2018-04-06

Claudia Sisk



Blacksburg — Claudia Marie Sisk, 45, of 101 Eds Road, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Carolinas Medical Center. Born in Shelby, she was the daughter of Kathleen Sisk and the late Roger Sisk. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church of Blacksburg, 1284 West Cherokee […]

Former Blacksburg and Post 109 star finds groove at and behind the plate





The first two seasons didn’t exactly go the way Winthrop’s Alex Raines intended. He sat out his first year as a redshirt after knee surgery. He saw limited play a season ago. This season, however, the former Blacksburg and Post 109 star has found his groove at and behind the plate. In 24 games, Raines is fifth on the team […]

Offensive explosion helps Indians snap losing streak





Thanks to their bats finally coming alive, things are looking up for the Gaffney High baseball team. Bryce Stavitski had three hits and three RBIs, Brayden Davidson delivered a big 2-run double and the Indians beat the Charlotte Stampede 9-5 in the opener of the Wheels Tournament in York County on Wednesday. Gaffney played Woodrow Wilson High and Northwestern on […]

NFL prospect is back with Saints





After missing last season with a foot injury, NFL prospect defensive back Joshua Simmons has returned for his senior year at Limestone College. Simmons has received interest from NFL teams since a breakout sophomore season in 2016 where he finished with eight interceptions and led the country with three interceptions returned for a touchdown. He was a finalist for the […]

Masters golf fans hurt when bus overturns on interstate




A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday, injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans made the pilgrimage to one of the sport’s premier events. The bus driver was charged with driving under the influence. The bus carrying 18 passengers crashed at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, just as fans were […]

Gayla Millwood



Chesnee, S.C. — Gayla Annette Millwood, 50, of 375 Studebaker Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Chesnee, she was the daughter of the late Buddy Bernard Millwood and Hilda Burke Millwood. She was a graduate of Chesnee High School, a graduate of Gardner Webb University, and […]

Chrissy “Cici” Putnam



Inman, S.C. — Chrissy “Cici” Wyatt Putnam, 50, of 541 Park Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late J. R. Wyatt and Wanda Kennedy Wyatt. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a homemaker and a member of […]

Shirley Ashe



Lexington, N.C. — Shirley Ann Jefferies Ashe, 63 of Lexington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Shirley was born January 10, 1955 in Gaffney, South Carolina to Cedric and Ruby Proctor Jefferies. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ulyses Ashe, Sr. and five siblings: Terry “TJ” Jefferson, Robert […]

SPORTS BRIEFS



l The Gaffney High boys soccer team played Clover for fifth place at the Nike Palmetto Cup. The Indians tied Class 4A No. 8-ranked AC Flora 1-1 on Wednesday. But AC Flora advanced to the semis because of point differential. On Tuesday, the Indians beat Eau Claire 9-0. Rafa Razo led the way scoring a hat trick and adding one […]

Horace Jefferies



Horace’ Bimbo’ Jefferies, age 61 of 300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Gaffney, S.C., peacefully transitioned Tuesday Morning, April 3, 2018 at the home. He was the son of the late Cedric Lee Jefferies and Ruby Victoria Proctor Jefferies. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Jefferies of Gaffney, SC., one son, Horace Jefferies Jr. of Jacksonville FL. Five […]