Oregon 1st state to decriminalize possession of drugs


By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other drugs as a ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment that could lead to addiction […]

2021-02-01 E-Edition


After a lesson on fire safety, Gaffney High AVID senior Mya Dawkins was given a chance to use a fire extinguisher Friday to put out a fire under controlled conditions supervised by Institute of Innovation firefighter instructor Todd Gardner.

Third day added to vaccine clinic

A third day for COVID vaccinations for people in Phase 1a has been added to a clinic scheduled at the Cherokee County Health Department. In addition to Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6, vaccines will also be given on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 400 S. Logan Street. Several of those who have tried to get appointments have told The […]

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Occupation: Home Baker Hometown: Gaffney, SC Family: Husband Anthony Marshall, daughter Madison Paxton, Sons Asa and Gage Marshall Education: Full-time student for Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts Favorite book: The Bible Favorite movie: Gone with the Wind Favorite song: Nail It To The Cross Favorite entertainer: Jeremy Camp Favorite food: Everything, especially steak and salad Hobbies: Stay at home mom […]

County to discuss changes to tax split with school district

Cherokee County Council appears open to giving the school district a greater share of the fee-in-lieu tax stream – and it could happen at today’s council meeting. After taking 15% off the top for an infrastructure development fund and giving another 1% to Spartanburg County, the Cherokee County School District receives 30% and the county gets 70% of the fee-in-lieu […]

County gathering airport info

Last month, Cherokee County Council instructed its staff to enter a contract with W.K. Dickson Co. to assist in an airport site selection and approval process. County officials are putting in time, too, on the airport, which was identified as one of the most frequent responses in the planning study dubbed “Cherokee County 2037: A Clear Vision.” Cherokee, Calhoun and […]

Students learning life skills in AVID course


The powerful scent of cinnamon passed through the air Friday as plates filled with cream cheese bar desserts baked in ovens in a culinary arts classroom. This mouthwatering dessert represented the first course in a introductory cooking lesson given by culinary arts instructor Katie Goodson. She also guided Gaffney High seniors in the process of preparing and cooking their own […]

Sale process of county’s spec building progressing

So far, so good. Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook said no issues have been discovered during the 60-day due diligence period that would scuttle the sale of the county’s spec building. Last month, the Cherokee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a letter of intent to sell the spec building to a […]