Immediately eligible: NCAA on verge of transfer rule change


By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Whether it is the start of free agency in college sports or simply the fair thing to finally do for the athletes, the NCAA is about to make a monumental change to its transfer rules. The Division I Council meets Wednesday and Thursday, and the agenda includes voting on a proposal that […]

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office seeks help in locating teenage runaway


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding a teenager who went missing on April 12. Klhoie McKenzie Mayes, 16, was last seen on Monday, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller. Her parents stated she snuck out the backdoor of her home in Concord Heights Community with a basket of clothes and her diabetic medicine just after midnight. Deputies […]

2021-04-14 E-Edition

Consolidation proceeding; resident’s request for meeting will be denied

Mobile unit complexes arrived at three county schools this week as the Cherokee County School District moves forward with school consolidation plans next school year. Bulldozers finished grading work Monday morning near the B.D. Lee Elementary playground, hours before trucks unloaded an eight classroom mobile complex. The school board approved a maximum $3 million financing agreement to place three mobile […]

Three Blacksburg employees earn more than $50,000 Administrator tops list

Blacksburg Town Administrator Dalton Pierce is one of three employees to earn more than $50,000 this year. Pierce will receive $72,100 in his first full year as town administrator. Blacksburg mayor Mike Patterson said Pierce received a $63,000 starting salary when he started work last October along with a $100 per month car allowance. Pierce lives in Cherokee County and […]

26-year-old dies in single-vehicle crash

A Gaffney man was killed in a single-vehicle collision Monday morning. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Landon Perry Seals, 26, of 343 Coyl Road. Seals was the driver and lone occupant of a 2003 Mercedes E500 traveling north on Draytonville Road at 8:04 a.m. South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller said Seals ran off […]


Q. I’m wondering if you could check into why the Duke Power boat access ramp has not been in operation for 3 years. It is the Pick Hill access off of 99 Island Rd. in Blacksburg. Last year Duke Power was supposedly working on the boat access but it is still not fixed and boaters are unable to put their […]

City’s dispatch policy at odds with county’s 911 guidelines

There were more than a few eyebrows raised from county officials when they learned the City of Gaffney failed to respond Thursday morning to a school bus accident less than a mile away from a fire department substation. According to a Cherokee County Department of Communications command log, a school bus was struck from the rear at Hyatt Street and […]


Lawrence and Brenda Allison of Gaffney will celebrate 60 years of marriage April 15. They are the parents of two children, Lawrence F. Allison of Gaffney and Laurinda Pennington of Blacksburg. The Allisons have three grandchildren, Allison Pennington of Charlotte, N.C., Andrew Pennington of Belmont, N.C., and Leandra Bright of Wellford, S.C., and a great-grandchild, Aubrey Bright. An anniversary celebration […]

Altrusa accepting applications for $500 scholarship

Altrusa International of Gaffney, SC, Inc. will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Cherokee County student. Students must plan to enroll in a program of human services, healthcare, or education leading to a bachelor’s degree. To apply for this scholarship, student must be from Cherokee County, send a letter to Altrusa International, Inc. of Gaffney which contains the following […]