2018-01-12 / Local News


Thickety Mountain Choir to rehearse on Thursdays

The Thickety Mountain Baptist Associational Choir will rehearse every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church, 807 South Johnson St. All choir members of the Association are urged to attend and participate.

Battlefield Celebrating 237th Anniversary

To celebrate the 237th anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British, Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate special events from Jan. 12 -14.

Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14, the park will host numerous free activities including a wreath-laying at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 18th-century weapons firing demonstrations, cavalry demonstrations, ranger-led battlefield walks, and author and historian talks both days.

On Jan. 13, the park will continue the annual Saturday evening lantern tours. Although this program is free, reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 864-461-2828 x 3. The first available tour begins at 6 p.m. at the Visitors Center. Tours will depart every 15 minutes until 7 p.m. and are limited to 30 people each.

The full schedule for the weekend is available online at www.nps.gov/cowp/specialevents.html.

Rock Springs Breakfast

Rock Springs Baptist Church, 1184 Rock Springs Rd., Blacksburg, will host their monthly breakfast this Saturday, Jan. 13 from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $6 per person for all-you-can eat-breakfast. Proceeds go to pay off the life center.

Speaker at Rock Springs Baptist Church

This Sunday, Jan 14 at 11 a.m. Dr. Robert Jackson will be the guest speaker at Rock Springs Baptist Church, 1184 Rock Springs Rd., Blacksburg. He will be speaking on the evils of abortion.

Morgan’s Victory March

General Daniel Morgan’s historic trek to the battle of Cowpens will be relived this weekend for the 13th annual Morgan’s Victory March.

Those wanting to participate should register for the march with the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. A form can be found online at www.cherokeecountyhistory.org or in person at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. The cost to participate is $10 per person and includes transportation along some segments of route, access to portable restroom facilities, food and refreshments.

The march begins Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Wagstop Plantation, 571 Asbury Rd, Pacolet, S.C. 29372. The event continues Sunday, Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. at the Orchard Place parking lot off Exit 87 of I-85.

For more information contact the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, chaps@cherokeecountyhistory.org or 864-489-3988.

Oyster Roast

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Mardi Gras Oyster Roast will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy oysters, shrimp, fish and all the fixins’. Iced tea and lemonade will be provided, you may bring your own beverage if you like. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 7-12 and free for children 6 and under. Take out plates are also available for $20. Tickets are available at the church until Sunday, Jan. 28. Advance tickets are required, none will be sold at the door. Come have one last feast with us before the season of Lent begins!

Rose Hill Missionary Conference

Rose Hill Baptist Church, 505 Bonner Lake Rd., Gaffney will be holding their Missionary Conference, Jan. 14 -17. Services will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The speaker will be Chip Stowe with a visiting missionary each night. There will be special music, fellowship and food each night.

Adult Education Program Registration

The Cherokee County Adult Education program will be offering day and evening registration for the month of January.

Day Registration will be held Friday, Jan. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Day classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. — 12 p.m. Evening Registration will be held Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. Evening classes will be Monday and Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m.

If you have any question, please call 864-206-6992.

Brian Burchfield Concert at Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 509 Cherokee Falls Rd., Blacksburg, SC 29702, will be hosting Brian Burchfield in concert on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 10:45 a.m. Those of you who love gospel music, please come and join us. The public is invited to attend. A love offering will be received.

Bible Institute Spring Semester Begins Jan. 16

Silica Springs Bible Institute (SSBI) announces its Spring semester beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

Classes this term include: Bible Text and Versions, Church History, Bible Doctrine II, and The Local Church. The Institute, located at Silica Springs Baptist Church, 2032 Pacolet Hwy, Gaffney, is a local church ministry. Founded in 2015, the Institute awards an Associates Degree of English Bible for satisfactory completion of the two year coursework.

Classes are designed to equip the Christian with basic skills such as how to study the Bible, familiarity of Bible Doctrines, and other needed instruction. Tuition is low cost and the only textbook is the King James Bible.

For more information, contact Pastor Billy Elder, Th.D at 864-812-5372.

Mikes Creek MLK Celebration

The Mikes Creek Baptist Church will be hosting a MLK Fellowship Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. The speaker for the hour will be Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Rector, pastor of the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Cowpens, S.C. Come Celebration and Fellowship with us at The Creek. Dr. Courtney Mills, Pastor

Breakfast and Bake Sale at Draytonville Baptist

On Saturday, January 20 Draytonville Baptist Church will hold a Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. in the Family Life Center. The cost is $6 per person. All funds raised will go towards a Christian based sports camp DBC is sponsoring from June 25-29. The camp is for children ages 4-12.

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