2020-06-24 E-Edition

County begins screening visitors to admin building

Starting yesterday (Tuesday), each visitor who enters the Cherokee County Administration Building will have to pass a temperature screening at the door, as well as wear a face mask while in the building. At its meeting on Monday, Cherokee County Council agreed to make the precautions mandatory, after learning that two employees in the building had tested positive for COVID-19. […]

Bi-Lo pharmacy closing; prescriptions transferred

Pharmacist Mike Kite will fill his last prescription as manager of the Bi-Lo pharmacy Thursday. But not by choice. Southeastern Grocers (SEG) announced the closure of all 48 Bi-Lo pharmacies in conjunction with the sale of 62 Bi-Lo stores to Food Lion in early June. The Gaffney store was not part of the Food Lion sale and will remain open […]

Man killed

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man was killed in a single vehicle crash Monday evening. Fowler identified the victim as Samuel Jerome Robertson, 43, of 114 Hackberry Drive. “Mr. Robertson was driver of a 1999 Ford Mustang GT that was headed north on Childers Road at 5:20 p.m. It appears the vehicle was traveling at high rate […]

50-year career coming to an end

Growing up in Cowpens, Spartanburg Community College President Henry Giles never imagined his life’s mission would involve training students for the workforce. Now Giles can’t really see himself doing anything else as the educator prepares to retire next month after nearly 51 years at Spartanburg Community College (SCC). “If you had asked me when I was in college if I’d […]

Corinth VFD adds paid part-time firefighters

When the Corinth Fire Department received news of their insurance rating a few years ago they were pleased with an improvement to a rating of a 4, but there were lessons learned that caused the department to look to the future. One lesson learned was that there were areas outside of a 5-mile response zone that could not get that […]

County passes final reading of 2020-21 budget

Cherokee County Councilman Quay Little called approving third reading of the new fiscal year budget a “leap of faith” because of the economic uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, Cherokee County Council passed third reading of the budget on Monday that contains no millage increase or cost of living hike for employees. The $26,562,633 budget does include employee longevity wage […]

Paving projects added in Cherokee County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced plans for an additional $562 million in road pavement and resurfacing projects for the coming fiscal year 2020-2021. The Transportation Commission approved the plan on June 18, 2020 as SCDOT is completing year three of its 10-Year Plan on or ahead of schedule in all categories of rebuilding the state’s roads. […]

Surviving the summer

From math bowling to art supplies, Cherokee County students were issued their own summer survival kits for an interactive home-based learning program organized by local Boys and Girls Clubs. More than 1,000 book bags will be given away this week to elementary students who regularly attend 11 Boys and Girls Club sites operated in Cherokee and Spartanburg. Each pack contains […]

Two county students on Lander Dean’s List

GREENWOOD, S.C. __ Lander University has announced the names of 642 outstanding undergraduates who have been named to the Dean’s List for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2019-20 school year. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 3.9. Students earning recognition for their academic achievements […]