2022-03-11 E-Edition


It took five years to get here, but now Vincent Anokye has a new family, a college degree and a wife

8,765 miles from where he was born, Vincent Anokye has found a second home in Gaffney. But his journey to America did not come without obstacles. Growing up in Ghana, Anokye said he was “blessed and fortunate.” One of five children, his father practiced medicine in Pankrono, a town in Kumasi, while his mother ran a grocery shop in the […]

Add one more name to list of House hopefuls

Former Cherokee County Republican Party Chairman Shannon Tyler announced Wednesday he will run for the SC House District 30 seat being vacant by Rep. Steve Moss. Tyler, a Gaffney native, moved to Houston, Texas, after graduating Wofford College. He returned to Gaffney in 2004. He has been active in multiple local, state and national campaigns in both Texas and South […]

Daylight Saving Time Begins!

The United States has observed Daylight Saving Time (DST) for 105 years between 1918 and 2022. DST in the USA starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights […]

Former Gaffney police officer charged by SLED

A former Gaffney police officer was arrested Wednesday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for allegedly taking seized marijuana for personal use and providing her boyfriend with urine to defeat a drug test. Charlena Marie Camden Hamrick, 31, is charged with misconduct in office and substitution or spiking to defeat a drug test. The charges stem from two […]

Town residents could see lower taxes

Blacksburg residents will see lower taxes due to a leaner budget and property reassessment. Blacksburg Town Council approved first reading Tuesday on a $3.37 million budget that marks a 7% decrease from the $3.6 million budget enacted last year. The town reduced its millage rate from 180.2 mills in 2021 to a current figure of 173. Blacksburg administrator Dalton Pierce […]

Clemson Club to hear from new AD

The Cherokee County Clemson Club will hold its spring meeting Monday, March 21, 6 p.m., in the Buford Street United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 205 S. Petty Street in Gaffney. Please note the location and the time. The club is excited that Graham Neff, Clemson’s new athletics director will be in attendance. Nick Eason, the new defensive line coach, […]

Women of Strength/Men of Honor awards banquet held

Tangie Roseboro is the founder and CEO of the Women of Strength/Men of Honor Awards Movement that was founded in 2017. Roseboro started this movement to give back to the many deserving individuals who have paved the way for so many people. The Women of Strength/Men Of Honor Awards Banquet is held annually in Gaffney and across other cities to […]

Town seeking opinion on vaping ordinance

Blacksburg Town Council will seek a legal opinion from the attorney general’s office before it considers a proposed ordinance to ban the sale of vaping products within the town limits. E-cigarettes are battery-powered vaping that simulates smoking tobacco through the release of water vapors inhaled by the user via vaping for a dose of nicotine flavors and other chemicals. Despite […]


When the wrecker breaks down

I suppose most folks would not have taken such acute notice of it, but my differently wired brain could not avoid fixating on it. It was just an hour ago as I write this on a lovely Sunday afternoon. I was heading back to the church right after lunch to do a bit of counseling, and as I passed a […]