Table space almost gone for ‘Taste of Cherokee’

Only 10 table spaces remain for “Taste of Cherokee,” the Cherokee County Service Center of the American Red Cross’ largest fund raiser. The eighth annual event will be on Thursday, March 5, at Broad River Electric Co-operative. Anyone considering sponsoring a table is asked to call 489-6066 and register.

Organizers of ‘MLK Jr. Decade Fund’ hope to reach goal of $100,000 despite slow start

Little progress has been made in a 10-year fundraising effort to establish a local $100,000 endowment in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Two years after the initial announcement, organizers say less than $1,000 has been donated to the MLK Jr. Decade Fund. Interest earned from the endowment fund will eventually be used to provide two annual […]


Local minister begins foundation to back up those in existence

We Do Care's mission is to help Cherokee County residents in need

If there’s one message evangelist Vance Sarratt wants to get out about his newly formed help organization, it’s that they do really care. The local man’s We Do Care Foundation, a Christian-based nonprofit relief group, will begin its mission to help Cherokee County residents in need. “The main thing is that we want to do our part in the community,” […]


Couple exchange vows Dec. 20

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in the candlelit sanctuary of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, Julia Amanda Eggers and Kelly Christian Smith became man and wife. The Rev. Jack Clayton Phillips and Dr. Clyde Pickney Thomas officiated. Organist and pianist, Katherine Moss, and the Tre’Sure String Trio of Spartanburg presented wedding music. Soloists were Amy Hill Cromer of Greenwood and James Stewart […]


Kiddie porn could land son in jail

  Dear Annie: My son, who is now 18 and still living at home, was sexually abused by one of his friends when he was in eighth grade. He absolutely refused counseling at that time. I recently found pictures of kiddie porn (girls about 12 or 13 years of age) on his computer. I am terrified of where this is […]

Bethel Senior Day Care clients enjoy recent events

Bethel Senior Day Care Center clients have been busy the past few months taking part in many activities. At right, Alicia Camp, RN, helps Betty Wilson at Bethel’s annual Community Christmas Luncheon. At bottom right, J.L. Jefferies shows off a Jack o’ Lantern that he made for the day care’s fall festival. At bottom right is Blanche Proctor who took […]


MaLeah Marissa Mae Reyes Angela Dempsey and Gerardo Reyes of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, MaLeah Marissa Mae Reyes, on Jan. 8, 2009, at 2:45 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 5 lbs. 12 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Wilma Jean Dempsey of Gaffney and the late Gary Paul Dempsey. Paternal grandparents are Amelia Dcampo Crus of Mexico […]


Meeting Democratic Women will have their first meeting of the year on Monday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. at House of Pizza. Guest speaker will be Tim Spencer, Democratic candidate for S.C. House District 30. Church news Heaven Bound Church, 140 Blanton Meadows Drive, will have a Prophecy and Tabernacle Study presented by Dan Bibb, a saved Jew, […]