2022-07-13 E-Edition

Collision claims the life of former Limestone Presbyterian pastor

The former pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church was killed in a head-on collision in Colleton County Sunday evening. Jon Van Deventer was driving a Honda SUV on the Charleston Highway when a VW minivan ran into his vehicle. According to reports, the minivan was traveling at a high rate of speed during a thunderstorm and hit the SUV while rounding […]


When Jeff Van Deusen was six months old a stranger helped save his life through blood donation. He was diagnosed with the kidney disease glomerulonephritis, and doctors feared he wouldn’t make it through the night. The blood donation was part of the reason he survived. Because of the life-saving donation, Van Deusen believes the least he can do is donate […]

Murder suspect turns himself in

A 21-year-old Gaffney man wanted in connection with a June 14 murder turned himself in last week. Rayjohn Zeleon Watts is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Quentin Eugene McDowell. City of Gaffney police were called to Limestone Courts Apartments in response to a shooting and found McDowell lying on the living room floor with a gunshot wound. McDowell was […]

Motorcyclist dies in wreck during police chase Monday

A North Carolina motorcyclist died Monday evening after colliding with another vehicle near downtown Blacksburg. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Joseph Wyatt Stancil, 21, of Iron Station. “Stancil was operator and lone occupant of a 2021 Yamaha motorcycle that was being pursued by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper on West Cherokee Street about 8:40 p.m.,” […]

Council sends recommendations back to commission

Not so fast. Gaffney City Council reversed its planning commission’s rezoning recommendation on Monday, returning the requests for two town home developments back for more public input. According to the agenda, council was expected to consider for first reading the commission’s recommendation to approve rezoning requests for properties on West Buford Street and at Young Street and Overbook Drive for […]

Boys and Girls club members staying busy


Throwing a paper airplane in class usually draws a frown from a teacher. It will be a different story Thursday morning for Boys and Girls Club members. Boeing South Carolina education relations specialist Frank Hatten will provide a lesson in the art of making a paper airplane. The paper airplanes illustrate how following directions along with science and math knowledge […]

Ann Huff

Ann O. Huff, widow of Harold Clinton Huff, went to rest with the Lord on July 12, 2022 after a 14 year battle with dementia/ Alzheimer’s. Born on March 9, 1931, in Hendersonville, NC, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Milda Guice Orr. Mrs. Huff graduated from Dana High School, was a Registered Nurse and graduate […]

Ron Jolly

Ron Jolly, 67, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones after a seven-year battle with brain cancer. Ron grew up on Peachtree Street in Gaffney, South Carolina. His role models and motivators were his parents (Maynard and Martha Jolly), his four older brothers (Kenny, Melvin, Stanley, and Jimmy Jolly), his granny next door (Granny Jolly), and his […]

Judy Spencer

Gaffney, SC — Judy Yvonne Spencer, 48, of 339 Goldmine Road, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Conrad Andrew Spencer, Sr. and Cynthia Yvonne Mullinax Spencer. She was employed by the Gaffney Ledger, loved her family, the beach and was of the Baptist faith. Judy was a very strong-hearted […]