2019-05-08 E-Edition

City man killed in wreck on boulevard

City of Gaffney police are continuing to investigate a Sunday evening accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard that claimed the life of a 20- year-old city man. Justin Mitchell Peterson, of Beech Street, was a front seat passenger in a 1996 Toyota sedan that was headed west on West Floyd Baker Boulevard shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday when the driver […]

Local woman dies in Clover hit-and-run

A woman killed in a May 4 hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian near Clover has been identified by the York County Coroner’s Office as a resident of Blacksburg. Peggy Mullinax, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene early Saturday morning, according to York County Coroner Sabrina Gast. Trooper Joe Hovis of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the pedestrian, later […]

Peach Festival pared back to four days; opens July 18

Short and sweet is the recipe for this year’s South Carolina Peach Festival schedule. The 42nd annual festival is planned for July 18-21. Most events will be held in downtown Gaffney on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, highlighted by a kickoff party and concert in the city’s amphitheater at the newly named Henry L. Jolly Park. The 2019 […]

New park renamed in honor of mayor

A city leader who spearheaded efforts to beautify the city with new parks will have one renamed in his honor. Gaffney City Council on Monday unanimously voted to change the name of Railroad Avenue Park to honor Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly. Jolly, who abstained from the vote after stating it was not his idea to rename the park, said he […]

City extends lease for KNOW(2)’s business generator, BGEN

Action enables grant application to move forward

With no discussion, Gaffney City Council members unanimously approved a 5-year lease extension Monday for the BGEN business generator located in city-owned downtown property. This decision allows KNOW(2) to move forward with a $130,000 grant application necessary to support the continued operation of BGEN, a nonprofit agency started in 2016 to support aspiring entrepreneurs. The grant application has been approved […]


Alleged intoxicated suspect relieves himself on judge’s office floor

A man arrested for public drunkenness in the city reportedly was hit with an additional charge after he relieved himself on an office floor inside the Cherokee County Detention Center. According to the Gaffney Police Department, an officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of East Frederick Street late May 6 regarding a report of a suspected drunken pedestrian and […]


This one’s for you, mom

Nothing produces a sweeter smell than when your momma is doing some baking, especially if what she’s baking is of the dessert variety. And so it was on this particular school-day morning when I was in the third grade. I awoke to the overpowering aroma of homemade apple pies baking. Apple pies will come and apples pies will go but […]


All in all, I was impressed

I attended a Gaffney City Council meeting Monday night for the first time in quite a while. There were numerous items on the agenda and the one I was there for was near the end of the list. I was anticipating a rather long meeting when I really needed to be home cutting grass. A couple of things contributed to […]


Ban drilling & plastics, but do it the right way

South Carolina senators made a strong statement in support of the environment with their votes to make it difficult for companies to start oil exploration projects off our coast and to allow local governments to keep approving and enforcing bans on plastic bags. Both votes were encouraging for our entire state but particularly for the coast, where President Donald Trump’s […]