A marriage ordained by God

It’s a match made in heaven. On Saturday, 91-year-old Oscar Fuller and 82-year-old Dorcas Holman became husband and wife. The ceremony, that has been called the ‘wedding of the year,’ was held at First Baptist Church in Gaffney. “As far as I’m concerned, this marriage was ordained by God,” Oscar said two days before their wedding. Their non-traditional love story […]

8 hurt in I-85 wreck

Seven children and an adult were taken for medical treatment by paramedics following a Friday afternoon accident on Interstate 85 in which a minivan and a box truck collided. While details of the mishap were not immediately available from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m Friday near the 85 Mile Marker of Interstate 85 […]

Sunday morning fire destroys Elm Street residence

An investigation into an early Sunday fire that destroyed an Elm Street home remained ongoing Sunday afternoon, as did the search for a person who reportedly was staying there. City of Gaffney firefighters were called to the 300 block at 4:25 a.m. Sunday and Fire Capt. Jody Brasington said they arrived to find fire blowing out the back of the […]


Brad Wilkins and family were among the thousands who enjoyed the Chamber of Commerce fireworks show at Lake Whelchel Saturday night.

Tech center receives cool donation

Cherokee Technology Center teacher Jeremie Martin received a nice surprise in his classroom before he left for last week’s Skills USA championship in Kentucky. Arlington-based Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) donated 10 brand new equipment pieces for Martin’s students to use in heating and air conditioning (HVAC) classes this year. Martin learned about the equipment donation program last […]

Coroner will be ‘hamming’ it up during festival

Everything will be peachy for ham radio enthusiasts July 15 at the South Carolina Peach Festival. Coroner Dennis Fowler will set up a special station for festival events at the county administration site. The station will use amateur call sign “W4W” to make radio contact with ham radio operators over a 24-hour period. Fowler, a licensed amateur radio operator, will […]


The Waite C. Hamrick, Jr. Foundation donated 15 acres of land to the Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity. Daughters of the late Waite C. Hamrick, Jr., and trustees of the foundation are shown presenting the deed. Left to right: Florence Sumner Hamrick of Atlanta, Babs Hamrick Moorhead of Gaffney, Amy Crotzer, Executive Director of the Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity, […]


Glorifying suicide

Michelle Carter was convicted in a Bristol County, Mass., juvenile court of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide death of her boyfriend, Carter Roy III. Roy suffocated himself to death with carbon monoxide in his truck, during which time Carter urged him on through multiple texts, introduced into evidence by the prosecution. One has to read all of Michelle Carter’s and […]


Jimmie Foxx? Not THE Jimmie Foxx

We were in the parking lot of a Smyrna, Delaware, hotel loading some stuff in the car before taking an excursion into Philadelphia when I noticed the SUV next to ours. A couple of boys, maybe 7 or 8 years old, were loading lacrosse gear into the back of the vehicle while their dad patiently waited in the driver’s seat. […]


Grassy Pond Baptist took 30 members on a mission trip to Nicaragua from June 17 to 24. They worked in the community of Paradise in partnership with Chosen Children Ministries. They did Bible school with children, construction work and conducted a parenting seminar for adults. The group included Andy Benton, Barry Davidson, Ty Davidson, Adam Fowlkes, Jennifer Gainey, Lisa Gainey, […]