Bruce Mandley Thompson

Bruce Mandley Thompson, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, SC (formerly of Gaffney, Spartanburg and Waterloo SC) entered into eternal rest on Monday May, 6. Bruce graduated from Presbyterian College with a BA in Economics. He was Little All-American basketball player for the Blue Hose and still holds 8 individual records in rebounds and free throws. He was a Lieutenant in the […]

Ronny Smiley

Gaffney, S.C. — Ronald “Ronny” Bruce Smiley, 65, of 113 Mohea Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Diane Bullock Smiley and son of the late Mack Smiley and Jean Owen Smiley. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School and the […]

Justin Peterson

Gaffney, S.C. — Justin Mitchell Peterson, 20, of 410 Gaffney Ferry Road, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Kaylee Duncan Peterson of Gaffney and son of Joseph Peterson of Gaffney and Tracie Phillips Patterson of Gaffney and the stepson of Otis Patterson. He was raised in the home of his grandparents, […]

Helen Watkins

Helen Devona Watkins, 45, of 125 Beltline Road, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, in Cherokee Medical Center. She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of Monroe Twitty of Chesnee and the late Laura Watkins. Helen was a 1992 graduate of Gaffney High School, a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church, and a former employee of Norma’s Truck […]

James Bailey

Gaffney — Mr. James Edward Bailey Jr., 60, of 421 Pacolet Hwy, passed away on May 4, 2019, at The Cherokee Medical Center. Born in Texas, he was the husband of Linda Bailey and the son of James Bailey Sr. and the late Deanna Hankins. James previously worked as a Truck Driver for JMT. In addition to his wife and […]

Timothy Kirk Dawkins, Sr.

Timothy Kirk Dawkins, Sr., of Spartanburg, SC, answered the Master’s Call on May 3, 2019. He was the son of Rosetta Dawkins and the late Howard Dawkins. He was a 1988 graduate of Gaffney High School, a U.S. Army veteran and a recreational basketball referee. He is survived by his wife Marisol Dawkins; five children, Timisha, Timothy, Jr., ZaQuoya, Timari […]

City hosting first Concert in the Park Friday night

Get ready to dance the night away as the City of Gaffney kicks off its Concert in the Park series Friday night with the Queen City Band, Charlotte’s Powerhouse Party Band. The concert will be held in the Henry L. Jolly Park, formerly known as Railroad Avenue Park, from 6 until 10 p.m. on Friday, May 10. The Queen City […]

Limestone to hold graduation ceremonies May 10

Limestone College will confer degrees on 285 graduates from various degree programs during its two commencement exercises on Friday, May 10, inside Fullerton Auditorium. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will speak at both commencements, with one starting at 10:45 a.m. and the second beginning at 2:45. Doors at Fullerton Auditorium will open one hour prior to each graduation. Governor McMaster […]


Three generations of “crazy, brave” women went skydiving for the first time together in March. Grandmother, Peggy Daniel (right), mother, Shelly Grant, and daughter, Sydney Grant, enjoyed sharing the thrilling experience together.