23 dead, dozens missing in tornado-blasted Alabama community


BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Rescue crews using dogs and drones searched for victims amid splintered lumber and twisted metal Monday after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years ripped through a rural Alabama community. At least 23 people were killed, some of them children. Dozens were missing in Lee County, according to the sheriff, who said that crews had […]

Lawmakers, police officials push tougher gun possession bill


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina police and a bipartisan group of lawmakers expressed support Monday for a bill that would prohibit a wider range of convicted criminals from carrying guns. The proposed legislation would prevent anyone convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison to have, ship, carry or receive a gun or ammunition. Current law prohibits […]

Luke Perry, heartthrob on ‘90210,’ dies at 52 after stroke


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52. Perry was surrounded by family and friends when he died, publicist Arnold Robinson said. The actor had been hospitalized since last Wednesday, after a 911 call summoned […]

Police chief, fire marshal will work cafeteria line during National School Breakfast Week

Gaffney Police Chief Chris Skinner and Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer will join school board members in serving breakfast at Granard Middle School this week. Skinner will join Gaffney fire marshal Billy Bishop and police officer Larry Wallace in the Granard cafeteria as part of National School Breakfast Week. Spencer will take his turn on the breakfast line Wednesday […]

Buddy Huskey

Gaffney, S.C. — Buddy Huskey, 68, of 144 Burgess Road, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. The arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.


Blacksburg Primary School 1st grade student Paisleigh Gordon watches a chemical reaction take place in an Alka-Seltzer Lava Lamp activity with Piedmont Community Charter School student Alexandria Inthavanh. South Carolina State Museum outreach manager Bryan DeMarcy came to a Blacksburg Primary “Astronomy Night” during which students could see science at work, use technology such as telescopes, and use their math […]

Mother Nature 1, the tourney, 0

There was an old margarine commercial with the tag line that it wasn’t nice to fool Mother Nature. You can’t beat her either as the teams at the local preseason baseball tournament learned. “Mother Nature was the winner of the tournament,” Gaffney coach Jeff Osment said. Rain washed out Monday’s opening round and Thursday’s championship game. Chapman was declared the […]

Veteran Lady Indians open with high hopes

Most coaches would opt for talent over experience. Gaffney softball coach Kelly Ellis doesn’t have to make that choice because she has both. Flush with veteran talent, the Lady Indians open the season Tuesday at home against region foe Mauldin. The Lady Indians are led by a host of seniors including, Peyton Yenchik, Kerrigan Thornton, Emma Price, Mariah Corry and […]

Camellia Society presents 11 at annual ball

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2019 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, March 2, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. Miss Morgan Elizabeth Barnes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moore Barnes, junior. She was presented by her father and escorted by Roger Ayden James, son […]

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