2020-07-06 E-Edition

It didn’t take long for Limestone to benefit from university status

A simple name change is already paying big dividends for Limestone University as the school prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary this fall. Preliminary enrollment figures show Limestone University enrollment is about 50 students ahead of last fall’s numbers. The university currently estimates it will have 1,060 students enrolled this fall, compared to 1,010 students following last year’s deadline for […]

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Or a penny, or a nickel or a quarter?

A penny for your thoughts? Well, that might be harder to come by as of late. In June, the United States Federal Reserve warned that the country could face a coin shortage. That shortage is now being felt locally. Signs at grocery stores and local fast food restaurants read “credit or exact change only” as businesses are short on pennies, […]

57-year-old Smyrna man dies in Friday crash

A Smyrna man was killed after his car hit a power pole and overturned several times Friday afternoon in a single vehicle accident on Draytonville Highway. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Edward Jerome Moore, 57, of 3946 Sherer Road. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:55 p.m. accident which occurred on Draytonville Highway […]

Unemployment filing down, but not as much as hoped for

The latest unemployment numbers released by the state shows the the ranks of jobless people have not declined in the way state leaders hoped after the economy was reopened following public health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were 253 new unemployment claims filed by county residents during the week of June 27. This figure was up 13 from […]

Two arrested for vandalizing monument

COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Public Safety and the State Law Enforcement Division announced Wednesday that they have made two arrests following vandalism of the Benjamin Tillman Monument over the weekend. On Saturday, June 27, around 10:30 p.m., Bureau of Protective Services (BPS) officers discovered an incendiary device had been left at the foot of the Tillman statue and […]

Billy Beattie

Gaffney, SC — Billy D Beattie, 92, of 129 Carrie Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his residence. Born in Blacksburg, he was the loving husband of the late Helen Keller Beattie for 70 years and the son of the late Reuben Beattie and Mamie Cobb Beattie. He was a United States […]

Vivian Blackwell

Cowpens, SC — Vivian Louise Cowart Blackwell, 85, formerly of 114 Maple Tree Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Magnolia Manor. Born in Greenville, she was the wife of the late Grover Lee Blackwell and the daughter of the late Robert Cowart and Myrtle Ridings Cowart. She was a homemaker, enjoyed fishing, […]

Adam Pennington

Mr. Adam Pennington, 26, of 305 Dye Road went home to be with Lord on Monday, June 29th, 2020 in Spartanburg. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 6th at Gordon Mortuary, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may […]

Tammy Wilkie

Ms. Tammy Renee Wilkie, 50, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3rd at her residence. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 6th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney. The Gaffney location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the family.