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Street to Gaffney High will be closed when school starts

Parents and students will have all sorts of new information to assimilate when school starts Monday. One big piece of the puzzle will be finding out how to get to Gaffney High School, as the Hwy. 105 construction project brings a road closure at Huntington Drive beginning today. “The Huntington Drive intersection with Hyatt Street will be closed beginning Aug. […]

Trustees mull simpler form to evaluate district boss

A Cherokee County School Board committee has finalized its criteria for rating Superintendent Dr. Bill James on Tuesday. “The form you’ve been given is just one example of a way to evaluate the superintendent,” said Ken Darr, a school board attorney who presented a new form to the Superintendent Evaluation Committee on Wednesday. There are many processes out there that […]


Sizemore, Holmes ready to start careers

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a 2part series on new teachers in Cherokee County.) While debates rage about test scores, tax increases, funding issues and pay scales, new teachers in Cherokee County are going to be getting down to business Monday. When they do, Holly Sizemore and Cyndi Holmes will be among them for their own first bell […]

Popular feature returns Aug. 29

With August drawing to a close and fall right around the corner, Cherokee County will once again be stricken with football fever. High school teams return to action a week from tonight, but speculation is already rampant about which teams will finish where in the If you’re pretty good at handicapping the games, you have the opportunity to cash in […]

Postal employee hopes she can ‘deliver’during audition to become USPS ambassador

Gaffney postal worker Laura Olson might soon have her 15 minutes of fame — and then some. “The post office is doing sort of a pilot program,” said Laura Olson as she doled out stamps and sorted envelopes at the U.S. Post Office in Gaffney on Thursday. “I tried out to become what’s called a postal ambassador. I won the […]

Housing starts down in July

The number of housing starts that were granted permits dipped in July compared to the same period a year ago. There were just four new homes in the county as compared with 12 in July 2004, according to the local home builders report. The average cost of the new homes fell from $126,607 in July 2004, to $118,305 in July […]

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Council sets consolidation deadline

Cherokee County Council has set a Sept. 15 deadline to appoint members to the Consolidated Government Charter Commission. The 18-member commission has 12 months to study the issue and report its findings. According to a letter from Cherokee County Council Chairman Hoke Parris, the county will appoint six members, Gaffney can appoint four while the Town of Blacksburg is allowed […]

Asbury United Methodist to hold its homecoming events Sunday

Asbury United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Aug. 21. Homecoming services will begin at noon with former pastor Rev. David Clyburn preaching. Dinner will be served following the service. After dinner special music will be performed by The Living Water Band. Asbury United Methodist Church is located at 467 Asbury Road, (Route 211), Gaffney.


Reunions ¦ Descendants of the late Robert McCraw Bratton and Lucinda Alexander Bratton will have their annual reunion Sunday, Aug. 21, in the fellowship hall of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Hickory Grove. The reunion begins after church or at approximately 1 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch. For more information, call 803233-4893 or 803-603-6170. Church events ¦ Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion […]