11 cases in Cherokee County


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 1,105 new confirmed cases and 9 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 11 additional confirmed deaths and 7 new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 92,404 probable cases to 547, confirmed deaths to 1,721, and 72 probable deaths. Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.Confirmed and […]

2020-08-03 E-Edition

We’ve got the trophy…

Although it needs no recognition, a Twitter user by the name of Woody Whitehurst has drawn attention to Gaffney’s famous peach water tower recently. “Now that it’s officially the season, don’t forget that SC grows more peaches than Georgia. That’s why we have the trophy,” the tweet reads, accompanied by a photo of Gaffney’s own Peachoid water tower. Although Georgia […]

Candidate forums Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Candidates in the Tuesday, Aug. 11 election will be busy this week, with forums planed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Cherokee County GOP and Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a school board candidate forum August 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Gaffney High School auditorium. The public is invited. The forum will also be streamed on Facebook. The […]

Plan approved

Schools will open Aug. 24

Cherokee County School District reopening plan received approval Friday as the state Department of Education announced new measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. About 6,000 students will return to class Aug. 24 in county schools under a hybrid model where some students attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays. The remaining students will be taught by teachers in regular classrooms […]

History & Arts Museum renovation nears completion

The final touches are being added to the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum’s Montgomery Street Wing renovation project this week. The renovation includes 8,500 square feet in the oldest portions of the former Central Elementary School. Board members of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society were given a tour of the new spaces on Tuesday. The CHAPS Board was […]


Work continues in front of Limestone University’s Granberry Hall to construct an outdoor amphitheater to further enhance the student experience for the Saints who will return to campus in the coming weeks. The Granberry Hall amphitheater will provide a gathering place for student social interaction and studies, small concerts, and other events. The amphitheater will hold approximately 75 people with […]

Community grant comes at a time of great need for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels

Walmart strongly believes in giving back and Cherokee County Meals on Wheels is grateful for their support of organizations that improve communities where their customers and associates live and work. Meals On Wheels continues to be on the front lines of the COVID- 19 pandemic, serving a record number of Cherokee County citizens. Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is honored […]


Dr. and Mrs. Craig Stephen Karriker of Gaffney announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Davis, to Effie Caroline Kropp of Knoxville, Tenn. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher Kropp of Knoxville, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Jeurgen Kirk of Terra Haute, Ind., and the late Mr. and […]

Four with local ties die in plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP-LEDGER) — Seven people, including four with ties to Cherokee County, died Friday when two small airplanes collided in midair near the airport in Soldotna, a small community on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Alaska State Troopers said Alaskan state Rep. Gary Knopp, 67, of Kenai was the sole occupant of one plane. The other plane was flown by a […]