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Senate could get landfill bill Tuesday

A bill that would impose a two-year moratorium on new landfill creation in South Carolina didn't make it to the state Senate floor this week but could come up for consideration next week. Though it was anticipated for this week, state Sen. More...

LifeStyles

MOW's Palm Sunday fund raiser is set for April 5

Meals on Wheels will have its fifth annual Palm Sunday buffet feast at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill on Sunday, April 5. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children 10 and under. More...

Sorority salutes American soldiers

Cards will be sent to Walter Reed hospital in D.C.

XI Alpha Delta 4037 of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday, March 9, at the home of Libby Reed. Hostesses were Louise Spencer and Carolyn Jones. The president, Patty Greene, called the meeting to order and the opening ritual was led by Libby Reed. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's fed up with lazy, freeloading co-workers

Dear Annie: I have been working at my present job for four years. It's a good company that truly values its employees. In the past year, however, there have been some changes in my department, and not for the good. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wadell M. Mayes

Timken employee

Wadell M. Mayes, 57, of 2407 Beech St., husband of Diane Littlejohn Mayes, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at 5:59 p.m. in Mooresboro, N.C. Son of Genell Tate Mayes of Gaffney and the late J. W. Mayes, he was a native of Cherokee County. More...

Dr. Timothy McCluney, Jr.

Orthopedic physician

Dr. Timothy Howard McCluney Jr., husband of Janie Barrett McCluney, passed away in Gainesville, Fla. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Rev. Timothy Howard McCluney Sr. and the late Annie Mae Young McCluney. More...

Marion "Junior" Smith Jr.

U.S. Army veteran

Marion Daniel "Junior" Smith Jr., 73, of 1224 Hamrick St., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, he was the husband of Ruth Childers Smith and son of the late Marion Daniel Smith Sr. More...

Columns

There is no doubt a grand design at work

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I've never been one to lose faith, but I wouldn't be human or honest if I didn't admit it does tend to ebb and flow. My Baltimore Orioles, for instance, will win another World Series. More...

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Not determined to dog Sanford, but...

THEIR VIEW

Most readers know by now that Gov. Mark Sanford vigorously opposes the stimulus approach to U.S. (and S.C.) economic regeneration. More...

JUSTIFIED

Solicitor: Police acted appropriately in taking out driver of front-end loader

Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton said he knew from the start that his officers acted appropriately last Nov. 29. But he was pleased, nonetheless, that outside reviews had come to the same conclusion. More...

Chamber e-mail campaign urges support for proposed airport plan

An ammunition company will make small hand grenades in a former textile plant building just a short drive from the proposed airport site in Cherokee County. DSE Systems LLC has hired 75 employees and plans to start operations this spring. More...

Limestone College students earning while learning

Baseball cleats and a box filled with women's razors sit on a classroom desk Thursday waiting for the attention of Limestone College students. It's "eBay Day" in the small business class taught by professor Andrew Cook. More...

Local News

Arena being transformed for indoor motocross event

Workers are preparing for the Highway 150 facility's first event since closing several years ago

Once known as a hot spot for county residents to be entertained, the indoor arena located on Highway 150 in the Grassy Pond community has stood silent in recent years. More...

Iraq war vet files for VA Officer post

Iraq war veteran Todd Humphries officially filed Monday to run for the Cherokee County Veteran's Affairs Officer position. Humphries is the first candidate to file for the May 2 advisory election held by local veteran groups. More...

Sen. Peeler introduces bill limiting filing period for petition candidates

Jimmy Lamb took an unconventional route when he decided to run for public office two years ago. Lamb collected 2,225 signatures during the summer of 2006 to be placed on the ballot for the Cherokee County coroner race. More...

Sports

MARTIN'S MILESTONE

Limestone softball coach earns 500th career win

Jimmy Martin has seen his share of peaks and valleys in nearly two decades coaching softball players at Limestone College. In a game often marked by wins and championships, Martin evaluates success by a different standard. More...

BRIEFS

Limestone athletes honored as Players of the Week

Limestone College's Lauryn Wise (Pasadena, Md.) was named Conference Carolinas Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Tuesday. More...

Limestone golfers seek conference title

The Limestone College men's golf team is one to watch on the links headed into the conference and regional tournaments. More...

Letters

Please become a member of the team that fights MS

Dear Family and Friends: Every day there are more than 400,000 people with multiple sclerosis who wake each morning and wonder if today will be a good day or a bad day. More...

All the employees at long-term nursing facilities are angels

Dear Editor: My father passed away March 7 at Peachtree Centre. Mom and dad have lived at Peachtree Centre for almost six years, four years on the fourth floor and 15 months on the first floor. More...

State News

S.C. Senate committee makes crucial changes to payday lending bill

COLUMBIA (AP) —Legislators stripped lending limits tied to income from a major overhaul of payday loan industry laws Wednesday. More...

Other News

Doctors say kidney stones in kids are on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors are puzzling over what seems to be an increase in the number of children with kidney stones, a condition some blame on kids' love of cheeseburgers, fries and other salty foods. More...

Pets cause 86,000 falls

ATLANTA (AP) — Watch out for Fluffy and Fido! Cats and dogs are a factor in more than 86,000 serious falls each year, according to the first U.S. government study of petrelated tumbles. More...

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