2020-02-26 E-Edition


33 Farms to join New Age Oils in manufacture of CBD oil here

Jimbo Martin has been involved in numerous business ventures in his 60 something years, but his latest endeavor is one of the fastest growing market segments in the United States. The Gaffney native has formed 33 Farms to process hemp for the production of CBD oil. “About a year ago Mike Daniel told me he was bored and looking for […]

What’s all the fuss about? Corona vs. Flu

Infections COVID-19: Approximately 79,553 cases worldwide; 35 cases in the U.S. as of Feb. 24, 2020. Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year. Deaths COVID-19: Approximately 2,628 deaths reported worldwide; 0 deaths in the U.S., as of Feb. 24, 2020. Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths […]

Neighborhood watch meeting


A neighborhood watch meeting for residents in the historic district and downtown areas of Gaffney will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 at Zakary’s, 301 N. Limestone Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gaffney Police Chief Chris Skinner will be speaking on how to keep neighborhoods safe. Organizers of the event note the meeting is not only for residents of downtown, but […]

Democratic primary Saturday

The field in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary is dwindling. But a less crowded ballot hasn’t helped Cherokee County Democratic Party Chairman Charles Montgomery. With only four days before Saturday’s Democratic Party Primary, Montgomery is still undecided who he will support. “I like Bernie (Sanders), (former Vice President Joe) Biden, Tom Steyer and (Mike) Bloomberg,” Montgomery said. He’s also […]


The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is hosting a fish fry fundraiser March 28 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the museum, located at 301 College Drive. The meal is dinein or take-out, and proceeds will go towards operational expenses of the museum. JW Rogers will be preparing the fried fish and chicken strips, using his special batter, slaw, […]

Development board, county council hear upbeat report

An upbeat Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook pronounced 2019 “a great year” with capital investment topping $250 million. To be precise, capital investment totaled $252 million last year, making it the highest here since 2001. Speaking at the Development Board’s annual report to Cherokee County Council, Cook put the numbers in terms that council members would appreciate – […]


PFC Justin L. Black graduated United States Marine Corp Recruit Depot Parris Island on January 31, 2020. He left out for MCRD-PI on November 4, 2019 and trained for 13 weeks at Boot Camp. He was a part of the 3RD Recruit Training Battalion, Mike Company, Platoon 3008. Platoon 3008 was the Honor Platoon. They were awarded first place for […]


PEaCHES all — Admitting to herself that her shop doesn’t fit any of the categories of the local papers’ “Best of” contests, Donna Lee Houle, owner of the Wilkins*Star building, which houses an indoor vendors’ market, decided to present a unique award to her vendors. On February 21, the one-time only Wilkins*Star “You’re a Peach!” award, complete with an antique […]

For every dollar, we get back $46

When it comes to the Appalachian Council of Governments, Cherokee County is getting the best bang for its buck. Appalachian Council of Governments Executive Director Steve Pelissier during his annual presentation to Cherokee County Council said the county spent $29,055 for ACOG services and received a little more than $1.3 million in the form of grants and other services on […]