District will open CTC project bids Wednesday

Cherokee Technology Center bids will be opened Wednesday as the district moves forward with site work and construction on the county’s new high school career center. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 14 for Cherokee Technology Center on the 12.63- acre site across the pond from the Harvey S. Peeler Academic Building on Spartanburg Community College’s Cherokee County branch campus. […]

Kevin Hart fans flock to get free tickets

A large crowd gathered at The Big E in Gaffney on Friday night in anticipation for comedian Kevin Hart’s standup routine-turned-documentary titled “Kevin Hart: What Now?”. The eager crowd arrived at the theater two hours before showtime to receive one of the 150 tickets being given away. Harry Ratchford, a Gaffney native, works as a screenwriter for Hart and purchased […]


A vehicle was destroyed in a late Friday afternoon fire on Clear Field Drive, although no injuries were reported.City of Gaffney Firefighters were called to the 100 block at 5:25 p.m. regarding a vehicle fire threatening a structure. Firefighters quickly arrived to find a Lexus engulfed in flames. The vehicle was far enough away from a home that no other […]

Bond denied in beating case

A Circuit Court Judge on Thursday denied bond for a 26-year-old Rutherfordton, N.C., man charged with attempted murder for his alleged role in the severe beating of another man in a field along Chesnee Highway. Matthew Bryant Martin, 26, whose address is listed in court records as Sandy Springs Road, was charged with attempted murder following a Cherokee County Sheriff’s […]

Quarter boys victorious

Twenty-eight Cherokee National ‘quarter boys’ beat the Cleveland County seniors 7.5 to 6.5 in a match played at Cherokee National. A rematch will be held Oct. 26 at River Bend.

YMCA set to begin athletic field construction

The Cherokee County Family YMCA announced the start of construction to build an athletic field. The athletic field will be constructed on five acres of land the YMCA purchased in 2009 for this purpose. Phase I of the project will consist of two baseball fields and the outfields will also serve as a soccer field. Phase II will complete the […]

Parson’s Pantry walk updated sponsor list

Send contributions to Parson’s Pantry, P.O. Box 777,Gaffney, SC, 29342John LearyKnolf JohnsFrank & Cheryl PutnamEvelyn RobbsLynn S. ClaryDanny & Doris WalkerDennis & Joy Jones – Jones Landscape & IrrigationRobert & Elizabeth WilsonRobert & Joyce CrockerGary & Diane GarberRev. Wofford & Catherine CaughmanTommy & Vickie PhillipsPeggy HillKeith Hill – E&K Used CarsLinda L. HugheyRev. Sidney NortonCharles & Jo Ellen WilliamsStephen L. […]

Job fair scheduled for Tuesday

SC Works-Upstate and SC Vocational Rehabilitation will host an upstate job fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Broad River Electric Facility in Gaffney from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans and Preferred Pass holders may enter at 9 a.m. The doors will open to the general public at 11a.m. The event is sponsored by Human Technologies Inc. and Phillips […]


Indeed, we need everyday heroes

Events of the past couple of weeks have been nothing short of draining. The tragic shootings in Townville tugged even more at South Carolinians’ hearts when news came that 6-year-old Jacob Hall had died. Then, residents, including the Piedmont and Upstate, were on edge as news came that Hurricane Matthew was approaching and would likely have a significant impact on […]


Still voting for Trump; must defeat Clinton

Each passing day, this presidential election becomes more distasteful, but that doesn’t relieve me of my duty to do what I believe is right. During the primaries, there were 17 GOP candidates, and I chose the one I believed would be the best for America. Now my realistic choices have been narrowed to two candidates — Donald Trump and Hillary […]