Police need your help in catching cash register thief


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office needs the community to help us identify the female seen in this picture.

The person in this picture is responsible for stealing cash from a register at Ingle’s on 3rd Street in Gaffney.

Man offers $10K for safe return of stolen dog named Bella


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is offering $10,000 for the safe return of his dog after someone stole his truck with the pet inside. The dog named Bella was inside Ben Brengle’s truck when it was stolen last week from outside a home improvement store in North Charleston, Brengle said in a phone interview. It was […]

NFL Playoffs Schedule


All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Buffalo at Houston, 4:35 p.m. (ESPN/ABC) Tennessee at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 5 Minnesota at New Orleans, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Seattle at Philadelphia, 4:40 p.m. (NBC) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Philadelphia, Seattle or Minnesota at San Francisco, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) Houston, Buffalo or Tennessee at Baltimore, 8:15 p.m […]

Pats to play in wild-card game, 49ers get NFC’s No. 1 seed


By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be playing in the postseason a week earlier than usual this year. The defending Super Bowl champs open the playoffs during wild-card weekend for the first time since 2009 after they lost 27-24 to Miami on Sunday and Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas […]

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Local woman’s Olympic dream closer to reality

Gaffney native Leah Fair is now one step closer to achieving her childhood dream of becoming an Olympic athlete. During a realitytype show that aired Sunday, Fair was selected to be a member of Team USA in the sport of skeleton. Fair is currently in the development program of the sport as she learns the skill and technique needed to […]

Dangerous intersection worries principal

The scene of numerous accidents at the intersection of Wilkinsville Highway and East Junior High Road have school officials concerned. Ewing Principal Denise Wooten said the locations poses a danger to students and parents who must navigate it during school days. “My faculty and students are very much effected by the accidents that happen there,” she said. Wooten said she […]

Leia improving after being rescued; will need knee surgery

Two weeks ago, a 10-month-old dog named Leia arrived at the animal shelter emaciated, covered in her own feces and barely able to walk or stand. For months, Leia had been kept in a crate that was much too small for her, which caused stress and damage to her kneecaps. The Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) took Leia into […]


Don and Margie Alexander of Blacksburg celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 26. The couple has three children, Terry Alexander (Tammy) of Hendersonville, Tenn., Donna Davis (Ricky) of Blacksburg, and the late Teresa Hughey; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Be alert for irritable drivers

The holidays might be the most cheerful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean everyone on the road is in the holiday spirit, as AAA Carolinas warns. As many people begin traveling, some of them, for whatever reason, might not be in the best of moods. The stress of traveling and the holiday season can lead to people becoming […]