2021-02-26 E-Edition

New facility is a ‘game changer’

Limestone University President Dr. Darrell Parker calls the new $18 million campus center a “game changer” for student life when it opens in August. The game-changing part comes from a modern 65,000- square-foot-building which will house a new student center, library, academic success center and expanded dining options. Glass windows on the second and third floors provide expansive views of […]


Nearly three years after she went missing, the remains of Falon Cooksey were found Wednesday afternoon, less than one mile from where she was last seen alive. Cooksey had been missing since June 11, 2018. She was last seen walking away from the now-closed Gaffney Inn on Hampshire Drive. On Wednesday, the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office received a tip […]

Limestone Street among several roads scheduled for repaving

Road paving season will soon be in full swing and one well-traveled city street will be sporting a new look. The state Department of Transportation will repave a 1.6 mile stretch of Limestone Street from O’Neal Street to Cherokee Avenue. The project will begin this spring and be completed by Aug. 31. The project is a little different because it […]


While other counties across the state halted inmate trash pickup during the pandemic, Cherokee County did not. A group of four to five low risk inmates at the Cherokee County Detention Center, shown here Thursday on Baker Boulevard, are responsible for cleaning up county roads. Sheriff Steve Mueller said county residents can request the inmates to pick up trash on […]

Car crashes into house

City of Gaffney police arrested a Palmetto Street resident after he was seen leaving the scene of an accident in which a vehicle hit a house. Officers were called to the 100 block of 3rd Street Feb. 8 at 12:23 a.m. in reference to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. On scene, officers observed a silver colored Honda Accord partially […]

County’s spec building for sale — again

The county intends to sell its spec building – but it won’t be to a company that goes by the codename of “Sweetwater.” Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said the deal to sell the spec building to “Sweetwater” for $2,765,000 fell through late last week, but the county quickly found another prospective buyer for the 60,000-square-foot facility. In December, The […]


A sprinkler system is credited with helping reduce the amount of damage caused from a Wednesday evening fire on Victory Trail Road in Gaffney. City of Gaffney firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm call at 7:37 p.m. Upon arrival, units found visible smoke and fire from the rear of the structure and the call was immediately upgraded to a […]

County gets $1.4 million in C-funds to pave roads

Some county roads will get a much needed makeover thanks to the Cherokee County Transportation Committee (CTC). Meeting Tuesday morning at the Hoke Parris building of SCC’s branch campus, the committee approved a motion to appropriate $1.4 million of an available $1.75 million in C-fund road funds to the county. A grateful Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said the appropriation […]

Rosa Rodgers

Mrs. Rosa Mae Rodgers, 102, of Washington, D.C., passed away on February 13, 2021 in Inova Hospital in Alexandria, VA. She was the widow of B.K. Rodgers and daughter of the late Ernest McKinney and Pearline Mickles. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 26, 12:00 noon, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. […]