Feds join investigation

Residents warned to watch for mail theft

City of Gaffney police are warning residents to be extra careful with their mail in the wake of a rash of mail thefts in the region. Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said in a prepared release Tuesday that detectives from the City of Gaffney and surrounding cities and counties, along with federal authorities from both the U.S. Post Office and […]


Siren test takes on new urgency in wake of last week’s deadly twisters

Though it occurred a little later than planned in Cherokee County, a statewide test of the tornado warning system appeared to have gone off without a hitch locally. Anyone who hadn’t heard the advanced notice of the test could have been caught off guard by the 3-minute, continuous blast of the sirens located at the county’s fire stations, which are […]



ONLINE POLL RESULTS Do you think high school students should be required to stay in school in order to get and keep a driver’s license? YES: 84 percent (332 votes)NO: 16 percent (65 votes) TOTAL vOTES: 397 THE NEw QUESTION A bill requiring every shop in South Carolina to open their restrooms to the public is up for debate by […]

Cherokee’s two national parks pump millions into local economy

A historical journey through our nation’s early history may be the reason most pay a visit to national parks such as Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain National Military Park. While the story of how patriot soldiers overcame the odds to quell the British at both locations, few are given an understanding of how the two battlefields continue contributing to […]

SCC holding open house

Spartanburg Community College’s (SCC) Cherokee County Campus in Gaffney will host a free open house drop-in on Saturday, March 10, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. Academic Building. The event is open to anyone in the community interested in attending SCC. Attendees will learn about the admissions and financial aid processes and receive […]


Mary Bramlett students ‘go to class’ in Baltimore

The fun, wacky rhymes from Dr. Seuss provided a playful technology scene Friday to connect thirdgrade classes from Mary Bramlett Elementary and Maryland. Students from Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology in Baltimore performed a dramatic reading of the Dr. Seuss book “The Lorax” for a Skype technology project with Mary Bramlett third-grade teacher Renee Hill. The classes worked […]

SC Teacher of the Year challenges local educators

South Carolina Teacher of the Year Patti Tate shared her vision last Tuesday evening on how the top teachers in Cherokee County can open windows for learning in their classrooms. Tate, a Gaffney native, was the featured speaker for a teacher forum program held at Gaffney High. The program began this year through the efforts of leadership team members and […]