Trooper Albert earns law enforcement excellence award

A veteran S.C. Highway Patrol officer who recently returned from his second overseas deployment this decade as a National Guardsman was recognized for a lifetime of service as a police officer and a soldier, earning the 2008 Solicitor’s Award for Cherokee County Law Enforcement Excellence. The award was presented to Cpl. Bobby Joe Albert at 7th Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy’s […]

Guilty plea in 2006 murder case nets Gaffney man life sentence

A 30-year-old Gaffney man accused of participating in the kidnapping and executionstyle slaying of a local college student pleaded guilty to felony murder Tuesday morning just as his jury trial was about to begin in Richmond County, Ga. The plea resulted in a sentence of life in prison for Kelly Roberts, 30, but also the possibility that he could be […]

Shelter focus of committee discussions

Local veterinarians will be asked to continue handling euthanizations at the consolidated city/county animal shelter pending the results of a recent state investigation. Interim animal shelter director Mike Vassey has contacted the four local veterinarians to get price quotes and determine their interest in assisting the county with animal euthanizations. County council decided this spring to hire a veterinarian to […]

Grant will bring water to Ninety-Nine Island Road area

The state Department of Commerce presented Cherokee County with a $428,000 federal grant Thursday to extend public water service to the Ninety-Nine Island Road area. The area is one of the few remaining places in the county where low-income residents do not have public water access. Since 2006, Cherokee County has worked with the Appalachian Council of Governments to connect […]

Rack Room Shoes teams with ‘Shoes That Fit’ to give back to local communities

With 18.5 percent of all children in the United States living below the federal poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, many families have to choose between food and clothing. Seeing the tremendous need facing the nation, Rack Room Shoes, one of the largest shoe companies in the country, has now joined with Shoes That Fit to provide shoes […]

Locals to present ‘The Power of Love’ at Upstate Women’s Show

GREENVILLE- The first act of “The Power of Love,” a three-act modern-day play about the saga of the Callahan family and how they struggle with love, infidelity and trust issues and how they learn to rely on God in these troublesome times, will be presented at the Upstate Women’s Show on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11:30 a.m. The play was […]

Registrations now being accepted for Fall Classic Car Show

Registration is now underway for classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles to be entered into the annual Fall Classic Car Show at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. The event, scheduled for Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has continued to grow each year. More than 100 trophies will be presented this year. Trophies will be given for […]

County OKs first reading of Timken deal

Cherokee County Council has approved first reading of a new inducement agreement for The Timken Company in Gaffney. The agreement would grant tax breaks for the plant that manufactures tapered roller bearings and would continue a 10-year fee-in-lieu tax agreement that is about to expire. County council is considering a resolution for Timken to pay a 6 percent fee-in-lieu. Without […]


Gift will be used to modernize classrooms

A special gift will allow Village School of Gaffney students to benefit from electronic whiteboards that are becoming standard in today’s modern classroom. The Clint Hamrick Memorial Fund has donated money so eight classrooms in the private Christian school will receive an electronic whiteboard. These touch-sensitive devices allow teachers and students to work with graphics, maps and education materials on […]