James Laughlin

James F. Laughlin, 92, of San Marcos, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Redwood Terrace, in Escondido, California. Jim was born and raised in Gaffney, South Carolina, on July 31, 1925; to Jasper Lee Laughlin and Maggie Lorena Wilson. He was married to Iva May Fullmer on March 8, 1946., who passed on August 13, 2001. Surviving is his sister, […]


Shealy blessed to live in America, play football after stay in orphanage

Growing up, Richard Gadagidigo didn’t know a thing about football, nor anything about the United States. His early childhood was difficult and challenging by any measure. He was born in Accra, the capital of the African nation of Ghana, located on the continent’s east coast near the Indian Ocean. With two other younger sisters and brothers, Gadagidigo said his mother […]

Limestone program in top 25

Limestone College has been ranked one of the Top 25 online colleges for students to earn a 2-year associate degree in 2018. SR Education Group of Kirkland, Wash., an education research publisher, evaluated 237 online schools nationally based on strength of online academic programs, annual tuition rates and entrance exams. The rankings were done to provide the highest value to […]

Unjust desserts: Suspect hands out doughnuts during robbery

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect robbing a Houston doughnut shop handed out doughnuts to customers whose cellphones he stole. The Star-Telegram reports that the robbery happened at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at a Shipley’s Do-Nuts. Police released surveillance video this week that shows three men wearing hoodies and bandannas robbing the store. While two of the men were behind […]

Elizabeth Green

Gaffney – Elizabeth A. Green, 100, of 164 Worthmore Drive, peacefully went to sleep on Monday, November 6, 2017, at her home. Arrangements for Mrs. Green are incomplete. The Book of Memories is available at www.gordonmortuary.com. Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney is serving the Green family.

Cheryl Miller

Mrs. Cheryl Bonner Miller, 63, of 2252 Mancke Drive, Rock Hill, S.C., was born in Cherokee County to Mary Magdalene Royal Bonner and Emory Joshua Bonner, Sr. Cheryl was educated in the schools of Cherokee County, South Carolina. Upon graduating from Gaffney High School in 1972, Cheryl attended Winthrop University, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special […]

Heyward Porter

Blacksburg, S.C. — Heyward William Porter, 93, formerly of 501 Pine Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, he was the husband of the late Lois Cobb Porter and son of the late William Preston Porter and Vera Peeler Porter. He was a 1942 graduate of […]

Emmie Evans Rector

Gaffney, S.C. – Emmie Evans Rector, 89, formerly of 106 Eastwood Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Peachtree Centre. Born in New Zion, S.C., she was the wife of the late James W. Rector, Jr. and the daughter of the late David Marion Evans and Clairmonde Sheppard Evans. Mrs. Rector was a […]

Rivals meet again in big time playoff matchup today

GAFFNEY (7-4) VS. NORTHWESTERN (7-4) Today 7:30 p.m.. — District 3 Stadium, Rock Hill Two hot teams meet today at Rock Hill’s District 3 Stadium in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Since Northwestern replaced head coach David Pierce with defensive coordinator James Martin, the Trojans have won five of six, including a 58-7 win over Laurens […]

Frances (Susie) Upchurch

Gaffney, S.C. – Frances (Susie) Jackson Upchurch, 53, of 1120 McKown’s Mountain Road, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Miles Upchurch for 35 years and daughter of the late Donald Jackson and Iva Jean Patterson Jackson. She was formerly employed in textiles, loved fishing, camping, and trips with […]