2022-01-24

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S. Carolina agency to distribute free home COVID-19 tests

(AP) — South Carolina’s public health agency plans to start handing out thousands of free coronavirus tests kits for residents to use at home. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control says it has about 140,000 at-home rapid antigen tests that it will begin distributing Monday. That’s a fraction of the 2 million total tests the agency has ordered, […]

Voters will have plenty to think about this year




It will be a busy year for local election officials — and office holders. There will be a host of state and local elected officials on the ballot in 2022, beginning on Tuesday, June 14, with the primary for Governor, U.S. Senate, State House seats 29 and 30 as well as three Cherokee County Council seats – districts 2 (Mike […]

GET TO KNOW … GARY ‘DUMPY’ FRAZIER

Occupation – Manager Workout Anytime 24/7 Hometown – Gaffney Family – Daughter Redel, Son Toby Frazier Education – Gaffney High Favorite Book – Bible Favorite Movie – Friday Favorite Song – Amazing Grace Favorite Entertainer – Chris Tucker Favorite Food – Chicken Hobbies – Kickboxing, weight lifting Your Dream Car – Corvette Cat or Dog – Dog Best Vacation – […]

Additional economic development projects announced Thursday




The big economic development news kept coming at Thursday’s Cherokee County Council meeting. In addition to the news that Carvana planned to build a $38 million facility that would eventually employ as many as 500 workers at the Sunny Slope Industrial Park, Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton also announced that Baker Street Acquisitions LLC and Apollo Acquisitions LLC will build […]

Suspect in armed robberies arrested




City of Gaffney police have made an arrest in connection to a string of armed robberies that occurred in Cherokee, Spartanburg and surrounding counties over the last month. On Saturday, police responded to Liberty Tax, located at 1100 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, in response to suspicious activity and vehicle, according to Major Brian Blanton. Officers recognized a gray Pontiac G6 […]

‘One committee as a whole’ ordinance passes first reading 4-3




By a narrow 4-3 vote, Gaffney City Council at its most recent meeting approved first reading of amendments to an ordinance that would reduce the number of standing committees from 10 to one. The one committee as a whole, as it’s being referred to, replaces the Building and Grounds, Community Development, Finance, Police, Personnel, Public Relations, Sanitation, Streets, Fire and […]

Name for new park will be discussed




Now that Gaffney City Council has approved funding for the park project, the city’s Building and Grounds Committee will meet today (Monday) to discuss giving the property a name. The park had been referred to as Heritage Park for discussion purposes. The official naming of the park is one of two items on the agenda. The committee is also expected […]

Meeting planned to discuss drug & alcohol problem




Community members are invited to a town hall meeting at Blacksburg High for a conversation about the increasing alcohol and drug problem in the area. Local residents can submit their questions by text message starting today to (864) 256-0607. Questions will answered by a panel at the Feb. 22 town hall meeting. The meeting will run from 6-7:30 p.m. at […]

Black history exhibit opens today

The second annual Cherokee County Portraits of Change: A Black History Exhibit is now on display through February 27. Hosted by Gaffney’s Preservation and Revitalization Coalition, this year’s exhibit will feature the Black business district, which included the area surrounding Foster’s Funeral Home, Glymph’s Market, Dr. Norris’ office and the Fleming Jones building. The historic Tank Branch Community and entrepreneurs […]