Joseph Holcomb

Gaffney, S.C. — Joseph Harrison Holcomb, 87, formerly of Linda’s Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Margaret Harris Holcomb and son of the late Arthur Holcomb and Texie Waldrop Horne. He was a retired insurance salesman, a […]

Blacksburg falls to Cavs

After a stellar defensive effort against its archrival, Blacksburg was unable to find another defensive answer the next night for Rayshon Harrison in a 69-56 loss to Christ Church. Harrison scored 25 points as Christ Church overcame an early Blacksburg lead to seize control with an 11-point scoring run early in the second half. After falling behind 44-33 midway through […]

Indians celebrate big win over rival Dorman – for 24 hours, then back to work

You may be surprised just how long Gaffney coach Mark Huff, his staff and players celebrated the big 50-49 win Tuesday over defending state champion Dorman – less than 24 hours. Huff said the team was back to work Wednesday in preparation for the next game. “We enjoyed Tuesday but it was back to practice on Wednesday,” the hall of […]

Gamecock “Dream Team”

Former Ledger publisher Lou Sossamon picked to The State’s USC Dream Team

On Saturday night during halftime of South Carolina’s men’s basketball game, Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp introduced Marcus Lattimore as the “greatest Gamecock of all-time.” We’ll leave that debate for another time. Today, we’re going to start another debate – the Gamecocks Dream Team. We have picked the best player in USC’s 124-year football history at 11 spots on offense, […]

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that Homo sapiens — modern humans — arose in Africa far earlier than fossils now show. And it may cause rethinking about […]

Wallace Hollis

Wallace Lee Hollis affectionate known (Baldy) of 403 Beech Street Gaffney, S.C. transition this life on Monday, January 22,2018. He was the son of Woodrow Lipscomb and Margaret Hollis Lipscomb. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 26,2018 in the chapel of Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel Inc. Burial will be at Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, […]

Keith Hammett

Gaffney, S.C. — Keith Edward Hammett, 88, of 1741 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Ophelia Blanton Hammett and son of the late Vernon L. Hammett and Ola Atkinson Hammett. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School and […]

Marilyn D. Orchoff

Spartanburg, S.C. — Marilyn Dobbins Orchoff, 73, wife of the late Ross B. Orchoff, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born September 15, 1944 in Gaffney, S.C., Marilyn was the daughter of the late Reverend R. B Dobbins and Earline Stroup Dobbins. She was an alumna of Limestone College and Converse College where she received Bachelors and Masters degrees in English […]


Results For Saturday, January 20 Biddy-Ball League Game 1 – The CreateStudio Gamecocks (MVP Martin Ramsey) Played The First Piedmont Federal Celtics (MVP Lawson Blanton) Game 2 – The Progressive Screen Printing & Embroidery Nets (MVP Eraj Patel) Played The Bargain Shoes Blue Devils (MVP A’Brayla Ratchford) Game 3 – The Chick-fil-A Rockets (MVP Mason Pennington) Played The Cleaning In […]

Tracy Lamar Littlejohn

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Tracy LaMar Littlejohn, 42, of 108 Oakview Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, went to his eternal home. Born in Gaffney on June 25, 1975, he was the son of Robert Littlejohn and the late Linda Faye Littlejohn. Tracy was a graduate of Gaffney High School, Class of 1994. While attending Gaffney High, he was a Drummer […]