SC governor touts lawmakers cooperation in budget vetoes


The final budget sends $67 million back in $50 checks to every income tax filer.

Statewide Red Flag Fire Alert in effect until further notice


  Outdoor burning discouraged because of weather conditions, elevated fire risk The South Carolina Forestry Commission is issuing a statewide Red Flag Fire Alert, effective immediately. The purpose of the alert is to discourage people from doing any outdoor burning when weather conditions present an elevated risk of wildfire. Weather forecasts for most of the state over the next three days […]

Memorial Day Videos

Graduation 2019 E-Edition

2019-05-29 E-Edition


At left, American Legion Post 109 Commander Gary Martin places a wreath at the War Memorial in honor of all Cherokeeans who were killed in action. The wreath-laying was part of the annual Memorial Day service held in Gaffney. Following that ceremony a replica watch tower at the Veterans Museum (top right photo) was dedicated to all who stood watch […]

New school superintendent hired

Sumter district administrator Dr. Dana Fall was the unanimous choice Tuesday evening to become the new Cherokee County school superintendent. Fall, 45, is in his fourth year serving as chief operations officer in the Sumter School District. He previously was principal at Sumter High, the fourth-largest high school in the state from 2011-2015. He has two honorable discharges from the […]

Gaffney, Blacksburg high grads will get diplomas Thursday

More than 500 Blacksburg and Gaffney High seniors will close a chapter in their lives Thursday on graduation day. Blacksburg will hold its graduation at 6 p.m. in its new football stadium. This will be the first event held in the school’s stadium, which was completed in April. Blacksburg High Principal Craig Bramlett confirmed late Tuesday that the graduation ceremony […]

Charlotte-to-Gaffney chase ends in arrest

A 28-year-old man was taken into custody following a Saturday evening police chase that began in Charlotte and ended with a collision on Interstate 85 in Gaffney. Kenneth Massey still was being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center as of Tuesday. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced it would be working to extradite Massey back to Charlotte to face numerous […]

Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry open new Gaffney office

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the newly constructed offices of Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry of Gaffney Thursday. The 8,000-square foot office is located at 111 North Gate Road in Gaffney and houses the two professional businesses in a condominium style arrangement, with the pediatric office on the left side, and the […]