2022-03-23 E-Edition

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Site work begins for new Starbucks

Things are brewing on Floyd Baker Boulevard. City officials confirmed they have approved both site and design plans for what the plans call a “coffeehouse” at 1501 W. Floyd Baker Boulevard in Gaffney. However, sources with knowledge of the project have said the coffeehouse is a Starbucks. Heavy equipment has been moved onto the property in anticipation of site work. […]

Fire department sued following sledding accident; plaintiff’s leg amputated

A Blacksburg couple has filed suit against the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department and two firefighters following an accident that left the husband with an amputated leg. Plaintiffs Randy Barnett and Tracia Barnett filed the lawsuit March 14 in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas alleging negligence, vicarious liability, direct liability and loss of consortium against the fire department, Captain […]

School district denies request to donate Goucher building

Group hoping to start charter school will have to purchase property

A charter school group needs the winning bid in order to purchase Goucher Elementary. School trustees approved the sale of the 14-acre Goucher school property last month for an appraised value of $700,000. In a March 14 letter, Cherokee County superintendent Dr. Dana Fall denied a request to donate the Goucher school to a planning committee that wants to open […]


Cherokee County native Brooke Borders was crowned Miss Upstate on Saturday, March 5. Borders will compete for the title of Miss South Carolina in June. She attends Limestone University and is on the school’s cheerleading team. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Former detective sentenced

A former Gaffney police detective was sentenced to two years of home detention after a plea hearing March 10. Roger Michael Hadden was arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in January of 2021 for criminal sexual conduct in the 3rd degree. He pleaded guilty under North Carolina vs. Alford to assault and battery 2nd degree. In the arrest […]


The Cherokee County Clemson Club met on Monday, March 21. Speakers for the meeting were Graham Neff, Clemson’s new Athletic Director, and Nick Eason, Clemson’s new Defensive Tackle/Run Game Coordinator. Eason is also a former Clemson player, NFL player, and NFL coach. Pictured above with Neff and Eason are Boone Peeler, club president, and David Parker, club event coordinator. To […]

Democrat files for 5th Congressional seat now held by Norman

Kevin Eckert announced plans to file to run for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District at the State Election Commission on Lady Street. “I am ready to send Ralph Norman home in November,” Eckert said. “The 5th Congressional District deserves a member of Congress who is willing to travel, and listen to, everyone in the district. They deserve someone […]

SCC economic impact is $43.4 million

Spartanburg Community College has made a $43.4 million economic impact and created 811 jobs in Cherokee County over the past five years. Spartanburg Community College (SCC) supports economic and workforce development in the Upstate by providing education and training in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. The college served an average of 6,239 full- and part-time students during the 2017-2021 time […]

Library to host bestselling author event

The Cherokee County Public Library will host an author event with Kristy Woodson Harvey on March 30 at 5 p.m. The New York Times bestselling author brings her “signature wit, charm, and heart” (Woman’s World) to her newest novel, “The Wedding Veil,” which follows four women across generations bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the famous […]