2020-11-13 E-Edition


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the City of Gaffney. On Tuesday, city employees dressed this year’s Christmas tree, which stands tall beside Gaffney City Hall. Plans for the Christmas parade and festivities were announced Tuesday. To comply with CDC guidelines, a drive-thru parade will be held Friday, Dec. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. A laser light show […]


Saturday’s election verdict isn’t last step

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday’s election verdict isn’t the last step in selecting an American president. Under a system that’s been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weekslong timeline during which the 538- member Electoral College picks the president. A look at the key steps: . When American citizens vote for a presidential candidate, they really are voting for […]

Hospitals nearing capacity

Hospitals nationally hit a record number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus Tuesday amid a dramatic rise in new infections which shows little signs of slowing headed into the flu and holiday seasons. Spartanburg Medical Center currently has 97.2% of 559 acute hospital beds occupied as of Wednesday, according to figures released by the state Department of Health and Environmental […]

County, school district reach agreement

The county and school district will put in writing an informal gentleman’s agreement for the use of two athletic fields at the Midway sports complex. Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton said under the proposed 25-year agreement the county would lease Wayne Fuller Field and Jerry Wallace Field to the school district for an annual payment of $1. The school district […]

And the winners are…

What are the odds? Five entrants missed only one game and two of them tied for the win by picking the same tie-breaker score of 47 total points in the Clemson-Notre Dame game in which 87 points were scored. Butch Mathis and John Allen will split the $100 first place prize. One of the youngest pickers ever, 3 1/2-yearold Beckett […]


Gaffney High psychology students hold signs and posters thanking veterans Wednesday while seeking shelter from heavy rains at a drive-thru event on Veterans Day outside the stadium. Along with coffee and donuts, area veterans were treated to performances by the Gaffney High chorus and the Band of Gold.

Lime Street Park in Blacksburg nearing reality

After four years of planning and property acquisition, Blacksburg plans to open bids for the Lime Street recreation park by next spring. Plans submitted for an Appalachian Regional Commission grant are currently in the final review stages for the first phase in developing 24.8 acres of land for the park off Highway 29 purchased by Blacksburg in 2016. The first […]

Little Theatre wants city to give property back

Five years after donating the property to the city, the Gaffney Little Theatre wants the property back. In an agreement, the city acquired the old Brown Furniture site from the Gaffney Little Theatre with the understanding that it would become the theatre’s new home, Gaffney Little Theatre spokesperson Dr. Todd Morgan told Gaffney City Council on Monday. That plan fell […]


Backline Band performs bluegrass music Saturday evening during a fall dinner and music festival held by McKown’s Cabinets. Barbecue, chicken stew, beef hash and smoked macaroni cheese were served as people sat in lawn chairs and camped overnight. McKown’s Cabinets planned to donate any profits from the fall dinner to Meals on Wheels.