Women’s national soccer team players sue for equitable pay


Players for the U.S. women’s national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women’s World Cup in France. The players allege that they have been subject to ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination,” including […]

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown


Astronauts have not launched from Florida for eight years, and NASA is eager to end the drought and reduce its costly dependence on Russia for space station trips.

Trio charged in robbery of cell phone store

Three people were taken into custody Wednesday following the robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store that sent a worker to the hospital. According to the Gaffney Police Department, police were dispatched to Cricket Wireless in the 1400 block at 11:34 a.m. regarding a report of an armed robbery in progress. Police subsequently were advised the suspects […]


Cherokee County School Board members Kevin Phillips and Matt Davis serve breakfast Thursday to Granard Middle School students during the school’s observance of National School Breakfast Week.

Chamber announces 2019 award winners

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has announced its annual award winners for Business of the Year, Duke Energy’s Public Service, Spartanburg Community College’s Youth of the Year, Hall of Success and Hall of Fame. The awards identify individuals, companies, and/or organizations that contribute to the momentum of the local economy and will be presented at the Chamber’s annual awards […]

Teen pleads guilty in case of fatal shooting of girl, 8

A 19-year-old Gaffney man charged following a lengthy Gaffney Police Department investigation into an August 2017 shooting that claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to being an accessory after the fact to murder. Greyson Hughey, who was 18 at the time of his arrest last March, pled straight up to […]


Michael Guyton welds the metal lettering in place on the “College Park” sign that greets those entering the subdivision. The sign was destroyed a few weeks ago in a traffic accident. It was rebuilt and completed this week.

Sewer line work could begin soon

Work on the installation of a sewer line to the county’s newest industrial park could begin as early as May. Tri-County Utilities submitted the low bid of $721,383 to install a 2-mile sewer line at the 337-acre Axis 85 Industrial Park near Bommer Industries and Whelchel Road. Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin said three companies submitted […]

Duke scam costs man $500

A scam invoking the name of Duke Energy cost a local man more than $500, according to a March 4 report at the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office. The victim in the case, a resident of Fatima Drive, told deputies he recently received a telephone call from a man claiming to be a representative of Duke Energy. The caller convinced […]


Scam costs woman $2,000

A Gaffney woman reported the loss of more than $2,000 after falling victim to a sweepstakes scam. According to a Feb. 26 incident report at the Gaffney Police Department, a local woman received a call in early January from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House who informed her that she had won a car and $39,000. The victim […]