City OKs measure to refinance BPW debt despite councilman’s misgiving about street light rates

This time, there was no harsh words or criticism between Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith and Gaffney Board of Public Works officials. Without debate, city council, meeting in special session Monday, approved an ordinance to refinance some of the utility’s debt. When the matter was discussed on two other occasions, Smith criticized the utility for what he claims are exorbitant […]


City moving ahead with renovation of old post office despite increased cost

Building will become visitors and visual arts center

Gaffney City Council wasted no time Monday in moving forward with the first phase of renovations to its former post office building. Plans call for the city to transform the structure into a new visitors center and visual arts center. Phase one of the project includes reroofing the structure, asbestos abatement and the removal of metal shelving in the building. […]


More than 1,000 unhappy property owners appeal reassessments

More than 1,000 county property owners are unhappy about their reassessments. As of Thursday morning, 1,033 appeals have been received by the county tax assessor’s office, according to county officials. Property owners who question their reassessment have until May 28 to file an appeal. Appeal forms can be picked up at the tax assessor’s office. Those forms can either be […]


A 35-year-old Gaffney man was arrested for failure to stop for a blue light and other offenses after he allegedly led City of Gaffney police officers on a car chase early April 13. According to a police report, an officer working radar near Old Georgia Highway and Hyatt Street clocked a white Lexus traveling 52 mph in a 35 […]

Free services will be offered at health fair

Limestone College’s annual health fair will be held in the Stephenson private banquet room on Monday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Limestone College Health Center, the Health Fair will offer free vision checks, consultations with local physicians, blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, massage therapy, chiropractic care, free spinal screening, an oxygen bar, free […]

School district considering administrator pay cuts rather than teacher layoffs

Cherokee County school administrators are prepared to do anything necessary to save teacher jobs, even if it means a temporary pay cut. A 5 percent salary cut for school principals and district office staff is among the options being considered in county schools under a series of worst-case budget scenarios. Administrators would take the proposed salary hit next school year […]

Limestone Theatre presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’

Play set for four performances April 23-25 in Fullerton Auditorium

The Limestone College Theatre Department will present its spring production of Ron Hutchinson’s comedy Moonlight and Magnolias April 23-25 in Fullerton Auditorium. The show begins at 7:30 each night with an additional matinee Saturday at 3. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for non-Limestone students with valid identification. Limestone College students, faculty, and staff are admitted free. Because of […]

Military displays and reenactments highlight Veterans Appreciation Day

American Legion Post 109 and the Cherokee County Veterans Museum will hold their annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Legion Hut and Veterans Museum in Irene Park. War Between the States reenactors are expected to attend to present live fire demonstrations with rifles and cannons along with other demonstrations of […]