Gordon shoots 63 to help Clemson to fourth place finish

Gaffney’s Zack Gordon shot a first round eight under par 63 to help the Clemson Tigers golf team to a fourth place finish out of 20 teams at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii on Sunday. Clemson shot a 13-under par 271 in the final round to move from seventh place to fourth place on the final day in […]

School district to release air quality test results Nov. 12


Cherokee County School District wishes to provide full transparency in response to the recent allegations made on social media by a concerned citizen that there are potential environmental concerns in our school buildings. This concerned citizen has requested to address the Cherokee County School District Board of Trustees regarding his concerns and will be provided that opportunity at the next […]


BOOK OR TREAT — Cherokee County School District teacher forum members distributed books and candy to trick-or-treaters Thursday

GHS student finalist in writing contest

Gaffney High junior Matthew Goins gives his ideas on how to make the state better in an essay published in a new anthology by the University of South Carolina Press. Goins is one of 12 juniors selected as finalists in the fifth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest. About 200 students statewide entered the contest, with 40 chosen as […]

Beechler running as write-in

I Rachelle M. Beechler am a native of Cherokee County and I am running for Cherokee County Coroner’s position. I am a graduate of Blacksburg High School, I attended the University of South Carolina’s nursing program, Converse College where I completed my Bachelors of Science Degree and Indiana University where I completed my Histology and PA training as a Pathologist […]

Blacksburg receives another grant for new park; total now at $758,000

Blacksburg was awarded a $25,000 hometown economic development grant earmarked for adding a trail head for the historic Overmountain Victory Trail to its new recreation park. Blacksburg is one of 13 cities and towns to receive grants Oct. 29 from the Municipal Association of South Carolina. The grant program was created in 2016 to support economic development projects in towns […]

Norman seeking re-election to House

Great things have happened to our nation over the last year and a half. Thanks to Republican tax reform, the average American family will save over $2,900 in taxes this year. Job openings are now at a record high and wages are up. Meanwhile, unemployment is now at a 50-year low, our military has received its first pay raise in […]

Gas prices are falling in Carolinas


“If the crude oil market remains steady, gas prices are likely to continue to fall in the near future.”

Today in History


  Today is Monday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2018. There are 56 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 1968, Republican Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Democratic Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C. Wallace. On this date: In 1605, the “Gunpowder Plot” failed as Guy Fawkes […]

U.S. president in Netflix series laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery


R.I.P. Frank Underwood. And Gaffney’s Oakland Cemetery has the gravestone to prove it. Underwood, the ruthless politician who rose from House Majority Whip to president of the United States through treachery, deception and murder in Netflix’s hit series House of Cards, now calls Oakland Cemetery his eternal resting place. Gaffney is Underwood’s hometown in the show. The series’ sixth and […]