2021-01-29 E-Edition

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Vaccine clinic to be held locally next week…finally


Amid growing frustrations on the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine provider in Cherokee County, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a vaccine clinic will be held at the county health department Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6. Those wishing to receive the vaccine who qualify as part of Phase 1A can call DHEC’s Care Line […]

School district to receive $8.7 million in relief funds

The Cherokee County School District will receive nearly $9 million in emergency relief funding as part of the latest round of federal coronavirus aid. Preliminary figures show Cherokee County has been allocated $8,733,046 through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CARES.) The new funding must be used by September of 2022. Overall, South Carolina plans to distribute $846 […]


Construction has started on the new $237,000 fully-accessible “Hyleman’s Humble Playground” at the Midway Complex. The playground is designed so it can be used by children of all physical abilities. It will be donated as a gift to Cherokee County residents once the playground is completed in May. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Town unveils new website; online bill pay now available

Blacksburg residents now have the option to pay their utility bills online through the town’s newly-designed website. The town sent out letters this week inviting water and sewer customers to sign up for online bill payment options available on the brand new website at www.townofblacksburgsc.com. Residents can set up online bill pay through their bank and can also set up […]

Sarah Stukes

Thomasville – Sarah Stukes, age 72, of 17 Hunter St. Thomasville, NC, transitioned from this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Pelican Health Thomasville, NC. She was born on January 31, 1948 at Divine Savers in York, SC., to the late Jack Nichols and the late lovely Sallie Nichols. Sarah was educated in the Hickory Grove School System. In […]

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

SCDHEC — Efforts to provide the COVID-19 vaccination will focus on rapidly reaching targeted populations (e.g., healthcare personnel, people at high risk, workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and are at substantially higher risk of exposure to SARSCoV-2), high throughput, and stringent storage and handling requirements for the vaccine. Inventory, distribution, and any vaccine repositioning […]

Math teachers wanted for paid development opportunity

The Citadel is looking for a few rural high school math teachers to apply for a professional development opportunity that comes with a $2,000 stipend. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 31 for Algebra 2 teachers statewide to participate in virtual training sessions. The professional development opportunity will be through the Center for Mathematical Inquiry started by The Citadel’s Zucker […]

Capital investment report will contain good news

The Cherokee County Development Board’s annual report to council will be in council chambers this year. Typically, the event is held at the local branch campus of Spartanburg Community College. However, Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook said because of COVID-19 concerns he will deliver his report at next month’s Cherokee County Council meeting. Speaking of the pandemic, which […]


Living longer....and better

As we all hope to do one day, my parents have outlived a Beatles song from what I think is the best album of all time. It certainly has the coolest album title “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” I discovered this musically groundbreaking gem in my dad’s record collection when I was a young boy. I can still remember […]