2018-05-04

John B. Dawkins, Sr.



A Celebration of the Life of John B. Dawkins, Sr. will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church,1552 Switzer Green Pond Rd., Woodruff, SC. Pastor Vincent M. Perry will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J. W. Woodward Funeral Home

No tobacco on Limestone campus



Limestone College is making the move to a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Joining a growing number of colleges across the state and nation that are prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products, Limestone’s new policy is intended to promote a healthy educational and work environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Limestone Board of Trustees voted in favor […]

Ply Gem commemorates 75th Anniversary



Associates at the Gaffney, South Carolina Ply Gem Building Products facility joined with dozens of other company-wide manufacturing facilities, offices, and distribution centers across North America to commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary with a Founder’s Day celebration. Ply Gem, a leading manufacturer of exterior building products, including windows, siding, stone veneer, roofing, fence, rail, accents and accessories, honored the occasion […]

Renae Fowler Spurlin



Gaffney, S.C. — Renae Fowler Spurlin, 45, of 758 Garvin Lake Road, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Doug Spurlin and daughter of the late Jerry Fowler and Margaret Blanton Nall. She was a former convenience store cashier and of the Baptist faith. Surviving in addition […]

Marshall Bobo



Gaffney, S.C. — Ernest Marshall Bobo, Jr., 65, of 112 Petty Drive, left his earthly home on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his residence. Born in Union, he was the husband of Lori Moss Bobo and son of the late Ernest Marshall Bobo, Sr. and Lena Lawson Bobo. He was a graduate of Union High School and attended Spartanburg Technical […]

Margaret Rabon



West Columbia – Margaret Spencer Rabon “Mama”, 89, of West Columbia, South Carolina passed away April 30, 2018 in West Columbia. She was born on April 12, 1929 in Gaffney, South Carolina to Thomas O. and Gertrude (Turner) Spencer. She was a strong and beautiful woman who was always taking care of those who needed it most. She was also […]

Wilson Powell



Gaffney, S.C. — Wilson Nathan Powell, 81, of 517 E. Buford Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Linda Joyce Finch Powell and son of the late Otis Powell and Lois Blanton Powell. He retired from textiles and was a U.S. Army veteran. […]

Jane Leuck



Jane D. Leuck, age 85, of Summerville, passed away there April 28, 2018. Born March 14, 1933, in Dover, OH, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mayme Jones Thomson. Jane attended Dover High School, and, on September 2, 1950 married William F. “Bill” Leuck. The couple reared seven children and shared thirtyfive years of marriage prior to […]

Spring football is in the air

Indians welcome 95 players to start of spring drills



The Gaffney Indians sprung into football Tuesday. Practices begin at 4 p.m. and will continue through Thursday, May 17 with the spring game. “It’s been good,” Gaffney coach Dan Jones said. “We have about 95 kids with the jayvees and we could have more than 100 after track.” Jones said with the high number of returning starters, the staff has […]

Tourism to the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group creates $80.9 million in economic benefits



Gaffney/Spartanburg/Greenwood, South Carolina – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 648,000 visitors to the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group, which includes Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Ninety Six National Historic Site, as well as the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (not included in economic or visitation numbers), in 2017 spent […]