2019-06-17 E-Edition

Longtime county employee dies

Cherokee County personnel reacted in shock and sadness Friday after learning of the death of a well-respected coworker. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Friday afternoon that his office, along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, were involved in a joint investigation into the death of Gary Edward Parris, 64, of Holly Run Court, Spartanburg. Parris was pronounced dead at […]


The City of Gaffney celebrated Flag Day on Friday with live music and a flag retirement ceremony. Events kicked off at 6 p.m. with a special performance by the 282nd Fort Jackson Army Band brass ensemble at the amphitheater at Henry L. Jolly Park. During an intermission in the Army band’s performance, several city leaders enlisted the help of audience […]

Deputy fired after being arrested on assault charge

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office announced Saturday afternoon that one of its deputies was terminated following his arrest for the alleged assault of a woman. In a prepared statement, the office announced that deputies responded to Speedway Road at approximately 11 p.m. Friday in reference to an assault and that deputies spoke to a woman who said an off-duty […]

35-year-old Gaffney man drowns in Broad River

Using boats, aerial drones and multiple people on the ground, authorities and rescue crews scoured the Broad River on Friday after receiving a report of a man who went under the water. It was the second river search of the day for many of the rescue personnel. Authorities had been called to the Pacolet River near the Union County line […]

Gaffney native graduates from Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship

WEST POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lauren C. Brown, a native of Gaffney, S.C., graduated from the Baylor University-Keller Army Community Hospital Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship during a Friday, June 14, 2019, morning ceremony. The Baylor University-Keller Army Community Hospital Division 1 Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship is one of two accredited Sports PT Fellowships in the […]

Juvenile injured in dirt bike accident

A juvenile was flown for emergency medical treatment following a Friday evening accident on Morgan Drive in Gaffney. Lance Cpl. Justin Sutherland of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the juvenile was riding a Coleman dirt bike on private property when the juvenile crossed over Morgan Drive and was involved in a collision with a 2002 Dodge pickup truck that […]

Grassy Pond 3rd-graders compete in world finals

Grassy Pond Elementary third-graders were paired with a team from China while competing in the world Odyssey of the Mind finals in May. Grassy Pond students placed 2nd in their division in the state tournament and competed in the world finals May 22- 25 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Team members are Aubrey McLemore, Alyssa Goodenough, Makenna […]

Public hearing, third reading on city’s budget tonight

City residents will get their say on Gaffney City Council’s new fiscal year budget at today’s 6 p.m. special called meeting. A public hearing is scheduled before final reading of the $15.6 million budget. The public hearing and final reading of the budget are the only items on the agenda. The budget includes no tax increase but gives many city […]

County expected to give final OK to budget

Cherokee County Council Vice-Chairman Quay Little will approve final reading of the county’s new fiscal year budget at today’s special called meeting but that doesn’t mean that he likes every thing in it. Little said he’s still uncertain if the proposed leasing program for the county’s administrative fleet will be cost effective. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton claims the lease […]