Cycling event’s popularity growing; latest races puts Gaffney ‘on the map’

If the organizers and sponsors of the Friday Night Fights bicycle race series wanted to put Gaffney on the proverbial map, all they had to do was look at where their winners came from on Friday night to see proof they are accomplishing their mission. Taking home the winner’s overall trophy in the beginner level was Ladson Walls, 14, of […]

April 22 fatal shooting outside convenience store

Accused man will claim self-defense

A 27-year-old Gaffney man charged with murder will claim he was acting in self-defense the night of an April 22 shooting, his lawyer said during a Friday morning bond hearing in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. Brian Lamar McGill, whose address is listed as Holmes Road, has been held at the Cherokee County Detention Center since his arrest April 23. […]


County council can get $100 per month

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer likes to personally keep tabs on the road conditions in his district. Spencer could be reimbursed as much as $100 a month to cover those travel expenses. The “travel allowance” appears in Sec. 13 of the budget and states, “council members be paid up to but not more than $100 per month in actual […]

Nuke plant license date gets pushed back to 2015

Duke Energy officials have pushed back the date when they expect to receive the construction and operation license for the Lee Nuclear Station planned for Cherokee County. Duke had expected to be awarded the permits from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2013. In an interview that appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal last week, newly elected Duke Energy President and […]


Council denies help for coroner in new budget

Cherokee County Council balked at an 11th hour attempt to give the county coroner some help. On final reading of the budget this past Monday, councilman Rufus Foster asked council to consider funding a second deputy coroner position in the coroner’s office. Silence followed, however, and the motion died for lack of a second. Council then proceeded to pass final […]

South Carolina gets dismal marks in Kids Count Data Book study

If the future is to be as bright for residents of the Palmetto State, plenty of work remains to be done. According to a recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book, the well-being for children in South Carolina remains low in comparison to other states, coming in at No. 45. The study examines how children […]

College’s new library inching closer to reality

A new $6 million library represents the greatest need Limestone College has in an ongoing capital campaign to support a 1,200 student enrollment on campus, president Dr. Walt Griffin said Wednesday. Griffin provided an update on the library project as part of an appearance by author Mary Alice Monroe on Wednesday at Limestone College. Monroe chose the college as the […]


A $20 carbon monoxide detector can save your life

Gaffney Fire Department officials are trying to raise public awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide as a result of the tragic carbon monoxide-related deaths of three people, including a young boy, at a Boone, N.C., hotel in recent weeks. Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano said his department has sent information about carbon monoxide to places with high occupancy, such as […]

Obama’s cluelessness displayed on the world stage

It’s as if President Obama believes he’s still in the faculty lounge at Harvard glamorizing leftist ideals, seemingly oblivious that he is actually president now and that his duties require him to work on truly pressing matters instead of fantasizing about Utopia. He is finally approaching the hot seat. Endless scandals are dogging his Teflon. The young voter demographic is […]