Prosecutor: Man killed teen clerk because of ‘unkind eyes’


YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man will spend life in prison for killing a teenage store clerk he said gave him an unkind look, a shooting carried out with a handgun bought just an hour before the crime. Christopher Mendez, 29, pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in a York County court. He apologized to his victim’s family and […]

Chinese mattress company to open South Carolina plant


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Chinese company that makes memory foam mattresses plans to open a facility in South Carolina that will employ up to 250 people. Gov. Henry McMaster and the state commerce department said Monday that Healthcare U.S. will put the plant in Fairfield County, which was rocked by the abandonment of two proposed nuclear reactors last year. […]

Arrest in South Carolina hit-and-run death of crossing guard


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged nearly two months after a 73-year-old crossing guard who died after being struck while directing traffic outside a South Carolina elementary school. State troopers say 27-year-old Kenneth Sullivan was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony leaving the scene of a death, driving under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle. […]

SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy


A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at a South Carolina elementary school. Jesse Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison when he is sentenced at a later date. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder in the shootings of two […]

Clemson begins preparations to face Notre Dame in playoffs


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has begun preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal against Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers (13-0, CFP No. 2) had taken a week-and-a-half break — aside from several All-Americans crisscrossing the country for various college football awards — since winning the Atlantic Coast Conference title with a 42-10 victory over Pitt. But […]

Gaffney’s Bullock tweaks injured ankle at all-star practice

Gaffney tight end Hunter Bullock apparently reinjured his high ankle sprain during practice for Saturday’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. Gaffney head coach Dan Jones said he heard about the injury from Bullock’s father. Jones said he didn’t know if the injury would prevent the tight end from participating in the game. A phone message left for Bullock wasn’t returned Tuesday […]

Anne Franks Woolard

Anne Franks Woolard, 74, of Greensboro, N.C. passed away December 9, 2018. Born July 29, 1944, she was the daughter of C.J. and Joyce Franks. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on December 20, 2018 at Greensboro Christian Church in Greensboro, NC.

Dorothy Johnson

Chesnee, S.C. — Dorothy Frances Williams Johnson, 68, of 126 Willingham Road, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg. Born in Green Creek, NC, she was the wife of Daniel Johnson and daughter of the late Clifford Williams and Dorothy Simpson King. She retired from Smilemakers. She loved her family, and was a […]

Audrey Clara McDaniel

Audrey Clara Mc- Daniel, 92 of Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Luther and Irene Mc- Daniel, Audrey was born on April 22, 1926, a member of the Greatest Generation. She married the love of her life, A.Z., upon his completion of service in World […]


VFW Auxiliary Post Meeting  The VFW Auxiliary Post 3449 will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post, 900 S. Granard St., Gaffney. All members are urged to attend. Musicals at Southside Baptist  The Musical “Crazy, Busy, Peaceful, Holy, Night” to be presented by the Children’s Choir of Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal […]