The Big Sneeze: Climate change to make pollen season nastier


By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Climate change has already made allergy season longer and pollen counts higher, but you ain’t sneezed nothing yet. Climate scientists at the University of Michigan looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how much worse allergy season will likely get by the year 2100. It’s […]


  PUBLIC NOTICES 247028 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371 PC with the Probate Court of Cherokee County, the address of which is P. 0. Box 22, Gaffney, SC 29342 within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors Read more […]

Sweet 16 primer: All eyes on Peacocks after wild 1st weekend


By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Top seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Arizona are in. So is little Saint Peter’s, the giant killer and only the third No. 15 seed to make it this far in the NCAA Tournament. And Coach K’s farewell tour continues as he and his Duke Blue Devils made it to the Sweet 16, too. All eight […]

2022-03-21 E-Edition

Chamber has packed house for banquet

Keynote speaker Perry Tuttle delivers inspring message

Perry Tuttle’s keynote address at Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet probably wasn’t what most of the attendees expected. Yes, the former Clemson and NFL standout receiver touched on his football career and his Tiger teammate from Gaffney, Tim Childers or ‘Snow Top’ — Tuttle’s nickname for the white-haired Childers. His primary message, though, was about being kind and loving […]

Winners gracious in accepting awards

A NASA training officer, a board certified surgeon, a chef creating plant-based foods and a decorated military veteran were inducted into the Cherokee County Hall of Success Thursday night. Established in 2018, the Hall of Success recognizes Gaffney and Blacksburg high school graduates that have gone on to achieve success in their chosen field, and to show that a quality […]


Occupation: Relations Manager of 66 Farms, LLC/66 Farms CBD Superstore Hometown: Blacksburg Family: Husband Jason Sewell daughters Jacey Sewell, Chloe Harwick, Kelsi Sewell Education: Blacksburg High School Favorite Book: Twilight Saga Favorite Movie: The Karate Kid Favorite Song: La Grange Favorite Entertainer: Elvis Favorite Food: Japanese Hobbies: Playing with my grandsons Your Dream Car: Cadillac Escalade Cat Person or Dog […]


A Gaffney man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Thursday night. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as 63-year-old James Howard Higgins. The collision occurred at 7:50 p.m. on Baker Road when the pick-up truck being driven by Higgins was struck by a Jeep Patriot. “The Jeep crossed the center line, striking the truck in the driver’s side,” […]


The sun rose Friday over a low-hanging fog in the Cherokee Creek community.

City to discuss grants to local nonprofits

Gaffney City Council’s Committee of the Whole will hear several key reports at today’s 5:30 p.m. meeting. The committee, which includes all the council members, will hear Gaffney Administrator James Taylor’s report on local nonprofits’ applications for a piece of the city’s $6.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. The nonprofits had until 5 p.m. on March 1 to apply […]