2020-07-13 E-Edition

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Adden and Alex Richards enjoy a sunny Saturday afternoon at the park. The hot weather is expected to continue over the next several days. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

When and how will schools reopen?

Plans for reopening school in the fall is the big agenda item for tonight’s (Monday) Cherokee County School Board meeting. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is not open for public attendance due to COVID-19 but will be live streamed via YouTube. A draft plan will be presented to the trustees with the finalized plan to be announced […]



In the election for Mayor of gaffney, for whom will you vote? Steph Smith (44%, 264 Votes) Henry Jolly (17%, 99 Votes) Can’t/won’t vote (16%, 95 Votes) Randy Moss (13%, 77 Votes) Bernard Smith (8%, 47 Votes) Bern. Dawkins (2%, 14 Votes) Total Voters: 596 New poll question: Which of the three options for school reopening do you prefer? l […]

Fire district, treasurer on the ballots Tuesday

Yes, ballots is correct

County voters eligible to vote Tuesday in both the Greater Gaffney Fire District referendum and the Republican Party Primary for county treasurer may think they are voting in two separate elections – and they are. Cherokee County Voter Registration and Elections Director Amanda Walker explained that state law prohibits referendums to be on a primary ballot. “You can have advisory […]

Town council has a ‘David vs. Goliath’ agenda item

Blacksburg Town Council will hold its monthly meeting tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. at the Blacksburg Museum with a couple of somewhat unusual items on the agenda. Councilman Darren Janesky has requested two items be considered. The first is dealing with a property that was given to the Town of Blacksburg in a land trust agreement by Exxon Mobil in […]

Council race getting crowded

The crowded special election ballot to fill the unexpired term of recently deceased District 5 Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis just got even bigger. Homebuilder Frank “Tripp” Patterson and Priscilla Pegg, who is retired, filed Friday, joining Jamie Caggiano, Anthony Motts and Elliott Hughes as candidates in the Republican Party Primary on Tuesday, July 28. No one has filed for […]

Construction of splash pad being studied

At the request of the city’s Building and Grounds Committee, Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he’s crunching the numbers for an estimated cost to build a splash pad at Jolly Park. The splash pad had been part of the original park design but was scuttled in a cost-saving move. The splash pad appeared on the most recent city council agenda, […]

Era Childers

Gaffney, S.C. — Era Spencer Childers, 99, died on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Brookview Healthcare Center. Born in Gaffney on February 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles Spencer and Mamie Rains Spencer and the wife of the late Wendell D. Childers. She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. Mrs. Childers was the oldest […]

Maynard Humphries

Gaffney, S.C. — James Maynard Humphries, 93, formerly of 146 Petty Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at The Retreat of Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of the late Melvina Jones Humphries and the son of the late W.J. Burton Humphries and Annie Pearl Skinner Humphries. He was a graduate […]