2019-08-12

Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in Sunday night shooting

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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators have obtained arrest warrants in connection to an ongoing investigation of a Sunday night shooting incident on General Drive that sent three people to the hospital. Sheriff Steve Mueller said early Monday afternoon in a written release that investigators have developed a suspect, who has not yet been publicly identified, and are working to locate […]

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Gaffney native spends six weeks doing cancer research




Austin Millwood embarked on an experience of a lifetime when he spent six weeks in Germany involved in world class cancer research this summer. Millwood, a Gaffney native, is a rising senior at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (SCGSSM) in Hartsville. He joined classmates Randi Jennings and Liza Malcolm in traveling June 7 to the German […]

TEACHER SUES OVER FORCED WORK




A Cherokee County school district teacher is serving as lead plaintiff in a potential class action lawsuit with statewide implications that was filed against the district last week, claiming teachers shouldn’t be required to work non-teaching jobs outside the classroom without pay and they shouldn’t have to pay out of their own pockets for the benefit of their employers. Represented […]

CHAIN REACTION

Four cars were damaged in a Wednesday afternoon chain reaction accident that snarled traffic on Chesnee Highway. One person was listed as having a possible injury but not transported to the hospital, according to a Gaffney Police Department accident report. The other five people involved in the incident were not injured. The accident occurred at 5:17 p.m. near the Twin […]

School board to meet at Gaffney Middle School




School trustees and community members will get a closer look inside the newly renovated Gaffney Middle during today’s (Monday) regular board meeting. The school board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the Gaffney Middle media center. The district spent $200,000 on classroom renovations and $125,000 on moving expenses to prepare for the merging of Granard Middle into Gaffney middle […]

New traffic pattern for Ewing Middle dropoff/pickup




Ewing Middle will have a new traffic pattern to keep cars from lining up on the highway. Drivers will now enter Ewing Middle from a gravel parking lot and should follow a new paved road in a single file line through three rear gates. An orange cone will mark when vehicles can form two lanes of traffic to pick up […]

CLEANUP TIME IN BLACKSBURG




After playing in a football game Friday night in Landrum, Blacksburg High offensive tackle Matt Davis was right back to work the next morning. Davis joined members of the Blacksburg High Athletic Booster Club Saturday morning for a “Wildcat Work Day” inside the school’s new $4.28 million football stadium. His parents, Melissa and William, helped the booster club clean kitchen […]

Suit filed over student’s injury




A personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a B.D. Lee Elementary School student against the school, the Cherokee County School District and the contractor who installed the blackboards in the new school was filed last week in the Cherokee County Clerk of Courts Office after it was transferred from another court. Barbara Gregory, as guardian ad litem of a […]

Property owner sues city, state




A Beech Street property owner has filed a lawsuit against Cherokee County, the City of Gaffney and the state Department of Transportation in the hopes of getting allegedly ongoing stormwater drainage problems fixed. The lawsuit states that Vickie Lynn, as successor trustee for Michael Cody Dixon, owns property in the 1000 block of Beech Street and that a stormwater drainage […]