2019-12-24 E-Edition

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Story of local ‘Olympic Hopeful’ to air on NBC

Leah Fair has dreamed of being an Olympian since she was a young girl. “When I was a child and people asked what I wanted to do when I grew up, I always said, ‘I want to go to the Olympics,’” she said. The dream wasn’t too far-fetched for the 2013 Gaffney High graduate who was a standout track and […]

Chamber Junior Ambassadors bring Christmas joy to family

Three Corinth Elementary School children started a memorable Christmas break with free time to play in the school gymnasium as Santa’s Elves were busy with their own special holiday delivery. Autra Roberts was uncertain there would be any family Christmas this year as her husband worked overtime to support the family and keep pace with medical bills from periodic visits […]

Joneses receive Cherokee County Chapter NAACP President’s Award

Lucious Jones and Dr. Mary Knuckles Jones received the Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP President’s Award during the 42nd Freedom Fund Banquet held recently. Cherokee County Branch NAACP President Rev. Wilbert Jamison presented the Joneses with the awards commenting, “We applaud your service and dedication.” Recipients are selected annually by the NAACP president in recognition of special achievement and […]

Council to get update on master plan

Building new public works facilities is at the top of the county’s to-do list in 2020. Reinforcing that fact is that DP3 Architect will update Cherokee County Council in January. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said the architect will present various building options to council. Earlier this year, council approved a motion to hire the firm to design a new […]

Community Action Team spearheads efforts to provide gifts for kids

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office is proud to highlight the work of the officers assigned to the Community Action Team (C.A.T) made up of Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Officers and Gaffney City officers. Under the direction and leadership of Captain Ronnie Painter, the officers in the Community Action Team spearheaded efforts to help less-fortunate kids in our community this […]


Looking for a friend with a 4-wheel drive

On a recent excursion to the mountains I was reminded of a motorcycle trip I had previously taken with a friend when we learned that the degree to which you will trust a complete stranger depends on if the stranger has a 4-wheel drive vehicle with a 2-inch-ball trailer hitch. We – he was driving from south Alabama — were […]


It’s changing and we’re changing with it

My wife told me about a segment on Willie Geist’s Sunday Today show that featured a newspaper publisher and what he was doing to save the Arkansas Democrat. “I recorded it, if you want to see it.” Sure, said I, maybe I’ll learn something. The publisher of the family-owned paper (he’s the third generation) started off by saying every town […]


About this impeachment thing ...

Jay Pearson of Orangeburg writes letters to the editor periodically. His latest correspondence begins, “I am of the opinion that many believe that should the House vote to impeach President Trump, he will be removed from office … so to set the record straight, I offer the following.” From there, Pearson explains the impeachment process as follows: “Reducing impeachment of […]


The best adult education entity in the state

Dear Editor: Wow – I am amazed that the Cherokee County Adult Education Team, led by Ms. Lisa Hannon, continues to win so many awards year after year. I’ve said it many times over the years that they are the best adult education entity in the state of South Carolina. Cherokee County is very fortunate to have this great team […]