Sheriff’s office asks public’s help in identifying burglar


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying the person responsible for several burglaries in Cherokee County.

Limestone to break ground on library and student center January 28


The ceremonial shovels are standing ready as Limestone College prepares for yet another monumental event on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., when a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the institution’s new multi-million-dollar library and student center. The dual-purpose building is being made possible as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program. Limestone’s Board […]

Retired 4-Star General, former Secretary of State Colin Powell will visit USC Upstate for Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series


Spartanburg, S.C. – Retired four-star U.S. Army General and American statesman Colin L. Powell will be the featured speaker at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s seventh annual Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 19, in the G.B. Hodge Center. Powell will speak on the theme of leadership, […]

Architectural renderings: Limestone College Library and Student Center

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Construction workers continue efforts to finish the roofs on eight steel-frame homes in the $52 million Cherokee County Veterans Nursing Home complex. The project will have 104 resident rooms to provide long-term nursing care for veterans. It is on track to open in the spring of 2021.

Arrest made quickly after store robbed

A robbery that occurred at about 9 a.m. Monday ended quickly with an arrest after an officer noticed a vehicle matching the description of the one used by the suspect. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office, 50-year-old Brian Mitchell Tucker was arrested for robbing a Dollar General store on Chesnee Highway with a handgun early Monday morning. The […]

New Tank Branch park gets a name

The city’s newest park has a name. At the recommendation of its Building and Grounds Committee, Gaffney City Council agreed to name the new park at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard the Tank Branch Community Park. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he’ll likely schedule a ceremony for the park sign’s unveiling. The park was funded through a grant from the […]

Warrants issued for suspect in shooting

Warrants were issued Monday for a man wanted in connection with a Saturday afternoon shooting. Police claim that Jake Dustin Morris fired four shots, with two of them striking the victim at Limestone Courts and H&K Food Mart on North Limestone Street just before 11 a.m. The victim fled to a residence on North Granard Street. According to Gaffney Police, […]

City scheduled to open pool project bids next week

Two local contractors are preparing proposals for next week’s public opening regarding the Irene Park Pool project. Citing a tight time window and the companies’ excellent track record of serving as the general contractor for city projects, Gaffney City Council went along with Gaffney Administrator James Taylor’s recommendation that the city seek RFPs from BWC Contracting and Sossamon Construction for […]