2021-07-14 E-Edition

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Limestone University’s historic cupola is turning “peachy” to celebrate the S.C. Peach Festival. The new LED lighting system atop the Curtis Building will have peach-colored lights throughout the festival on July 10-18. Limestone will host the New Talent Night on July 15, the festival’s road race on July 17 behind Timken Gymnasium, and the pageant on July 17 inside Fullerton […]

City revisits building pool

Marty McFly would have felt right at home at Monday’s back-to-the-future Gaffney City Council meeting. Two past water-themed projects resurfaced with developer Tom Lee once again pitching his proposed water park and Gaffney City Councilwoman Missy Reid Norris resuscitating calls for a water feature at the Irene Park pool site. On a motion from Norris, council unanimously agreed to demolish […]

‘No cause for alarm’

Don’t be alarmed if you see a city police car riding around with its lights on partially. It’s part of a new initiative City of Gaffney Police Chief Gerald Knight has put in place to help deter crime. Now in effect, city officers patrolling the streets will have their light bar on at all times. According to Knight, larger cities, […]


Gaffney High varsity cheerleaders are teaching the basics of cheer at the annual kiddie camp this week. Forty campers, ages 4-11, learned motions, jumps, cheers, a dance and stunts during the three-day summer camp. The campers will show off their skills during a performance for family and friends Wednesday morning. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to […]

Trustees approve budget with small tax hike School board members vote 6-3 to impose 6-mill increase

Car and business owners will pay more in school taxes this fall to help close a nearly $2 million deficit in the new Cherokee County school budget. School trustees voted 6-3 to approve a 6-mill tax increase Monday night to help balance an $80.5 million budget. Trustees Billy Blackwell, Barry Bailey and Matt Davis voted against the tax increase, which […]


The Rotary Club of Gaffney’s outgoing president Abbie Sossamon, left, was presented with a plaque for her year of service to the club by incoming president Jordan Portillo. The Rotary Club of Gaffney meets Tuesdays, 12 p.m., in the Stephenson Dining Hall on the campus of Limestone University. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

T-bridge renovation project expected to begin next spring

Construction is expected to begin on the long-awaited T-bridge renovation project next spring. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor provided Gaffney City Council with a tentative timeline for the project during his report at Tuesday’s meeting. Taylor said it’s estimated it will take 18 months to complete the $1.5 million project. Gaffney Mayor Dr. Randy Moss announced at council’s most recent meeting […]

Contract awarded for construction of Blacksburg’s Lime Street Park

Blacksburg residents can look forward to a new amphitheater and walking trails as construction starts July 26 on a new Lime Street recreation park. Sossamon Construction Company was awarded a $750,000 contract Monday to complete the first phase for the Lime Street Park. The project received approval from the S.C. Department of Commerce. The first phase includes an amphitheater, a […]

Limestone University adding new Master of Athletic Training program

Limestone University is taking its athletic training program to the next level. Beginning in the summer of 2022, Limestone University will begin offering its fifth graduate program with the addition of a new Master of Athletic Training degree. The new degree will be joining Limestone’s other graduate programs that include Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Administration […]