2021-08-23 E-Edition

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Motorcyclist dies in Sunday crash

A Gaffney man was killed in a 3-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon when a vehicle turned into the path of a motorcycle the victim was operating on Ellis Ferry Road. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Steven Kyle Prince, 34, of 124 Quail Run. Prince was the driver and lone occupant of a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle headed east […]

Arrest made in murder at downtown nightclub

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man is dead after being shot at local nightclub early Sunday. Fowler identified the victim as Roberto Marquis Porter, Jr., 28, of 126 Thomas Drive. Quntavis Keshun Eison, 19, was arrested and charged with murder shortly after the incident, Gaffney Police Chief Gerald Knight said. Eison is also charged with attempted murder, […]

Welcome back, Limestone!

Downtown Gaffney is welcoming back new and returning Limestone University students with a free concert Saturday. The Gaffney Main Street Board has teamed up with the City of Gaffney for a “Welcome Back Bash” during the city’s August concert. The ACE Party Band will perform in Jolly Park Saturday from 7-11 p.m. The 7-person party band performs music from all […]

Vaccines help prevent serious illness

More than 80% of new cases and deaths from COVID-19 in South Carolina are now occurring in people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, state health officials said. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently looked at 14,262 reported cases from July 1-July 31 where it was able to determine the vaccine status for South […]


Occupation: Realtor, Gaffney Board of Public Works Commissioner District 3 Hometown: Gaffney, SC Family: Husband Derick, children Dylan, Ella-Grace and Jayce Education: Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from North Greenville University Favorite book: What We Forgot to Bury Favorite movie: Norbit Favorite song: Tennessee Whiskey Favorite food: Squash Hobbies: Reading, shopping and spending time with my family Dream car: […]

South Carolina growth clustered along coast, Charlotte areas

Cherokee County has increase of 0.40% to 57,762

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolinians are gravitating toward the state’s coastline and the suburbs south of Charlotte, North Carolina, detailed Census figures released Thursday show. Since 2010, the state has grown by nearly 500,000 people to a total population of 5.1 million in 2020, though not enough to add another U.S. House seat. Still, the 10.7% increase makes South […]

Brenda Watkins

Cowpens, SC — Brenda Joyce Johnson Watkins, 75, of 240 Watkins Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Cowpens, she was the widow of the late John Leonard Watkins, Sr. and daughter of the late Hubert Beulo Johnson and Gladys Cash Johnson. She was the secretary of the […]

Cindy Gardner

Gaffney, SC — Cynthia “Cindy” Patton Gardner, 63, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Great Falls, Montana, she was the wife of Kenneth Ray Gardner and daughter of the late Reverend Harold Dean Patton, Sr. and Barbara Lawson Patton. She was a graduate of Gaffney High […]

Carolyn Cooper

Gaffney, SC — Carolyn S. Cooper, 83, formerly of 2620 Old Georgia Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Asa W. Cooper and Bonnie Sanders Cooper. Carolyn was a graduate of Gaffney High School, received her Associates Degree from […]