Game reunites coaching friends

A longtime coaching friend will turn into a foe for three hours when new Limestone head coach Tony Ierulli takes the Saints 15 miles down the road to kick off a football version of Saturday Night Lights. Limestone opens the season Saturday at 6 p.m. against Division I Gardner-Webb in Ernest W. Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C. The game […]

Justin Turner

Justin Vaughn Turner of Columbia, devoted husband of Brooke Arnold Turner, went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2018. Justin was born to Mary Price and Craig Turner on August 1, 1978, and lived in Gaffney, South Carolina throughout his childhood. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Justin began […]

Stephanie Owens

Blacksburg — Stephanie Nicole “Nikki” Bolton Owens, 41, of 547 Bear Creek Road, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A life-long resident of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Shane Owens and the daughter of the late Toy Bolton Jr. and Dianne Gunn Bolton. Nikki loved anything and everything outdoors. She could usually be […]

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. Mr. Kemmer retired from a steel industry and was a member of Midway Baptist Church. […]

Jay Hardin

Fountain Inn, S.C. — Ernest Jason “Jay” Hardin, 43, 208 Peden Rd., Fountain Inn, SC, went home to be with the Lord, August 25, 2018, at home. Born and raised in Blacksburg, he is the son of Ernest “Ernie” and Jo Ann White Hardin of Blacksburg. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He graduated from Blacksburg High School […]

Family finds way forward after QB Tyler Hilinski’s suicide

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Mark and Kym Hilinski keenly remember the swirl of activity. Rushing to Pullman after learning their son, Tyler, had taken his life. Planning memorial services both on the Washington State campus and back home in Southern California. Dealing with authorities as they tried to determine why 21-year-old Tyler was gone. The Hilinskis could have been overwhelmed […]

Shaq Davidson opens season with 3 catches in loss

Former Gaffney High star Shaq Davidson did his part to lift Jacksonville St. to a win in its season opener against North Carolina A&T this past Saturday. Unfortunately, his 3-reception for 33 yards performance wasn’t enough in a 20-17 loss in a matchup of Division I AA powerhouses. While Davidson is in his final year of college, ex-Gaffney star Cam […]

Gaffney “D” gets physical

To borrow a worn-out phrase, size matters. But not when it comes to the Gaffney defense. The defensive coaching staff worried that Greenwood’s large offensive linemen would overpower Gaffney’s outsized defensive line. But that worry was erased in the game’s first two plays Friday – an errant snap that sailed over the quarterback’s head for a huge loss and a […]


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