Multi-million dollar entertainment center finally a done deal

It’s finally official. American Family Entertainment Center (AFEC)-Southeast has finalized negotiations to locate a multimillion dollar entertainment complex at a site owned by Prime Outlets-Gaffney, said Dave Kowert, AFEC-Southeast president. “It’s signed, sealed and delivered,” Kowert said Friday. “We are moving forward. We can start as fast as we get the construction people in place.” Charlotte-based Edifice will serve as […]

Obesity problem not confined to humans

It’s hard to keep track of the many weight management programs out there. But a weight loss plan offered by the Gaffney Animal Hospital is unique – it’s designed specifically for your pet. Veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Lester and her staff at the animal hospital at 1701 Old Georgia Hwy. advise that, like in humans, exercise and eating healthy are the […]

Weekend event has big ‘Impact’

Rebecca St. James and Barlow Girl got Impact weekend off to a rocking start Thursday evening for nearly 1,000 youths in the Gaffney High gym. The Christian rock artists are in the midst of a 40-city national tour in support of St. James’s album “If I Had the Chance to Tell You Something” and Barlow Girl’s album “Another Journal Entry.” […]

College group spends spring break on a mission

God worked in mysterious and exciting ways for Limestone College students on a mission trip to Brazil over spring break. The students painted the front of a Methodist church and put new lettering on the side of the structure in their college’s Limestone blue colors. Attendance at a Bible school grew from 15 to 150 youngsters over a 3-day period. […]

BHS seniors receive teaching fellowships

Two Blacksburg High seniors have received South Carolina teaching fellowships worth up to $24,000 in scholarship money over the next four years. Briana Bradley will be a Teaching Fellow at Winthrop University while Jamie Broome participates in the program at USC-Upstate. They are among 200 high school seniors awarded the fellowships based on their academics, school and community activities and […]


Search yields no clues to missing man

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office used a helicopter to search an area along Highway 29 where a missing man was last seen earlier this month. The family of Donnie Edward Pennington, 42, of 2211 Old Georgia Hwy., last saw him March 4 when he left his home to visit a friend. He began walking toward Cowpens on Highway 29 where […]

Adult Ed program receives awards

Cherokee County Adult Education was one of four programs in the state to receive the Palmetto Achievers award at a leadership conference in Hilton Head. Cherokee joined Berkeley, Charleston and Horry counties in being named a Palmetto Achiever. The award recognizes adult education programs which meet or exceed the state’s performance standards. In addition, the Cherokee County Adult Education program […]

Public hearing on consolidation planned for today

A public hearing on the proposed consolidation of local governments will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the community house at 103 S. Shelby St. in Blacksburg. Consolidation does not automatically mean combining all local governments into one group. The commission has the option of adopting a more narrow focus on specific issues such as combining government […]

Man arrested on two-year-old warrant

Police have apprehended a local man on a two-year-old warrant, according to the Gaffney Police Department. Detective Sgt. Christy Poole signed a warrant Feb. 20, 2004, charging Douglas Love, 20, of 1500 S. Petty St., Gaffney, with 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The warrant, which was served Saturday, accuses Love of engaging in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old […]