2020-05-22 E-Edition


One person was transported for medical treatment after a single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Grassy Pond Road and Twin Bridge Road at approximately 4:20 p.m. The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle. The Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.



A parade for Gaffney High, Blacksburg High, Limestone College and Spartanburg Community College graduates will be held Saturday, May 22 in downtown Gaffney. The procession is set to begin at 10 a.m. and participants can line up beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Michael Gaffney Log Cabin parking lot. Participants do not have to signup to participate and it is […]

Memorial Day Service

As a result of the effects of COVID19, the Cherokee County Memorial Day Ceremony is being modified to respect the state guidance for social distancing. The modified ceremony includes a prayer, the reading of the names, ringing of the bell, a bugler and volley. Spectators may park on the side of Limestone Street in front of the memorial and in […]

Person of interest named in hidden camera voyeurism case

A former Limestone College employee accused of recording women at a West Virginia university is now a person of interest in a voyeurism case on the Limestone campus. Gaffney Police Chief Chris Skinner said Collins Brandon Murphy, 32, has been named a person of interest in an incident which occurred at Limestone College between September of 2012 and October of […]

New home starts dip in April

New housing construction dipped a bit here last month. According to the local homebuilders report, there were nine new home starts reported in April, down from 14 in April, 2019. The average price of the houses, though, continued a recent steep climb from $115,000 in April 2019, to $169,844 last month. The most expensive new home was valued at $385,000. […]

Local testing

Spartanburg Regional tested 65 patients for COVID-19 at its drivethru site at Cherokee Medical Center from May 15-20, A total of 447 people were tested those days at all three testing sites — USC Upstate, Cherokee Medical Center and Union Medical Center. Systemwide, 5,989 patients have been tested for COVID-19. The drive-thru testing in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties will […]


Q. Why are 911 supervisors allowed to drive unmarked county cars home? A. Only one does and that is the Director. There are numerous times that he has to come back to 911 for various reasons including being short staffed, lines down, busy times, storms, etc. Also, his vehicle is simply a base model county truck. – Steve Brattton County […]

Cowboy Church has a day of family fun planned

The Three Nails Cowboy Church will be hosting the first of its summer series events this Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. The event series will be a day of family fun for those who are equine enthusiasts and others who just enjoy seeing horses. Comprised of events including barrel racing and pole bending and non-equine fun such as sack races […]


Drug store is the victim of body wash thieves

Walgreens on Floyd Baker Boulevard called city police May 12 to report a shoplifting incident. A male and female entered the store May 11 at approximately 8:46 p.m. and left with 20-plus bottles of body wash, 10-plus packs of makeup and three tote bags, according to a report at the Gaffney Police Department. Security camera footage showing the incident was […]