2021-05-14 E-Edition


Two sentenced to 18, 25 years in prison for 2018 murder

Although prosecutors were not able to prove who pulled the trigger, two Gaffney men will spend time behind bars for their roles in a 2018 murder of a Gaffney woman. Robert Bunyan Hollis Jr. and Covatice Ranterrel Ford were sentenced to 25 years and 18 years in prison, respectively, by Judge Grace Knie Tuesday. Hollis, 34, entered an Alford plea […]

Masks no longer required in city limits, school buildings

City rescinds mask ordinance following Governor’s order

No mask, not a problem anymore. Gaffney officials announced in a Thursday morning press release they would no longer enforce a mask ordinance that required a face covering be worn in retail and food service establishments within the city limits in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The action was in response to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s […]

District encourages students and staff to continue wearing masks

The South Carolina Department of Education ended a statewide face covering mandate for schools Wednesday morning following Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive order that allows parents a choice in the matter. The state Department of Education had required masks be worn when entering school buildings, moving through school hallways, riding buses, carpool lines and other places where it is difficult to […]


South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette speaks with Brown Packing Co. President Jim Brown Thursday. Evette visited Brown Packing Co. to learn more about the local meat packing company and discuss ways the state can help the company recruit more workers. Brown Packing Co. ships products internationally and has added more than 50 new jobs through a multimillion dollar expansion […]

I2 students show off their ‘skills’

Institute of Innovation students Coby Epley and Andy Mata have qualified for the national Skills USA championships in June. Epley was the state winner in the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) finals hosted May 7 by the Institute of Innovation high school career center. Mata won the state masonry contest and received a 4-foot masonry and trowel from Southeast Concrete […]

Man shot in roadway Thursday morning

Sheriff’s office looking for person of interest

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office is working to locate a person of interest in an early Thursday shooting that left a man with several gunshot wounds to his body. Around 12:31 a.m. Thursday, May 13, sheriff ’s deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of McKown’s Mountain Road in response to a shooting with injuries. Deputies located a male […]


A pickup truck had significant damage after it collided with an 18-wheeler Monday afternoon at the intersection of North Limestone and West Third streets. The driver of the pickup truck failed to stop at the red light at West Third Street, causing the driver of the 18-wheeler to strike the pickup truck on the passenger side, according to the Gaffney […]

Trustees approve $2.2 million in capital budget requests

Leaking windows remain a concern at Gaffney High as the district will shell out $125,000 in this year’s capital budget for replacement and repair of the school’s windows. Gaffney High has undergone extensive repairs since the school opened in August of 2000. Virtually all of the outside brick work was replaced after the school district reached a $10 million settlement […]

Univ of S. Carolina president quits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The embattled president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and a misidentification of the school itself. In a news release, the school announced that the chairman of its board of trustees had accepted Bob Caslen’s resignation, thanking him for his service. […]