Minister killed in head-on crash

A 78-year-old Chesnee man was killed in a traffic accident in Chesnee on Friday. Rev. Clyde Harmon Atkins died following the 11:55 a.m. accident on Parris Bridge Road in Spartanburg County, 10 miles north of Spartanburg, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Atkins, who was a retired minister, has relatives in Gaffney including a daughter, Madge Eva Price, and a […]


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate an incident in which a 1977 Chevrolet Caprice was torched Saturday at 8 p.m. behind a vacant, burned home at 300 Lockhart Lane in Gaffney. The vehicle had three tires removed and was completely destroyed, according to a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. The Gaffney Fire Department extinguished the blaze.

BPW appears ready to approve rate hike

Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners are expected to approve their first rate hike in seven years when they consider the utility’s 2007-2008 spending plan Tuesday. At their long-range planning workshop at Lake Lure, N.C., last month, Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners recommended a flat $1 per month increase for each utility service, including electric, water and sewer. Residential […]

Blacksburg voters to choose mayor, two council members

Blacksburg municipal elections will be held Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in Ward 1 may cast ballots at the Community House on Shelby Street. Ward 2 residents may vote at the fire department on Cherokee Street, Ward 3 residents may vote in the Broad River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Cherokee Street and Ward 4 voters should […]

Hit-and-run victim fund established

A local church has set up a fund to help the family of 8-year-old Alexander Hood, who remains in the pediatric intensive care unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital more than a week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. Donations to Hood’s family can be made to the Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 698, Gaffney, S.C., 29342. The donations will […]

Local photographer’s work to be featured in city hall exhibit

The City of Gaffney will host an exhibit of photographs by wellknown local photographer Rodger Painter. This is the first time a collection of Painter’s works has been put together for public display. The exhibit consists of 64 photographs of people and places in Cherokee County, re-enactments of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Cowpens, and several other photos, including one […]

Relay For Life captains should attend key meetings

Team captain meetings for this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life have been scheduled for Monday, March 5, Monday, April 2, and Monday, May 7. All sessions will be held at 6 p.m. at The Timken Company in Gaffney. Team captains are encouraged to attend or send a team member to these important meetings. Persons interested in forming new […]

Students made to wash windows as punishment for vandalism

Two teens had to clean the windows of Gaffney High after they were arrested for vandalizing school property, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. School Resource Officer Eric Quinn of the Gaffney Police Department has charged 17-year-old Joshua Lloyd Cornmesser of 26 Maple Drive and 18-year-old Samuel Jordan Alman of 155 Rodeo Drive, both of Gaffney, with malicious […]


Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly and council members Wayne Ramsey and Billy Love met with members of the S.C. House of Representatives Olin Phillips, Dennis Moss and Lanny Littlejohn last week at the State House in Columbia while they were attending a meeting of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

Unpaid federal taxes amount to $2,680 per household

WASHINGTON (AP) – Think of the uses of $300 billion, the annual gap between what taxpayers owe and what they pay. It would more than cover the federal deficit for a year or the extra money President Bush wants in 2007 and 2008 for Iraq and Afghanistan. It would pay for the $125 billion that Congress has agreed to spend […]