South Carolina Democrats: Better if Sanders ‘got lost’


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this early primary, heavily Republican state say the visit isn’t wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month’s election. The state, home to the first-in-the-South presidential primaries, is accustomed to hosting candidates testing […]

Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech companies plunge


Investors fear that rising interest rates and growing expenses are going to erode company profits next year.

‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams into Florida


PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years. Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about […]

Community Health Fair

The Free Medical Clinic of Cherokee County is hosting a community health fair Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The clinic has partnered with Clemson University and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide general wellness exams, nutritional counseling, exercise tips and prize raffles. Event will be held at the Senior Centers of Cherokee County, 499 Read more […]

Limestone men’s soccer back in rankings


Following a one-week hiatus from the top-25 spotlight, the Limestone College men’s soccer team moved back into the national rankings as it checked in at No. 23 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division II National Poll that was released on Tuesday, October 9. Despite dropping three of four matches over a two-week span, including a 3-1 road loss to […]

S.C. Remains in a State of Emergency for Effects from Hurricane Florence, Potential Impact from Hurricane Michael


COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the state of South Carolina remains in a state of emergency due to continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Forecasters believe Hurricane Michael will weaken to a tropical storm after making landfall and should begin affecting the state Thursday. “We know that Hurricane Michael is going to […]

Today in History


  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2018. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office. On this date: In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy […]

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Time capsule marks transformation from old to new as officials celebrate official opening of new facility

The Cherokee County School District put a lid Monday on 50 years of career education excellence and buried the memories in a time capsule at its new Institute of Innovation. The time capsule was placed near the front entrance and was one of the final projects completed by high school students before they left Cherokee Technology Center in June. Weighing […]