Phillips and Means to be honored at NAACP’s 41st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet


The Cherokee County NAACP will have its 41st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the family life center of Buford Street United Methodist Church. General seating tickets are $25. A highlight of the banquet will be the annual induction of two individuals into the NAACP Hall of Fame. The Cherokee County NAACP chooses and […]

Why we are voting for Archie Parnell


EDITOR’S NOTE: This endorsement was submitted as Archie Parnell’s statement of candidacy, My husband, Tom, and I are voting for Archie Parnell for Congress and I would like to tell you why. We met Archie when he first declared his intention to run for office in 2017, and my husband began to work as a volunteer for his campaign. During […]


Members of the Gaffney Garden Club met in October at the Clemson Extension building and had a wonderful meeting.

Baptist Woman’s Missionary Convention to hold annual Day of Prayer

The Thickety Mountain Baptist Woman’s Missionary Convention will have their annual ‘World Day of Prayer’ on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Gaffney Knuckles Auditorium at the Thickety Mountain Baptist Associational Building on Old Post Road. Everyone is invited to come and join in prayer as a community. Coordinated by the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), this year’s […]

Sorority members attend conference

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently held its Cluster VIII conference in Greenwood, S.C. Cluster VIII is composed of chapters across the upstate of South Carolina. Regina Campbell, the Cluster Coordinator, welcomed members and presided over the event. More than 300 members of the sorority attended the event. Eight members of the local chapter were able to attend the conference. […]


All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to [email protected]. Peachtree Fall Festival Peachtree Centre will be hosting a Fall Festival with carnival games, inflatables, food, fun and music on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on their campus located at 1434 N Limestone Street in Gaffney. Church Yard Sale  Providence Baptist Church, […]

Francis J. Underwood

Francis J. Underwood, the 46th president of the United States—a polarizing figure who resigned in March of 2017—died at the age of 58. A graduate of The Sentinel and Harvard Law School, he will be remembered as a lifelong patriot who would stop at nothing to serve his country. He has been laid to rest beside his father at Oakland […]

Susan Bolin

Blacksburg — Susan Faris Bolin, 64, of 1005 Caldwell Road, passed away on October 30, 2018 at her residence. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Gordon Mortuary, 400 West Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Gordon Mortuary Chapel. The Book […]

Fowler seeking re-election to coroner’s post

FREE Dennis G. Fowler Candidate Statement

Since January 1, 2007 it has been my honor and privilege to serve as your Cherokee County Coroner and today I ask for your support for re-election. I consider this most important elected position a true calling from God. As coroner it is my responsibility to speak for those who are no longer able to do so due to a […]

Federal health care website up and running after slow start


WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running Thursday after a slow start as sign-up season for 2019 opened days before the midterm elections. During early morning hours, people accessing the site were directed to a screen that said work was underway. A recording at the HealthCare.gov […]