2020-08-31 E-Edition

Jolly honored for years of service

Warm feelings and a spirit of cooperation and unity took center stage at the Jolly Park amphitheater on Friday evening for the swearing in of City of Gaffney council members and mayor. The ceremony was moved to an outside venue because of the virus outbreak. And, fittingly, it was held at the park named for Henry Jolly, who lost his […]

Will the third time be a charm?

History has already been made in one of the strangest county election outcomes in recent memory. Another runoff election will be held Sept. 8 for the Cherokee County School District 8 seat between Shanese Dawkins and Rosa Webber. For the second time this month, a mandatory recount did not change the election results and left the school board candidates without […]

Limestone testing more than 100 students per week

Limestone University reported only one positive coronavirus case from random testing last week as more than 1,000 day students are enrolled this fall. Enrollment figures showed Limestone has 1,101 students enrolled in day classes, which college officials indicated is a 10% increase over last fall. A total of 94 international students from 28 countries are enrolled. There are 467 new […]


Workers began installing a new jumbotron scoreboard last week at The Reservation stadium at Gaffney High. The school district received approval to spend $316,750 for a new scoreboard after the screen and sound system had fallen into disrepair. It is expected to be operational this week.


Hotel desk clerk hit by keys during argument between guests

An employee of a hotel on New Painter Drive reported he was assaulted by a guest in the lobby August 13. The employee told police a male and female subject were in the hotel lobby arguing, when the male subject became angry and threw a set of car keys at the female subject, a report on file at the Gaffney […]

Gaffney, Blacksburg will get road-paving appropriations

It will now be a little bit easier to pave roads within the City of Gaffney and the Town of Blacksburg. On Wednesday, the Cherokee County Transportation Committee (CTC) voted unanimously to appropriate $200,000 to the City of Gaffney and $100,000 to the Town of Blacksburg of C-funds to pave roads. The appropriation of funds streamlines the process of paving […]

Do’s and don’ts of campaigning on election day

EDITOR’S NOTE: Elections Commission director Amanda Walker asked us to publish the following information: “A concerned voter has suggested that the community be educated on the do’s and don’ts of campaigning on election day. We spoke several moments and I answered the questions he had but told him I would pass it along to the local newspapers. I also suggested […]

Robert Couch

Gaffney, S.C. — Robert Paul Couch, 73, of 130 Pipeline Drive, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at his residence. Born in Gilroy, CA, he was husband of Carolyn Mann Couch and son of the late James Robert Couch and Dicie Ilene Minor Couch. He retired from Fashion Engravers, was a member of the S. C. National Guards, and […]

Kay Hensley

Gaffney, S.C. — Kay Reynolds Hensley, 72, of 1020 Grassy Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Gaffney, she was wife of Donald Glenn Hensley and daughter of the late Jimboy Reynolds and Leila Wyatt Reynolds. She retired from Duke Energy, loved her family, dining out […]