Winds from weekend storm cause damage throughout county

More than a few people were left scratching their heads Monday as cleanup continued in the wake of a severe thunderstorm Saturday that left behind a trail of extremely isolated damage. An 80-foot oak tree that looked completely healthy was torn from the ground in the front yard of an Overbrook drive home Saturday evening, leaving a gaping hole where […]

Three vying for seat being vacated by Greene

Three political newcomers are running Aug. 12 for the right to replace Sandra Greene as the District 6 representative on the school board. School board terms are four years. Cherokee County School Board members receive a yearly salary of $5,000. The candidates in District 6 are Jamie Martin, Joe Craig and Marie Waters. One of them will replace Greene, who […]

Adidas coming to outlet mall

Prime Outlets – Gaffney announced Tuesday that adidas, known for its line of performance-oriented footwear and apparel, will open a 7,748 square foot location at Prime Outlets – Gaffney. The new store will open to shoppers this fall and will be located across from Nike Factory Store. The outlets said adidas is a name that stands for competence in all […]

BPW expenses exceed revenue

The Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) received a clean bill of financial health from a Spartanburg accounting firm during a meeting Tuesday. An audit conducted by McAbee, Talbert, Halliday & Co. found that expenses for the local service provider outpaced its revenues for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008. “It’s definitely good when you receive a clean financial […]

Nine more Upstate counties added to ‘extreme drought’ condition status

Cherokee County’s situation has not improved despite some recent rainfall. It now has some additional company, however. The state’s Drought Response Committee added nine more Upstate counties to the extreme drought category on Tuesday due to a persistent lack of rain in the region. Cherokee County along with four other counties (Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg) were declared in extreme […]

Armed robbers strike restaurant for second time

A South Granard Street restaurant has been held up at gunpoint for the second time in a month, according to a report from Gaffney Police. Two robbers entered the Sandwich Castle on Aug. 2 at about 5:40 a.m. with masks and guns and demanded money, police were told. A worker gave the robbers money from the cash register and the […]

Marketing group to meet

The Cherokee Marketing Alliance (CMA) will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, August 6, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in the Private Dining Room, starting at noon. This well established group of marketing and public relations professionals normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the hospital. The meeting is open to anyone in Cherokee County or the […]

Completes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Elizabeth D. Turner, a 2004 graduate of Chesnee High School, Chesnee, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Turner completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An […]


Schools announce orientation schedules

Blacksburg Primary will hold orientation Thursday, Aug. 14 for kindergarten (3K, 4K and 5K) and new students from 12-2 p.m. Orientation for first grade and second grade students is from 2-4 p.m. Grassy Pond Elementary will have an open house Thursday, August 14 in the school gym at the following times: 5K-2nd grade 5-6:30 p.m. 3rd-5th grade 6-7:30 p.m. . […]