians scored on their first two possessions of the third quarter to beat the pesky No. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Sue and settle: Dead and buried

Whether you consider yourself pro-regulation, anti-regulation, or something in between, chances are you’re in favor of clear, open rules. Whatever the policy a particular government agency is following, it should be transparent to all, right? More...

STAR PARKER

Free the tax code from special interests

A big tax bill is all it takes to see how perverse and dysfunctional our government has become. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Delphia always made me feel welcome ... always

When I started dating Vici Fizer 34 years ago, we went to her mom and dad’s house for the dreaded “meet the parents” encounter. I can remember that evening quite vividly. Meet the parents. More...

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