Paul Franklin Watkins

Paul Franklin Watkins, known by family as “Frankie”, age 54, of 112 Clearfield Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, December 4, 2017, at 10:20 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Son of the late Paul Watkins and the late Lora Mae Camp Watkins, he was born on April 12, 1963, in Cherokee County, South Carolina. […]

Gaffney shows the nation how to run a camp

Screams of delight, laughter and the loud sounds of children playing filled the summer air in August as nearly 540 youngsters experienced a fun-filled week at a WinShape day camp in Gaffney. WinShape was started by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy in 1985 to “shape winners” by creating a day camp experience to help kids deepen their Christian faith, sharpen […]

Ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former police officer who fatally shot Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back after a 2015 traffic stop. Through tears, Scott’s family told Slager they felt sorrow for him and the loss […]

Lifestyle choices in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. As November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC), provides tips concerning lifestyle choices that can promote brain health and lower the risk for dementia. These lifestyle choices include: • Physical exercise • Participating […]

Janice Bailey

Gaffney, S.C. — Ruby Janice Easler Bailey, 77, of 1617 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Joseph Dwain Bailey and daughter of the late Jack Easler and Beatrice Pierce Easler. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, retired from Hoechst Celanese […]

Angela Martin

Blacksburg, S.C. — Angela Renee Martin, 39, of 243 Garden Lakes Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Wofford Campbell Martin Jr. of Blacksburg and Glenda Dale Good Moorehead of Blacksburg. She was employed by The Hair Gallery as a stylist […]



Santa at the YMCA Santa Claus will be visiting the YMCA on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Stop in and give him your wish list. A picture will be taken for each family. It is open to the community. Dinner with Santa Have dinner with Santa at Pizza Inn! Santa will be visiting various Pizza Inn stores from […]

Cherokee County VA officer attends first White House conference on veterans services

Todd Humphries got to spend a day in the White House last week when he attended a national Veterans Affairs conference in Washington. Humphries, the county’s veterans affairs officer, attended the first White House Veterans Affairs Conference on Nov. 29. They met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and other cabinet officials to discuss improving […]

Sybil McCraw

Gaffney — Sybil Weaver McCraw, 72, of 214 Trenton Drive, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at her residence. Born in Lancaster, she was the widow of Gerald Edwin McCraw and the daughter of the late Sidney F. Weaver and Maphra Lucille Shelton Weaver. Mrs. Mc- Craw formerly worked in textiles and as a cook and was a member of […]