The dirt on colonoscopies

If you haven’t had a colonoscopy, you’re not missing much, except a chance to save your life. Colon and rectal cancer rates are soaring among young and middleaged adults. In response to the alarming data, last week the American Cancer Society called for screening beginning at age 45, instead of waiting to 50. And they recommend getting tested even sooner […]

Passing the time

From the friendly chatter between players to the maybe not so friendly chatter between coaches, one thing will be obvious soon — football is back. Granted, the first games are not until August, and official practice is more than a month away, but just putting the helmets on and throwing some passes around will be a step towards that first […]

4 district administrators returning, chief administrator officer leaving

Four longtime Cherokee County school administrators are returning for another year while some district employees will take on additional duties. Blacksburg High Principal Craig Bramlett, Cherokee Technology Center Director Lane Carter and Cherokee County Adult Education Director Lisa Hannon were re-hired Monday by the school board. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Shirley Sealy is returning to the district office. They are […]

Clive Moody

Clive Austin “Dick’ Moody, 72, of 922 North Logan St., passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was born in Colon, Republic of Panama and was a son of the late Charles and Ruby Vickers. He was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church, Brooklyn Chapter of The Mechanics Organization, and The Gaffney Senior Citizen’s […]

Robert Eugene Harris, Sr.

Mr. Robert Eugene Harris, Sr., age 76, of 4315 Cherokee Avenue, Gaffney, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Lorraine Harris, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Son of the late L. C. Harris and the late Sarah Harris, he was born on May 29, 1942, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He […]

Morris Leroy Johnson

Morris Leroy Johnson, age 85 of 203 Lincoln Drive Gaffney, SC., peacefully transitioned Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his residence. He was the son of the late Earnest Johnson and Irene Wilson Johnson. He leaves to cherish fond memories eight sons, Morris Leroy Johnson Jr. of Queens NY, Michael Johnson of Greensboro NC, Dwayne Johnson of Rose Zale NY, Derek […]

Barbara Mullinax

Gaffney, S.C. — Barbara Elaine Benton Mullinax, 73, of 996 Starr Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 11, 2018 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Tommy Eugene Mullinax and daughter of the late Lee Otis Benton and Sarah Scruggs Benton. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, attended […]

Danny Queen

Gaffney, S.C. — Danny Kent Queen, 78, of 1003 Boiling Springs Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 11, 2018. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Sandra Jones Queen, son of the late WJ Queen and Evelyn Morrow Queen McMillion, stepson of Lois Queen of Lancaster, SC and the late Mac McMillion, and was […]

McHam tabbed to continue Huff’s legacy

There will be familiar faces guiding the Gaffney High boys basketball and football teams. The Cherokee County School Board unanimously approved superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore’s recommendation to hire Phillip McHam as the school’s new head varsity basketball coach and to rehire Dan Jones to his current position as Gaffney High varsity football coach. The recommendations followed a month-long search. Jones […]

Kathleen Miller

Gaffney, S.C. — Kathleen Miller, 70, of 300 Briarcreek Trail, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her residence. Born in Erie, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Miller and Cora Belle Allen Miller. She was a homemaker, loved puzzles and bingo, and of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are a son, Brian Miller of Gaffney; a […]