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Floyd Watson

Gaffney, S.C. — Charles Floyd Watson, 82, widower of Carolyn Honeycutt Watson, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Mr. Watson was born in the Shiloh community of Rutherfordton County, N.C., the son of the late Edward M. Watson and Lizzie Mae Abrams Watson. He graduated from Harris High School and served in the Army National Guard. He came to […]

Royce Bratton Sr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Royce Park Bratton, Sr., 78, formerly of Wofford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Carolina Gardens. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Rebecca Gibson Bratton and the son of the late Royce Park Bratton and Jessie Osment Bratton. He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and […]

James Upchurch

Gaffney, S.C. — James Houston Upchurch, 53, of 109 Walnut Street, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Joyce Ann Jones Upchurch of Gaffney and the late George Houston Upchurch. He was a self-employed painter, enjoyed fishing and working on small engines. Mr. Upchurch was of the […]

James McGowans

Gaffney, S.C. — James Vincent (Bear) McGowans, 68, of 172 Tumbleweed Drive, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thanksgiving Day. He went peacefully with his loving wife of 47 years by his side. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Susan Thornton McGowans and the son of the late Clarence McGowans and Thelma McDaniel McGowans. Mr. […]

Eric Wilson

Blacksburg — Eric Loran Wilson, 52, of 161 McDaniel Road, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017, in Newnan, Georgia. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the husband of Cindy Manning Wilson and the son of the late Loran Wilson and Betty Wilson. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Gordon […]

Police: Man crashes car to highlight dangerous intersection

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded to the Sunday afternoon accident that he was frustrated law enforcement wouldn’t crack down on people […]

SC agents investigate man shot while running from police

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina detectives are looking into why a local police officer shot an armed-robbery suspect. Sumter Police Department spokeswoman Tonyia McGirt said Sunday that State Law Enforcement Division agents were called after the Saturday night shooting that started with a stickup. McGirt said in a news release the wounded man is 35-year-old Christopher Jermaine Cummings. He […]

Blacksburg Middle School sets standard

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UK hails new royal couple as country awaits wedding details

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a May wedding at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday.Windsor Castle, west of London, is one of Queen Elizabeth II’s main residences. The 15th-century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey, where Harry’s older brother William married Kate Middleton in 2011.Harry, who is […]