Local man’s odyssey begins tonight on CBS

Local resident Jay Byars hasn’t gotten much sleep the past few weeks. Typically comfortable in front of flash bulbs as a model, a nervous energy has taken over lately as he anxiously waits to see if his dashing looks transfer from pictures in a national publication to the television sets of millions worldwide. All eyes will be on Byars and […]


Chili Spice Squash Soup

I have read reports of cave drawings in France that portray our ancient ancestors enjoying a steaming hot bowl of winter squash soup. I don’t know if this story is true, but it is an undisputed fact that winter squash soup recipes have been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that I felt this old standby was […]


Open house ffi The Village School of Gaffney will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house and enrollment Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Gaffney. The school is located in the educational building of First Baptist Church, 200 N. Limestone St. For more information, call 864-487-5080. Men’s conference ffi Eastside Baptist […]

Ralph N. “Buzz” Tedards

CLINTON – Ralph N. “Buzz” Tedards, 84, of 902 Calvert Ave., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2010. He was born in Pickens on Feb. 4, 1928, and was the son of the late J. H. Tedards. Mr. Tedards was also predeceased by brothers Jack, Billy, Roy, Frank and Connor Tedards. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Williams Tedards; a son, […]

Vickie Elliott

Vickie Denise Childers Elliott, 49, of 165 Elliott Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Johnny Franklin Elliott of the home and daughter of the late Mary Yvonne Bible Childers. Mrs. Elliott was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a homemaker and member […]


Black community leaders continue protest

While the superintendent search is over, black community leaders have not given up their quest to find out why acting superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish was not named a finalist. Cherokee County Coalition Rev. Dr. Tony Macomson congratulated the school board Monday evening on their recent hiring of Gaffney native Dr. Quincie Moore to become the new superintendent. He then presented […]

Hospital program recognized

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes selfmanagement education program was recently awarded to Upstate Carolina Medical Center’s program on Jan. 24. The diabetes education program at the hospital has been recognized by the ADA since 2005. The association’s education recognition certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. […]

Super sophs named all-state

Gaffney’s L.J. Peak is in select company. The star sophomore joins past Gaffney greats Sidney Rice, A.Z. Reid, Donald Sims, Josh Corry and Dershawn Dawkins as members of the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State team. The versatile wing player averages 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and a block per game. Another local sophomore also made the […]

Sanders’ hoop lifts Lady Cats to playoff win

The Blacksburg Lady Wildcats needed just about every second on the clock to reign supreme over Ware Shoals in their first round Class A playoff matchup on Monday. After Ware Shoals missed a free throw, Blacksburg’s Malory Sanders grabbed the rebound and dribbled the ball downcourt. She then faked a pass to teammate Jasmine Dameron before sinking the game-winning layup […]