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Detention center employee no longer on county payroll

A female corrections officer at the Cherokee County Detention Center who allegedly engaged in a relationship with an inmate is no longer employed at the facility. More...

LifeStyles

L'Etoile Club's 55th winter formal dance is set for Saturday, Jan. 10

T he L'Etoile Club will hold its 55th winter formal dance on Saturday, Jan. 10. A highlight of the club's year, the dance will be at Broad River Electric Corporation. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. and continue until midnight. More...

BIRTH

Owen Parks Davidson

Jody, Allison, Hogan and Rainey Davidson of Gaffney announce the birth of their son and brother, Owen Parks, on Nov. 17, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 7 ozs. More...

Hiding food is symptomatic of an eating disorder

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My daughter is 9 years old and a little heavy for her age. "Beth" tends to eat too much, but what really worries me is that she hides how much she's eating and when she's doing it. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mae Ella "Mary" Cannady

Retired registered nurse

SPARTANBURG - Mae Ella "Mary" Goforth Cannady, 95, of 400 Webber Road, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at White Oak Estates Assisted Living. More...

Rev. Timothy H. McCluney Sr.

Retired from Burton-Dixie

BLACKSBURG - The Rev. Timothy Howard McCluney Sr., 94, of 131 Moda Road, widower of Annie Mae Young McCluney and Mary Hogan McCluney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born Dec. More...

Oscar (Bobo) Pritchard

Employed by Cherokee Finishing

Oscar Luther Pritchard, 53, of 308 Jackson St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Lawrence Albert Pritchard and Violet Patterson Pritchard. More...

Victim airlifted following shooting

A 56-year-old Blacksburg man was taken into custody Monday evening on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill following a shooting incident in the eastern portion of Cherokee County that sent another man to the hospital. More...

Police say driver's medical condition responsible for vehicle crashing into house on Union Highway

The third time was not a charm for Shawn and Wendy Rawleigh. Two accidents had already found their front yard in the past decade, one damaging Shawn's truck and the other stopping just short of their home. More...

Former magistrate enters race for House seat

A former Cherokee County chief magistrate and Chief of Staff to State Sen. Harvey Peeler is the latest to officially announce his intention to fill the term of late State House member Olin Phillips. More...

Local News

Guard commander wears many hats

There are some who don't like the assortment of delicacies on their dinner plate to touch or mix. In the case of state Rep. James E. More...

Residents flock to library in times of economic distress

Even in today's fast paced society, the library remains a pillar of strength. As the current financial meltdown forces millions out of homes and jobs, these places of knowledge are receiving more attention at both the state and national level. More...

Parris re-elected chairman

There is no change — once again — at the top of Cherokee County Council. Hoke Parris and Rufus Foster were re-elected to council's top two posts without opposition at Monday's Cherokee County Council meeting. More...

Sports

Strickland expects interest level to pick up

The Gaffney High football offices should be busy places over the next few weeks. That's when college recruiters are expected to ratchet up their efforts to lure some players to their schools. More...

Gaffney holds off Vikings

When the Gaffney Indians are rolling, they are creating chaos on defense and making the extra pass on offense. Neither was happening much in the first half Tuesday against Spartanburg. More...

Lady Indians struggle offensively in 57-39 setback to Spartanburg

This isn't the way the Gaffney Lady Indians wanted to finish their non-region portion of their schedule. Gaffney shot poorly from the field and committed too many turnovers in a 57-39 loss to Spartanburg on Tuesday. More...

Columns

One of the largest industrial developments ever rejected

It is beyond me how Cherokee County Council dismissed Waste Management's proposal to build a $150 million recycling/landfill facility here without so much as a howdy-do. Don't get me wrong now folks. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Michael, Terry, and Michelle Dennis traveled to Germany to visit Terry's brother Michael Farrell and his family Regina, Leslie and Brendon over the Christmas holiday. More...

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