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Cherokee Children's Home benefits from rain-swept races

Former Olympic bobsled competitor Kristi McGihon ran a mile in a thunderstorm March 28 while helping out at a benefit run for the Cherokee Children's Home. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Hubby is addicted to wife's pain killers Dear Annie: I have been married 25 years. My health is not as good as it used to be and I am in chronic pain. More...

Bicentennial of Lincoln's birth inspiration for Limestone concert

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln is the inspiration for the repertoire of Limestone College and Community Chorus' spring concert on Tuesday April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

USC Upstate Dean of Library guest at Daniel Morgan DAR meeting; discusses cemetery art, symbolism

The March meeting of the Daniel Morgan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was held at Billy Dee's Restaurant in Spartanburg. Nine members and two guests attended. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kimberly Hamrick

Homemaker

BLACKSBURG - Kimberly Louise Rollins Hamrick, 46, of 1714 W. Cherokee St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., she was the wife of Robert (Bob) Hamrick Sr. More...

Marylou Secoolish

BLACKSBURG - Marylou Paslo Secoolish, 54, of 138 Rambler Lane, who lived in Croydon, Pa., until 11 months ago, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at her residence. Born in Levittown, Pa., Mrs. More...

James J. Littlejohn

Retired from Leigh Fibers

SPARTANBURG - James J. Littlejohn, of 156 W. Pearl St., died March 30, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Missouri W. Littlejohn of the home and son of the late Gaines S. More...

Other News

Legislative audit recommends changes in Medicaid transport, but agency says no

COLUMBIA (AP) - The state's Medicaid agency plans, for now, to stick with the contractors it uses to arrange patient transportation to non-emergency medical appointments despite the recommendation of a legislative audit, its director said Tuesday. More...

Lawsuit against Ledger tossed

Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes has ruled a former Cherokee County school board member and her son had no basis for their 2007 lawsuit against The Gaffney Ledger and its publisher, Cody Sossamon. More...

TEACHER JOB LOSS

Not when, but how many

The Cherokee County School District will issue teacher contracts April 15 regardless of whether federal stimulus money is accepted by Governor Mark Sanford. The district presently employs more than 1,300 people. More...

County hopes to seal mill deal by end of the month

If things go according to plan, the county hopes to close on the sale of the 17.4-acre "Big Mill" site by the end of the month. More...

Local News

Group files another challenge to proposed nuclear plant

Shot down in court last year, a North Carolina environmental group is taking aim once again at the proposed Duke Energy William Lee States III nuclear power plant in Cherokee County. More...

School choice, vouchers hot topics in statehouse

Public school choice remains a hotly debated issue in education circles in South Carolina. More...

Holocaust survivor 'feels sorry for the people who are so full of hatred'

Sylvia Rex was 8 years old when Christian family friends carted her inside a wooden box into their home to protect her from Nazis hell-bent on eradicating Jews in Hungary. More...

Sports

Sarratt pitches lights out in loss

Former Gaffney High standout Justin Sarratt just couldn't catch a break against No. 1 ranked Georgia Wednesday night. More...

Indians face York today

Gaffney needs win to keep pace with Northwestern

The Gaffney Indians endured their first region loss of the season at Northwestern on Tuesday. It'll be Cameron Culp's task to make sure they don't suffer their second at York today. More...

Wildcats tie Landrum for region lead

Somebody forget to tell the Blacksburg Wildcats baseball team that they weren't expected to challenge the region's elite. But halfway through the region schedule, the Wildcats are tied for the top spot with Landrum at 4-1. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

'A life well-lived'

It's easy after the loss of a loved one to wonder why a loving God would allow for his people to have to pick up the pieces following the death. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Watered-down predatory lending bill must not pass When sure-minded Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell yields to the will of the South Carolina House, it's worth taking note. So when Mr. More...

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