2 die in fiery I-85 crash

Motorists can expect detours for the next 48-72 hours

Two people were killed on Interstate 85 early Sunday in a fiery tractor-trailer crash. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 2:35 a.m. when the driver of a 2010 Freightliner pulling a box trailer veered off the right side of the interstate in the northbound lane and struck a bridge support column under the SC Hwy. 150 overpass at the 92 […]

Consultant says charter school will open in August

Contrary to recent reports, a consultant stated Friday the Crenshaw Charter School remains on track to open this August. Teacher hiring, securing a school building and an advertising campaign to build student enrollment are among the plans made by the Crenshaw Charter School Board. Trustees have hired the Charter Collaboration company to assist in opening an elementary charter school for […]


The Gaffney High JROTC volunteered at the Indian Hill Baptist Church Soup Kitchen as part of 3,300 community service hours that cadets donated during the 2010- 2011 school year. The location was incorrectly identified as Gaffney Soup Kitchen in a cutline that ran on the front page in the Friday, May 20, edition.

Miss Morrow, Mr. Morris exchange vows

Haley Joye Morrow and Judson Ryan Morris, both of Charlotte, were united in marriage on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte. The bride’s father, the Rev. Maurice Bernard Morrow III, and her grandfather, the Rev. Dr. Maurice Bernard Morrow Jr., performed the double ring ceremony. The bride’s grandparents are […]

Brookview celebrates National Nursing Home week in grand style

Residents, staff and friends enjoy .Life at the Beach'

National Nursing Home Week, May 8-14, was celebrated at Brookview Healthcare Center with the theme “Life at the Beach.” The facility was decorated as a beach house and the outside gazebo was adorned with shell wind chimes and beach type garlands. The privacy fence was complemented with colorful beach towels and the yard with colorful beach umbrellas. Some of week’s […]


Church news Midway Baptist Church, 153 Midway Road, will have revival services through May 25 at 7 p.m. featuring a different speaker at each service. Monday’s speaker will be the Rev. Michael Frazier; speaker Tuesday will be the Rev. David Swofford; and speaker Wednesday will be Dr. Bobby Morrow. Special music will be presented at each service and child care […]

George Perkett

George Richard Perkett, 84, formerly of Smoke Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Skylyn Place in Spartanburg. Born in Keesville, N.Y., he was first married to the late Rose Evelyn Perkett and was the husband of Grace Cooper Perkett of Spartanburg. He was the son of the late Frank Joseph Perkett […]


Aubree Shamanon Fernanders Brittany Teague and Marion Fernanders announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Shamanon Fernanders, on April 19, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. Maternal grandparents are Versie Teague and Buddy Teague. Paternal grandparents are Carolyn Fernanders and the late Romain Fernanders. Amari Khalil Galmon Ebony Marlowe and Anthony Galmon announce the birth […]


The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County: Dexter Coleman Duncan and Evelyn Sue Spencer of Gaffney; Matthew Brian Raines and Summer Coble Peeler of Gaffney; Phillip Jerard Buckson and Tanesha Nichole Brown of Gaffney; Kasey Kendall Jackson and Kelly Leighann Floyd of Blacksburg. Also, Timothy Keith Hughes and Renee Rachelle Summers of Blacksburg; Christopher […]