2023-03-15 E-Edition

It took 13 days, but they saved her

Meet Jarhead: A stray cat who miraculously survived for two weeks with her head stuck in a plastic peanut butter jar. Jarhead’s resilience to dodge people, traps and nets is topped only by the group of strangers who came together for a search and rescue mission. When someone posted about seeing a cat with a plastic jar on its head […]

School districts struggling to hire teachers

Teacher vacancies have reached their highest levels in two decades in school districts statewide. The Cherokee County School District has seen the number of retirements steadily increase from 18 teachers in 2020 to 45 teachers in 2022. As of Monday, the district had 24 teacher vacancies. A survey on teacher supply and demand found about 6,900 teachers working during the […]

City property sold

The city’s controversial Hetty Hill property has finally been sold — and not to the mayor’s wife. Gaffney City Council at its meeting on Monday accepted a bid of $9,100 from Southpointe Management and instructed its attorney to draft the necessary ordinance to complete the sale of city property. At its December meeting, Gaffney City Council rejected a sealed bid […]

Gladys Brown

Gladys Jean McClain Brown was born April 5, 1937 in Hendersonville, North Carolina to the late Alonzo Sloan McClain, Sr. & Evelyn Wood Hill McClain. Gladys was the first of eight children. On Friday, March 3, 2023, Gladys passed away in Jacksonville, Florida. Her education began in Asheville, NC. The family moved to Gaffney, SC where she graduated from Granard […]

Kathy Henson

Gaffney, SC — Kathy Lynn Ivey Henson, 65, of 158 Millies Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2023 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of the late Bobby Henson and the daughter of the late Jack Ivey and Inez Humphries Ivey. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, retired […]

Paul Grigg

Blacksburg — Paul Grigg Jr, 75, of 551 Jumping Branch Road, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 11, 2023. There will be no formal services at this time. The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Grigg family.

Lori Kidd

Gaffney — Lori Denise Kidd, 55, of 228 Ruth Dr, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023, at home. Born in Gaffney, SC, she was the wife of John Kidd and daughter of Billy Love and the late Doris Wyatt Love. Mrs. Kidd formerly worked for Cherokee County and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was a beautiful […]


Shriners Car Show • The Cherokee Shrine Club presents the Shriners Car Show on Saturday, March 18. The show will be held at Burns Chevrolet from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A rain date is scheduled for April 1. There is a $20 registration fee to compete but free admission for attendees. There will be door prizes, music, food, vendors, […]


Better than ever

It’s not often a man sees his father and daughter honored on the same day by their peers in their chosen profession of journalism. ‘Not often’ might not be an apt adverb in this case. Rarely, even though it is a synonym, is probably more accurate and even that is probably not exact enough. As you might have read in […]