Hearing set for S Carolina legislator accused of misconduct

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A hearing has been set for one of two former South Carolina House majority leaders accused of corruption, a special prosecutor investigating potential Statehouse corruption announced Thursday. The case against Charleston Rep. Jim Merrill will be back in court Friday morning in Columbia, prosecutor David Pascoe announced. In the news release, Pascoe said he would not […]


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Blacksburg seeks first win of season vs. old rival

Blacksburg hits the road tonight for a rivalry game against Indian Land to start a three game Wildcat slate against Class 3A opponents. Blacksburg is seeking its first win after a close 18- 16 loss to Lewisville in the season opener. The game ended on a difficult note when a touchdown catch by Blacksburg tight end Jeremy Wright on fourth […]


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Limestone eager to spoil opening of new stadium

If opening the season wasn’t enough excitement, Limestone will be the opening opponent for East Tennessee State’s new on-campus, 7,000 seat, $26 million William B. Greene Jr. Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “It’s a great opportunity for our kids and our program,” Limestone coach Mike Furrey said. “East Tennessee State is opening a brand new stadium […]

Limestone cornerback has skill set to attract NFL scouts

Limestone College senior cornerback Joshua Simmons has drawn interest from NFL pro scouts after he finished second in the nation with eight interceptions. Simmons was a finalist for the 2016 Cliff Harris Award, given annually to the defensive player of the year from small college. The Saints defensive team captain led the nation with eight defensive touchdowns and force 32 […]

Carl E. Spencer

Gaffney, S.C. — Carl Erskine Spencer, 61, of 1710 McKown’s Mountain Road, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Thomas E. Spencer of Gaffney and the late Margaret Mullinax Spencer. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School and Spartanburg Technical College, was the owner/operator of Carl’s Styling Salon […]

Joseph “Joey” Patrick Caggiano

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Joseph “Joey” Patrick Caggiano, 53, of Gaffney, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born October 3, 1963, in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Vincent George Caggiano, Jr. and Sara Katherine “Sadie” Collins Caggiano. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest brother, Vincent […]

Alan Parris

Blacksburg, S.C. — Steven Alan Parris, 40, of 517 Dravo Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg, he was the husband of Vickie Spake Parris and son of Karen Petty Parris of Gaffney and the late William Steve Parris. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School, […]


l Three new inductees will be honored at the Cherokee County Fast Pitch Softball banquet Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Colonial Fish Camp. The Dutch treat event will begin at 6 pm. No reservations are necessary. All former players and fans are invited. l The Gaffney High volleyball team blanked Union County 3-0 on Tuesday. It’s the second time this […]