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16 arts and culture

12 limestone college: a community pillar

22 live music is where it’s at

26 cherokee county offers a lifetime of learning

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A Positive Crossroads for Economic Development kayla robbs, executive director

Cherokee County was the scene of commerce long before the first European settlers ventured into this magnificent area. Paths once used by Native American traders as they traveled from the mountains to the sea literally crossed in the heart of present day Gaffney. The Cherokee, Catawba and Creek tribes all used these first roads as they hunted and traded in the area we now call home. Fast forward to the Revolutionary War period when economic development took the form of saw-mills, grist mills, gun shops and iron foundries. Over the next 250 years, these industries evolved into today’s retailers, restaurants, business services and manufacturing facilities. In 1947, area business leaders saw a need for concerted economic development and formed what is now the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. The mission then, as today, was the support of business, industry and community. The past 63 years have witnessed tremendous changes in the county’s downtown districts, manufacturing and technology. But the Chamber has remained constant in its advocacy of our free-enterprise system. The workings of the Chamber’s economic development efforts are varied and far reaching. From an initial phone conversation with an interested entrepreneur to the culminating ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business, the Cherokee County Chamber assists many businesses, both large and small, in the fulfillment of the American dream.

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So exactly what is the Chamber and how does it perform its role in economic


Commerce is that of encourager. As an

development? First and foremost, the Chamber is information central. Phone calls

encourager, the Chamber welcomes

and e-mails from potential businesses, existing businesses, small retailers, non-

new businesses and makes the area

profits, residents and tourists pour in on a daily basis. The Chamber staff answers

aware of its goods or services available.

those inquiries when possible, and, when an easy response is not possible, refers

It encourages expansion of existing

the inquirer to the proper entity for answers. Staff stay connected with membership

businesses; it invites entrepreneurs

through regular contacts and weekly e-blasts to business and legislative leaders

to buy downtown buildings and

and members.

pursue their passions; it encourages

The Chamber is a facilitator. It arranges meetings, workshops and networking

volunteers and non-profits to provide for

opportunities in an effort to bring the region’s business leaders, government officials,

community needs; it encourages elected

entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations together in formats that promote

officials to support business friendly

discussion and brainstorming opportunities. Participants identify the needs of

legislation that allows positive growth;

the business community; establish committees to research those needs; make

and it encourages people to relocate

recommendations as a result of the studies; and put solutions into place. Workforce

their families to Cherokee County.

education, a major component of economic development, is one such need that is

Collectively, the Cherokee County

currently being addressed as a result of Chamber coordination and involvement.

Chamber of Commerce encourages

The Chamber is a promoter of tourism. It distributes brochures, maps, and information regarding the area’s attractions, accommodations and history. It actively markets to those outside the region and supports local groups and businesses that

the economic issues that result in true quality of life. The commerce that began centuries

stand to benefit from tourist dollars. The Chamber promotes the area’s festivals,

ago with our county’s namesake, the

parks, museums and visitors centers. The Chamber recognizes that tourism is the

Cherokee, will continue, although in new

No. 1 industry in the state of South Carolina and is proactive in ensuring the area

ways. The Cherokee County Chamber

benefits economically from out-of-town visitors.

of Commerce remains committed to

Perhaps the most important economic development role of the Chamber of

supporting those developing enterprises.

History and Heritage: The Cherokee County Story

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located in south Carolina’s Upstate Region, Cherokee County can proudly say that it is deeply rooted in its history, culture and natural resources. long before european settlers came to the area, the Cherokee nation and other native American tribes inhabited the land. their hunting paths and trading trails crossed the area and would be some of the first routes settlers would use when they arrived. some of these paths would eventually become major byways and settlements would form at major crossroads.

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history & heritage

Cherokee County was formed from existing counties in the Upstate area; initially, there was great opposition to having a new county, but in 1897, voters approved it and the county was proudly named for the Cherokee Indians who once made their home here. Today, the City of Gaffney, with a population of over 13,000, serves as the county seat; the Town of Blacksburg, just 15 miles to the northeast, is the county’s second largest incorporated area with a little over 2,000 in population.1 History is an important part of culture for Cherokee County and there are three National Park Service units within the county’s borders, all having significance with the Revolutionary War. Battles at Kings Mountain National Military Park in October of 17802 and Cowpens National Battlefield in January of 17813 were both important turning points during the war. The




Historic Trail commemorates the route

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patriot soldiers and volunteers used


to reach the area to fight against the

time through today. Many monuments

members are buried in the Gaffney family

British. These defining battles drove the

and statues throughout the area pay

cemetery only a few blocks from the

British back north into Virginia where

tribute to the fallen and those who

center of town.

they would surrender at Yorktown and

have served with pride. The Cherokee

Gaffney is located in one of the

ultimately lose the war.

County Veterans Museum, dedicated

nation’s primary transportation corridors,

It was also during the Revolutionary

in 1992, is a wonderful place to learn

situated along Interstate 85 between

War that the area became well-known as

more. Another keeper of the historic and

Greenville and Charlotte, and close to

the Iron District (now the Old Iron District).

cultural heritage of our area can be found

the mountains and beaches. In earlier

Iron mining had been important locally

at the Cherokee County History & Arts

days, textiles were the dominant industry

for many years; early settlers obtained

Museum. The museum contains a blend

and they led to a robust and thriving

large land tracts with the discovery of

of artifact-based exhibits and displays;

local economy. As in many other small

iron ore. This prompted acquisition of

it hosts art exhibits, book signing events

towns across America dependent upon

large timber tracts to ensure an adequate

and community gatherings.

a single industry, changing economics


supply of charcoal for the furnaces used

Gaffney , the county seat, was named

have led to leaner times. And like other

to produce iron. Many of these operations

after Michael Gaffney, a native of Ireland,

communities, Gaffney has worked hard

were located along the Broad River.

who came to South Carolina as a young

to re-identify itself. Part of this effort has

Second-tier industries such as flour mills,

man full of dreams and high hopes. In

translated into the Gaffney Visitors Center

foundries, gun shops and other industries

1804, Gaffney established a store here for

& Arts Gallery, located in a treasured 1913

developed during this period as well.

travelers, soon adding a lodging house

federal style building that was recently renovated.


While the Revolutionary War battles

and tavern. Each September, the city

here played a significant “crossroads” role

celebrates her founder with an outdoor

Another interesting vignette of history

in Cherokee County’s history, its native

party near the renovated Gaffney cabin

involves the beginning of what is now

sons and daughters have played a role in

home that is located in the heart of the

known as Limestone College. Limestone

our country’s fight for freedom from that

town. Gaffney and some of his family

Springs, a natural mineral spring that

many thought had healing powers, first became a popular retreat for low country planters in the early 1800s. By the 1840s a large hotel and a number of cottages had been built at the springs. In his book, The Mind of the South, North Carolina writer W. J. Cash describes planters from the Low Country arriving in their handsome carriages, bringing their families and trusted servants to enjoy the spa and social life. Sadly, the spa met hard times and the hotel was forced to close in 1845. Dr. Thomas Curtis bought the property from The Bank of the State of South Carolina for $10,000, and in November of 1845, opened a female high school. Over time, the school grew and eventually became the college that still stands today. (Please see more in the Limestone College sidebar.) The town of Blacksburg, just a few miles to the northeast of Gaffney, has its own unique history. Large amounts of iron were found in Cherokee County, and many came to the area in hopes of making their fortune, including three brothers, Thomas Black, W. C. Black and Dr. John Black. Dr. John Black was instrumental in bringing the railroad through the area, leading to further growth. Black Station, as the town was originally known, became a wealthy one and was the first in the Upstate to install electric street lights. The city was incorporated in 1888 as Blacksburg and still proudly claims the nickname of Iron City. Cherokee County at one time was mainly agricultural and cotton was the major an important part of the local economy with fruit production; peaches are now the county’s largest agricultural crop. Each July, the county holds the Peach Festival, a 3-day festival noted as one of the Top 20 Southeast Tourist Attractions for the month. Other industries such as the Timken Company and Nestle Prepared Foods are thriving, and new ones are coming, making the county’s economy a more diversified one. The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Cherokee County announced during 2010 that a $14 million quarry near Blacksburg would begin operations during 2011 and that Snak Time Foods would expand and invest another $1 million in the county. These two announcements alone represent more than 100 new jobs for the county and are indicative of the efforts of county economic development leaders to grow business in the area. Gaffney mayor Henry Jolly notes such developments will play a major role in the county’s future history. “Our future is bright because we are located along the ‘Golden Corridor’ of I-85, proving again that the real estate adage of ‘location, location, location’ really does apply.” But history and heritage do not happen in a vacuum; it takes the dreams and

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aspirations of people to make them come true. In addition to economic development,


the county prides itself on community development as well, from recreation and education to sports and faith. All of these intersect to make a community whole. Cherokee County, which has played a vital part in shaping American history and the Upstate of South Carolina, stands at a crossroads. It has a long, proud history which will always be important. However, today, it also looks forward to creating a place of community and work that will become the new history of tomorrow! 1



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crop, supporting the textile industry once so dominant in the area. Agriculture remains

Cherokee County stands at a crossroads. It has a long, proud history which will always be important. However, today, it also looks forward to creating a place of community and work that will become the new history of tomorrow!

Limestone College: A Community Pillar lynDA rAMAge

Limestone College1 established in 1845 by Dr. thomas Curtis, is a private four-year

National register of historic places. the school nurtures and supports

liberal arts college located in Gaffney,

ethical Christian ideals. It also offers

s.C. Dr. Curtis, a renowned scholar from

personal and professional growth to

england, came to america with plans

individuals who otherwise might not be

to establish a school to educate young

able to acquire a higher education. for

women. after 12 years of searching for a

the past four years, the scholars, Dollars

suitable location for his educational vision,

& Chocolates fundraiser has enabled the

he learned of a hotel site at Limestone

college to give a $1,500 scholarship to

springs in the upstate of south Carolina

each Cherokee County student attending

from the state’s governor. In the fall of

Limestone's day program. Local residents

1845, the Limestone springs female high

and businesses support this event and it

school opened its doors.

represents just one of the ways that the

the school soon became known as Limestone College, and like most small liberal arts institutions, it has seen its ups

college and communities of Cherokee County work together as a team. Limestone has been a pioneer in

and downs through the years, but has

providing educational opportunities for

bounced back with more pride than ever.

working adults wanting to complete a

from being the first women's college

baccalaureate degree. the college’s Block

in south Carolina, Limestone College

program, established in 1976, initiated off-

became fully coeducational in the 1960s.

campus classes throughout south Carolina

It is the third oldest college in south

for such students. In 1997, the college

Carolina, and many of the buildings and

began offering its Internet based Virtual

the Limestone Quarry Lake are on the

Campus program, once again providing

City of Gaffney

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Visit a Revolutionary War Site. Take a tour. View an exhibit. Attend the theatre. And never miss a Shindig at the Cabin!

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Gaffney Visitors Center & Art Gallery 210 West Frederick Street 864.487.6244 Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

educational opportunities through academic leadership. Although the college takes gratification in its past, it looks forward to the future with great anticipation. The Winnie Davis Hall of History (circa 1904), the centerpiece building of the Limestone College campus, was recently renovated. This classic, Gothic Revival style building, with double staircases and ornate, arched windows, is now home to the Limestone College Museum and Art Gallery in addition to continuing to serve the history classes taught there. In anticipation of student housing needs, a new residence hall for almost 100 students is slated for completion in 2011. The brick building’s design will complement existing campus structures. vision for the future is the largest capital campaign in the institution’s history. “Today's Needs ...Tomorrow's Dreams,” a $12-million campaign for academics and athletics is just now in the kick-off stages. A $6-million library renovation plan projects a library that will serve the growth of students for up to 40 years. It will more

earmarked for athletic facilities and needs,

cooperation and mutual support which

than double the current size of the library

including locker rooms, a softball and

continue today.”

and will include math labs, computer labs,

baseball stadium complex, and a lacrosse/

curriculum and writing labs, study rooms

soccer complex.

and a cafe.

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edge of education since its beginning. It upholds high academic standards and

regional center of educational and

instills them in the students who carry

Limestone campus life. More than 50

cultural activity for Cherokee county since

these traits with them as they leave the

percent of the college’s day students play

1845,” says Dr. Walt Griffin, its president.

college and enter the working world. They

in the Division ll sports offered to men and

“Historically, the college has planned its

leave knowing they can make a difference

women. Some $4.8 million of the money

programs to help meets the needs of the

in the world with hard work, integrity and a

raised during the capital campaign is

local community, establishing patterns of

sense of belonging.

Athletics is an important part of


“Limestone College has been the

Limestone has stayed on the cutting


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The uninitiated outsider may scoff at the thought of Cherokee County having a rich and vibrant art and music scene. But that scoffer would only need to visit downtown Gaffney, attend a local festival or just check the latest local calendar to see that this community is a cultural hidden gem. In recent years, however, this jewel has been buffed, shined and put on display for all to see.

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Championing the cause of the arts has Visual Artists. Made up of an ever-growing

been the center stage for drama, comedy,

Also in the area of artistic instruction

and passionate group of local artists from

musicals and children’s shows. The GLT’s

is Southern Dance Academy. The school

every medium, CAVA has rejuvenated

goal is to stimulate interest in art, music,

built a reputation for excellence for a

the local art scene and brought it into the

literature and drama for the enjoyment

generation as Julia’s Dance Company.

day-to-day life of our community. These

and entertainment of the entire county.

Even with the new name, the school still

artists not only create beautiful works of

A Gaffney Little Theatre production is

provides dance training to kids, teenagers

art for us to enjoy, but also promote art

usually a community-involved event that

and adults with a focus on forming

education, provide lessons and sponsor

the entire family can enjoy.

character, strength, opportunity and the Theatre

ability to express oneself in a unique way.

CAVA, once located on Gaffney’s

Department, which often partners with

Of course, not all our entertainment is

Main Street, has moved a few blocks to a

GLT for larger shows, has become a

of the high-brow ilk. Sometimes we like

new home. The city recently completed

prominent player in local theater. From

the nitty-gritty of electric guitars blaring

renovations to one of the town’s oldest

simple student-directed one-acts to

from big speakers to outdoor crowds.



fabulous, grandiose musicals, there is

That’s exactly the kind of thing Cherokee

as “the old post office.” The grand

usually a production for every theatrical taste.

County’s booming live music scene

building headquarters CAVA, the Visitors

Having long called the 975-seat Fullerton

brings nearly every weekend.






Auditorium their exclusive home, Limestone

One of the biggest catalysts for

In April and May of 2011, that gallery

now holds shows for smaller audiences in

the emergence of more live, intimate

enjoys the distinction of being the

a quaint theater at the new Limestone

performances is local restaurateur David

first in South Carolina to show New


“Shag” Stepp, who owns Daddy Joe’s

Information Center and an art gallery.


Beach House BBQ & Grill. Always a music

Music. This community has been chosen

community with angelic voices and

lover and a harmonica player himself,

by The Humanities Council of South

beautiful melodies — thanks to its well-

Stepp began serving a combo platter of


respected music department. Limestone

ribs and rock ‘n roll several years ago. His

Institution traveling exhibition as part



restaurant’s front porch has been packed

of the Museum on Main Street project,

concerts in Fullerton Auditorium. Their

with people simultaneously ordering

which brings exhibitions and programs

choirs and chamber orchestras take

off the menu and requesting songs ever

to rural cultural organizations. Through

full advantage of the facility known as


a selection of photographs, recordings,

one of the finest performance centers

The Gaffney Visitors Center’s popular

instruments, lyrics and artist profiles,

in the Southeast. The Limestone Show

series, Shindig at the Cabin, brings bands

New Harmonies: Celebrating American

Choir and Men’s Ensemble also perform

from every genre to perform next to the

Roots Music explores the distinct cultural


historic Michael Gaffney Cabin. There,

identities of American roots music forms.



Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots





The new Visitors Center isn’t the only

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School Honor Band Clinic.

The Gaffney Little Theatre has long



a Young Artist Competition and a High

dance or live music performance.

been CAVA, the Cherokee Association of











attendees set up chairs on the lawn of the

Fullerton is also the site for Cherokee Council



right on Main Street.

gallery in town. The Cherokee County


History & Arts Museum displays works

Arts Council is a joint effort between

If the Shindig doesn’t give you your fill

from past and present. Maintained by

Limestone College and Cherokee County

of rock n’ roll, blues or country, you can

the Cherokee Historical & Preservation

that provides quality cultural programs to

head across the street to The Capri. The

Society and located in the county’s oldest

the community, like Broadway reviews,

converted movie theatre is now one of

standing school building, the museum is

dance troupes and well-known soloists.

the premiere small music venues in the

also home to an annual pottery festival


Gaffney Fire Department or shake a leg

In 2010, Limestone debuted its latest

area. While maintaining its movie theatre

that brings in potters from all over



style design, The Capri gives music

the Southeast.



Community Music School, which offers

lovers a unique viewing and listening

Just as strong a cultural contributor

private lessons in the areas of piano,

experience. The Capri also welcomes

as the visual arts is the community’s

voice, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass

stand-up comedians each week, another

performing arts. There is rarely a week

and percussion to students of all ages

new addition to the community’s cultural

when there is not an evening of theater,

and abilities. The department also hosts


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County now has the multiplex for which it pined for years. Not only does the Gaffney Entertainment Center have 10 cinemas showing current releases, it also has an arcade, bowling alley and sports bar. Other spots to watch films include the Cherokee County Public Library and Cherokee County History & Arts Museum. For a good laugh, you can’t get much better than “the funniest man in America,” James Gregory. This iconic comedian has been the centerpiece of Broad River Electric Cooperative’s Hilarity for Charity benefit show for the past two years. The annual event fills the cooperative’s auditorium and raises money for local causes each February. The event isn’t the only one to occupy Broad River Electric Auditorium; the facility dubbed “the Gaffney Civic Center” hosts performance and speaking events nearly every month. Cindy McFadden, a community volunteer, notes the wide array of entertainment options in Cherokee County. “For a community this size, we are rich in options for cultural activities. If you can’t find anything to do here, you’re not looking hard enough!” Helping others is one of the best ways this community comes together. There are numerous civic organizations throughout the county that not only reach out to those in need but also are wonderful at advocating their causes to others. They’re also not too bad at putting on entertaining charity events such as Meals on Wheels’ annual and the American Red Cross’s Taste of Cherokee. Perhaps the largest and most successful charity event in the county is the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Held adjacent to the Timken Plant at one of the few Relay-dedicated tracks in the nation, the fundraiser has been best-in-the-nation (per capita) for the past two years, raising over $542,000 total during the run. Relay for Life not only celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those lost to the disease, but also provides food and entertainment to the thousands that participate each spring. You don’t have to go to festivals to enjoy good food, however. Diners and restaurants throughout the county offer cuisine for any tongue. Harold’s has been an anchor in downtown Gaffney since the 1940s but was introduced to outsiders a few years ago when the diner and its chili-burgers were featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives television show. In recent years, more locally-owned eateries have populated downtown Gaffney like Stick’s Bar & Grill, Logan Street Hotdogs, Trackside Diner and the newest addition, Sake Grill. Sake Grill is also the latest in a growing selection of Asian cuisine that

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includes Hong-Kong Express, King Buffet and All About Asian. There are plenty of other international flavors. The Aegean and The House Pizza both offer Greek and Italian foods and Bronco’s, La Fogata, and Santiago’s yield Mexican menus. For more Americana cuisine, like barbecue and burgers, there is the aforementioned Daddy Joe’s, Varsity Square and Highway 11 Restaurant. Four popular steakhouses straddle Cherokee County. All the locals know familyowned Kelly’s Steakhouse in Blacksburg serves some of the best cuts around, and Outback Steakhouse’s Australian filets are beloved nationwide, as are Sagebrush’s Western-style platters. Carolina Café had so many trekking down Highway 11 to their location in nearby Chesnee, the owners moved to a bigger place closer to Gaffney. No selection of Southern foods is complete without fried seafood, just like what you can get at Crystal Sea Fish Camp and Bailey’s Fish Camp in Blacksburg and The Colonial and Craig’s Fish Shak in Gaffney. For fish of the cook-it-yourself, fresh variety there is Webster’s Seafood. 21

Whether it be food for the stomach, for the soul, or for the spirit, Cherokee County can fill and satisfy the most discretionary tastes.

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Live Music is Where it’s At JOSH P. CROTZER

Amongst the hustle and bustle of Gaffney’s main commercial drag, Floyd Baker Boulevard, is a laid back scene. It’s the patio at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill, and tonight it’s overflowing with the sounds of a single acoustic guitar, the vocals of its skilled player, and the people listening to him. It is a highly frequented site, especially on a Thursday night, although the music changes weekly in regards to both performers and genres. But it’s always entertaining and appreciated by the locals. The man that can take much of the credit for this local music scene is David “Shag” Stepp, a Gaffney born-and-raised restaurateur who was one of the first to add live performers to his menu. He began the practice at his first eatery over 20 years ago. “I’ve always felt it was important to support live music,” says Stepp. “We’ve incorporated it weekly at the restaurants since 1989 with the original Ichabod's. Only in the past few years has it taken the shape it has today with The Patio Sessions we host at Daddy Joe's.” Crossroads | where the past meets the future

He says the weekly feature not only brings in diners, but musicians as well.


“What we tapped into was the huge amount of musicians that don't play professionally but are very talented and would love the opportunity to sit in a welcoming jam session,” Stepp explains. “That created an atmosphere that encourages musicians of all levels to play together for some of the best live music you'll see anywhere.” Seeds that were planted at the patio sessions have grown into a booming live music scene. Many of those sessions and impromptu musical gatherings have manifested into

“What we tapped into was the huge amount of musicians that don't play professionally but are very talented and would love the opportunity to sit in a welcoming jam session.”

other, more official live performances that scatter the community at places like The

David “Shag” Stepp,

Capri, Shindig at the Cabin, The Twisted Spur and other venues.

Restaurateur and Musician

Stepp can be included in that mix. A harmonica player, he frequently joins in on the jam sessions and is now a member of a budding blues band, Back Alley Blue, which tours the Upstate. “I got tired of watching everyone else have so much fun and decided, after all these years, to learn to play the blues,” Stepp says with a smile. 300 East Rutledge Ave. • Gaffney, SC

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Eric Lawson


Cherokee County is an idyllic place to raise a family. Nestled in the picturesque Upstate region of South Carolina, the county is the gateway to outstanding educational opportunities for everyone through its comprehensive preschool and beyond schools (public and private), adult education and its collegiate offerings from the two colleges located within its borders. An additional six colleges can be found in neighboring Spartanburg County.


Cherokee County Offers a Lifetime of Learning

PreSchool, Primary and Secondary Educational Opportunities Like all counties in South Carolina, Cherokee provides a comprehensive First Steps program designed for children up to 5 years of age. Understanding the fact that 85 percent of a child’s brain is developed in the first five years of life, First Steps is a government-funded initiative devoted to preparing children to enter school healthy and ready to learn. Cherokee County First Steps addresses this challenge through five focus areas: strengthening families, improving child health and well-being, increasing the quality of child care, furthering early education opportunities, and helping rising kindergartners transition to school. Cherokee County is home to 13 elementary schools (12 public, one private), five middle schools (four public, one private), and two public high schools. The Cherokee County School District itself is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation process is grounded upon integrity, thoughtful and principled judgment, and a commitment to truth. The process also serves as an assessment of a system’s effectiveness in the fulfillment of its mission and its continuing efforts to enhance the overall quality of the student experience. The local school system has embraced a philosophy that educational progress and the promise of tomorrow are tied to technology. As a result, student learning experiences are enhanced by the access to, and interaction with, technology. These learning experiences are leveraged through the integration of such techniques and tools as interactive boards, iPods, virtual field trips and distance learning courses. Additionally, in an effort to introduce elementary and middle school students

The Collegiate Experience According





to the goals of a collegiate education, students at nearby Limestone College have

superintendent of schools for Cherokee

tutoring partnerships with elementary schools for even more educational attention.

County, “education is a critical key to

As the saying goes, results speak for themselves. In 2009 alone:

success in any community and Cherokee

Cherokee County School District students earned $8.8 million in scholarships;

County is no exception. It is now critical

Forty students were named South Carolina Junior Scholars;

that we prepare our students for a lifetime

Forty-four teachers were National Board certified; and

of learning. Most jobs will be short-lived

Had students named Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship

and retraining will be necessary ever

Program and Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship

few years.”


Education officials also recognize

Through a variety of programs, technologies and experiences, students within

the importance of continuous learning.

Cherokee are challenged not just to succeed but also to thrive in their educational

Dr. Taylor notes that “the majority of our


workforce will need education beyond high school; therefore, we must continue

Adult and Community Education

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Through the Cherokee County School District, a number of critical educational


resources are available via the Adult & Community Education program. By leveraging

to strive to not only educate our children but to instill in them a desire to continue their education.”

key partnerships with area employers and governmental agencies, the program

Despite its relatively small population,

provides leadership training, services and educational opportunities through a variety

Cherokee County has two outstanding

of methods that assist adults with special needs to develop the skills and knowledge

educational venues for students wishing

necessary to achieve their personal educational goals. Included in the program is

to continue their academic experience.

assistance with:

One of these is Limestone College, a

Obtainment of high school diploma and GED (including basic skills

four-year, liberal arts institution offering

needed for GED);

bachelor of arts, science, and social work

Employment preparation;

degrees, as well as associate degrees

English as a Second Language;

through traditional and non-traditional

Family literacy; and

educational opportunities. Limestone’s

Computer skills courses.

innovative programs, diverse curriculum

Cherokee County School District 2009-2010

Cherokee County School District continues to strive for excellence in education. Our students, faculty, staff, administration, and board members have worked together for a common goal by offering quality public education for all students in Cherokee County. The district’s goal of excellence continues to be the number one priority and is evident, based on the following accomplishmwents: • Northwest Elementary and Cherokee Technology Center were recognized as Palmetto Gold Schools for their outstanding achievement in 2009. • Draytonville Elementary was recognized as a Palmetto Silver School for growth in Achievement. • Blacksburg High and Gaffney High earned Palmetto Silver awards for growth in On-time Graduation Rate • In the spring of 2010, the Cherokee County School District awarded 525 diplomas to seniors • The Class of 2010 was awarded approximately $8.7 million dollars in scholarships • 35 middle school students were named South Carolina Junior Scholars • B. D. Lee Elementary was recognized as a School of Character • Cherokee Technology Center inducted 24 students into the National Technical Honor Society • Mary Bramlett Elementary earned the Red Carpet Award Crossroads | where the past meets the future

• Gaffney High School Air Force Junior ROTC received the Distinguished Unit Award for Merit for academic year 20092010 • Gaffney High School Boys’ Basketball Team won the state 4-A championship for the fourth time since 2003 • Limestone-Central Elementary Montessori students collected $1,000 for the American Red Cross to assist earthquake victims in Haiti • 45 teachers are National Board Certified • An Arts Expo is held in the spring and students who are talented in Fine Arts are 29 recognized.

to complete course work begun earlier in their lives utilize the program for career transition. The Extended Campus program offers eight




South Carolina and an Internet program that attracts students from nearly 30 states, military personnel serving throughout the world and students in Europe and the Pacific. The Internet courses allow students to take courses and complete course work in a much more flexible timetable than the traditional on-site schedule. A




can be found at Spartanburg County Community College, which opened the doors to its 62-acre Cherokee County campus near Interstate 85 and downtown Gaffney in 2007. The college offers a full array of general education courses, including mathematics, English, social sciences, humanities, fine arts and natural sciences. To ease the admissions process, SCC has established its Transitional and






make growth

attainable for individuals who may find

had several notable accomplishments,

Studies Department to offer courses to


enhance students’ academic abilities. It

Men’s lacrosse team advanced to

even provides prerequisite courses in

NCAA semi-finals;

biology, chemistry and algebra that may

Women’s lacrosse team advanced to

be necessary for acceptance into SCC’s

NCAA quarter-finals;

curriculum programs.

access to higher education difficult. While the majority of its students hail

from the Southeastern United States,

Men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse

The campus provides state-of-the-art

elsewhere in the country and throughout

and softball teams earned regular

facilities for learning, including a 22,000


season conference championships;


Men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse





foot manufacturing training area, and,




through a partnership with Freightliner,

an increasing number of students from world





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Limestone experience is right for them.







largest college


Carolina; even so, the college is committed to maintaining a low 12:1 student-to-






academic stunning

classroom 2,000-square-

championships; and

the only recreational vehicle training area

Two coaches (women’s lacrosse

in the state.

teacher ratio to ensure that professors

and men’s and women’s tennis)

Cherokee County provides residents

can serve as mentors both in and out of

were named Conference Carolinas

of all ages and all aspirations the

the classroom.

Coaches of the Year.

opportunity for a lifetime of learning.







classroom (in 2010, 10 percent of the

While the student population for the

student body was enrolled in the college’s

traditional on-campus program hovers

honors program), but also on the field.


Competing in Conference Carolinas,

Extended Campus program attracts older

Limestone offers 11 sports for both men

students. Working professionals, military

and women. In 2010 Limestone teams

personnel and others returning to college




Thank you to all of our members!

When The Timken Company wanted to establish their first bearing plant outside of Ohio 40 years ago, they chose Cherokee County. Ever since, the relationship between the corporation and this community has flourished. Timken has invested over $145.1 million in the plant and grown into one of the largest employers in the county. The skilled and dedicated workforce has made Timken one of the top friction management and power transmission companies in the world.

The Timken Company Gaffney Bearing Plant covers 186 acres, and the facility is 660,000 square feet in size.

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As in most small Southern communities, there tends to be only one sport in the minds of many in Cherokee County. To say the least, Friday nights here have special significance in the fall. The food, fanfare and championship football of both Gaffney High School and Blacksburg High School have been a part of the fabric and identity of these communities for generations. If you’re a visitor or a transplant, your initiation into Cherokee County begins with your first high school football game. And it won’t be your last.

sports & recreation

Sports & Recreation

However, often lost in the shadow

bring competitors and their families

hunting and duck hunting are favorite

and smoke of king football are the diverse

to the county each year. The Ford

seasonal pastimes. It’s not just for the

and numerous sporting opportunities

Complex has hosted softball tournaments

locals, either. Outdoorsmen come from


throughout the spring and summer. The

all over the Carolinas to take advantage of

newer Cherokee Youth Sports Complex

the pristine land and plentiful game.






spectators and participants. Gaffney High is known as the School

can accommodate four games at once,

A sportsman’s community is not

of Champions, not only because of its

and Fuller Field is like a miniature college

complete without a local golf club, and

16 state football titles, but also because

football stadium.

residents are fortunate to have a course

its basketball, baseball and softball teams




18-hole private course that is the site for

Carolina’s highest sports classification

participants in the athletic development

over the last three years. Both local high

of our youth, hosting camps and clinics

schools boast rich athletic histories and

in lacrosse, baseball, basketball and soccer

motorsports. Cherokee is located in the

are alma maters to current professionals

during their off-seasons.

heart of stock car country where Charlotte

dozens of tournaments annually. Another




Families can also enjoy the dozens

Motor Speedway is just over an hour

of parks throughout the county. Many,

away, but race fans don’t need to leave

College has expanded its horizons in

like Thompson Park in Gaffney’s historic

to hear the growl and rumble of engines

the field of play and now is home to 23

district, are outfitted with safe playground

(Please see sidebar story). Cherokee

intercollegiate sports. Twenty years ago,

equipment where children can spin,

Speedway is a legendary dirt track that

the Saints brought Canada’s national sport

slide and climb while parents can feel

has a faithful Saturday night following.

to the South. Not hockey, but lacrosse.

secure. Others, like the recently erected

Iron City Motorsports Park is a great place

This beautiful and fast-paced game has

Johnny Little Park, are more serene and

to practice or race if you like to throttle a

won over locals who join alumni and

picturesque with beautiful fountains and

bike or cart.

students for matches on sunny spring

flowerbeds that entice passersby to stop

afternoons at Saints Field. Limestone has

and rest.

For the past four decades, Limestone

won two national championships and

The newest fitness and recreation facility in the community is the Cherokee

While some like to stroll down the

County YMCA. Now located off Highway

lane, others like to roll down an alley.

11, the YMCA features an outdoor fitness

The college’s Timken Gymnasium

There are two bowling alleys in Cherokee

track, high school regulation gymnasium,

is also a popular spot for area basketball

County — Westlane Bowling, which has

large fitness rooms, locker rooms for

fans, where the Saints compete in the

been a part of the local sports landscape

adults and youths, a multi-purpose room

NCAA Division II Carolinas Conference.

for generations, and Gaffney Lanes at the

and game room, nursery, sauna, steam

Limestone has also won team and

Gaffney Entertainment Center. Both are

rooms and a whirlpool. Much of the


great spots for parties, tournaments or

excitement about the new facility centers

just a family outing.

on the 16,000-square-foot water park.

numerous conference titles in the sport.



in wrestling, swimming and golf. The baseball team plays its games in a unique spot above the Limestone quarry and

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like Cherokee National, a recently rebuilt


in the NFL and NBA.


Student-athletes and coaches from

have all won championships in South

Cherokee County’s rural landscape offers





The YMCA also offers summer camps with specialized programs. While sport is a great way to bring

boasts two recent Major League Baseball

outdoorsmen. Lake Cherokee and Lake


Thickety are public waters that are great





Of course, the only thing better

for both the competitive and casual

accomplishes the feat like the local

than watching sports is playing them.

fisherman. Lake Welchel is owned and

festivals. Local residents are blessed with

Complexes and fields throughout the

operated by the Gaffney Board of Public

a full calendar of day-long, weekend-

county are home to various youth

Works, which offers permit-only angling.

long, and week-long events.

sports. The Cherokee County Recreation

The Broad River, which stretches across

The South Carolina Peach Festival



Cherokee County, is well-known for its

is likely the most well-known. The

opportunity to discover the value of

fish density. There are also dozens of

community will enjoy the festival’s 35th


private farm ponds into which lines are

run in the summer of 2011. In the previous

cast and from which fish tales are spun.

34 festivals, Cherokee County has been

provides and




football, baseball, soccer and much more. These facilities also play host to

Miles of land and forest here are ripe

entertained by the biggest music stars,

national and regional tournaments that

for the hunter, and, because of that, deer

eaten the best food (including a world-

record sized peach cobbler) and had the most fun at events like Peachfest and Peach

opened a competition Go-Kart shop in

Beach. It’s no wonder it has been named one of the Top 20 events by the Southeast

Blacksburg while also building NASCAR

Tourism Society. The festival encompasses a large portion of geography as sites

Show Cars. He built the largest model

hosting events include downtown Gaffney, the Chamber of Commerce, Lake Welchel

stock car in the U.S. "CARZILLA" was put on

and the Town of Blacksburg.

display at the NASCAR Café in Las Vegas.

The City of Gaffney has a strong Irish heritage as founder Michael Gaffney was

Davis started JD Motorsports eight

from the Emerald Isle. Since 2004, when it celebrated its bicentennial, the city has

years ago, in part, to help develop the

put on Irishfest each Saint Patrick’s Day weekend in downtown. The green-themed

budding racing career of his son Kertus.

festivities include music, kids’ rides and homemade items.

The younger Davis would go on to have a

Blacksburg has its own springtime celebration, the Iron City Festival, sponsored by the Blacksburg Business Association (BBA). With crafts, rides, artisans and entertainment, the little town that once was a major player in the region’s iron industry

solid career on the Nationwide Circuit and now is the shop foreman for his dad. The lead driver for JD Motorsports is

attracts visitors from across the Broad River and the state line to enjoy the happenings.

a well-known racer with a well-known

Many return for the BBA’s Fall Festival that includes a parade, hayrides, costumes and

name. Mike Wallace, brother of Rusty and

beach music.

Kenny Wallace, is a grizzled vet just like his

The “Iron City” is also home to Ed Brown’s famous championship rodeo. Cowpokes

car owner, with over 200 races and $17

come from all over to compete and watch bareback riding, saddle bronco riding, calf

million in winnings to his credit to date.

roping, steer wrestling, ladies barrel racing, bull riding and other events at this full

Together they have been a Top-20 team,

championship rodeo.

finishing 18th in points in 2010. This type of experience and success is why Priscaro

celebration, a spirited gathering of businesses, organizations and citizens that begins

calls JD Motorsports “the best value in

with the annual lighting of the city tree and doesn’t end until everyone has ridden

sports marketing.”

the horse and buggy, all the chestnuts have been open-fire-roasted, and Santa’s knee is sore.

“We have so much to offer (our sponsors),” says Priscaro. “What other

There is so much to do here, it would almost cause you to forget there’s a game Friday night. Almost.

NASCAR team could give you the opportunity to be showcased more?” Priscaro explains that while most teams

JD Motorsports


How about a little sports trivia? Where is the closest NASCAR car racing

JD Motorsports’ location in Gaffney allows

team? Spartanburg? No. Rock Hill? No.

the team to promote its sponsors more

How about right here in Cherokee County.

directly and at a more local and national

JD Motorsports LLC, which competes

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level, citing, for example, its willingness

on the NASCAR Nationwide circuit, is

to host tours with business partners and

located on Champion Ferry Road in


Gaffney. Owned and operated by two-time


crowd metropolitan areas like Charlotte,

JD Motorsports is also committed to

Busch Grand National Champion crew

reinvesting those sponsor dollars back

chief Johnny Davis, JD Motorsports is a

into the local economy. Gaffney-based

homegrown racing enterprise that not

sign producer Image Plus already provides

many realize is still at home.

the decals for the team. The company

“Johnny is known all over the racing

purchases a lot of its auto parts at

world,” says Vice President of Marketing

Cherokee Auto Supply, and the company

Tony Priscaro, “But it’s been pretty quiet

banks at Palmetto Bank.

here. We’re off the beaten path.”

“NASCAR is the most expensive sport in

Davis has been affiliated in NASCAR

the world,” says Priscaro. “We would love

competition for over 27 Years. He began as

for more of that money to come through

a crew member and fabricator for several

Cherokee County.”

teams and went on to win a NASCAR Busch Series Championship with Larry Pearson in 1987. In the early 1990s, Davis

There is nothing trivial about that.

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Of course, it’s not officially the holidays until the annual Christmas on Limestone

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Stephanie A. Friedrich


While a relatively small county in population, Cherokee County provides a broad spectrum of healthcare services for the community. Whether you have a little one on the way or a grandparent in need of extra help, you are sure to find just what you’re looking for in a location convenient to you. In addition to having its own fully-accredited hospital with an excellent range of medical services, Cherokee County offers a continuum of care, including primary care facilities, adult day care, a health department, mental health services, acute care services, and post acute care services such as home care, hospice care, assisted living and long term care.



When most people think of healthcare, they tend to think about hospitals as a major component of service. Upstate Carolina Medical Center, located in Cherokee




Gaffney, provides its communities with a wide range of medical services, from outpatient radiology and laboratory tests to emergency, surgical and maternity care. The 125-bed acute care hospital is committed to creating an environment focused on patients and their families. As an affiliate of Novant Health, a North Carolina - based, not-for-profit healthcare




Medical Center’s top priority is providing high-quality care to its patients and their families. Upstate Carolina is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission, which is the healthcare equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. The hospital’s services range from high-tech to high–touch. Board-certified sub-specialty radiologists and registered technologists utilize advanced imaging technology, including CT scan, MRI, digital mammography and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening. The hospital’s

emergency responders, transporters and

mammography department has earned

hospital staff.

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and Union counties in South Carolina,

national accreditation from the American

Upstate Carolina Medical Center offers

and Polk and Rutherford counties in

College of Radiology. The Women’s

a number of specialty services, including

North Carolina, with a commitment

Center offers a special, comfortable place

its Advanced Healing Wound Center,

to delivering quality care for life. The

for patients and family to welcome a

located in a dedicated facility near the

hospital provides a Level 1 Trauma Center,

new baby. The diabetes management

hospital. Staff here treats children and

regional heart center, cancer center,

education program, recognized by the

adults with chronic wounds. Therapies

certified stroke center and accredited

American Diabetes Association, provides

include advanced hyperbaric oxygen

chest pain center.



serves patients in Spartanburg, Cherokee








classes, support groups and community

100 percent oxygen in a pressurized

events. (Please see sidebar article.)

breathing chamber.

Along the continuum of care While






highly visible and normally very large

Upstate Carolina Medical Center provides

Carolina Medical Center takes great pride

organizations, healthcare, by and large,

care 24 hours a day; its highly trained

in providing remarkable healthcare to

is a very local and personal process.

staff, including nationally board-certified

their neighbors.

Having access to a variety of providers










along the continuum of care is one of the

range of injuries and illnesses. The

provides a wide array of medical services,

lesser-known assets of Cherokee County

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for

complemented by tertiary, specialty and

but one which serves the community at

Cherokee County is also managed by

trauma services provided by hospitals

large with exceptional resources. Austin



in neighboring counties. Located just

Brown, the COO of UCMC echoes this

ensuring a seamless partnership between

25 miles away, Spartanburg Regional

fact noting that “healthcare providers in

physicians and nurses, can treat a wide






Cherokee County offer a wide range of services along the continuum of care. These providers work collaboratively in order to continually improve the quality of care and accessibility” for the county’s population. Most often, the portal to healthcare services is the family doctor. Cherokee County has a wide range of family physicians




represented within its boundaries. One of these is Novant Medical Group, a part of Novant Health, a not-for-profit healthcare leader serving 3.5 million residents across the Carolinas and southern Virginia. Novant Medical Group is a physician-led and patient-focused organization with physician partners that are supported by highly-skilled professionals to provide

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assistance and support at every level. Novant Medical Group is a leader in Cherokee County takes pride in

The Gaffney area Novant Medical Group

providing a variety of health education

blood pressure control, medication

offers primary and specialty care practices

programs and events for the community.

overview, carbohydrate counting and heart

that are proud to be serving and caring for

Recognizing that some health issues can

health. The educational sessions also offer

the community.

be very difficult to understand and deal

advanced carbohydrate counting, insulin

ReGenesis Health Care, with locations

with on an on-going basis, healthcare

administration and other topics. Rebecca

in Gaffney and Spartanburg, is a federally

providers in this community continually

Ledbetter, UCMC’s diabetes coordinator

qualified community health center. It is a

strive to look for ways to make managing

notes that “with the high prevalence of

non-profit organization committed to the

these issues as easy as possible for patients

diabetes in Cherokee County, there is a

preservation and restoration of health and

and their families. From formal treatment

strong need for such programs to help

wellness for everyone in the community.

programs to educational seminars and

patients prevent long-term complications


health fairs to informal community

of the disease.”








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gatherings at churches and civic clubs,

The needs of each patient determine

family practice and internal medicine to

Cherokee County is here to help you and

the scheduling of individual follow-up

family planning and case management

your family in your times of need.

appointments. The Center adds patients

services. ReGenesis also offers health


blood glucose levels, self-monitoring,

Upstate Carolina Medical Center’s

to the Diabetes Support Group mailing

outpatient diabetes program, one of the

list to receive monthly flyer notifications

including health fairs, education classes

many such programs offered locally, is

regarding free educational sessions offered

and health screenings.

nationally recognized by the American

in the Center’s cafeteria. Support group





For home healthcare services, Interim

Diabetes Association as meeting the

speaker topics include such issues as

HealthCare, which has served patients in

standards for diabetes self-management

podiatry presentations, National Kidney

Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee,

education. The program staff consists

Foundation overviews and organic food

Pickens and Spartanburg counties for

of a registered, licensed dietitian and a

suppliers, among others. The Diabetes

over 30 years, offers its services 24 hours

registered nurse. Outpatients are referred

Support Group is free and open to the

a day, seven days a week, including

to the program by their primary physician

public and no pre-registration is necessary.

holiday care. Interim HealthCare boasts

and participate in an initial two-hour

skilled and customized care to allow

session in which they are instructed in

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patients to stay in the comfort of their

basic survival skills of diabetes, target range



bringing advanced medicine to patients.

own homes, while making it possible to receive the health care they need. Locally owned and maintaining an exceptional reputation in the community, Interim HealthCare continues to live up to its patients’ expectations. It is ranked in the top 5 percent of home care agencies in the country based on quality improvement and financial performance data. The company provides TeleHealth, Hospice Care, Home Health Care, senior care management and advocacy, and medical staffing solutions. Often, patients need supplies and services beyond what their caregivers provide at the time of service, especially once they are able to recover on their own. The county has several pharmacies that assist in providing such services. One of them, Buford Street Drug Store has served Cherokee County since 1968, offering a full-service pharmacy, home medical supplies, and a range of health products and services. It is also unique in that it houses an Ace Hardware® store. For patients with continuing care needs who are not able to be served by home care, Cherokee County is fortunate to have quality providers offering residential, rehabilitation and long-term care services. One of these is the Peachtree Centre, a non-profit organization with 139 licensed beds; 111 of these are skilled care beds, including 26 short-term rehabilitation beds; and the remaining 28 are residential/assisted living beds. Peachtree Centre offers care for adults who are in need of short-term rehabilitation or long-term care. The shortterm rehabilitation program, focusing on a wide range of conditions due to injury or illness, offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and discharge planning. With a convenient location and family-focused staff, Peachtree Centre helps its residents and families feel as if they are truly in a place they can call home. Brookview Healthcare Center of Gaffney is another well-regarded rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility where staffers are quick to say “welcome home.” With 24-hour nursing care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and admissions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Brookview Healthcare is ready to help. The Center also offers entertaining and beneficial activities to keep residents active, both physically and mentally. While the majority of healthcare services are provided with the hope of curing or improving a patient’s health, life has its limits. In the last three decades, hospice care has become a very important component of total healthcare delivery. In Cherokee County, Hospice Care of South Carolina provides those services. Serving all of South Carolina’s 46 counties, its main office is in Spartanburg. Hospice Care describes its service as a philosophy of care for those with an advanced illness, taking the focus

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away from the illness itself and helping patients and their families live a meaningful,


fulfilling life. Treatment plans strive to help all those impacted by advanced illnesses: patients living with the illness, loved ones caring for those patients, patients wanting to plan ahead, healthcare professionals, loved ones grieving a loss and families that have a child with an illness. Cherokee County prides itself on being a great place to live with many cultural and recreational pursuits available to enjoy. Understanding that enjoyment of such things is dependent upon good health, the area’s healthcare community does all it can to help its friends, families and neighbors achieve the best health possible for their lives.

“Whether you have a little one on the way or a grandparent in need of extra help, you are sure to find just what you’re looking for in a location convenient to you.”

REMARKABLE CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY Novant Medical Group is proud to serve the Gaffney community With nine practices specializing in family medicine, sports medicine, orthopaedics, women’s health, general surgery and more, Novant Medical Group offers a variety of health services for the Gaffney community. We’re pleased to provide care for you and your family, and we are committed to delivering a remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.


Barnhill Family Medicine 722 Hyatt St., Suite A Gaffney, SC 29341 489-8168

104 Professional Park, Suite B Gaffney, SC 29340 487-4451

Frank Barnhill, MD Sarah Beth Wippermann, NP

Lori Thompson, MD

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Blacksburg Family Medicine


Limestone Family Medicine

303 West Pine St., Suite B Blacksburg, SC 29702 839-3082

Rhonda Cooper, FNP-BC Grassy Pond Family Medicine

517 Chesnee Highway, Suite A Gaffney, SC 29341 487-7655

Richard Cutchin, MD, MPH Sherley Brito, MSN, FNP

Ruffing & Klosterman Family Medicine 722 Hyatt St., Suite B Gaffney, SC 29341 488-1400

Scott Klosterman, DO Richard Ruffing, MD Stroup, Bland & Morgan Family Medicine 722 Hyatt St., Suite C Gaffney, SC 29341 489-2400

Susan Bland, MD Todd Morgan, MD Charles Stroup, MD


Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Clinic 104 Professional Park, Suite A Gaffney, SC 29340 488-3336

Frank Phillips, MD Cherokee Women’s Center

1506 North Limestone St., Suite B Gaffney, SC 29340 487-4573

Steven Lewis, MD, FACOG Laurie Hill, RN, CNM, MSN GMA General Surgery & Endoscopy

1552 North Limestone St., Suite B Gaffney, SC 29340 487-0155

Maureen Burdett, MD, FACS Timothy Nelson, MD

To find a physician or get information on our comprehensive services, call 877-590-4155.

When it matters most... count on us.

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home care for over 30 years.


We’re consistently recognized for our high levels of patient satisfaction by national health care organizations, state agencies, and our own community.

Home Health


Personal Care


Our quality of care continues to win us national awards, but it’s our award-winning employees that make Interim HealthCare someone you can count on.

Hospice Staffing

Our Gaffney office is located at 423 North Granard Street 487-3401 800-439-4590



for the future

Our excellence brings hope

• One of the first healthcare systems in the nation chosen to participate in the National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers program • Recognized as being one of the top cancer programs in the United States by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer • Recipient of the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award • The exclusive host affiliate of the MD Anderson Physicians Network • One of the original funded participants in the Community Clinical Oncology Program • First center in South Carolina to offer TomoTherapy® radiation

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• First High-Dose Rate radiation therapy provider in the Upstate

Gibbs Cancer Center is a patient-centered, multidisciplinary cancer treatment center. As a part of the not-for-profit Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, it offers free education and community screenings, massage therapy and the services of a social worker, chaplain and nutritionists. For more information on services, cancer care or community events, please call the Cancer Learning Center at 864-560-6747 or visit

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Directory Accounting/Taxes Associates Bookkeeping & Tax B. T. Mardis, CPA Cline, Brandt, Kochenower & Co. H & R Block James Cudd, CPA Robert C. Moorhead, CPA

Construction/Suppliers (864) 489-3187 (864) 489-0266 (864) 489-7121 (864) 489-0350 (864) 489-3172 (864) 487-7516

Advertising Champion Communications Daisy Outdoor Advertising Co.

(704) 466-3847 (864) 489-5533

Agriculture Abbott Farms Foothills Forest Products, Inc.

(864) 582-1077 (864) 694-5570

Apartments/Housing B&W Housing Development, LLC Boyd Management Creekside at Wellington Harris Brown Management Housing Authority of the City of Gaffney Magnolia Ridge Apartments McEntire Rental Properties Oliver Court Apartments Westwood Apartments

(864) 463-2244 (864) 489-8126 (864) 487-5757 (864) 662-1771 (864) 489-3193 (864) 489-0692 (864) 487-5330 (864) 489-8702 (864) 487-2167

(864) 585-5678

Ford & Harrison, LLP Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. M. Brooks Moss, P.A. Saint-Amand, Thompson, & Mathis

Business Communications, Inc. CFS Logistics, Inc. Cite Systems One Source Solutions

(864) 699-1135 (803) 540-7961 (864) 902-8396 (864) 489-6052

(864) 599-0054 (704) 395-1132 (704) 910-9435 (828) 469-1152

Cable/Communications (864) 573-4047 (800) 955-7766

Financial Services Excel Financial Services


(864) 579-7840 (864) 487-5952 (864) 487-9009 (864) 489-9063 (864) 489-8020 (864) 489-9856 (864) 489-1623 (864) 590-4197 (864) 582-3888 (864) 488-2505 (864) 839-4161 (864) 839-1855 (864) 489-9800 (864) 576-6330 (864) 416-0200 (864) 489-6148 (864) 489-0275

Business Services

AT&T Charter Communications

Architects McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

AME, Inc. Appalachian Log Structures, Inc. Builders Check-Point Cherokee Acoustics, Inc. Cherokee Masonry, Inc. Classic Windows & Siding Farley Construction Hardaway Concrete Upstate, Inc. JL Design Builders & Renovations Keystone Constructors, Inc. M&W Clearing & Grading McDaniel Construction Robbins Brick Roebuck Builders Co., Inc. Sloan Construction Sossamon Construction Co., Inc. Specialized Riggers & Erectors

(864) 487-1131

Car Wash Splash-N-Dash Carwash

(704) 300-3362

Cleaning/Supplies Automobile Dealers Bailey & Sons Motor Co. Burns Automotive & Ins.

(864) 489-6796 (864) 489-6000

Bail Bonding

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Cherokee Bonding Company


(864) 489-8452

(864) 488-2265 (864) 461-2287 (864) 488-2855 (864) 489-6046 (864) 488-1817 (864) 487-8900 (864) 839-6331 (864) 489-1121 (864) 488-8023

(864) 461-7692 (864) 489-6635 (864) 488-0071 (864) 487-3436

Chiropractors Bedenbaugh Chiropractic Clinic Radcliff Family Chiropractic

Banks/Credit Unions American Community Bank Arthur State Bank Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union First Piedmont Federal S&L Assoc. Founders Federal Credit Union The Palmetto Bank (Gaffney) The Palmetto Bank (Blacksburg) Sun Trust Bank Wachovia Bank

Clean Line Services Queen Janitorial Supply Service Master of Cherokee County The Cleaning Company

(864) 487-7194 (864) 489-7246

Churches Broad River Baptist Assoc. First Baptist Church - Gaffney Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church

(864) 489-3119 (864) 489-6064 (864) 487-4638

Dry Cleaning/Laundry Gloria’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry, LLC

(864) 489-9443

Framing Creative Framing The Frame Depot

(864) 489-1089 (864) 489-0004

Dance Southern Dance Academy

(864) 487-0082

Dentists/Orthodontists Barrett, Ronald W., D.M.D. Bedell, Michelle D., D.M.D. Carroll, James M. Higginbotham & Nease Orthodontics Jolly, Henry L., JR, D.M.D., P.C.

(864) 489-0375 (864) 489-2221 (864) 489-9568 (864) 488-1901 (864) 489-2221

Education Cherokee County School District Limestone College Spartanburg Community College - Cherokee Campus University of SC Upstate Village School of Gaffney

(864) 902-3542 (864) 489-7151 (864) 206-270 (864) 503-5200 (864) 487-5080

Electrician Grayco Electrical, Inc.

(864) 491-0038

Employment Services (864) 488-0047 (864) 489-9809 (864) 721-2008 (864) 488-1012 (864) 487-1000 (864) 489-3112 (864) 489-2442


Ambassador Personnel First Staffing, Inc. Force One Solutions ISS Staffing, Inc. Phillips Staffing SC Dept of Employment & Workforce StaffMasters, Inc.

Engineering Bailey & Son Engineering, Inc.

(864) 232-1284

Entertainment Capri Theatre Cherokee County Family YMCA Ed Brown’s Rodeo Gaffney Entertainment Center Hollywood’s Productions, Inc. SC Peach Festival Westlane Bowl

(864) 489-4691 (864) 487-7556 (864) 839-6239 (864) 489-1515 (864) 489-3612 (864) 489-5721 (864) 489-1716


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A Better Inspector, LLC Pest Away Pest Control, LLC Terminix Thompson Bros. Exterminating Co.


(864) 529-5750 (864) 576-0050 (864) 489-6116

(864) 488-3727

Florists Bookshelf Forist & Gifts Daniel’s Den of Flowers Kirby’s Flowers & Gifts

(864) 489-4738 (864) 489-4923 (864) 839-6006

Funeral Homes/Cemeteries Blakely Funeral Home, LLC Frederick Memorial Gardens Gordon Mortuary, Inc. Shuford Hatcher Company

(864) 488-1141 (864) 488-2003 (864) 839-2334 (864) 489-2533

Glass Kapasi Glass Mart, Inc.

Cherokee County Dept. of Social Services Cherokee County Comm. Alcohol/Drug Cherokee County Council Cherokee County Dept of Special Needs Cherokee County Development Board City of Gaffney Gaffney Vocational Rehabilitation Representative Dennis Moss Representative Steve Moss Town of Blacksburg

(864) 487-2704 (864) 487-2721 (864) 487-2560 (864) 487-4190 (864) 488-3026 (864) 487-8505 (864) 489-3306 (864) 487-2121 (864) 839-3135 (864) 839-2333


Financing 1st Franklin Financial


(864) 583-6200

Ambu-Star Ambulance Service Bayada Nurses Brookview Healthcare Carolina Sports Medicine Orthopedic Curves Hospice Care of South Carolina Interim Health Care Novant Medical Group Oxygen Plus Palmetto Hematology Oncology Peachtree Long Term Care Peachview Medical Park ReGenisis Community Health Center Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Total Care Home Health Upstate Carolina Medical Center

(864) 488-9906 (704) 669-4000 (864) 491-2008 (864) 488-3336 (864) 489-2811 (864) 487-3166 (864) 487-3401 (864) 489-3286 (864) 489-8835 (864) 488-3980 (864) 487-2717 (864) 489-1939 (864) 902-1000 (864) 560-6000 (864) 488-0898 (864) 487-4271

Heating/Air Conditioning Childers Heating & Air Conditioning Davis Services, Inc. Painters Heating & Air Conditioning

Media (864) 489-8776 (864) 578-9233 (864) 489-8776

Home Improvement Lowe’s Inc. The Floor Show

(864) 206-7932 (864) 487-4121

Gaffney Broadcasting The Blacksburg Times The Cherokee Chronicle, Inc. The Gaffney Ledger WFGN Hope Broadcasting, Inc. WLOS/MY 40

(864) 489-9066 (864) 839-2621 (864) 488-1016 (864) 489-1131 (864) 489-9430 (864) 297-1313

Motorsports JD Motorsports

Lodging Hampton Inn of Gaffney Homestead Lodge Jameson Hospitality, LLC Quality Inn Red Roof Inn Sleep Inn - Gaffney Super 8 Motel

(864) 206-0011 (864) 489-7172 (864) 489-0240 (864) 487-4200 (864) 206-0200 (864) 487-5337 (864) 489-1699

Insurance Allstate Insurance — Troy Gaffney Allstate Insurance — David Rogers Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC Correll Insurance CWS Insurance Gaffney Insurance Agency Jones & Taylor Insurance Moss Insurance Company Peeler Insurance Company State Farm Insurance Sullivan Company, LLC Tom C. Clarkson Insurance

(864) 487-3464 (864) 487-3463 (803) 264-2480 (864) 489-5788 (864) 489-5757 (864) 489-4735 (864) 487-4467 (864) 839-2120 (864) 489-9994 (864) 487-4987 (864) 213-4432 (864) 489-8121

Investments Edward Jones Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

(864) 489-1367 (864) 594-3483

Landscaping Jones Brothers Landscaping, Inc.

(864) 487-3577

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Alcoa Home Exteriors, Inc. Automated Distribution Services, LLC BIC Corporation Bommer Industries Boysen USA, LLC Brown Packing Company, Inc. Carolina Cotton Works Core Molding Technologies DSE Systems, LLC Felters Company Fiber Glass & Resins Supply Co., Inc. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. Hamrick Mills JIT Manufacturing, Inc. J&G Pillow Company, Inc. Milliken Magnolia Finishing Plant Nestle USA Penny Plate, Inc. Robert Allen Group Sleep-Easy Mattress & Foam Rubber Specialty Services & Products, LLC Spectal Industries, USA Sunnydale Meats, Inc. The Timken Company

(864) 489-8136 (864) 902-0540 (864) 487-9220 (864) 457-3301 (864) 489-9900 (864) 489-5723 (864) 488-2824 (864) 488-4620 (864) 489-1612 (864) 488-0701 864) 487-2176 (864) 487-1700 (864) 489-4731 (864) 463-0581 (864) 936-7421 (864) 839-0285 (864) 487-7111 (886) 429-7583 (864) 206-1000 (864) 489-8286 (864) 219-3857 (864) 902-0209 (864) 489-6091 (864) 489-0211

(864) 488-1270

Non-Profit Organizations Altrusa International of Gaffney American Red Cross Boys & Girls Club of Cherokee County Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists - CAVA Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Cherokee County Community Foundation Cherokee County Historical & Preservation Society Cherokee County Republican Party Cherokee County First Steps Cherokee County Literary Society Cherokee County Public Library Optima Pregnancy Center Communities in Schools of Cherokee County Cross Cultural Institute of America, Inc. Gaffney Downtown Business Association Gaffney Garden Club Gaffney Little Theatre Girl Scouts of SC - Mtns to Midlands, Inc. Goodwill Inc of Upstate/Midlands, SC Habitat for Humanity Iron City Ministries March of Dimes Meals on Wheels Miracle Hills Rescue Mission Palmetto Council, Boy Scouts of America Senior Centers of Cherokee County, Inc. United Way of the Piedmont

(864) 489-5175 (864) 489-5175 (864) 489-3472 (864) 489-9119 (864) 489-5721 (864) 489-9483 (864) 489-3988 (864) 489-3317 (864) 487-9466 (864) 487-2707 (864) 487-2712 (864) 489-9939 (864) 902-9904 (864) 463-4867 (864) 921-0004 (864) 487-4082 (864) 812-6053 (864) 770-1400 (864) 351-0149 (864) 488-1444 (864) 839-9783 (864) 235-8576 (864) 487-2730 (864) 488-0376 (864) 585-4391 (864) 487-2726 (864) 582-7556

Optometry/Audiology Carolina Vision Associates Dr. N.W. Davis, P.A. Shelby Eye Centers

(864) 489-2016 (864) 489-6593 (864) 487-2020

Paint Contractors/Suppliers Scott Auton Painting Co. Sherwin Williams

(864) 487-8815 (864) 489-4507

Pharmacies Buford Street Drug/Ace Hardware Medi-Fare Drug & Home Health Center Medicine Mart

(864) 488-3036 (864) 839-6384 (864) 489-5198

Photography John Parris Photography R&R Photographs

(864) 357-3380 (864) 275-7625

Physicians/Surgeons Dr. Bruce H. Wellmon, D.P.M. Dr. Dan Karns, M.D.

(864) 487-5516 (864) 489-1112

Plumbing The Plumbing Doctor, LLC

(864) 489-6584

Pools Iron City Pools & Spas, Inc.

(864) 206-0100

Printing/Engraving/Office Related Allegra Printing and Imaging Carolina Laser Technology Cherokee Awards & Engraving, LLC Copies Now Greenville Office Supply Co., Inc. Print Depot Sharp Business Systems

(864) 585-2598 (864) 488-9080 (864) 480-9142 (864) 489-6661 (864) 233-5346 (864) 488-9919 (864) 859-5013

(864) 839-4260 (864) 489-5068 (864) 490-3230 (864) 489-9060 (864) 489-1632 (704) 364-9100 (864) 482-6773 (864) 489-5554 (864) 489-3078

(864) 489-9417 (864) 489-6036 (864) 489-2022

Restaurants/Catering (864) 489-3900 (864) 488-3759 (864) 902-0907 (864) 488-9278 (864) 487-7366 (864) 487-5855 (864) 487-7427 (864) 488-0310 (864) 489-9153 (864) 839-4292 (864) 489-0045 (864) 489-3313 (864) 902-0026 (864) 689-1922 (864) 487-4767 (864) 489-0244 (864) 812-7414 (864) 812-5317 (864) 489-7827 (864) 583-5874 (864) 488-1948

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Aaron’s Sales & Lease Arnold’s Jewelry & Gift Gallery Belk, Inc. Consignment Assoc of Cherokee County Costco Wholesale Blackbeard’s Fireworks Dressbarn Hames Music, LLC Hartzog’s Gifts & Fine Jewelers ITEX of SC - Trade & Barter Pieces from the Past - Antiques Premium Outlets of Gaffney Reddy Ice SageSport Sam’s Club Ship Shapes Jewelers Tractor Supply Company Wal-Mart Super Center

American Services Daybreak Securities

(864) 488-1522 (704) 487-4521 (864) 489-8183 (864) 487-8866 (864) 515-4940 (864) 489-0128 (864) 487-3179 (864) 489-1166 (864) 489-2244 (864) 325-9758 (864) 489-4668 (864) 902-9900 (864) 488-1770 (864) 487-3516 (864) 595-0845 (864) 489-8906 (864) 487-5683 (864) 487-3769

(864) 902-8822 (864) 480-9794

Storage (864) 487-4477

Signs 4-Sign & Supply Image Plus, Inc. Tri-State Traffic Safety, Inc.

(864) 488-0188 (864) 488-1288 (864) 489-4799

Travel Wishes Family Travel

(864) 649-1016

Trucking/Heavy Hauling (864) 488-9030

Utilities/Energy Board of Public Works Broad River Electric Cooperative Cherokee County Cogeneration Partners Duke Energy Freeman Gas of Gaffney Piedmont Municipal Power Agency Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc.

(864) 488-8800 (864) 489-5737 (864) 488-3630 (864) 227-5434 (864) 489-8577 (864) 877-9632 (864) 577-5637

Vending Gossett Vending

(864) 978-3832

Waste Management Republic Services

(800) 275-1366


Bill Mason Enterprises/McDonalds Bronco Mexican Restaurant Carrol’s Corp/Burger King Chick-Fil-A of Gaffney Colonial Fish Camp Craig’s Fish Shak Daddy Joe’s Beach House B-B-Q Fatz Café Enterprises, Inc. Harold’s Restaurant Holly Grove Catering House of Pizza Logan Street Hotdogs Outback Steak House Papa John’s Pizza Pizza Hut Pizza Inn Sadie Mae’s Café Soggy Bottom BBQ Mobile Vending Sub Station II The Peddler Steak House Trackside Diner

(864) 487-3871


J. Grady Randolph, Inc.

Recreation Cherokee National Golf Club Cherokee Recreation District Spartanburg NE/Gaffney KOA Campground

Progressive Screen Print & Embroidery, Inc.

Gaffney Indoor Self Storage Center

Real Estate/Services Amerolina Properties CBS Surveying & Mapping, Inc. Concetta Swanger Appraisal Services Bowers & Associates Real Estate, Inc. Don L. Wilkins & Associates Forsite Development, Inc. Homes & Land Magazine L&L Realty Lavender, Smith & Assoc. Surveying

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“...and today we have come upon a broad crossroads where a decision must be made. We can continue upon this path, known and safe to us, or through boldness, we can forge into unknown territory, but with the opportunity to create a future of our own design. We choose boldness.� From the journal of Calvin N. Hobbes

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The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce


Promoting Business, Industry and Community Since 1947 225 S. Limestone Street Gaffney, SC 29340 For membership information contact us at (864) 489-5721 Or visit

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We’re the Neighbor You Can Always Count On


m 24-Hour Emergency Department

m Sleep Medicine

m Intensive Care and Progressive Care

m Orthopedics

m Acute Inpatient Medical/Surgical Care

m Endoscopy

m Women’s Center Maternity Services

m Wound Care

m Pediatric Care

m Infusion Services

m Cardiopulmonary Services

m Aquapheresis

m Comprehensive Laboratory

m Dialysis

m Surgery

m Diabetes Management

m Diagnostic Imaging: • Computer Tomography (CT) • MRI • Ultrasound • Diagnostic X-ray • Fluoroscopy • Nuclear Medicine • Digital Mammography • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy • Bone Densitometry for

Osteoporosis Screening

Hospital Information b 864-487-4271 | One-Call Scheduling Service b 864-487-1616 1530 North Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340 b

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Cherokee County - Where the Past meets the Future. Collectively, the Cherokee CountyChamber of Commerce encouragesthe economic issues that...