2020-06-08

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Founder of Parson’s Pantry has walked his last mile on Earth

Dr. Ron Jackson dead at 77



“Well done thou good and faithful servant.” There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind those were the first words Jesus spoke to Ron Jackson when he entered the pearly gates of Heaven Thursday. Jackson, a retired pastor and founder of Parson’s Pantry, died Thursday from injuries sustained from a fall at the Gaffney Post Office earlier in the week. He was […]

County residents rally to end police brutality




It was a day of unity, a day filled with hope for the future. In 80-plus degree weather, more than 250 people attended the “We Hear You” Unity Rally Saturday at Jolly Park in Gaffney. Organized by the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association, NAACP, the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Department, the Gaffney Police Department and others, the rally allowed for citizens […]

17 new COVID-19 cases here




In 24 hours, the county’s death total from COVID-19 doubled from two to four deaths. In more troubling news, the county announced a single-day high of 17 new cases reported on Saturday, bringing the total since the outbreak to 66. On Saturday, county officials announced the death of a 60 year old female with underlying health conditions. That announcement followed […]

County audit chastises treasurer




The county’s latest audit reinforced county officials concerns they weren’t receiving timely financial information from the county treasurer’s office. Typically, audits are completed several months after the end of the previous fiscal year. In a report that was short on details – possibly by design – accountant Ben Kochenower reiterated those concerns in his audit report for the fiscal year […]

Dr. Ronald “Preacher Ron” Jackson

November 12, 1942 - June 4, 2020

Gaffney, SC – Dr. Ronald “Ron” Bryan Jackson, Sr., 77, of 209 Maple Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, SC, he was first married to the late Diane Baker Jackson, was the husband of Karen Alley Jackson of the home, and son of the late […]

Jeanette Horn

Miss Jeanette Horn, 85, left this earth on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Miss Horn was born a daughter of the late Felix Horn, Sr. and Minnie Patterson Horn on June 14, 1934 in Gaffney, SC, where she resided there for the early years of her life. Jeanette was admitted to Whitten Regional Center in 1943. Transferred to Midlands Vocational Rehabilitation […]

Carl Wheat

Ellenboro, NC – Carl Douglas Wheat, 55, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home. A native of Cumberland County, NJ, he was the son of the late Ronald and Phyllis Holt Wheat. Carl served in the U.S. Navy, worked many years as a USPS Carrier, and will be remembered as a patriotic and family man. He is survived by […]

Jimmy Williams

Jimmy Williams, 32, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Blacksburg. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary. The Blacksburg Location of Gordon Mortuary […]

Turn lane being added




There soon should be less traffic congestion near the Cherokee County branch campus of Spartanburg Community College. A road-widening project on Highway 11 that will add lefthand turn lanes into the college and Northgate Road should begin sometime this month, according to South Carolina Department of Transportation Resident Construction Engineer Wes Spencer. The project has been in the works for […]