2019-06-21 E-Edition

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Much of site work completed; footings for community center should be poured soon

The Cherokee County veterans nursing home is starting to take shape. Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries said activity is moving at a whirlwind pace on the 58-acre site near Hampshire Drive. “Things are moving well,” Humphries said. “They have done a lot of work for the month or so they’ve been out there.” Sossamon Construction is the project’s […]

Irene Park pool idea not sitting well with veterans

Local veterans want to throw cold water on the city’s plan to build a new swimming pool at the Irene Park site. Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries said many veterans have expressed to him their unhappiness with the city’s plan to spend $1.5 million to build a swimming pool and splash pad adjacent to the Cherokee County Veterans […]


Two people were taken to Cherokee Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries following a Wednesday morning accident on Lockhart Lane in which a sport utility vehicle overturned. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block at 11:56 a.m. but the occupants of the vehicle were already out and being tended to by Upstate Carolina EMS personnel. […]

Exhaust fan cause of fire

The American Red Cross was called to assist the residents of a Gaffney apartment with immediate needs after a Wednesday evening fire resulted in their temporary displacement. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to Redwood Circle at approximately 7:40 p.m. regarding a report of a possible fire after witnesses saw smoke coming from the top of an apartment building. Fire […]

Teen mugged at city park

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate after a teen reported being assaulted and robbed at a city park. According to an incident report, the victim in the case said he was at the city-owned skate park in the 300 block of West Montgomery Street at approximately 7 p.m. June 15 when he went to use the restroom. As […]

County looking at dog ordinance

Responding to outrage on social media over the mistreatment of dogs, Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer wants the county to enact an ordinance that outlaws chains around dogs’ necks. Spencer instructed Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton to begin work on an ordinance that’s similar to the ones approved by Anderson and York counties. Greenville County Council also has passed […]


A financial assistance fund has been set up for Gladys Ziegelheafer, who had a medical emergency while on cruise with her family. Gladys is the mother Brian, the director of BGEN. Her treatment is not cheap, and her insurance isn’t looking like it’s is going to cover since it’s international. Donations can be mailed to: Jennifer Ruppe, Attn: Zigs, PO […]

Police arrest man in church parking lot they believe led them on high-speed chase

A 28-year-old York County man was charges with failure to stop for a blue light and other traffic offenses following a high-speed chase that went through Blacksburg on Monday. Detrick Lamar Whitney Taylor, who has a Brattonsville Road, Mc- Connells, address listed in online court records, allegedly was behind the wheel of a gold-colored 2000 Honda Accord with two passengers […]


Stolen vehicle located submerged in Pacolet River

A vehicle stolen from a Pacolet property was found abandoned and submerged in the Pacolet River on June 14. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office, deputies were called to a boat ramp on the Pacolet River in the 500 block of Skull Shoals Road early June 14 regarding a report of a vehicle in the water. The vehicle […]