Journey School students perform May 29

Choral reading, humorous and dramatic monologues highlight show

Middle school and senior high Journey School of the Arts students will present an evening of choral reading, humorous and dramatic monologues and the introduction to Girl Town on Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in the Brown Building on East Frederick Street. The ensemble reads two poems by Robinson Jeffers, ‘”Hurt Hawks” and “The Vulture,” and performs the introduction […]

Patriot descendants invited to join DAR

Daniel Morgan Chapter organized in 1907

The Daniel Morgan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was organized Oct. 23, 1907, with the majority of the organizing members being descendants of our county’s first families. The chapter has always been active in educational as well as historical work. The late Mrs. W.H. Smith organized the Colonel James Williams Society Children of the American Revolution (CAR). Charlotte W. […]


Hubby's means of stress relief makes wife nervous

Dear Annie: My husband has a stressful job. To combat the stress, he and a co-worker play with airsoft guns after business hours. Sometimes, my husband does target shooting with the guns in the basement. I get very nervous listening to the sound of gunfire in my home. I don’t want to say anything because the last time my husband […]


Moses Wood UDC ends eventful 2007-2008 year

Group begins second volume of book that features family histories, letters, documents from the Confederate years

The Moses Wood Chapter No. 469 United Daughters of the Confederacy ended its year with numerous projects and activities. The chapter hosted the South Carolina Division Cherokee District Conference at Limestone College on March 1. Miriam Ivey, Cherokee District director, welcomed guests from the eight chapters that comprise the Cherokee District. Chapter representatives attended from Jonesville, Lancaster, Rock Hill, Cross […]


Allison Grace Outlaw Brian and Jennifer Outlaw of Chesnee announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Grace, on March 20, 2008, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, weighing 7 lbs. 10 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Donna Poole and Ricky Spencer of Gaffney. Paternal grandmother is Barbara Outlaw of Gaffney. Maternal great-grandparents are Barbara Spencer, Jeanne Sarratt, and Walt […]


Church news Midway Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, June 1. High Calling will present a concert from 10-10:45 a.m. Dr. Donnie Padgett, Director of Missions for the Broad River Baptist Association, will be guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service. Lunch will be served at noon and those attending are asked to bring a well-filled basket to share. […]

Montgomery off to CFL’s Stampeders

Eddie Jamar Montgomery woke up today in Canada, excited about the next journey towards his goal of being a pro football player. Montgomery, the younger brother of former Olympic sprinter Timmy Montgomery, is ready to make his own name in training camp with the Calgary Stampede in the Canadian Football League. He attended training camp last year with the Montreal […]

Post 109 hammers Union

Post 109 hitters made it easy for starting pitcher Jason Biershenk on Monday. Gaffney exploded for six runs in the first and three more in the third en route to a 10-0 victory over visiting Union. The game was called after seven innings on the 10-run rule. Post 109’s Spencer Epps did most the damage with a grand slam in […]


Name: Cam Byars Age: 19 Position: Outfielder/pitcher Jersey No.: 9 School: Blacksburg High School H.S. Batting Average: N/A Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs Hobbies: Playing softball Most Memorable Moment: My double last season with a broken thumb against Union that helped Post 109 make the playoffs.