Extra money is more important than holidays Dear Annie: My fiance and I have been engaged for four years. I will graduate college in a year. I have not been working during this time, but I do pay my personal bills. “Joe” has a doctorate and supports my daughter and me. Joe has a demanding career and works a lot. […]

Balkan, gypsy music highlight Luminescent Orchestrii’s Music Sandwiched-In concert

Group will perform here Thursday at Cherokee County Public Library

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host a performance by the Luminescent Orchestrii on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12:15-1 p.m. in the large meeting room at the main library in Gaffney. Since 2002, when the band was formed, the Luminescent Orchestrii has toured the east coast, England, Scotland and Germany, and have traveled to […]

Master Wildlifer II course Feb. 19-March 11 in Union

Course designed for wildlife enthusiasts who are interested in integrating wildlife considerations into their land use activities

Master Wildlifer II is an advanced satellite course designed for landowners, land managers and wildlife enthusiasts who are interesting in integrating wildlife considerations into their current land use and management activities will be offered Feb. 19-March 11 in Union County. Practicing land managers will find the course invaluable in highlighting alternative management approaches for wildlife in forest and farm settings. […]

Money for Music

MONEY FOR MUSIC – Peachtree Centre is raising money for a sound system for the residents. According to Linda Spencer, activities director, Peachtree is well on its way to achieving its goal but needs donations from the community. “We regularly hold lunch and cookie sales as well as other fund raisers. We now are asking the citizens of Cherokee County […]

Rock Springs Church plans annual auction

BLACKSBURG – Rock Springs Baptist Church will sponsor its second annual auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23. Located at 1184 Rock Springs Road, the event will begin at 5 p.m. with a hot dog sale. The auction will start at 6 p.m. and both live and silent auctions will be held. Among the items on the auction block will be […]

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane


Malachi Randall Pittman Kimberly and Shane Pittman of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Malachi Randall, on Jan. 29, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Debora Blackwell of Gaffney and the late Randall Blackwell. Paternal grandparents are Harold Pittman and Dwayne and Dawn Blackwell, all of Gaffney. Autumn Brooke Smith Bo […]

Green Acres is the place to be – so say the new suburbanites

CHARLOTTE – It’s been more than four decades since the series first aired, but just say “Green Acres,” and city slickers Oliver and Lisa, taking on life in the country, come quickly to mind. Or, maybe, if the growing trend of boomers moving into rural areas is any indication, they never really left our minds. This year’s Southern Spring Home […]

Library plans computer classes for senior adults

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced its public computer class schedule for March. Classes are for persons age 55 and over, and are limited to eight students per class. Registration for the classes will open Tuesday, Feb. 19, and continue until they are filled. The schedule is: Wednesday, March 12, “Computer Basics,” 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, March 19, “Computer Basics,” […]

Chronic disease self-management program scheduled Feb. 26-April 1

A self-help workshop designed to teach techniques to better deal with symptoms from different types of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., will be held at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave., beginning Feb. 26. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. until noon on six consecutive Tuesdays until April 1. Most chronic […]