2022-10-03 E-Edition

Rick finally gets his flag

When planning for the Wilkinsville Fire Station, Rick Peterson envisioned a large American flag displayed on the front of the building. He wanted “a fire station the community could be proud of.” The Wilkinsville Fire Station is a joint partnership between the DMW (Draytonville, McKowns Mountain, Wilkinsville), Corinth and Twin Rivers volunteer fire departments. Talks to build the station began […]

Gaffney’s Seth Taylor named Sun Belt Conference ‘Men’s Golfer of the Week’

NEW ORLEANS – Coastal Carolina University’s Seth Taylor has been named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week, announced by the conference office on Friday afternoon. The senior finished second at the J.T. Poston Invitational in Sapphire, N.C. He shot a two-under 211 (69-69-73) while carding two rounds of par-or-better, with both rounds being in the 60s. He […]

Beckett Bridges is the winner of last week’s football contest

Beckett Bridges is the winner of last week’s football contest. He missed one game. Congratulations, Beckett, and keep on picking! He is shown above right receiving his $100 prize from Andy Clary. See Page 8 in today’s paper.


Occupation: Licensed Esthetician and owner of Southern Skin Solutions, LLC Hometown: Landrum, SC Family: Joe Thomas Blanton, Chris and Lisa Blanton, Donnie and Elaine Dobbins, Jim and Alicia Stow Education: ECPI University and Kenneth Shuler Favorite book: The Bible Favorite movie: Fireproof Favorite entertainer: Morgan Wallen Favorite food: Chicken Wings Hobbies: Crafting, Hiking, and Shopping Cat person or dog person: […]

Early voting begins Monday, October 24

Early voting begins Monday, October 24 at the Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration Office at the county administration building and will end on Saturday, Nov. 5, for the Nov. 8 general election. Voters must present a valid ID. The office is open Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Deadline to request and return absentee ballots by […]

Gaffney native releases historical romance novel

‘The Bookshop on the Beach Road’

Gaffney native Janet Morris Belvin has written a novel set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “The Bookshop on Beach Road,” a 284-page dual timeline historical romance is set in the beach town of Nags Head in Dare County, North Carolina. The novel, Belvin’s third book, is set partly in 1942 when Nazi UBoats were torpedoing vessels all along […]

“Strained Separations: Reflections On A Pandemic”

The Limestone University Art Gallery has announced its second exhibit for the 2022-2023 academic year entitled “Strained Separations: Reflections on a Pandemic.” The collection of prints features art by 21 artists from across the United States who use various print methodologies to reflect on life since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibit opened at the Gallery inside the […]


John Garland Fowlkes recently celebrated his 87th birthday surrounded by family and friends. This was the first time in several years that all but a few of the family members were together at one time. John and his late wife had three children, Steve, Mike and Susan; five grandchildren Christopher Fowlkes (deceased), Hunter and Carter Witherel, and Jacob and Adam […]

49 Cherokee County students named AP scholars

A total of 49 Cherokee County high school students were recently named Advanced Placement scholars for their success in earning college credits. Many colleges and universities award credit to students for passing Advanced Placement (AP) exams showing their mastery of college-level course work. Exams are graded on a five-point scale with a passing score of three needed for students to […]