2021-04-21 E-Edition

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Sitework has begun on $93 million facility

DHL Logistics isn’t wasting any time in getting its $93 million investment off the ground – literally. Grading work on the 100-acre site at the Sunny Slope industrial park began Monday, just four weeks after the project was officially announced by Cherokee County Council. Spartanburg’s Clary Hood is doing the grading. Evans Construction of Georgia is the general contractor hired […]


Cherokee’s vaccination rate lowest in state

Cherokee County is at the bottom of the list when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination rate. The county is ranked 46th in the state with a rate of 2,614 vaccine recipients per 10,000 residents (ages 16 and older), according to data provided by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Georgetown County is number one in the […]

Tenant appeals magistrate’s ruling

A lawyer for a Floyd Baker Boulevard title loan company asked a circuit court judge for a new trial Monday after she claimed a magistrate judge made an error in his ruling on a lease agreement. The case of Prime Tip Steakhouse, LLC vs. North American Title Loan, LLC was first heard June 10, 2020, before Magistrate Judge Bart Howell. […]

Improved internet access coming?

Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said the county is hoping to make a splash with an upcoming announcement – and it has nothing to do with a recreation center swimming pool. In his update to council on Monday, Bratton said the county will soon have news on bringing improved broadband access to rural parts of the county. “We are having […]

Letter details town’s savings

New financial policies have resulted in $139,425 in total reimbursement and savings to Blacksburg residents during the first six months since new administrator Dalton Pierce and assistant administrator Jeff Wilkins started work. Blacksburg has saved $38,825 through healthcare insurance procurement while offering a new benefit of short-term disability. An additional $46,0000 has been saved from restructuring positions and staff vacancies. […]

Supplies being collected for Cameroonian children

A Blacksburg High science teacher will have a special delivery in his luggage when he returns home to visit family in Cameroon for the first time in a year. Julius Tawe Massa is scheduled to fly home in June to visit his wife and daughters in Cameroon once the school year ends. He is finishing his second year at Blacksburg […]

April Concert in the Park

A concert in the park featuring Backline Bluegrass will be held at Jolly Park, 102 Railroad Avenue, Gaffney, Saturday, April 24 from 6-9 p.m. Backline is a six piece band out of Spartanburg, S.C., with a sound that is fresh, fun and different yet familiar. Their style of picking has proven to be modern with enough traditional flare that it […]

Medical group to buy 13 acres from county

There’s a new medical facility coming to Gaffney. Cherokee County Council approved first reading Monday to sell 13 acres behind The Peachtree Center to a medical group. The group plans to build a medical facility on the property. The group paid $225,000 for the site. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said the county has entered into an agreement to sell […]


T-bridges and REAL IDs

Gaffney’s historic T-bridge has been the topic of much discussion lately with the city struggling to find money to make repairs. Many news stories (including ours) have said it is one of two in the world. One of our readers recently asked how many T-shaped bridges there are. Before I pointed him to the many stories claiming there are only […]