2020-08-28

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Charter Academy has grand opening

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Waving their own American flags, Cherokee Charter Academy students gathered Thursday for a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the school’s grand opening. U.S. House Rep. Ralph Norman and South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler made a special visit to raise an American flag for the first time on the school flag pole. State Rep. Dennis Moss and newly elected Gaffney Mayor […]

Churches reopening




Many churches in Cherokee County have begun cautiously to open their doors for in-person services after a lengthy pause brought about by the highly contagious COVID-19 virus. At the start of the outbreak in March, area churches met virtually or outside on lawns and in parking lots to protect their members from the virus. “Many of our churches are meeting […]

GHS guidance director named district’s ‘Teacher of the Year’




Wearing hats as a disguise to surprise employees, Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall and human resources director Dr. Carl Carpenter darted into local high school auditoriums Aug. 21 to announce the district’s top teacher and support staff. Gaffney High director of guidance Donna Phillips and custodian Adrian Brashaw were named the 2020-2021 Cherokee County teacher of the year and […]

State’s VA director looking for entities that want ‘veterans to thrive’




Maj. Gen. William F. Grimsley wants to a lead a coalition of the willing. That is, those interested parties — whether federal, state, local or nonprofits — who are willing to help the county’s 10,000 veterans and their widows and the state’s more than 400,000 veterans. That was the message Grimsley delivered to director of the county’s Veterans Affairs Office […]

Nursing home on schedule




Cherokee County Director of Veterans Affairs Todd Humphries and members of the steering committee on Wednesday toured the VA nursing home facility under construction. Daniel Lee, project manager for Sossamon Construction led the tour along with Ken Roey of the SC Department of Mental Health and Bill Fleming the facility’s architect. The 138,000 square-foot, $52 million nursing home will include […]

Laura expected to bring high winds here




After Hurricane Laura slammed the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane, it has weakened substantially but still poses a risk for local residents later tonight. The track and timing of the storm here will be key. A track near Cherokee County would mean a risk for strong winds and heavy rain. Wind gusts could be around 30-40 mph tonight […]

Virtual craft expo to raise funds for Meals on Wheels

This weekend, August 28-30, Cherokee County Meals On Wheels will be hosting a VIRTUAL Craft Expo to help raise money for their building expansion project. This was initially an event that had been planned for earlier this year, but due to COVID-19, was canceled, along with many other fundraising events. “Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is not a federally funded […]

School board moving ahead with new member installation

Election commission will meet to discuss outcome of District 8 election



New school board members Lynne Shackleford and Crystal Shippy will be sworn into office Monday. Shackleford and Shippy are among five new and returning school trustees who will officially take the oath of office during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony in the Gaffney High auditorium. The ceremony will be streamed via YouTube. School board chairman J.J. Sarratt, Mark Nix and Billy […]

County in no hurry to find new assistant administrator




County officials will take their time in a search for a new assistant county administrator. In a surprise move just two weeks after his official hiring, former Cherokee County Sheriff Department Major Tim Hartman quit as the county’s assistant administrator late this past week. He is now back at the sheriff ’s department. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said he’s […]