2023-03-31 E-Edition


Grassy Pond Elementary student MaKrae Vassey, below, was one of many county students whose artwork was on display Tuesday evening for this year’s art expo. Hundreds of families packed Gaffney High to watch students showcase their talents in music, art, band, chorus and drama. At right, Corinth Elementary students Addi Daves and Lorelie Buccieri look at a fire art building […]

Medical leave extended for Blacksburg police chief

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham was placed on non-paid leave for three months by town council Tuesday. Ham was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last June and had started cancer treatments. In August, he underwent open heart surgery after seven blockages were discovered. Ham has served as the town’s police chief for 20 years. Ham said he is still waiting […]

4-day work week council’s top priority

Must Do, Should Do and Could Do lists compiled

Having city employees clock in just four days a week was the top priority at Wednesday’s final session of the Gaffney City Council workshop. Each council member was asked to provide his/her top priority in the categories of Must Do, Should Do and Could Do. The 4-day work week perk received the highest number of responses in the Must Do […]

Nearly 30% turn out to vote in special election

Palm Sunday processional

Four local churches are coming together to celebrate the start of Holy Week with a traditional Palm Sunday Processional. On Palm Sunday, April 2, at 10 a.m., the congregations of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Limestone Presbyterian Church, Buford Street United Methodist Church and Dunton United Methodist Church will gather on the grounds of the Cherokee County Museum, located […]


Mary Bolinger, left, and Dale Sellars are pictured at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels facility expansion Tuesday. Bolinger and Goldie McCraw, Sellars’ mother, were the first two drivers for Meals on Wheels in 1984. See more photos from the event at

Funding increased for Rufus Foster Scholarship

Cherokee County Council recently approved a $40,000 increase in the county’s yearly funding for the Rufus Foster scholarship to make Spartanburg Community College even more affordable for local students. County council recently agreed to increase the Rufus Foster scholarship fund from $60,000 to $100,000. The scholarship was started by KNOW(2) in 2009. The scholarship was named in Foster’s honor in […]

Minnie Byers

Minnie L. Byers, 80, of 529 Kilgore Rd., Kings Mountain, NC, passed away Saturday, March 25, in her residence. She was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a daughter of the late Fred and Netha Bell Thompson Camp. Minnie was first married to Samuel Jones. After his death, she later married David Byers who also preceded her in death. […]

William Humphries

Blacksburg — William David Humphries aka “Mule Man”, 73, of 387 Dye Road, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced as soon as possible. The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Humphries family.