Sheriff apologizes for deputies dispersing SC tailgaters


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is apologizing for the behavior of deputies who dispersed a crowd of tailgaters outside the South Carolina-Tennessee football game over the weekend. The State reports Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott declined to give details at a news conference Monday of the deputies’ conduct. But he said: “It did not look good.” Lott said deputies […]

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, who was wounded in a gun battle with police during the shooting rampage, was […]

Student dies after fight ends in gunfire at NC high school


A North Carolina high school student shot and killed a fellow student during a fight in a crowded school hallway Monday, officials said, prompting a lockdown and generating an atmosphere of chaos and fear as dozens of parents rushed to the school to make sure their children were safe. The student accused of firing the fatal shot was arrested quickly […]

Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims


The money will be used to help storm victims in Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marlboro and Marion counties.


Buffalo VFD Haunted House  Buffalo VFD Haunted House, 137 Blackwell Rd., Blacksburg, home of the casket drop, will be open October 25-31 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The cost is $5 per person. Open House and Time Capsule Dedication  B.D. Lee invites everyone to an open house and time capsule dedication on Monday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m., at the front […]


Week of October 29 - November 2, 2018

Monday, October 29 l B.D. Lee Open House/Time Capsule Dedication — Front entrance of B.D. Lee Elementary School, 5 p.m. l Building Program Workshop — Cherokee County School District Office, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 l Gaffney Rotary Club – Stephenson Dining Hall, 12 p.m. l Fall Festival — Salvation Army of Gaffney, 6-8 p.m. l Flutist Angela Massey in […]

Billy Upchurch

Cross Hill, S.C. — Billy Joe Upchurch, 79, of 786 Point Lookout Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late John Calvin Upchurch and Margaret Peterson Upchurch and the husband of Joan Hale Upchurch. He retired from Cherokee Finishing, enjoyed […]

Police: Synagogue gunman said ‘I just want to kill Jews’


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tributes rolled in Sunday to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre as authorities worked to piece together the background and movements of the suspected gunman, who authorities said expressed hatred of Jews as he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons and later told police, “All these Jews need to die.” Robert Gregory Bowers […]

Blacksburg earns home playoff game with win

Blacksburg followed a familiar script to earn a home playoff game in Friday’s 32-28 victory over St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Blacksburg overcame three first half interceptions and a 14-0 halftime deficit to steadily work their way back into the game. Big plays on special teams, defense and offense helped Blacksburg score all 32 points in the second half. It was […]

Limestone remains winless in interim coach’s debut with 43-6 loss at Catawba

Despite a great start on both sides of the ball in interim head coach Brian Turk’s debut, the Limestone College football team could not keep pace with Catawba College in dropping its final road game of the season, 43-6 on Saturday. Limestone quarterback DJ Phillips was 16-of-29 for 253 yards and touchdown, while wideout Juwan Scott hauled in nine catches […]