2021-09-20

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Fall makes the grade on evaluation

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Numbers are the only information county residents will see on how school board members felt about the job performance of Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Dana Fall for the 2020-2021 school year. Fall was awarded 98.39 points out of a possible 150 points in a composite report released Friday by school district attorney Andrea White in response to a state Freedom […]

BPW vaccine incentive pays off




Gaffney Board of Public Works employees learned that it pays to get vaccinated. BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said that 72 out of the utility’s 87 full-time and five out of six parttime employees took advantage of a $500 financial incentive to receive the vaccination. The utility offered the incentive for about two months. The offer expired on Sept. 16. […]

Gone, Gone, Gone…First phase of I-85 chute removed




The South Carolina Department of Transportation has removed the first five miles of a chute on the I-85 widening project that some people have labeled a “death trap.” The chute is now gone between mile markers 81 and 86 in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. Traffic was shifted overnight Sept. 15 to create two lanes on the right hand side of […]

Tom Thompson

Gaffney, SC — Thomas “Tom” Edward Thompson, 73, of 1808 Beech Street, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Gaffney, he was son of the late Mary Jane Mullinax Thompson and Woodrow Thompson. He was retired from textiles, a self-taught mechanic, loved watching John Wayne movies and loved his sidekick and companion “Red” […]

Ronnie Crowe

Ronnie Lee Crowe, 62, of Gaffney, SC passed away early Friday, September 17, 2021 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, SC he is the son of Mittie Sue (Brown) Crowe and the late Samuel Howard Crowe. Mr. Crowe worked in the Spinner room as a fixer at Milliken Mills for 35 years and was a member of Christian Heights Baptist […]

Nehemiah “Nehi” Burr

Gaffney, SC — Nehemiah “Nehi” Burr, 38, of 223 Bancroft Road, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at his residence. Born in San Francisco, CA, he was the husband of Tiffany Gash Burr and the son of Nancy Ann Burr Harrison of the home and the late Amos Lee Wynn. He was formerly employed with Daddy Joe’s, enjoyed playing […]

Council member seeks car noise limit

A city council member is moving to put the brakes on excessive car noise. Gaffney City Councilwoman Steph Smith said she’s asked to appear before today’s Police Committee meeting at 6 p.m. at city hall to discuss a proposed excessive vehicle noise ordinance. Smith said there is a state law on the books that restricts modifications to vehicle exhaust systems, […]

Eric Duncan

Gaffney, SC — Eric Shannon Duncan, 52, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Spartanburg Medical Center after a battle with COVID-19. Born in Georgetown, KY, he was the beloved husband of Pamela Avery Duncan and son of Reverend Shannon Duncan and Reverend Estilla “Tillie” Wilson Duncan of Indian Land. He was a graduate […]

Annette Runyon

Spartanburg, SC — Cleo Annette Strickland Runyon, 55, of 109 Lillian Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 17, 2021 Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was the wife of George E. Runyon II and the daughter of Betty Helen Drake Strickland of Medina, OH and the late John Ellis Strickland. She was […]