Project at mill site moves forward

Former Milliken plant location will be home of new government center

Cherokee County Council on Monday took the final step in readying the old Milliken “big mill” property for future development. By a unanimous vote, council awarded D. Burns Contractors the contract to demolish and grind the foundation of the former Milliken textile plant. Burns Contracting submitted the low bid of $8.55 a ton, The contract is capped at $94,050 or […]

Consignment shops experiencing greater influx of customers

As America digs its way out of its current recession, consumers continue their pursuit of the bargains. Once struggling to get customers to walk through their doors, consignment shops are now benefiting from the nation’s economic downturn. Offering customers designer clothes and other items at reasonable prices, the shops are seeing a steady increase in visitors. “In today’s economy people […]

Property appraisal appeals process nearing an end

Soon property owners unhappy with their property assessments won’t have county tax assessor officials to kick around anymore. Cherokee County Tax Assessor Rob Weaver said his office has reviewed about 70 percent of the appeals filed by county property owners who want their reassessments lowered. “We are definitely making progress,” Weaver said. Once the appeal has been reviewed, the property […]

‘Cherokee County is our Jerusalem’

The days following the Fourth of July holiday are an active time for most families, with this time of year often reserved for vacations to travel destinations across the globe. Local resident Lauren Patterson’s family is no different, using the final weeks of July for some rest and relaxation in Georgia. However, instead of making the journey to the Peach […]

Former student found not guilty in bus incident

A 19-year-old city man admitted to a jury that he “mushed” a Cherokee County School District bus driver in the forehead two years ago and refused to comply with a school official’s commands to leave the school bus. But he claimed he wasn’t the one who started the dispute, which resulted in his arrest on a charge of assault and […]

Co-op members save $14,870 by using ‘Connections Card’

Members of Broad River Electric Cooperative continue to save thousands of dollars with their Co-op Connections Cards. Local members have doubled their savings in the past with $6,850.26 in prescription discounts during the month of June alone. That brings the tally of total savings on pharmaceuticals to $14,870.52. Broad River Electric Cooperative introduced the Co-op Connections program in April and […]

Special election set for Tuesday, July 28

Voters return to the polls July 28 for a rare special election to fill a vacancy on the Cherokee County School Board. Robin Duncan Harper, Joe Craig and Jerry Ruppe are the three candidates seeking to replace former school trustee Jamie Martin as the District 6 representative. Martin served one year before he resigned from the school board in May, […]

Thomas rolls into Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

BRYSON CITY, N.C. – Thomas, the beloved and courageous storybook engine, is set to roll into the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad July 24-28 and July 30-Aug. 2 for the Day Out With Thomas™ 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour. This fun-filled event offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas […]

Summer Festival offers last chance to celebrate

Before summer vacation ends and another school year commences, the Town of Chesnee will give residents and visitors one last chance to celebrate with its Summer Festival, which begins Saturday. The first in a few years for the municipality, the all-day event will feature a number of entertaining events for children and adults, including inflatable jumphouses, a water slide, a […]