2021-05-10 E-Edition

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Local ministers pray for new Gaffney Police Chief Gerald Knight and law enforcement officers Thursday evening during a local National Day of Prayer event held in a city hall park next to the city police department. The national day of prayer is held on the first Thursday of May when people are called upon to pray for their homes, schools, […]



Goucher area parents plan to open their own charter school after they were unable to convince school board members to keep Goucher Elementary open. About 30 parents attended a community meeting Saturday afternoon at the Goucher-White Plains volunteer fire department across from Goucher Elementary. The school district plans to close and merge Goucher into Limestone-Central Elementary this summer. But many […]

Gaffney native identifies with Lincolns in creating exhibit dealing with the loss of a child

Callie Hawkins has experienced great joy and loss since the Gaffney native started work at President Lincoln’s Cottage museum. Hawkins, a 1998 Gaffney High graduate, had worked at the museum for 10 years when she became pregnant with her first child. As she looked forward to becoming a mother, she joked with her co-workers about how her baby’s “perfect” Feb. […]

City will use $200,000 to pave several roads

A $200,000 C-fund appropriation from the county’s transportation committee has paved the way for some summer city road upgrades. In a meeting this past Wednesday, the city’s Street Committee gave its blessing to pave several short city streets, including Banking Way, Thomas Street, Church Street, and portions of Mill Street, West Carlisle Street and Ellis Ferry Road. The recommendations will […]

Get To Know … Donnie Dickerson

Occupation: Retired Hometown: Spartanburg Family: Wife Sonya and 1 brother Eddie Education: Graduate of Clemson University Favorite Book: Bible Favorite Movie: Ben Hur Favorite Song: New York New York by Frank Sinatra Favorite Entertainer: Harry Connick Jr Favorite Food: Barbecue Hobbies: Reading, shopping, spending time with my wife Your Dream Car: 1956 Thunderbird Cat Person or Dog Person: Dog person […]

Exhibit highlights Lowcountry culture

The culture of the Lowcountry will be featured in a Gaffney exhibit through the works of award-winning artist Natalie Daise. Daise’s “Rice, Queens and Collard Greens” exhibit is on view at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery through June 30. The exhibit explores the rich traditions of Daise’s African-American heritage and the culture of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee communities. […]

Jessica Whitlock

Gaffney — Jessica Lynette Wise Whitlock, 43, of 212 Marietta Street, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Joseph K. Whitlock and the daughter of the late Charlie Wise and Mildred Wyatt Wise. She was graduate of Gaffney High School, enjoyed traveling and trying different foods. She […]

Amanda Mathis

Gaffney — Amanda Leigh Hames Mathis, 47, of 122 Cross Creek Lane, passed away Friday, May 7th, 2021, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Robert Mathis Jr. and the daughter of Francis Hames and Joyce Stephens. Mrs. Mathis formerly worked in textiles and was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. In addition to her […]

M.C. Bonner

Gaffney — M.C. Bonner, affectionately known as “Hammer”, 71, of 513 Estelle Road, peacefully transitioned from labor to reward on Friday, May 7th at Cherokee Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Mary Alice Ellis Bonner and son of the late Herman Sr. and Ida Pearl Wilson Bonner. M.C. was always the life of the party. He […]