2021-10-08

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Iron City Festival will feature tricks and treats




From a “haunted” town museum to live music, Blacksburg plans an Iron City Festival for all ages when the annual family event returns this weekend. Blacksburg Town Council member Christy Gibson and local dog shop owner Connor White have spent the past few weeks transforming the town’s museum into a free Halloween-themed event. Blacksburg High Beta Club members will help […]

Seventeen sue Limestone over hidden locker room camera

Lawsuits claim university was negligent in hiring and supervising former employee who secretly recorded female student-athletes



Embarrassment. Humiliation. Harmed relationships. Emotional distress. Numerous female athletes are citing these and other reasons for the basis of legal action they are taking. A lawsuit against Limestone University, a former employee and two pornographic websites was filed in the U.S. District Court, Spartanburg division, Sept. 30 claiming negligence, invasion of privacy and other causes of action stemming from a […]

Reward offered for information about July arson

Crime Stoppers of Cherokee County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest for the person( s) responsible for a July arson. On July 20, 2021, around 10 p.m., the Gaffney Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 400 Sarratt Avenue in Gaffney. The fire has been determined to be an act of arson and investigators […]

ONLINE POLL

RESULTS FROM THE MOST RECENT POLL Do you believe the latest measures put in place to improve safety in the I-85 construction zone are adequate? No (52%, 192 Votes) Drivers are the problem (39%, 145 Votes) Yes (9%, 34 Votes) Total Voters: 371 NEW POLL Do you prefer a traditional Christmas parade or a ‘reverse’ parade like last year? To […]

VICTORY DANCE

Gaffney High mascot Mallory Garcia jumps in celebration with the cheerleaders Friday following a touchdown during the Indians’ 34-0 victory over Boiling Springs. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

Middle school locks down for bomb threat

City of Gaffney Police are investigating a bomb threat at a middle school Thursday. Gaffney Middle School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon as police investigated the threat. Chief Gerald Knight said they do not believe the threat was legitimate but every safety measure was taken. Students had to leave their backpacks at school Thursday to be inspected. Additional details […]

Sponsors needed to host all-star football game

Informational meeting to be held at 10 a.m. today



After being held in Raleigh for many years, Cherokee County has been given an opportunity to host this year’s Carolina Bowl Senior Showcase. An informational meeting will be held today (Friday) about the Carolina Bowl from 10-12 p.m. in the Gaffney High team meeting room by The Reservation stadium. During the meeting, board members will provide more details about an […]

Benefit ride raises $5,000 for cancer patients




Nearly $5,000 has been raised towards this year’s fundraising goal for the 16th Sheriff ’s Benefit Ride in support of local cancer patients. A total of 78 motorcycle riders participated in last Saturday’s ride done in partnership with the Spartanburg Regional Cancer Foundation. All proceeds from the benefit ride go towards helping local cancer patients and their families with medical […]

Wings Etc. Gaffney owners raising funds to help surviving Phillips family members

GAFFNEY, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2021) — A Gaffney family tragedy has compelled local sports bar owners to organize a fundraiser for the dates of Monday, Oct. 11 through Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. In mid-September, news spread of the deaths of three Gaffney family members: Metz (71), Renee (62), and John (34) Phillips, all of whom died of complications from COVID-19. […]