2022-08-19 E-Edition


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has delivered the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe so far. Webb’s First Deep Field is galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, and it is teeming with thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared. Webb’s image is approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s […]

DOT plans new bridge once I-85 complete

To avoid traffic disruption, work on a new $5.2 million bridge across U.S. Highway 29 in Blacksburg won’t start until an I-85 widening project is complete. This was one of the main points shared by South Carolina Department of Transportation officials Tuesday evening in an informational meeting at Blacksburg High. More than 40 people dropped by the meeting to view […]

A conversation with officer Norman makes a hero’s wish come true

North Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman has inspired countless people nationally through the good deeds and uplifting posts he shares with more than a million followers on Instagram. His positive work in the community is a daily reminder to Gaffney resident William Wood about how small things can make a difference. When he filled out a Get to Know […]

Transportation study gets green light

Cherokee County Council gave the green light Monday to hire a company to complete a public transportation feasibility study. Council agreed unanimously with Cherokee County Administrator Steve Bratton’s recommendation to hire RLS & Associates at a cost of $57,809. Eighty percent of the cost will be shouldered by the state Department of Transportation. The local government’s share, including Town of […]

Officers deliver school supplies

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee Coroner’s Office, Gaffney Police Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol delivered school supplies Wednesday that had been collected in the community to all schools in Cherokee County. Seventeen parking spaces behind the sheriff’s office held all the supplies going to schools. Every school in the county received a pickup truck load of school supplies. […]

City nixes zoning request for new housing

Wait (for) a second — literally. Motions to rezone three parcels died because of a lack of a second to the motions at a recent city planning commission meeting. The motions included a request to rezone a property at West Buford Street for a townhome project, a request to rezone a parcel at Young and Overbook streets for a single […]

Lucille Hopper

Gaffney, SC — Lucille Moss Hopper, 98, of 223 Old Buffalo Church Road, kept the faith and finished her course on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at Novant Health – Mint Hill Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, SC, she was the widow of Charles “Jack” Hopper and the daughter of the late Livie and Maggie Moore Moss. Lucille was a loving […]

Timothy “Shine” Anderson Moss

Mr. Timothy “Shine” Anderson Moss, age 56, of 515 S. Shelby Street, Blacksburg, South Carolina passed away August 16, 2022, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Mr. Moss was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, January 9, 1966, a son of Mr. George and Sandra Moss. He was a 1984 graduate of Blacksburg High School and attended Spartanburg Methodist College. […]

WZZQ broadcast crew bringing 67 years of experience to Gaffney football this fall

Returning from an undefeated season that included a Class 5A State Championship, Gaffney Indians football returns to the WZZQ airwaves for a rare Saturday contest as the Tribe travels to South Pointe on August 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the 2022 season opener. WZZQ will once again be carrying all 10 of the Tribe’s regular season games and its run […]