2022-03-28 E-Edition

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Cherokee County peach trees are in full bloom and showcase nature’s beauty before developing into the fruit we all love. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.


Like it or not, it’s coming

There is a blooming home market this spring. As many as seven new subdivisions projects join nine other housing subdivisions which have either broken ground or are partially completed, according to an update in the monthly county homebuilders newsletter. The new projects could bring more than 300 new homes to the county in addition to the 1,000 in previously announced […]


Occupation: Patrol sergeant, Gaffney Police Department Hometown: Blacksburg Family: Wife and three sons Education: Blacksburg High School Favorite book: “Tenth Legion” by Colonel Tom Kelly Favorite show: Yellowstone Favorite song: “Fiddles and Rain” by Tyler Hatley Favorite entertainer: Bryce Mitchell Favorite food: Wagyu steak Hobbies: Turkey hunting Dream car: 32 Ford Cat person or dog person: Dog Best vacation: Jamaica […]

Usher in spring with music, food, bike races and family fun at KNOW(2)’s ‘Rock & Ride’


KNOW(2) is sponsoring the inaugural Cherokee Rock & Ride on Saturday, April 2 at Lake Whelchel, 337 Pleasant School Road, Gaffney. The event features a bike race on the Lake Whelchel trail. The race is open to amateur and professional riders. Those interested in racing can sign up at racedeptinc.com. Race day sign-ups are also available at a slightly higher […]

Man will spend 30 months in jail on domestic violence guilty plea

A Gaffney man will be behind bars for 30 months after he pleaded guilty to domestic violence in the 1st degree and cruelty to children Tuesday. Marvin Dion Logan received a 10-year sentence, suspended to 30 months at the state Department of Corrections and three years of probation by Circuit Court Judge Grace Knie. The charges stem from an April […]

Suspect in murder case agrees to provide DNA

A man accused of murder consented to provide a DNA sample during a Schmerber motion hearing and motion for bond hearing last Monday. Dionicio Nava Abarca, 44, is charged with the July 2020 murder of his 37-yearold wife Alisia Campos Garcia. Garcia was found partially buried in a shallow grave between rows of corn in a field on Concord Heights […]

Water company transferring ownership to BPW

The Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) is pleased to announce that it has taken ownership of the Macedonia Water Works system. This change will take effect on April 1, 2022. At their public meeting in January, Macedonia Water Works (MWW) Board of Directors and the MWW membership voted unanimously to transfer all MWW assets to the Board of Public […]

Administrator reviewing nonprofit applications

More than 20 nonprofit organizations have requested a piece of the city’s federal COVID-19 relief funds. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor told the city’s Committee of the Whole the 24 nonprofit organizations have requested a total of $1.2 million in relief money. However, the city is only making $500,000 of its $6.2 million in relief funds eligible to nonprofits. To receive […]


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