Blacksburg going to the dogs

Blacksburg will soon have police dogs on patrol in the town’s war on drugs. The town’s police Department received permission Tuesday to use seized drug money to purchase two K-9 police dogs to assist with drug interdiction efforts. The police department will have $20,000 in startup costs and then spend about $1,800 annually on canine expenses such as food and […]

Donald Lee Cowles

Gaffney, S.C. — Donald Lee Cowles, 77, formerly of 219 Sizemore Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. Born in Louisville, KY, he was the husband of Cecilia Schmidt Cowles of Cambria, CA and son of the late LeRoy Cowles and Audrey Tarter Cowles. He retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield, loved […]

Martha Hardin

Blacksburg — Martha Yvonne Justice Hardin, 56, of 199 Hardin Trail, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at CHS Cleveland. Born in Georgia, she was the wife of Ronald Hardin and the daughter of the late Thomas Justice and Nadine Tucker Justice. The Book of Memories is available at www.gordonmortuary.com.

Eva Bolin

Blacksburg, S.C. — Eva Mae Bolin, 81, of 338 Moss Crossing, Blacksburg, passed away May 9, 2018, at Mary Black, Gaffney, SC. Born in Murphy, NC, she was married to the late Lesley Eugene Bolin. She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Susan Newman Johnson. A Graveside Celebration Of Life Service will be held Friday, May 11, 2018, […]

Gloria Smith

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Gloria Jean Kirby Smith, 74, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on May 08, 2018 at Caromont Health Gaston in Gastonia, NC. She was born in Cherokee County, SC, to the late James Ezell Kirby and Mary Eleanor Cumberford. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, […]

Marilyn Burke

Marilyn Burke, formerly of Gaffney, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Timmonsville, S.C. Arrangements will be announced by Bacote-Eaddy Funeral Home.

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — If Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air, shutting down airline traffic and endangering lives in all directions, scientists said Thursday. “If it goes up, it will come down,” said Charles Mandeville, volcano hazards […]

Gaffney marketing director earns certification

LeighAnn Snuggs, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the City of Gaffney, has earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) from STS Marketing College. Certification comes after a course of study spread over three years that includes two work-related projects. The certification program is a project of the Southeast Tourism Society, a 12- state professional association that promotes travel […]

Sheriff’s Ride for the Relay set for June 1

Area motorcyclists are once again being invited to help kick cancer to the curb by participating in the Sheriff ’s Ride for the Relay. The 14th annual ride is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m., once again beginning and ending at the Broad River Electric Cooperative on Hamrick Street. A rain date will be announced only if necessary. […]