Mr. Janesky goes to Washington…

...And he’s taking his Ferris wheel with him

A Blacksburg resident is taking his Ferris wheel to Washington. Blacksburg Town Council member Darren Janesky will set up the 47 foot-tall Ferris wheel June 21 for a summer solstice party at the White House. A contractor by trade, Janesky continues to receive inquiries through the Big Round Wheel website he set up eight years ago to handle requests for […]


All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to [email protected]. Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting for caregivers of dementia patients will be held Monday, June 18, 12 p.m., at Peachtree Centre. Reservations are not required, but for more information call 864-487-2717 ext. 513 or email [email protected]. Limestone Missionary VBS  Limestone Missionary Baptist Church Vacation […]

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Week of June 18-23, 2018 Monday, June 18 l Alzheimer’s Support Group – Peachtree Centre, 12 p.m. lCity Finance Meeting – Gaffney City Hall, 5 p.m. Tuesday l Gaffney Rotary Club – Stephenson Dining Hall, 12 p.m. l Hungrytown Concert – Blacksburg Library, 12:15 p.m. Thursday l FCA Adult Chapter Meeting – 12 p.m., House of Pizza l Chamber Business […]

Ruth Wood

Ruth Bernice Wood age 91 of 228 Fowler Rd. Gaffney, SC., peacefully transitioned June 15,2018 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late George Posey and Octie Garnet Posey. She leaves to cherish fond memories, a son, Willie Charles Wood of Gaffney, SC., two daughters, Deborah Ann Wood and Patricia Woods of Gaffney, SC., a grandchild reared in […]

Kim Gilfillan

Gaffney, S.C. – Kimberly Thomason Gilfillan, 54, of 204 Tiffany Terrace, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her residence. Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of Jeffrey Wayne Gilfillan and the daughter of Virginia Armstrong Turner of Spartanburg and the late Clarence Edwin Thomason. She loved arts and crafts, loved her family, […]

Sheila Fueston

Gaffney, S.C. — Sheila Faye Fueston, 59, 100 McArthur St., Gaffney, SC, passed away June 16, 2018, at home. Born in Mooresville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Beulah Pittman Clanton. Services will be held at a later date. The Gore Family of White Columns is serving the family.

Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

CHICAGO (AP) — Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation’s most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old Elkin will be at Arlington National […]

Stephen Hawking’s ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

LONDON (AP) — The ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried Friday in a corner of Westminster Abbey that honors some of Britain’s greatest scientists, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. More than 1,000 people attended a service of thanksgiving in the ancient abbey for the physicist, who died in March at age 76 after decades of living […]


Today american Legion Baseball Post 109 at Greer. 7 p.m. Tuesday american Legion Baseball Buffalo at Post 109. 7 p.m. 7-on-7 Passing League. Blacksburg at Broome at 10 a.m. Wednesday american Legion Baseball Inman at Post 109. 7 p.m. 7-on-7 Passing League. Gaffney at Crest. 5 p.m. Thursday high School Football 7-on-7 Passing League. Gaffney at Spartanburg. 5 p.m. Friday […]