Limestone College holds memorial service for Va. Tech shooting victims

“We pray that you will grant each survivor the strength to face the days and weeks ahead. May the glimmers of light that have punctuated this darkness through the sacrifice of self and through the coming together of our nation and the world to grieve with them, shine forth to defeat the darkness and restore their hope and their faith […]

It really is a small world after all …

... just ask 'Bud'Humphries

Hand-carved miniature tractors and chuckwagons are in many nooks and crannies in the home of Herman “Bud” Humphries. A workshop behind the house is filled with a collection of fishing lures, wheelbarrows, boats and other assorted items. The retired carpenter has carved each model out of scrap wood left over from building projects. Humphries estimates he has finished 50 wooden […]

120 new jobs since fall of 2005

Business booming for maker of school bus window units

North America’s largest producer of school bus windows has dramatically increased its workforce since opening an assembly plant in Gaffney. SpectAL Industries of Granby, Canada, initially estimated it would employ between 30 and 50 workers at its local facility. But two major school bus orders in the Carolinas have led the company to increase its payroll by 120 since opening […]

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The fun starts bright and early Saturday

The fun starts bright and early Saturday The popular group iCande will be part of the musical lineup Saturday at the Iron City Festival. iCande is known for its “So Po” sound, otherwise known as Southern Pop with an edge. The group of four girls includes Blacksburg’s Alex Martin. The group will perform at noon on the stage facing West […]


Volunteers from the Standing Rock Solid Youth Ministers Association repair a roof on Anthony Street on Thursday morning as a community service project. Granard Middle School Principal Charles Wright helped arrange for the donation of roofing supplies for the project.

Committee to review budget requests

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he has begun reviewing budget requests submitted by supervisors. City council’s finance committee will review the requests at an April 25 workshop. “That’s when the department heads get to make their pitches,” Taylor said. A budget workshop with full council is scheduled for May 7. First reading of the proposed city budget is scheduled for […]

Councilman opposed to raising taxes

Cherokee County Councilman Bailey Humphries said he’s opposed to raising taxes to balance a projected shortfall in the proposed budget. Cherokee County Council could approve a 2.3-mill tax increase and eliminate nearly $200,000 from its capital budget to bridge a projected $516,000 shortfall in the proposed $18.4 million budget, under a spending plan summary presented this week by Cherokee County […]

City still accepting applications

The City of Gaffney has begun the process of hiring its next public works department director. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the city will accept applications until May 30 for the position, which became vacant last month with the sudden death of Sanny Wolfe. According to the job description, the next public works director must have a bachelor’s degree in […]

Church vandalized, cash stolen

Someone stole a jar containing $300 in cash from Hopewell Presbyterian Church between Sunday and Wednesday, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office states. The person(s) broke in a back door of the church at 1473 York Road and caused $4,000 in damages, the report states. Phone lines had been ripped from outside walls and a keyboard, Roland amplifier […]

Sex offenders register

The following sex offenders have registered their addresses with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office: – Cameron Brooks Phillips of 226 Triangle Road, Gaffney. – Jose Navarro Hernandez of 100 Ellis Ferry Road, Room 217, Gaffney. – Jeremy Wade Ellison of 326 Jackson St., Gaffney. – Nicky Hemphill of 1409 Old Georgia Hwy., Gaffney.