2019-07-10 E-Edition

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Gaffney police cruiser damaged in accident

A City of Gaffney police officer responding to another officer’s call for assistance was involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon at North Logan and West 3rd streets. While details were not immediately available from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, which was called in to independently investigate the collision since it involved a police vehicle, the accident occurred shortly before 1 […]

I-85 project a year behind schedule

If you’ve been cursing the prolonged gridlock on Interstate 85 that’s undergoing an extreme makeover — we have some bad news. The I-85 road-widening project is running more than a year behind schedule, according to a source with knowledge of the project. The $430 million, 21-mile road-widening project that stretches from Mile Marker 77 in Spartanburg County to the Broad […]

Gerstenacker new Gaffney High boss

District administrator Erik Gerstenacker was named the new Gaffney High principal during a Monday school board meeting. Gerstenacker spent the past year as Cherokee County School District coordinator of middle schools and federal accountability. He previously served as Grassy Pond Elementary principal from 2015-2018. Gerstenacker replaces Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick, who left in June to accept a job as assistant superintendent […]

Three Blacksburg employees top the $50,000 salary range

Interim Blacksburg Administrator Laura Foster is the secondhighest paid town employee. Foster is one of three town employees who will earn more than $50,000 annually during the 2019- 2020 fiscal year. She makes $52,000 after the longtime town clerk was named interim administrator following the sudden resignation of Charlene Carter right before the Christmas holiday in 2018. Blacksburg Public Works […]


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The City of Gaffney Fire Department’s antique Engine No. 2 made a special appearance at the South Carolina State Firefighters Association annual Fire-Rescue Conference held in Columbia from June 24-29. Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano said the truck was taken to Columbia at the request of Carter Jones, historian for the S.C. Firefighters Association, who showcases antique trucks and equipment […]

Gaffney High student hopes to turn gaming into a career

Zach Meyers looks to convert his interest in computer game design into a game plan for success. Meyers, a rising Gaffney High junior, joined students nationwide Sunday to take part in a 2-week game and technology academy at George Mason University in Virginia. He will learn from computer game design pros while he works with the latest design tools, software […]

Carnegie library roof replacement delayed

City officials granted a notice to proceed to the contractor to begin replacing the roof on the former Carnegie Library building. However, that doesn’t mean that work will begin immediately. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said contractor D.K. Mason has some other projects to complete before he begins work on the roof. Last month, Gaffney City Council approved its building and […]

Carjacker throws snake at driver

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina. In a statement, Greenville Police identified the suspect as 29-yearold Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. They said she was hurt in Friday’s crash and released from the hospital Monday. Authorities say Moreno-Berrios […]