A fire that began in a crawl space gutted a River Drive home Sunday afternoon. City of Gaffney firefighters were alerted to the fire in the 700 block around noon. Fire Capt. Jody Brasington said a substantial amount of smoke was coming out of the attic area, the eves and gables and the main body of the house as well. […]

Postal Service employee logs a million miles

Life has a funny way of making everything right. Such a notion fell right into the lap of local mail carrier Randy Parker, whose goal more than 35 years ago was to help bring comfort to those having trouble with their heating and air conditioning systems. That dream never came to fruition though, as fate stepped in and offered him […]

Third annual Campo Giorno slated for April 25

Student achievement will be celebrated April 25 when students from the county’s 11 elementary schools compete in the third annual Campo Giorno. More than 400 elementary students will take part in this oneof a-kind field day from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Gaffney High football stadium. The field day is the finale in a yearlong school competition organized […]


Shots fired during altercation at downtown nightclub

Gaffney police responded to a downtown nightclub’s parking lot after a woman allegedly fired gunshots into the air. According to an incident report, police responded to the 100 block of West Birnie Street at approximately 12:20 a.m. April 12 where several people had been involved in a confrontation. A 40-year-old Gaffney woman claimed another woman, from Spartanburg, had punched her […]

Graduates basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Roxanne S. McDowell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in […]


Let’s just keep garbage pickup the way it is now

I’m certainly no expert on waste collection and garbage disposal. As I understand it, and please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, the county has offered to assume garbage collections for both the City of Gaffney and the Town of Blacksburg in addition to its regular countywide garbage pickup services. That sounds like a generous offer but […]

Wants county to maintain Peachtree Centre ownership

Dear Editor: I visited a friend and resident of Peachtree Centre a while back. As I remarked on how good she looked, she told me Peachtree was a good place. The discussion led to other facilities she had been in, several in Spartanburg. I told her about a relative of mine who had been in a Spartanburg hospital before moving […]


Obama’s wanton lawlessness should disturb all Americans

We live in a constitutional republic in which our elected officials are bound by the constraints of the Constitution, which means they don’t have a license to do whatever they please, even if they think it would be best for the country. That President Barack Obama so flagrantly violates this enshrined legal principle and much of his Democratic Party supports […]

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