2019-11-06 E-Edition

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Two new developments being built as part of housing boom

The housing boom that many have predicted for Cherokee County is officially here. Two new developments are under way with at least 60 homes planned in the first phases. Andrew Acres, on Pleasant School Road, will have 14 houses, with three of them nearing completion. The homes will be in the $200,000 range and be about 1,800 square feet. The […]

County okays swap with school district

The county is the new owner of the former Granard Middle School. Cherokee County Council on Monday authorized administrator Steve Bratton to sign a contract to give the county the deed to the former Granard Middle School. In exchange, the Cherokee County School District will receive the deed to the countyowned Jerry “Jug” Wallace Field, also known as “The Jug,” […]

‘Gremlin’ granted tax break

Another existing industry wants to expand. Cherokee County Council on Monday approved a tax break for a company known by the code name Project Gremlin. Companies give code names to new projects to keep their plans confidential on first and second reading. However, it’s been the practice of council to identify the companies on final reading for tax incentives. Cherokee […]

Veterans Day ceremony set for Saturday

Retired U.S. Army combat veteran Doug Gilliam will be the guest speaker Saturday when Cherokee County celebrates Veterans Day. Gilliam spent 26 years in the military with deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo. He received the Bronze Star for Valor and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in Afghanistan. He retired as the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Command Sergeant Major. […]


For the second time this year we have a tie in the football contest. Tammy Phillips and Terry Hampton both correctly predicted the winners of every game last week and both picked the same tie-breaker. So the two will split the $100 cash. Reckon we might have to start using a second tiebreaker. You can win some cash of your […]


Residents who live in the colored sections of the map will head to the polls March 24 to decide if they want to pay more for fire protection in the Greater Gaffney Fire District. Cherokee County Council voted to move forward with a resolution to hold the referendum that would increase millage from 12 to 16 for property owners in […]

Vote on depth of city’s proposed pool expected Thursday

A report from the city’s Building and Grounds Committee on the Irene Park pool project highlight’s Thursday’s Gaffney City Council agenda. The city’s Building and Grounds Committee recently voted to approve the architect’s design plans, which includes a zero-entry, 4,500 square-foot, L-shaped pool with a maximum depth of eight feet as well as a splash pad and a new dressing […]

Clary Practice Field closer to reality

The Clary family, with a well-known rich tradition of pigskin prowess in Cherokee County and across the state, recently made a generous donation to Limestone College as part of its efforts to acquire the naming rights to the institution’s football practice field. The $100,000 fund-raising effort has been underway for five years, and the latest contribution got the project very […]

Gladys Smith

Blacksburg — Gladys Campbell Smith, 87, of 509 Indian Springs Rd, passed away on Monday, November 4th, 2019, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Laurens, she was the widow of Carl Smith and the daughter of the late Walter Campbell and Della Spencer Patterson. Gladys was a sweet person who always had a smile and a heart for serving […]