2022-03-02

2022-03-02 E-Edition

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MISS INMAN IS FROM BLACKSBURG

Blacksburg native Maria Julianne Phillips was crowned Miss Inman during the Miss Spartanburg Scholarship Organization pageant Saturday afternoon. Phillips is the daughter of Randy and Julie Phillips of Blacksburg. In addition to being crowned Miss Inman, she won Miss Congeniality, Miss Talent, and the Miss On-Stage Question/Social Impact Initiative award. Phillips will compete for the title of Miss South Carolina […]

City commits to funding for Discovery Center

However, the vote wasn’t unanimous



Facing an eleventh-hour deadline – literally – city leaders agreed by a narrow margin Monday evening to commit $1.5 million as part of a funding package to renovate the old Carnegie Library into the Revolutionary War Discovery Center (RWDC). A blunt Gaffney Administrator James Taylor told the city’s Committee of the Whole, “We need council authorization by tonight or we […]

City to meet with developers this week




Plans are moving forward for the city’s largest housing subdivision. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting that he’s expected to meet this week with developers that plan to build as many as 800 homes on a recently-annexed tract of land along Hyatt Street and Nancy Creek Road. Taylor then added that shovels in the […]

PORTRAITS

Tracy and Kim Littlejohn were among the many visitors to the “Cherokee County Portraits of Change” exhibit. Beauty shops, markets, doctor’s offices, funeral homes and filling stations were some of the many Blackowned businesses honored in the exhibit which ended Monday. The exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery honored men and women whose names might not be […]

Blacksburg audit shows town is in good shape




Blacksburg added $239,894 to its fund balance over the last year, the annual audit of the town’s financial statements show. Blacksburg saw its fund balance grow from $487,516 in 2020 to $727,410 for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2021. Overall, the town’s assets exceeded its liabilities by $10,677,388. The town’s long term debt decreased by $102,060 (59%) during […]

Drug overdose deaths increase 50%

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in South Carolina increased by more than 50% after the COVID-19 pandemic started, state health officials said, Final figures from death certificates show 1,734 people died in drug overdoses in South Carolina in 2020, a 53% increase from the 1,131 deaths reported in 2019, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said. […]

RECEPTION

The closing reception for the Al Clary exhibit at the Limestone Gallery was held inside the Hines & Riggins Center on Friday, Feb. 25. The retrospective exhibit celebrated the Gaffney native’s love of abstraction, his sense of personal reflection in his work, and his place in the Cherokee County and Limestone communities. The university’s mascot “Bernie” even made an appearance […]

CONTRIBUTION

Denise R. Martin, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Federal presents a contribution of $5,460 to Options Medical. Donna Proctor, Director of Options Medical is shown accepting the contribution. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

POLICE REPORTS

Someone has stolen several hundred dollars in lumber recently from a new home under construction in Gaffney. About $500 in lumber was reported stolen over the past two weeks from a house being built in the 2500 block of Old Georgia Highway, a Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office incident report states. The victim states someone also stole a light Feb. […]