2021-03-31 E-Edition


A Blacksburg man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Old Georgia Highway Tuesday afternoon. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as David Marion Rumfelt II, 47, of Blacksburg. “Rumfelt was the driver and lone occupant of a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was headed south on Old Georgia Highway at 2:55 p.m.,” Fowler said. “Rumfelt crossed the […]


4-year old case is teacher’s third action against the Cherokee County School District

Attorneys for the Cherokee County School District appeared before a circuit court judge Monday to ask for a summary judgment in a nearly 4-year-old case filed by a former elementary school teacher. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 4, 2017, by former employee Sharon Brown claiming she suffered actual and compensatory damages after she was terminated from the school district in […]

Man gets 15 years for shooting woman in the face, leaving her blind in one eye

A circuit court judge sentenced a Gaffney man to 15 years in prison Monday for shooting a woman in the face, leaving her blind in one eye. Joel Trince Dawkins Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, one count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, three counts […]


From a Christmas Manger to an Easter Empty Tomb. The Church of the Incarnation on College Drive has this new space to give a helping hand to those in need. Everyone is welcome to whatever is in the shelter. The community is encouraged to help the church provide food, clothing and toiletries for those in need during this pandemic. Scott […]

End of year tests waiver denied

South Carolina will have to give state tests in school buildings this spring after the federal government denied a waiver request sought because of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. State tests must be given to students in person because of high security. South Carolina requested a federal waiver from testing and accountability requirements for a second straight year as […]

Event will show children the real reason for Easter

Families can experience the true meaning of Easter in a story-telling event about Jesus and His journey to the cross Saturday. The event is being held on the front lawn of the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive, Saturday, April 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. After reliving the days leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and his resurrection, children […]

Two local veterans honored by Moses Wood Chapter

Moses Wood Chapter #469 honored two local veterans who served in our nation’s military on March 10, 2021 with Beth Swanger presiding. These awards are an outgrowth of the Cross of Honor. The World War ll Cross of Military Service, The Korean War Cross of Military Service, The Vietnam Conflict Cross of Military Service and the Global War on Terror […]


Republican Party Convention l The Cherokee County Republican Party will hold its county convention April 15 at Kirby Memorial Church, 512 Chandler Drive, at 6:30 p.m. Check your lights l Note from reader: Can you please remind drivers to check their headlight and taillights. I frequently see one headlight or one taillight cars all the time. Also remind them to […]

County signs agreement with ‘Project Hammer’ to buy spec building

“Project Hammer” is now on the proverbial clock. The project has inked a buy/sell agreement for the county’s 60,000 square foot spec building and now has 90 days to complete its due diligence, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said. The due diligence typically includes inspections of the building. A company that used the codename “Sweetwater” recently pulled out of its […]