2019-06-26 E-Edition

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A weather system that passed through Cherokee County on Monday evening brought heavy rainfall and the potential for damage from high wind speeds. Luckily, several officials said, it didn’t appear Cherokee County experienced the 70 mph wind speeds that were feared as severe thunderstorm warnings went out. Emergency management director Rick Peterson said there were several reports of fallen trees […]

One warrant issued, one pending in case of stolen checks

A City of Gaffney police detective signed warrants against one man, and planned to seek warrants against a second, following investigations into separate Friday afternoon incidents in which a local businessman’s stolen checks allegedly were presented at area banks by three different people. Det. Sgt. Brian Blanton said he has signed warrants charging William Christopher Adams, 36, of Iva, with […]

Humphries: Pool complaints should be taken to city council members

Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries has a message for veterans who are unhappy with the city’s plan to build a pool adjacent to the veterans appreciation park — talk to your Gaffney City Council member. Humphries said that’s the only option since the veterans no longer control the property planned for the pool. Humphries said last week that […]

70% of BPW employees are paid more than $50,000 a year

Vehicles, car expenses, bonuses among perks

Both the city and county governments recently took steps to keep productive employees by boosting their pay. The Gaffney Board of Public Works didn’t have to do that because its employees are already well-compensated. According to information provided by the public utility, 57, or nearly 70 percent of the Gaffney Board of Public Works’ 82 full-time employees, will take home […]

South Carolina’s economy is ‘showing some muscle’

Although there was at least one sign of caution in the numbers, South Carolina saw its unemployment rise in May as more people began searching for work in a still-growing job market. The number of people counted as working in South Carolina grew by 5,253 people in May, allowing South Carolina to set another new record for total employment with […]

I-85 lane closures announced

Motorists should anticipate right lane closures on Northbound and Southbound I 85 this week through Sunday, June 30. These closures will be from mile marker 77 to 98 as follows:  Wednesday night NB Left Lane MM 86 to 88, NB Left Lane MM 96 to 98 Learn more about this important interstate project by visiting our website at: www.85Widening.com […]

GHS grads complete basic training

U.S. Air Force Airmen Davis S. Swofford and Rachel J. Turner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Both previously graduated from Gaffney High School. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who […]

Trustees approve personnel items

ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES: Recommendation: Ms. Donna Crocker, District Office – Coordinator of Teacher Evaluation, effective July 29, 2019 (Retiree, Masters Degree + 30 Hours) Change of Status: Mr. Lyman Dawkins, from Ewing Middle School – Science Teacher (190 Days) to Mary Bramlett Elementary School – Assistant Principal (200 Days), effective August 5, 2019 CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES Recommendations: Ms. Lisa Browning, BD Lee […]


Some of the ladies of Limestone Street United Methodist Church are shown here preparing spaghetti lunches which were sold Tuesday to help raise money for the Gaffney Police Department’s fan drive. The Gaffney PD is collecting fans and monetary donations so it can provide fans for folks who might not normally be able to afford one. The church raised $1,700, […]