Deputy is top grad

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office newest deputy not only rose from the ranks of the sheriff’s office reserves, he also rose to the top of his class. During graduation ceremonies at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy last Friday, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matthew Earls was presented with the J.P. Strom Award as the top graduate in the most […]

Popular Baker Boulevard restaurant will relocate while new facility is being built

You don’t often hear about a restaurant moving from a bustling city location to a less-traveled area, but that’s what Pete’s of Gaffney will do. For a while, at least. The popular restaurant will relocate to the former Shrimp Boat building on Limestone Street near Upstate Carolina Medical Center until the existing Pete’s is razed and construction of a new […]

Teens survive wreck

Two young men survived a scary wreck early Monday morning on Corinth Road during which one of them was ejected from their vehicle. The Regional One air ambulance landed at Corinth Elementary School to take one of the boys for treatment, but plans to shuttle the boy by air were scuttled when emergency workers determined the 16-year-old was too big […]

Gunshots fired into church van

Crime has struck another Gaffney religious organization, making it a tough month for those who abide by the 10 Commandments. The latest religious organization to become a victim was the Bethesda Presbyterian Church on Hetty Hill Street, according to a report at the Gaffney Police Department. Sometime between noon Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. Oct. 19, police said someone fired […]

State budget cuts will impact college’s Cherokee County branch

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) expects to lose $230,000 in state funding this fall for the branch campus it opened in Gaffney last year. Deep cuts were made in college budgets Tuesday when the General Assembly sliced $488 million from a state spending plan that has run low on cash since it took effect July 1. Spartanburg Community College serves about […]

Firefighters have close call on 1-85

Gaffney Fire Department members luckily escaped any injuries during a close call late Friday while responding to a wreck on Interstate 85. While firefighters were stopped on the side of the interstate near the 91 Mile Marker to assist a motorist whose truck and U-haul trailer had slid off the roadway, an oncoming tractortrailer towing a double trailer jackknifed as […]

Investigating armed robbery

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred near 1st Street and 1st Avenue on Oct. 18. According to a police report, a 36-year-old man was walking in the area when an unknown subject brandished a black semi-automatic gun and forced the victim to his knees. Another subject then put a knife to the man’s neck as […]

Study shows environmental center will create 342 jobs

Recently, Waste Management, Inc., made public a study conducted by Miley, Gallo & Associates, LLC, about the economic impact of its proposed 3Cycle Environmental Management Center for Cherokee County. The study found that the development and continued operation of 3Cycle would create a total of 342 jobs for Cherokee County. The study also found that the economic impact of these […]

Crews remove trash

South Carolina Department of Transportation maintenance crews removed 2,170 pounds of trash from along 25 miles of highways in Cherokee County during the agency’s annual Public Lands fall cleanup. The event is held to help ensure travelers can enjoy the beauty of South Carolina without the unsightliness of litter. SCDOT Cherokee County Resident Maintenance Engineer Stephen Ellis reported that a […]

Completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Courtney B. Pearson, daughter of Wendy R. and Eugene Pearson of Blacksburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Pearson 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. […]