2017-10-09

Jacqueline Wilson



Mrs. Jacqueline Ann Scott Wilson, known as “Jackie”, age 52, of 473 Lockhart Lane, Apt. D-3, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Mary Black Gaffney. Daughter of Mr. Jessie Scott, Sr. of Trenton, New Jersey and the late Betty Jean Prichett Scott, she was born on July 20, 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama. She […]

‘Cats ‘Hull’ in win over Chesnee





Blacksburg defense turned away Chesnee three times at the doorstep of touchdowns Friday and Michael Hull sparked the offense with big plays in a 42-23 victory over their longtime rivals. After Blacksburg built an 18-point second quarter lead, Chesnee quarterback Kyler Reagan scored on a 32-yard run to pull the Eagles within 21-16 with 5:08 left in the second quarter. […]

South Carolina teen birth rate plummets over 25 years



COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s teen birth rate has dropped by 67 percent over the last 25 years. The state Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy reports the rate fell by 9 percent from 2015 to 2016, the latest data available. Campaign CEO Beth De Santis says the 67 percent drop since 1991 is a “point of pride for our […]

Larry Parker



Gaffney, S.C. — Larry Jackie Parker, 70, of 148 Tansi Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Mary Black-Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Dillie Inman Parker and the son of the late Ervin Lee Parker and Ruth Clary Parker. He was retired from the United States Navy […]

Martha Goodson



Gaffney — Martha Leona Leagon Goodson, 84, of 521 West Montgomery Street, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Cefus McKinley Leagon and Lelia Mae Bolton Leagon. Mrs. Good- son formerly worked in textiles and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving Mrs. Goodson are a son, […]

Frank Heath



Frank Edward “Junior” Heath, Jr 89, of Kings Mountain, N.C., passed away on October 6, 2017 at his home. Born in Gaffney, S.C. he was son of the late Frank Heath, Sr and Nellie Upchurch Heath. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genell Wood Heath and sister Virginia Tatham. Frank was a retired automotive mechanic. He was a […]

Billie Manning Sr.



Charlotte, N.C. — Mr. Billie J. Manning Sr., 77 of Charlotte, passed away on October 4, 2017 at Novant Health. Funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Greater Gethsemane AME Zion Church, 531 Campus Street. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow at North Pinewood Cemetery. Grier Funeral Service, 115 […]

Martha Hefner



Blacksburg— Martha LaVerne Littlejohn Phillips Hefner, 70, of Blacksburg, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born October 27, 1946, in Gaffney, SC, she was a daughter of the late Robert Stanton Littlejohn and Elizabeth Melton Littlejohn. Martha grew up in Gaffney, and in 1966, she married her high school sweetheart, Paul Edward Phillips. She attended Columbia Business College, […]

What a rush! Cavaliers run past Indians, 42-35





The Dorman Cavaliers came in with a game plan that was as effective as it was physical, and it worked to perfection through the first three quarters. But the Cavaliers needed a last-minute stop to finish the deal and escape with a 42-35 home win Friday. Dorman is now 5-2 overall and 2-0 in region play. Gaffney drops to 3-4 […]

Michael Tadlock



Blacksburg — George Michael Tadlock, 62, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Mr. Tadlock was the husband of Ann Kelly Tadlock and the son of Mary Jo Tadlock and the late Tad Tadlock Jr. He, along with his wife, owned and operated Kelly’s Steakhouse in Blacksburg and was of the Episcopalian faith. In addition […]