Campo Giorno 2017

Northwest retains Campo Giorno title

Northwest Elementary repeated as Campo Giorno champion in a year-long competition spotlighting academic and athletic excellence in local schools. Northwest was the overall winner and won the academic title after it earned the highest point total for student achievements during the 2016-2017 school year. Alma Elementary won an athletic field day competition held Thursday at The Reservation at Gaffney High. […]

Miniature golf tourney open to everyone

The Doomed Temple miniature golf course will offer an inviting target May 13 for people eager to show off their golf skills and help make Cherokee County a better place to live. Two-player teams can tee off at the first Big E KNOW(2) Putt Putt Classic tournament anytime from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the entertainment complex on 1100 […]


Like he has done every year since 2011, Pastor Ron Griffith, a local evangelist, put on a crown of thorns and carried a cross through Gaffney on Friday to remind everyone of the meaning of Easter. Griffith started his journey on Beech Street and he walked along West Floyd Baker Boulevard to Peachoid Road before turning around for the return […]

Things are gonna get messy April 29

Color run to benefit American Cancer Society

For a few hours April 29, you can feel like a kid again and get messy in a color run at Gaffney High. The 5K run and fun walk will take place from 3 until 9 p.m. and is organized by the Cherokee County Junior Ambassadors service club. Since wet paint and running don’t mix, racers will get splattered with […]

Town council seeking to solve trashy situation

Excessive trash and garbage around mobile home parks and apartments have led Blacksburg town officials to consider tougher rules against dumping. Blacksburg currently has 12 mobile home parks and seven apartment complexes. Town Administrator Charlene Carter said the town continues to have issues with trash piling up around mobile homes and apartments. “We have received numerous complaints about abandoned containers […]

City weighing options on road that has been closed

The road ahead is unclear for Sherwood Road residents. The road near Oakland Cemetery and Thompson Street has been closed for more than a year because of a collapsed stormwater drain. City officials said they need more cost estimates before making a decision to permanently close or make the necessary repairs to reopen it. At a recent Gaffney Building and […]


Big government: No friend of the poor

When you’re a conservative, you have to develop a thick skin. You get used to hearing how heartless you are. How devoid of compassion. And why? Because you don’t automatically support every government program that purports to help poor people. Why, you conservatives must hate poor people! For our liberal friends, life is simple. “Hey, here’s a social problem,” they’ll […]


Want more civility? Try less power

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now-deceased Justice Antonin Scalia (posthumously) received the seventh annual Award for Civility in Public Life from Allegheny College. Every year since 2011, Allegheny College has recognized two individuals whose conduct — often toward each other — displays the kind of respect and courtesy that should be a hallmark of political […]


There’s nothing to be afraid of, right?

“Are you chewing tobacco?” Our group was getting ready to tee off on Number 10 a couple of Saturdays ago when Becky looked at me and asked that question. “What are you talking about?” I answered. “You’ve got your tongue down in your lower lip like you’ve got snuff or something in there.” She was right. I was standing there […]