2022-02-18 E-Edition

To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Can you ‘Hazzard’ a guess who’s coming to Cherokee Speedway?


John Schneider looks forward to a time when he can climb back behind the wheel for a dirt track race at Cherokee Speedway. Schneider, 61, is happy with the next best thing when the actor, filmmaker, country music singer and part-time racer comes to Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 26. He will serve as the grand marshal and sing the […]

Former sheriff to run for county council

And Billy Dean makes five. Former sheriff and interim county administrator Billy Dean Blanton announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for the District 2 Cherokee County Council seat being vacated by Mike Fowlkes. Shortly after Fowlkes announced that he would not seek re-election, the interest in that position ramped up. Blanton is the fifth person to make their intentions […]

Blacksburg police chief threatens to arrest clerks selling tobacco products to underage customers

The Blacksburg Police Department is cracking down on businesses selling tobacco products to underage individuals. On Tuesday, the department conducted an underage vape buy operation on the 10 stores within the town limits that sell vape products. Allegations of stores selling to underage individuals and word that Blacksburg schools had confiscated a large number of vapes led to the undercover […]

Hamrick to be inducted into Chamber’s Hall of Fame

Cherokee County is “Moving in the Right Direction” and the chamber of commerce is looking to showcase it at the upcoming annual awards banquet. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will honor local businesses and individuals for their contributions to Cherokee County on March 17. The 2022 award winners for Business […]

How Hopewell Presbyterian Church became solid as a rock

If you have traveled down Highway 5 outside of Blacksburg, you have noticed a rock church across the street from a cemetery. Hopewell Presbyterian Church has been around in some form since the late 1800s. It was first owned by a white congregation and later sold to a black one in 1890. According to SC Picture Project, a non-profit that […]


There’s one drawback to publishing a list of names. Well no, two actually. One, you spell someone’s name incorrectly. Two, you leave someone’s name out. In my column Wednesday where I listed members of the Ledger family, I was guilty of the second drawback. Josh Jefferies was not on the list. Come April, he will have been with us for […]

Goucher parents file application for acceptance by charter association

Goucher Charter Academy is among seven new public charter schools that have applied for acceptance into the new Limestone Charter Association. Limestone Charter Association is currently reviewing applications from Atlantic Collegiate Academy, Fine Arts Preparatory School (Moore), Global Academy of South Carolina, Goucher (Gaffney), Novus Academy (Greenville), Summerville Preparatory and TLC Learning Academy (Summerville). Each proposed public charter school was […]

City OKs committee change

Gaffney City City at its most recent meeting approved final reading of amendments to an ordinance that would reduce the number of standing committees from 10 to one. This time, the motion passed by a 5-2 vote, with Gaffney City Council member Harold Littlejohn joining Steph Smith, Monita Dawkins, Kim Phillips and Kasey Carnley in support of the committee as […]


Victim ‘just wants her stuff back’

A Taser, tennis shoes and painkillers are among several items reported stolen on Valentine’s Day from a woman who just wants her stuff back from a Gaffney resident. The victim reported her Xaxax pills, a taser, Nike shoes, blow dryer, deodorant, hairspray and shampoo had been stolen Feb. 14, according to a Cherokee County sheriff ’s office report. The victim […]