2021-10-15 E-Edition

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Traffic was backed up for miles following a fiery collision on Interstate 85 Thursday afternoon that involved three tractor trailers. The crash occurred around 12 p.m. at the 91 Mile Marker inside the single-lane “chute.” Fire erupted in the trailer of the second 18-wheeler, destroying the cab of the third semi truck. There were no fatalities. To continue reading this […]

Brandy, you’re a fine clerk

Spend a day in the Cherokee County courtroom and it’s easy to see why Brandy McBee was chosen as the 2021 South Carolina Clerk of Court of the Year. McBee, who has held the elected position for nearly 20 years, runs the courtroom like a well-oiled machine. So much so that clerks from other South Carolina counties are calling on […]

County to build splash pads in Blacksburg and Gaffney

A splash pad will be added to the new Lime Street recreation park in Blacksburg. Splash pads are the first project planned by Cherokee County with revenue generated from a 2% hospitality tax for unincorporated areas that goes on the books around Jan. 1, 2022. State guidelines require local governments spend the hospitality tax revenue on tourism-related activities whether cultural, […]

Timken Foundation gifts $250,000 for Limestone’s new Nursing and Health Sciences facility

Limestone University’s plan to provide a state-of-theart Nursing and Health Sciences facility took a major step forward recently thanks to a major gift from the Timken Foundation of Canton. Plans call for the former A.J. Eastwood Library building to be converted into the new home for Limestone’s new and fast-growing programs that support the health professions. The recently constructed Hines […]

Social Security recipients to get 5.9% increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of . The COLA, as it’s commonly called, amounts to $92 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Wednesday by the […]


Man robbed of $73 worth of lottery tickets

l Luck wasn’t on a Gaffney man’s side when he was robbed Sept. 5. The victim told police he purchased $73 worth of lottery tickets from a South Logan Street gas station, a male subject followed him out of the store to the intersection of West Montgomery and South Oliver streets, grabbing the bag containing the lottery tickets and fleeing […]

Louise Bartee

Mooresboro, NC — Louise Humphries Bartee, 98, of 2815 Camp Creek Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Atrium of Cleveland. Born in Cherokee County, she was the widow of the late Horace W. Bartee and daughter of the late Roland Lee Humphries and Laura Louise Allison Humphries. She retired from Cone […]

David Cooper

Cowpens, SC — Floyd David Cooper, 81, of 1620 S. Green River Road, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Gaffney, he was the beloved husband of Jimmie Ledford Cooper for 62 years and son of the late Lewis Pate Cooper and Annie Elizabeth White Cooper. He was a graduate of […]


Use your gifts....

To say that I am geographically challenged would be far too kind of an estimation of my abilities. If you want someone that can lift very heavy weights, do martial arts, learn and utilize foreign languages, handle a weapon, or other skills that might come in handy if one is a spy, I am your guy. But if you need […]