2019-05-15 E-Edition

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Mary Bramlett Elementary School students greet therapy dog Layla following a program Tuesday presented by Kristina Harris, who spoke about how therapy dogs can be used in school to increase reading and provide emotional support for students. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

The last days of Granard Middle are here

Granard Middle School will close at the end of the school year in a move school officials contend would save more than $600,000 in annual operational costs. School trustees voted 7-2 Monday to approve a 3-month timetable for merging Granard Middle students into Gaffney and Ewing middle schools for the 2019- 2020 school year Trustees J.J. Sarratt and Barry Bailey […]

Fundraising efforts cease because of splash pad uncertainty

Fundraising efforts to enlarge the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park have been put on hold. Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries said last year he expected to begin raising money soon for the planned park expansion on the former Irene Park pool property site. The expansion would include a splash pad and pavilion. Humphries estimated the cost of the […]

Three murder suspects go on trial this week

Trial began Tuesday morning in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for three men accused of being involved in an alleged ambush-style shooting that claimed the life of a 27-yearold Gaffney man. Franklin Pierre Dover, 33; Rajshun Bernard Foster, 32; and Terence Deon Studyvance, 38; are all charged with murder in connection with the June 22, 2014, slaying of Timothy Blair, […]

Mayor Jolly: ‘The swimming pool is not dead’

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly hopes to make a splash at Thursday’s Gaffney Building and Grounds Committee meeting with a proposal for a new public swimming pool. The committee is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. to discuss the construction and location of a splash pad. At Gaffney City Council’s most recent meeting, former Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith questioned council’s […]


In a nod to the popular “Game of Thrones” television show, the wording on top of a Limestone College graduate’s cap Friday reflects the reality many young people face in paying for a college education. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Investigation continues

Almost a week after a fatal accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard, City of Gaffney police are continuing their investigation into how the accident occurred. Assistant Chief Mike Segina confirmed police were trying to obtain security camera footage from businesses in the area of last Sunday night’s accident and had prepared search warrants as part of their efforts, but said […]


Runners of all ages, along with a few of their furry friends, enjoyed being doused in colored powder during the sixth annual Color Out Cancer 5K Saturday in downtown Gaffney. The event is held annually by the Cherokee Medical Center, and the money raised from the event benefits the American Cancer Society. To continue reading this article, log in or […]

Blacksburg High, I2 get new leaders

Blacksburg High School and Institute of Innovation will have new school bosses next year. Carol Gallman was named Blacksburg High principal to replace Craig Bramlett, who is retiring at the end of the year. Gallman spent seven years as Blacksburg High assistant principal before she briefly retired in June of 2018. A month after retirement, Gallman moved to the district […]