Mary Blanton

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Helen Davidson Blanton, 78, of 200 Lakeview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Adolphus Davidson and Zeru Henson Davidson. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School and retired from Musgrove Mills. She […]


Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors presented a $15,002 check March 2 to Make-A-Wish South Carolina. The fundraising total was announced Friday evening during a Make-A-Wish send-off party held at House of Pizza in honor of 4-year-old Lucy Orr from Gaffney before her trip to Disney World in Florida. Over a two week period, Gaffney High students were involved […]


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Affidavit: 4 South Carolina family members slain were beaten

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Arrest records show detectives believe four members of a South Carolina family were beaten to death in a home. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that arrest affidavits released Sunday said the four appeared to have died of blunt-force trauma. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said the victims found in a home near Mount […]

Eddie McDaniel

Gaffney, S.C. — Boyce Edward (Eddie) McDaniel, 75, formerly of 101 Avondale Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Summit Hills. Born in Blacksburg, he was the husband of Patricia (Pat) McSwain McDaniel and the son of the late J.W. Boyce McDaniel and Bertha Bolin McDaniel. He was a graduate of Blacksburg High […]

Dakota Gibson

Spartanburg, S.C. — Dakota Lee Gibson, infant son of Ryan Gibson and Madison Bramlett, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. In addition to his parents, also surviving are maternal grandparents, James and Holly Bramlett of Union; paternal grandmother, Sheila Stacy of Spartanburg; paternal grandfather, Gil Ramsey of Gaffney; maternal great-grandmother, […]

Shirley Lockhart

Gaffney, S.C. — Shirley Grace Horn Lockhart, 82, formerly of Chesnee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late George Cletus Horn and Ella Gracie Cash Horn. She was a graduate of Chesnee High School and retired from Oxford. Ms. Lockhart was a […]


The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of February 28, 2018: Richard Dean Thompson and Elizabeth Michelle Lebrun of Gaffney; James Terrill and Dana Rena Franklin of Gaffney; Roderick Kenyon McGill and Gena Marie Lowery of Gaffney; Jordan Gregory Teague and Leslie Brooke Childers of Gaffney; Eddie Dupree Epps and Lillian Cordelle Martin […]

Anne Hinton

Spartanburg, S.C. — Anne Nichols Pryce Hinton was born in Rockingham, NC on October 11, 1930. Surrounded and loved by family, she danced into heaven’s gates on March 10, 2018. A true southern belle and entertainer to family and friends, she told stories of a life well lived. She enjoyed shagging at the beach, people, mischief, life in Asheville and […]


Gaffney Middle School honored Black History Month with a program during which students presented music, speeches, and a dramatic living museum of famous black Americans. Some of the historical figures represented were Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Michael Jackson, Harriett Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Shirley Chisholm, Maya Angelou, Ida B. Wells, Serena Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, and Katherine Johnson. […]