Fraud, identity theft complaints increasing

But chance of being taken advantage here lower than in other states

South Carolina is far from the worst state to live in when it comes to your chances of being ripped off by fraud or identity theft. But no matter where you live, federal officials are warning that such problems are getting worse. The Consumer Sentinel Network, a clearinghouse of nationwide fraud data set up by the Federal Trade Commission, documented […]

School district waiting on details on stimulus money

Nearly $4 million could flow into Cherokee County school coffers from federal stimulus money to help local schools deal with recent budget shortfalls. Preliminary estimates are the Cherokee County School District could receive $3,937,000 in grants for federal Title 1 and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education) programs, according to information on the state Department of Education Web site. Title 1 […]


Panel discusses similarities

It’s not your typical four-letter word, but the word “race” sometimes sends a chill down the spine similar to an expletive being broadcast on network television. Defined in the dictionary as “a group of people united or classified together on the basis of a common history,” local religious, civic and political leaders met last week at Limestone College to show […]

Students will have to make up missed days

Cherokee County students won’t miss any class time from this week’s snow vacation. The district has three snow makeup days available in the school calendar specifically for time students miss because of inclement weather. Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Bill James said the district will use the days to make up for school closings this week. With seven schools still without […]

City crews get high marks from administrator

City Administrator James Taylor gave city public works crews passing grades in response to the heavy snowfall. “I don’t know if you’re ever 100 percent satisfied,” Taylor said. “But given the circumstances, we did the best we could.” Those circumstances included the decision to take the snow plows off the main thoroughfares to clear paths for emergency vehicles. “We needed […]

Robbery reported

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a strongarm robbery reported Feb. 27 on Marion Avenue. According to a police report, a 31-year-old city woman was approached by a man wearing a ski mask at about 11:30 a.m. The man grabbed the woman’s wrist and took $10 from her. Police said the woman knew her attacker and that the robber dropped […]


Let’s make waffles

Not limited to breakfast, waffles can be served for lunch, supper, dessert

Is it a waffle iron, waffle maker or waffler? Whatever you call it, it’s time to dig yours out from the back of the cabinet and dust it off. “Pulling out the waffle iron signals something fun and festive for the whole family,” said Linda Carman, Martha White® baking expert “And waffles are amazingly versatile. We usually think about them […]