2020-01-29

2020-01-29 E-Edition

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New Limestone College library project officially under way




After nearly a decade of planning, Limestone College held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday on the parking lot where a new $18 million library and student center will stand in 16 months. The festivities took place behind Montgomery Hall where site preparations are already under way for a dual-purpose 65,000-square-foot building. The project is funded through a $42.5 million loan obtained […]

Chamber banquet speaker is author who had to sever arm to avoid fiery death

In 2007, Sampson Parker was faced with an unthinkable choice: cut off his arm or die. A highway construction superintendent by trade, Parker feels most at home on his 50-acre farm in South Carolina where he grows corn for local deer hunters. It was on that farm where Parker had to make the life-saving decision. He was repairing his corn […]

Spartanburg Community College president announces his retirement




After 50 years of service, Spartanburg Community College President Henry Giles announced Monday he will retire after leading the college through an extended period of growth. Giles has worked for Spartanburg Community College (SCC) for 50 of its 56 years in existence, starting his career as a math instructor in 1969. He spent the majority of his time overseeing the […]

CRAPE MURDER

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Converting former Granard Middle School to other uses will take time




Even if inspectors discover no significant environmental and structural issues with Granard Middle School, a recreation official say it will take time and be a bit pricey before the athletic facilities are operational. Cherokee County Council recently authorized Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton to sign a contract under which the school district would receive the county-owned Jerry Wallace Field and […]

How much is Oldcastle investing?




Traditionally, Cherokee County Council announces the investment figure after approving final reading of a company’s tax break. However, in the case of Oldcastle Lawn and Garden, that announcement will be delayed, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said. Council approved final reading this past Tuesday of a tax break for Oldcastle Lawn and Garden to expand its operations at its facility […]

FIRST PIEDMONT GIVES

FIRST PIEDMONT GIVES — Kathy A. Baines, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal presents a contribution of $4,830 on behalf of First Piedmont Federal to the Senior Centers of Cherokee County. Shown accepting the contribution is Amy Turner, Director of the Senior Centers. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

County officials not giving up on finding jail annex site




County officials are still on the lookout for a possible jail annex site. While Cherokee County Council chairman Tim Spencer said it’s looking more and more unlikely the county will acquire a site for the facility, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said he hasn’t given up his search for a possible jail annex site. Bratton said he is continuing his […]

Car fire damages house




A residence was damaged Thursday when a vehicle was destroyed by fire. The Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) was called to Cheyenne Road at 1 p.m. after a vehicle caught fire and was threatening to spread to a nearby house, according to Chief Dennis Gardner. The fire melted some vinyl siding on the residence. With the help of the Grassy […]