Man dies in collision

     Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler has identified the driver of a motorcycle that was killed in a two vehicle crash late Thursday. Fowler said Richard Dillon Earl Smith, 26, of 122 Harris Trail, Gaffney, died on impact.    The crash occurred at 10:40 p.m. when a 2001 Dodge pick-up was headed west on Hawkins-Reynolds Road, 8 miles west of […]

2020-07-17 E-Edition

High school football begins September 11

The S.C. High School League Executive Committee approved a plan Wednesday to start high school sports later this year. Fall sports competition will now begin in September because of the impacts of COVID-19. The proposal is for teams in all sports to play region games first, then play non-region contests later in the season. The plan moves the start of […]


Cash Genobles (standing) and Easton Scruggs have fun participating in “messy games” at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church Wednesday. After a morning of creative stories, engaging music and interactive games, the church organized a series of games including messy twister and condiment hopscotch. At the conclusion of the games, the Gaffney Fire Department arrived on scene and opened up their hoses, […]


School districts struggling with reopening plans

Two days before school districts were required to submit plans for reopening in the fall, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster released directives to get students back in the classroom. McMaster is asking districts to provide plans for face-to-face learning five days a week as well as a virtual option for parents who do not feel comfortable sending their children back in […]


Man threatens to shoot police officer after being arrested

An allegedly highly intoxicated Gastonia, N.C., man threatened to shoot a City of Gaffney police officer after he was arrested for breach of peach July 10. Officers were called to the 900 block of North Granard Street in reference to a domestic call. The subject refused to give a set of keys to his girlfriend and reportedly threatened to fight […]

Blacksburg will discontinue maintenance on cleanup site deeded to town by Exxon

Town of Blacksburg employees will no longer maintain the property of an old lead and arsenic cleanup site at the request of Exxon Mobil. During Monday’s Blacksburg Town Council meeting, Darren Janesky made a motion to cease maintenance on the property that was given to the town in a land trust agreement by Exxon Mobil in 2013. Janesky noted the […]

4 new COVID cases

County officials announced only four new confirmed cases of COVID- 19 on Thursday, however the state reported some alarming news. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced on Thursday the most COVID-19 associated deaths reported out for a single day, 69 confirmed and three probable. The deaths, though, occurred over the past few weeks. This delay […]

Gaffney Indians new 2020 football schedule

Friday, Sept. 11 *BOILING SPRINGS Friday, Sept. 18 DORMAN Friday, Sept. 25 at *Nation Ford Friday, Oct. 2 *CLOVER Friday, Oct 9 at *Fort Mill Friday, Oct. 16 SPARTANBURG Friday, Oct. 23 at Union * denotes region games Blacksburg Wildcats new 2020 football schedule Friday, Sept. 11 at *St. Joe’s Friday, Sept 18 *LANDRUM Friday, Sept. 25 at Midland Valley […]

Who’s footing the bill for mayoral campaigns?

The Gaffney mayoral candidates are relying on their personal wealth to fuel their campaigns, according to their filings with the South Carolina State Ethics Commission. Dr. Randy Moss has put $17,000 of his own money into his campaign to unseat incumbent Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly, according to the July 10 campaign disclosure report. His medical practice, Gaffney Family Physicians, chipped […]