Drivers trapped in trucks after head-on crash

A head-on collision Thursday morning between two pickup trucks on Cannon Campground Road resulted in two men being trapped inside their mangled vehicles. The accident occurred in the 6300 block at approximately 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Details, including the identities of the two drivers, were not immediately available from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, which investigated the collision. One driver was […]

13 plead guilty in federal court

Thirteen members of an alleged mail theft ring that operated in the Upstate, among them several residents of Cherokee County, entered guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court in Greenville, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina. In a prepared release, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said the 13 people all pleaded guilty to the charge of […]

New weather alert sirens will be tested Monday

City of Gaffney residents are being advised that the Gaffney Fire Department will be testing its new emergency warning siren system for the first time Feb. 25 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., according to Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano. After that initial test, the sirens will be tested on a monthly basis on the first Saturday of every month […]

Gun raffle ticket buyers to get refunds

Refunds are being offered for tickets purchased in a cancelled gun raffle held by the Blacksburg High Athletic Booster Club. The raffle was called off Tuesday evening following an athletic booster club meeting with superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore and Blacksburg High Principal Craig Bramlett. The club was organized by parents and volunteers last August with the mission of raising funds […]

College buys apartment complexes

Limestone College has purchased two apartment complexes near the campus to help relieve a shortage of student housing. Limestone has acquired the Cedars and Walton Ridge apartments on O’Neal Street for a total of $1.5 million, according to documents on file at the courthouse. The apartments will provide housing for 100 students this fall. The college has started a 5-year […]

District saves $1.2 million in interest

Southwest Securities saved local taxpayers nearly $1.2 million on interest costs for Cherokee County schools when it closed last week on refunding a 2005 school construction bond issue. Proceeds from the 1997 bond issue allowed the school district to build Gaffney High, three elementary schools and make renovations and additions to several county schools in the mid-1990s. The bond payments […]

Deal close to being done

The long-awaited land deal between the county and city might soon be finalized. Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said Tuesday that county officials are preparing the deed to the 3-acre site adjacent to the county’s new administration building. Earlier this month, Gaffney City Council authorized its administrator, James Taylor, to close on the property, which the city plans to convert into […]


City will hold long-range planning workshop in April

City officials have finalized the date and location but have yet to put the finishing touches on the agenda for their 2013 long-range planning workshop. Once again, Limestone College will host the event. This year’s workshop will take place April 4-5. City administrator James Taylor said he’s still awaiting confirmation from some of the scheduled speakers, however, a former Gaffney […]