Gaffney police were asked to investigate after a city woman was apparently scammed by a fake Apple employee. According to a Dec. 28 report, the woman called a 1-800 number she believed went to an Apple store Dec. 27 because her iPhone 5 was not working properly. The woman told police she found the number online. The man who answered […]

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A look at the Alabama-Clemson playoff showdowns

No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Alabama will meet in the College Football Playoffs for the third straight year when they square off in the Sugar Bowl. They split the first two meetings in down-to-the-wire national championship games. Here’s a look at those epic clashes and the teams’ seasons heading into Monday night’s semifinal showdown:ROUND 1 — Jan. 11, 2016: […]


Blacksburg boys and girls go for tourney championship; Indians fall twice at Farm Bureau Classic

Both Blacksburg basketball teams charged into holiday tournament championship games Friday following dominant performances in their first games since the Christmas break. Blacksburg Lady Wildcats advanced to the Apple Classic championship with a 61-36 win Thursday night over Easley. Blacksburg played Class 7A Tennessee High School Friday evening for the championship at West-Oak. Sam Toney was the leading scorer with […]

Sidney Lattimore

Mr. Sidney Lattimore, affectionally known as “Bill,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Mary Black Health System in Gaffney. He was born July 16, 1922, making him a blessed 95. He was the youngest of two sons to Euzelia Mack Lattimore and Sid Lattimore of Gaffney, South Carolina. He was married to Addie Littlejohn Lattimore for fifty+ years. […]

Velle Horn

Gaffney, S.C. — Velle Keenan Horn, 94, formerly of 514 E. Jefferies Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late William Albert Horn and daughter of the late Ira Lee Keenan and Coralea Gardner Keenan. She retired from Hoechst Fibers, […]

Carolyn McAbee

Mrs. Carolyn Humphries McAbee, age 84 of 121 Orchard Lane, Union, widow of Lewis Edward McAbee, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home. Mrs. McAbee was born in Cleveland County, NC June 30, 1933, a daughter of the late Willie Lee Humphries and Vernie Horne Humphries. She was a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College where she received her […]

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock ‘n’ roll founding father Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music. Comedians Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles […]

Remembering those we lost in 2017

JANUARY ALLEN, Ann, 59, PacoletELLIOT, Betty, 82, SpartanburgHUSKEY, Nathan, 67, GaffneyKELLER, Robert, 77, GaffneyNEWMAN, Roy, 70, PacoletPOWELL, Violet, 97, CowpensSPAKE, Pete, 68, BlacksburgTESSNEAR, Melvyn, 74, BlacksburgWILKIE, Barabara, 65, BlacksburgGODFREY, Genell, 91, Mooresboro, N.C.HARRIS, Maxine, 83, GaffneyHUMPHRIES, Wayne, 80, GaffneyFEDERICO, Margaret, 77, GaffneyDAVIS, Kelly, 41, GaffneyHARDIN, Billy, 88, GaffneyTHOMPSON, Robert, 68, ChesneeDAVIS, Clara, 91, Cincinnati, OhioHUBBARD, Dr. John, GaffneyMARTIN, Dot, 87, […]


Activities behind the scenes help Cherokee County’s 71 homeless students try to adjust

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories that focuses on the plight of the homeless in Cherokee County. Today’s story deals with the issue of students who attend our public school system.) A family was living temporarily in an old daycare building that had no heat in the Goucher community three years ago as they prepared […]