2022-04-20 E-Edition

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Limestone University Honors College students planted a Cloud Nine dogwood tree and marigolds Tuesday on the front campus in a project with Schneider Electric to celebrate Earth Day. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Don’t freak out — county council will hold workshop on zoning

Acknowledging that the long-predicted growth in Cherokee County is finally here, Cherokee County Council voted Monday to schedule a workshop on Performance Area Zoning. “I’m not asking for countywide zoning in the traditional sense,” County Administrator Steve Bratton said. “This would designate areas as ‘high growth areas’ with some sort of zoning in those areas. I’m asking to bring in […]

High bidders identified, but no action taken on Goucher, Bramlett properties Four parcels of land sold for $22,200

A Spartanburg resident and a San Francisco real estate company were the high bidders for two former elementary schools offered for sale online by the Cherokee County School District. Brad Lawrence of Spartanburg had the high bid of $411,000 to purchase Goucher Elementary when the auction closed April 11 on the GovDeals auction site. Mary Bramlett Elementary received a high […]

Former city police officer charged by SLED

A former Gaffney police officer, who was fired 14 months ago for his actions in the arrest of a Gaffney woman, has been charged with assault and battery 1st degree and misconduct in office. Johnny Wayne Miller, 63, turned himself into the Cherokee County Detention Center Tuesday after the charges were issued by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Miller […]


Andy Cox’s bamboo flutes are included in CAVA’s current exhibit, “Red,” on view through April 27 at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. A retired Limestone University art professor, Cox has created musical instruments throughout his artistic career. Most recently he has designed instruments that are based on the style of Native American flutes using bamboo and mixed media. […]

City department heads budget requests exceed revenue projections by $5 million

City department heads can ask — but it does not mean they will receive — when it comes to budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. During Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, council learned the requests made exceed projected revenues for the 2022-2023 fiscal year budget by $5 million. Revenues are projected to be slightly more than $17 million […]


Assistant county administrator Merv Bishop points to a new ‘Welcome back to Cherokee County’ sign unveiled at Monday’s council meeting. Bishop received unanimous approval to spend $7,000 for 10 signs to replace the current SCDOT green ones. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.


Financial issues facing women business owners

As a business owner, you’re always busy, so it’s understandable if you’ve put off thinking about events that won’t occur until far in the future – such as your retirement, the sale or transfer of your business and the settling of your estate. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to start planning now, while also recognizing the special challenges that women […]

Five county students headed to Boys and Girls State programs

Five local high school students were selected to gain leadership experience this summer through the Palmetto Girls and Boys State programs offered by the American Legion. Blacksburg High student Grayson Hurley along with Scholars Academy students Turner Owens and Karson Womack were chosen for Boys State. Blacksburg High students Breanna Russel and Mayson Taylor were selected for Girls State. The […]