Estate representative says lawsuit has no merit

A representative of a local estate that was named as a party in two recently filed lawsuits against a Gaffney nightclub said the lawsuits have no merit. On March 15, attorneys for two local men injured during a July 2017 shooting incident, filed lawsuits in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against the Club Empire nightclub, as well as The […]

Martha Wilson

Gaffney — On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, God saw fit to pluck a beautiful rose from the vineyard in the form of Martha Louise Jefferies Wilson of Peachtree Centre. “Lou,” as she was affectionately called, left with an angel at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center to be with her Lord and Savior. Daughter of the late Daniel and Blanche Montgomery Jefferies, […]

Ricky Allen

Cowpens, S.C. — Ricky Jonas Allen, 62, of 239 Rosa Drive, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Marlene Blackwell Allen and son of the late William Jonas Allen and Ruby Willard Allen. He was employed by the S.C. Department of Transportation, loved his family, fishing the outdoors, and […]

Fifth-grader dies in South Carolina elementary school fight

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Investigators are releasing few details about a fifth grader in South Carolina who died Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a fight two days before at her elementary school. School officials who called 911 initially said the girl collapsed Monday and was unconscious but breathing in the nurse’s office at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, […]

Clarke earns 150th win, five players post hat tricks

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach J.B. Clarke became the first coach in Limestone College program history to reach 150 wins at the helm of the Blue and Gold. No. 2 Limestone had five players post hat tricks in a 21-10 conference win over North Greenville University on Wednesday. The Saints ran off eight straight goals to start the night, powered by […]


The Youth and Children’s Church Softball Leagues played their first games of the season Thursday, March 21. Regular games are held on Friday nights at the Ford Complex. Come on out and have a great evening watching softball. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Dorman prevails in match that came down to final holes

Dorman nipped Gaffney by one stroke Tuesday in a competive match that came down to the final holes. Dorman shot a 151 to hold off Gaffney on the Indians home course at Cherokee National Golf Course. It was the second time the Indians have lost by a stroke to Dorman this month. However, the Indians came closer to closing the […]

Strong pitching, offense propels Limestone baseball to third straight win

In his first career start, Trey Huber tossed six strong innings Wednesday as Limestone College won its third straight game. Huber scattered three runs and eight hits over six innings to go with three strikeouts in a 7-4 win over Francis Marion. Eric Mullinax struck out two in a scoreless inning to pick up the save. Alex Cornell paced the […]


Gaffney Middle School special education students are shown with a new refrigerator and stove donated to their life skills class by former Cherokee County school trustee Alan McEntire and Home Depot. After students raised $460 through a school coffee shop, school board chairman J.J. Sarratt, back right, heard about the class project and was able to arrange for the new […]

State’s opioid suit hits billionaire family

NEW YORK (AP) — New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments alleging the drugmaker sparked the nation’s opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety. The state, which averages nine opioid-related deaths per day, amended an existing lawsuit against pill maker Purdue Pharma to add members […]