Hurricane Lane soaks Hawaii’s Big Island with foot of rain

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii’s Big Island on Thursday, dumping 12 inches of rain in as many hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state’s first hurricane since 1992. The National Weather Service warned that some areas could see up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) before the system passes. […]

Blacksburg faces mirror image in Crescent

After a good start in their season opener, Blacksburg players will look to continue their momentum Friday on the road against Crescent. Blacksburg quarterback T.T. Peeler had a 46-yard run on the game’s first drive. Peeler and Hull combined for three touchdowns as the Wildcats led 20-7 after the first quarter. Blacksburg blocked two punts and forced two turnovers in […]



TIME: 7:30 p.m. COACHES: Dan Jones, Gaffney; Dan Pippen, Greenwood. RECORDS: Gaffney 0-0; Greenwood 1-0 LAST MEETING: Gaffney won 47-21 in 2011. RANKINGS: Gaffney is No. 3 in the SC Media Poll, while Geenwood is unranked. PLAYERS TO WATCH: GAFFNEY— QB Undrea Lindsay, RB Kelvin Kirby, LB Quez Smith, WR Stan Ellis, TE Hunter Bullock, LB Je’mari Litltejohn, DL Shannon […]

Indians renew storied rivalry with Greenwood

GAFFNEY (0-0) VS. GREENWOOD (1-0) Today, 7:30 p.m. — J.W. Babb Stadium, Greenwood The teams have combined for 25 state championships, and have played some of the most memorable games in state prep history. Today’s matchup marks the renewal of that rivalry between Greenwood and Gaffney. The Indians, which have won a record 16 state championships, dominated the series in […]

Competitiveness drives Rodgers for success on the field and in classroom

Gaffney junior defensive end Shannon Rodgers blows away the stereotype of a self-absorbed dumb jock. Rodgers is polite to a fault, popular with teammates, coaches and teachers, a devout Christian and posseses an uncommon intellect. In short, he seems to good to be true. With a 4.9 GPA, Rodgers has received only one B in high school in an advanced […]

Ruby Pierce

Gaffney, S.C. — Ruby Louise Elizabeth Pierce, 84, formerly of 202 Nesbitt Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Bridge Pierce and Corrie Bright Pierce. She loved cooking, shopping, dancing, Gospel and Country music and loved listing to […]

Billy Yelton Sr.

Blacksburg — Billy Don Yelton Sr., 87, of 131 Old Chester Road, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. Born in Blacksburg, he was the husband of Lois Boheler Yelton and the son of the late June Baxter Yelton and Phenelia Dover Yelton. Mr. Yelton worked in sales for 17 years at Sears and he […]

Freida Holmes

Gaffney, S.C. — Freida Elizabeth Gaffney Holmes, “Miss Freida”, 70, of 105 Redbud Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of James Jackson (Jack) Holmes for 52 years and daughter of the late Frederick Pleas Gaffney and Lydia Bell Fowler Gaffney. She […]

GAME CAPSULE Blacksburg at Crescent

TIME: 7:30 p.m. COACHES: Drew Chisholm, Blacksburg; Sheldon Evans, Crescent RECORDS: Blacksburg 1-0; Crescent 1-0 RANKINGS: Blacksburg is No. 10 in Class 2A poll, Crescent is unranked. PlAYERS TO WATCH: BLACKSBURG — QB/DB T.T. Peeler, RB Michael Hull, LB Jeremiah Foster, OL/DL Matt Davis, DE Jeremy Wright, LB Ja’Quan Degree. CRESCENT — OL Cam Richardson, Murphy McBride, QB Dawson Merk, […]

Robert Kemmer

Gaffney — Robert Eugene Kemmer, 82, of 1555 Overbrook Drive, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Warren, OH, he was the husband of Janice Sue Kemmer and the son of the late Frank and Pearl Hanger Kemmer. Arrangements for Mr. Kemmer are pending. The Book of Memories is available at www.gordonmortuary.com. The […]