2019-10-21 E-Edition

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Surrounded by friends and other members of the Homecoming court, Jaden Stepp (center) reacts to being named the 2019 Gaffney High School homecoming queen. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Committee OKs city pool plans; but at what depth?

The Irene Park pool project remains afloat after the city’s Building and Grounds Committee voted Friday to approve the architect’s design plans. The plans, unveiled by Seamon Whiteside landscape architect Daniel Merritt, includes a zero-entry, 4,500 square foot, Lshaped pool with a splash pad and new dressing and restroom building. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor announced the city would use bond […]

County boss to pitch fire pact details

Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton will seek approval to proceed with a referendum for a new fire agreement with the city at today’s Cherokee County Council meeting. Gaffney City Council and county council members have been engaged in closed-door talks for several months to renew the Greater Gaffney Fire District agreement that would include a referendum to increase the millage […]

Goucher visiting speaker has ‘best job in the world’


A giant map of Mars greeted NASA launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson on Friday when she visited Goucher Elementary to speak about what she calls “one of the coolest jobs in the world.” Thompson-Blackwell was selected in 2016 to helm the launch team at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first flight test of a space launch system rocket […]


Dollar Tree Human Resource Manager Kim Phillips speaks with a potential job applicant Thursday during a Cherokee County Community Job Fair held at the Institute of Innovation. The job fair drew 41 companies representing more than 1,500 open and available positions with 21 job offers made on-site and 18 interviews scheduled with some of the 182 job seekers who attended. […]


The annual Gaffney High School Homecoming Cup golf tournament was won Friday by the Class of 1964 team with a score of 20 under par. (Left to right) Rodney Camp, JW Rogers, Jimmy Roberson and David Westbrooks (not pictured) claimed the cup for the third year in a row and have won the event several other times. The ‘Texas Scramble’ […]

Tax bills mailed to property owners

Fittingly, there is something scary in your mailbox as Halloween nears. Cherokee County Treasurer Jackie Williams said nearly 36,000 property tax bills have been mailed to county property owners. This is the second year the county has mailed and will collect both City of Gaffney and county property taxes. Prior to 2018, City of Gaffney taxpayers received a separate tax […]

Master plan to be discussed

A new master plan for the relocation of the county’s public works department is expected to be unveiled at the Cherokee County Council meeting scheduled for Monday. The plan was developed by Greenville-based DP3 Architects. County officials have been mum on the details and the potential cost of relocating the recycling center, solid waste collection, vehicle maintenance, roads and bridges […]


Mike Honeycutt, #2 of The 3 Amigos, goes ‘Over the Edge’ at the AC Hotel in a fundraising event for the Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. Amigos #1 and #3, Larry Sossamon and Bill Blanton, also rappelled down the 10-story building in the effort. More than $174,000 was raised with supporters of The 3 Amigos contributing nearly $8,000. […]