2022-12-30 E-Edition




Our news staff was in agreement on the top stories of 2022 but was divided on the order. Therefore we decided not to choose the order but rather let you decide. Here are our picks for the top stories of the year in no particular order. CHILD NEGLECT “The absolute worst case of child neglect” is how Cherokee County Coroner […]

Lesley Parker


Pacolet, SC — James Edward “J.E.” Lesley Parker, 83, of 118 Red Tip Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Johnny Parker and Elizabeth Pennington Parker. He retired from Musgrove Mills and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He loved […]

Alfred Wayne “Webb” Pierce


Gaffney, SC — Alfred Wayne “Webb” Pierce, 70, of 117 Garrett Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Alfred Andrew Pierce and Louise Allison Pierce. He retired as Senior Vice-President of Security Finance, was the former owner/operator of Traffic Jams […]

Wanda Pittman


Gaffney, SC — Wanda Jackson Pittman, 75, of 266 Old Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Gaffney on January 21, 1947, she was the widow of the late Frank Pittman and daughter of the late L. D. Jackson and Edith Ramsey Jackson. She was a homemaker, […]

Martha Anderson


Mooresboro, NC — Martha Virginia Morton Anderson, 97, of 108 Stoney Brook Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Atrium Health Cleveland. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the widow of the late Thomas Anderson and daughter of the late George W. Morton and Suzanna Parkinson Morton. She was a graduate of […]

Sarah Tate


Sarah G. “Patsy” Jeter Tate, 87, of Gaffney, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, in her home. Widow of Rochelle Tate, Sarah was born to the late Willie Mae Jeter. Funeral arrangements are private.


FREE The amazing, ordinary boy: Part 4

Please enjoy part four of this Christmas story in four installments, my gift to you and your family! The children in black suddenly began to be very confused. Earlier, when they had eaten the apples and bread from the little boy’s pack, they seemed to be sweet and fresh. But now, all of them were sick to their stomachs at […]


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Dear Cody & Abbie, On behalf of our kids and their parents, we want to say “Thank you” to you and all of those who so generously donated to “Christmas is for Kids” again this year. You certainly made Christmas brighter for these children. Thank you so much! Angela H. Bolin & Janet Crossley Parents of Preschoolers Program Cherokee County […]