Garden Club recognizes longtime president at March meeting

The Gaffney Garden Club members said “thank you” to Marshall Goforth as out-going president during their March meeting. As a surprise, Wayne Deal, director of the East Piedmont District, and Elaine Wade, co-director, made a special presentation thanking him for his years of service during his 20 plus years as president. Lynda Ramage, secretary of the Gaffney Garden Club, gave […]

2019-03-25 E-Edition

Students attend ‘healthy’ conference

With a budding interest in health careers, nine Blacksburg High students got an opportunity to refine their academic and teamwork skills during a state leadership conference in North Charleston. Blacksburg health care display teams advanced to the second round of competition March 6-8 at the state Health Occupations Student Organizations (HOSA) conference. A total of 66 teams statewide started the […]


Proud Poppy takes 5-year-old grandson under his wing to share love of snowboarding

(Editor’s note: Bennie Blalock writes about his many travels from time to time and is a well-known Gaffney businessman as the owner of Bargain Shoes.) It just so happened that I was at Sugar Mountain, N.C., recently. I have a passion for snowboarding and go as often as possible. There is something exciting about strapping a thin board to your […]

Council adding additional funds towards T-bridge repair

City council members on Friday agreed to come up with another $50,000 in matching funds to take advantage of an additional $400,000 grant that would go towards the long-discussed repair of the historic T-bridge. Combined with a $400,000 grant obtained in 2014 and a previous commitment of a $150,000 match from the city, the latest funds would bring the overall […]

Kacey Torres

Spartanburg, S.C. — Kacey Weaver Torres, 33, of 7610 Asheville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of Juan Torres and the daughter of Carla Crosby Weaver of Boiling Springs and the late Richard Franklin Weaver. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, attended Spartanburg Technical […]

Bobby Eugene White

(April 11, 1932-March 21, 2019) Gaffney, S.C. — Bobby E. White of 213 Trenton Road went home to be with the Lord Thursday night, March 21, at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was 86. Born in Kings Mountain, Bobby was the loving husband of Lois Wallace White and the son of the late Oscar and Vera Batchelor White of […]

Lauretta Holcomb

Gaffney — Mrs. Lauretta Jean Holcomb, 68, of 235 Ford Road, passed away on March 21, 2019, at Reliant Pro Rehab in Spartanburg. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Floyd Holcomb and the daughter of the late Dan Martin, Sr. and Dorothy Mosely Martin. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 pm at […]

Sherman Watkins Jr.

Sherman Watkins Jr. age 54 of 242 Camellia Circle Gaffney, SC., peacefully, transitioned Tuesday, March 19,2019 at his residence. He was born August 27, 1964. He was the son of Nancy Watkins and the late Sherman Watkins Sr. He leaves to cherish fond memories a daughter, Shermeka Bonham (Lothair) of Gaffney, SC, a son, Marcus Thompson of Gaffney, SC, his […]


The Diamond Child Development Center recently held the 2019 Lil Diamond King and Queen Fundraiser and Gift of Love Food Drive, collecting nearly 600 cans of food that were donated to Meals on Wheels. The Diamond was also able to raise enough money to purchase a new computer system. Proceeds will also go towards a new room of carpet, upgrades […]