2023-03-03 E-Edition

Trip to Israel strengthens faith of Gaffney woman

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land was the trip of a lifetime for Blythe Lovingood. From being baptized in the Jordan River to walking the steps Jesus took to his crucifixion on the Via Dolorosa, Lovingood and 19 others, including her husband Matthew, from West End Baptist Church were able to take in all the sites Israel had to offer […]

Employees witness murder-suicide at Gaffney plant

Two Gaffney residents are dead following a murder-suicide at a local industrial plant Wednesday morning. Just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Timken Gaffney Bearing Plant for a shooting with injuries. Responding officers found a female with multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot and a male who appeared to […]

Arrest made in hit-and-run

A Gaffney man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pedestrian on Goucher School Road last Saturday. Edward Dean Turner, 62, has been charged with hit and run with great bodily injury, driving under suspension – 2nd offense, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and expired tag. South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller […]


A tractor-trailer caught fire early Thursday morning and shut down Interstate 85 for several hours. The trailer caught fire around 5:25 a.m. near mile marker 100 southbound in Blacksburg. The driver told Fox Carolina his brakes locked up so he pulled over and that’s when he smelled smoke and called 9-1-1. The truck was carrying grocery products, like cereal, from […]


During halftime of the Limestone University women’s basketball game against Wingate on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Spirit Squad Kiddie Campers took to the court to perform. The Limestone cheer and dance teams conducted the camp throughout the day, and it culminated in front of a large crowd at the Timken Center. The camp attracted over 50 participants. Limestone’s dance team […]

Jack Coyle

Jack Lipscomb Coyle Jr. age 67 of Cowpens, SC passed away on March 2, 2023 at Henderson Care. Jack was the son of the late Jack Lipscomb Coyle Sr. and Shirley Keenan Coyle. Left to cherish his memory are his son Chris Coyle (Amy), Melissa Coyle, Amanda Hill (Chris), Alicia Rodefeld, Lacey Coyle and Jacqueline Coyle; and 12 grandchildren; In […]

Myra Davidson

Gaffney — Myra Littlejohn Davidson, 47, of 119 Raintree Ln, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced as soon as possible. The Gaffney location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Davidson family.


Bike thief escapes despite efforts of construction

A construction worker attempted to stop a man stealing a bike from Walmart by chasing him through the parking lot Jan. 31. City of Gaffney police were called to Walmart at 10:43 p.m. in response to a larceny report. Employees provided police with three time-stamped photos pulled from security footage that shows a male subject entering the store and attempting […]

Defense says zeal to convict Murdaugh derailed investigation

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A defense lawyer for Alex Murduaugh said Thursday that state agents were so determined to get the disgraced South Carolina attorney convicted of murder in the killings of his wife and son that they lied about or misrepresented evidence. Attorney Jim Griffin gave the defense’s closing, emphasizing Murdaugh’s main point — that investigators focused solely on […]