2021-07-21 E-Edition

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The Carolinas Golf Association is conducting the 65th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship at Cherokee National Golf Club this week, July 20-22. Shown above is one of the field of more than 60 golfers, featuring some of the top juniors from North and South Carolina. The Championship began in 1956 and annually crowns the best junior girl in North Carolina and […]

‘Six months is too long’

Fittingly in a football-crazed county, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton remained on offense Tuesday pushing the state Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to do even more to make the I-85 construction zone safer. In response to Thursday’s multi-vehicle collision that killed three people in a portion of the single-lane construction area known as the ‘Chute’, the SCDOT announced Saturday it would […]

Limestone becomes one of three charter school authorizers

Limestone University will officially announce the creation of the Limestone Charter Association during the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina’s Leadership Summit on Wednesday, July 21, in Columbia. The new Limestone Charter Association (LCA) will sponsor independent, innovative charter schools across South Carolina. According to Limestone University President Dr. Darrell Parker, the Limestone Charter Association expects to name its […]


Limestone University hosted the first of its two summer orientations on Monday, July 19, as some of the newest Saints came to campus to learn more about the University before the fall semester gets underway in August. Limestone will host a second summer orientation on Monday, July 26. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Council gets a look at H-tax ordinance

Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton on Monday put his 2-cents in concerning a proposed 2-cent hospitality tax (H-tax) in the unincorporated parts of the county. In response to Cherokee County Councilman David Smith’s request, Bratton presented a copy of a proposed H-tax ordinance to council members, including the amount the H-tax generates for surrounding counties. Greenville County collects nearly $9 […]


Rotary Club of Gaffney President Jordan Portillo presented Rotarian Marcia Duncan with a Paul Harris Fellow +2 pin at a recent meeting. Paul Harris Fellows are given to Rotarians who have contributed more than $1,000 to Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Gaffney meets Tuesdays at 12 p.m. in the Stephenson Dining Hall on the campus of Limestone University. To […]

Local youths make repairs

Mamie Davis said she “liked to have fainted” when she opened her door Monday morning and saw a group of teenagers installing a ramp in her carport. Davis is one of 22 Cherokee County residents seeing improvements to her home from the Jerusalem Project, a mission through which church youths repair homes for county residents who are unable for physical […]


Why don’t they use straw?

My Dad always had a few comments for any preacher new to our church. “Well, preacher,” he’d say, “I can tell you’re going to make every member happy — half are already glad you’re here and the other half will be happy when you leave.” He also gave them a little advice. “The best sermons are the shortest sermons.” If […]


Who owns the beach?

As Americans flock to beaches this summer, their toes are sinking into some of the most hotly contested real estate in the United States. It wasn’t always this way. Through the mid-20th century, when the U.S. population was smaller and the coast was still something of a frontier in many states, laissez-faire and absentee coastal landowners tolerated people crossing their […]