In local Cherokee County Little League football action, 1st and 2nd grade division, the Raiders defeated Bulldogs 12-0, Colts defeated Wildcats 26-0 and Bulldogs defeated Eagles 8-0 In the 3rd and 4th grade division, the Packers defeated Steelers 12- 0, Panthers defeated Bulldogs 34-0, 49ers defeated Wildcats 46-0 and the Rams defeated Bulldogs 7-0. In the 5th and 6th grade […]


Gaffney High and Granard Middle volleyball team members signed a poster and attended a Thursday, Sept. 21 Gaffney Middle volleyball game to show their support for their sister school. This followed a Limestone cheering incident at a Gaffney Middle-Boiling Springs Middle School game. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Innovation challenge contest invites students to showcase technology skills

South Carolina students can show off their technology skills and win prizes in a new Innovation Challenge contest announced Wednesday. IT-oLogy and the SC Department of Education are sponsoring a statewide technology competition for students in grades 3-12. IT-oLogy is a nonprofit group of companies and academic institutions formed in 2008 to to encourage young people to learn the skills […]

August housing starts decrease; still up for the year

The local housing market dipped a little in August. New housing starts fell from 19 in Aug. 2016 to 15 last month, according to the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County newsletter. For the year, though, the county is still up 25 percent over the same period last year with 85 new home starts through August as compared with 68 for […]

Council chair not happy

The Cherokee County Transportation Committee’s strategy for fixing deteriorating streets isn’t to the Cherokee County Council Chairman’s liking. During Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue’s update Monday to council on the committee’s most recent meeting, chairman Tim Spencer said the decision makers on the transportation committee aren’t accountable to the voters. Spencer then noted, unlike the appointed committee members, council members […]


NOTICE OF DELINQUENT TAX SALE OF THE CITY OF GAFFNEY WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY HALL LOCATED AT 201 NORTH LIMESTONE STREET, GAFFNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THE SALE WILL BE HELD OCTOBER 2, 2017 AT 10:00 AM. By virtue of certain tax executions issued by the City of Gaffney Treasurer and directed to the Tax Collector, has levied upon and […]

Indians drop out of media poll after loss

The latest South Carolina high school football state rankings are out and the Gaffney Indians have dropped out of the poll after their 17-13 loss at Northwestern, which dropped them to 2-3 on the season. Fort Dorchester remains the class of 5A receiving all 13 votes. South Pointe in Class 4A and Abbeville in Class 2A also picked up all […]


Todd Gallman pours batter onto a hot griddle while serving as a volunteer cook Friday at a Blacksburg High pancake supper. Proceeds will help Blacksburg High 9th- and 10th-grade students go on a college tour blitz in North Carolina and South Carolina in November. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Jones questions penalty calls

Gaffney coach claims 2 of 4 late flags were wrong calls by refs

Gaffney coach Dan Jones rarely criticizes game officials for controversial calls. But after watching a number of late calls go against his Gaffney Indians in a 17-13 loss at Northwestern this past Friday, Jones didn’t care. Of the four penalties on the Indians’ last drive of the game that started at the Northwestern 36, Jones said he disagreed with two […]

“Greatest grandparent of the year” and other contests at Piedmont Interstate Fair

The Piedmont Interstate Fair will once again open its games on October 9-15 to Spartanburg and surrounding counties for a week of fun contests, thrill rides, exhibit halls, animals and free musical entertainment. Below is a list and description of contests available for students to enter at the 71st annual Piedmont Interstate Fair: Scarecrow Contest – Open to all schools […]