2021-03-03 E-Edition


5K students at Cherokee Charter Academy recently celebrated their study of Kings and Queens with a dress up day. Students are learning about the responsibilities, lifestyles and customs of royalty throughout history. They heard related fictional rhymes and stories such as “King Midas and the Golden Touch,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “Cinderella,” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” […]

Council passes first reading of Bailey Bill

In his closing thoughts on Monday, Gaffney Mayor Dr. Randy Moss informed Gaffney City Council that a hotel and restaurant were likely coming to downtown Gaffney. Moss said he’s been working closely with state Sen. Harvey Peeler (RGaffney) and Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer on the development projects. More information on the projects was expected during a Wednesday morning […]

Little theatre officially owns former Brown Furniture site

The Gaffney Little Theatre is the owner of the former Brown Furniture store site – again – after Monday’s Gaffney City Council vote. Council voted unanimously to approve on final reading an ordinance to return the property to the Gaffney Little Theatre by special warranty deed. Gaffney Little Theatre official Dr. Todd Morgan said the organization plans to meet with […]

Gaffney Middle students build cities

A water wheel and church surround a table neatly lined with mill houses inside the classroom of Gaffney Middle social studies teacher Nicole Duplay. Built to scale, these models resemble the mill village communities which were commonplace when the textile industry drove the Cherokee County economy. A pharmacy, warehouses, school building and even a graveyard were built by students with […]

Limestone University Theatre’s ‘Beehive’ to stream March 4-6

Limestone University Theatre’s production of “Beehive: The 60s Musical” will be streaming three times over the next week. Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, “Beehive” celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and […]


A modern day bonfire?

A few(?) years back when I was taking English literature classes in high school and college, my teachers and professors were always stressing the ‘hidden meanings’ of the works we had been assigned to read. I recall stressing over that aspect of my studies and never being able to ‘get it.’ Somehow, someway I was able to BS my way […]


If they don’t like it....

The (Charleston) Post and Courier on legislators’ involvement in running South Carolina elections: Heading into the 2020 general election, nine S.C. counties had a process in place to verify the voter signature on absentee ballots — each a little different; the other counties either had no standard process or else did nothing to verify signatures. Likewise, election officials in some […]


Will Biden pay your student loan?

The average college debt among student loan borrowers in America is $32,731, according to the Federal Reserve. The majority of borrowers have between $25,000 and $50,000 outstanding in student loan debt. There is an increasing number of student loan borrowers who owe in excess of $100,000. Some, who have spent many years in graduate schools may owe closer to $200,000. […]

Darrell Batchelor

Blacksburg — Darrell Lamar Batchelor, Sr. 85, of 128 Batchelor Drive, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Cherokee Falls, he was the widower of Evelene Roddy Batchelor and the son of the late Grady Lee Batchelor and R.E. Patterson Batchelor. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 11 a.m. – […]