Smoke, blood, chaos: Passengers call 911 after train crash

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Passengers on a train that slammed into an empty freight train over the weekend in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees, described a smoky, bloody scene in 911 calls released to the news media. “There’s babies with their heads busted wide open, bleeding,” one woman said to a dispatcher in a call released Tuesday to local […]

Mobile home destroyed

A Wednesday afternoon fire that destroyed a vacant mobile home on Monroe Street was likely the result of an accident. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of Monroe Street shortly after 11 a.m. and found fire coming from the front and underneath a mobile home located there. Gaffney Fire Marshal Billy Bishop said firefighters received conflicting […]

Limestone offering healthcare MBA

Limestone College is now offering a Healthcare Administration concentration to its online Master’s in Business Administration Program for students seeking a leadership career in healthcare-related fields. “This concentration is for anyone who wants to be a leader or manager in healthcare,” said MBA Program Director Dr. Shannon Creighton. “The MBA program is not just for business students anymore. There is […]

Gaffney High robotics team wins design award

Gaffney High’s Subatomic Tomahawks won the design award and formed part of the winning alliance Saturday in an Indiana Jones-themed robotic game in this year’s state championship. A total of 20 South Carolina teams and a rookie team from Tennessee competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Championship hosted by Gaffney High. High school and middle school students worked with teachers […]

Wage study finally complete

The long-awaited city wage and compensation study is expected to make its public debut this week. Committee Chairman Boone Peeler announced during Monday’s council meeting the personnel committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss the study with the consultant. City officials have said a heavy workload by the consultant pushed back the expected September completion date. Council voted […]

Family’s dog turns up 10 years after vanishing from home

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo, but decade-old sadness turned to joy on Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog. The black […]

Jerry Starnes

Blacksburg, S.C. — Jerry Dwayne Starnes, 72, passed away February 5, 2018 at his brother’s home. He was born March 16, 1945 in Mecklenburg County, the son of the late Reilus Starnes and Allie Ramsey Starnes. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Sue Starnes; step-son Dean Sutton; daughter […]

Margaret Hall

Gaffney, S.C. — Margaret Huskey Hall, 73, of 110 Beltline Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Roy Dean Hall and daughter of the late Samuel Albert Huskey and Lavone Dedmon Huskey. She retired from textiles and was a member of Gaffney Freewill Baptist […]

Rosa Lee “Poochie” Henderson

Gaffney, S.C. — Rosa Lee Griffin Henderson, 70, of 100 Pryor Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Jack Everette Henderson and daughter of the late Sam Griffin and Ethel Scruggs Griffin. She retired from textiles and was a member of […]

MAGIC MAN : Go ahead…pick a card…any card

It’s easy to have someone pick a card. The trick comes when several people pick a card at random and then see each card pulled out of a deck in a row. This magic sleight-of-hand skill caught the attention of Gaffney Middle School 8th-grader Omarion Nevels when he was an elementary student. Now this budding magician often draws a crowd […]