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Jury rules Mobley not guilty

Following a week of trial, a Cherokee County jury on Friday returned a not-guilty verdict against a 49-year-old North Green River Road man charged with having sexual contact with two teenage girls in 2004.   More...

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I Have A Dream

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” at the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1983

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.   More...

Free computer classes begin Jan. 20 at library

The Cherokee County Public Library is now accepting registrations for its January public computer classes.   “Computer Basics,” an introductory class for adults with little or no computer skills, will be held Wednesday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allene Graham

Allene "Tickie" Davidson Rodgers Graham, 76, of 613 Marion Ave., widow of Landrum Graham, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2010, at 1:55 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Bob Earp

JEFFERSON – Bobby "Bob" Gene Earp, 75, 5980 Steen Road, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at home. Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the husband of Josephine "Jo" Butler Earp and son of the late John and Janie Barker Earp. More...

Lawrence E. Childers Sr.

Lawrence Eugene Childers Sr., 92, of 402 Vernon St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, while at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Final 3 defendants in home invasion incident sentenced

Surrounded by family and friends, three young men standing before Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes on Friday all maintained they never meant to cause any harm or be involved in such a bad situation. More...

Accessory charges net a sentence of 20 years

The fourth and final man charged in connection with a Jan. 4, 2008, home invasion and shotgun slaying pleaded guilty Friday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to being an accessory before the fact of first degree burglary and armed robbery. More...

Proposed facility would be ‘Racers Paradise’

Matt Mullins and Bill Conger unveiled bold plans Thursday to put Cherokee County on the national racing map.   For Mullins and Conger, the name of their venture, Racers Paradise, says it all. More...

Local News

Carport controversy

Carports don’t usually spark controversy. But the carports erected to shelter a motor home have apparently raised the ire of some Stacy Drive residents.   More...

Blacksburg closer to election date change

With the exception of a few minor changes in wording, Blacksburg town officials signed off last week on the second reading of an ordinance that would move the date of municipal elections to coincide with those held by the Cherokee County School Dist More...

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SHOTS ARE COOL — Devin and Alyssa Robinson get a friendly hand from the “Cool Cat” mascot Friday after receiving the novel H1N1 flu vaccine during a flu clinic at Gaffney Senior Cent More...

Sports

Gaffney holds off Falcons

The Gaffney Indians could toss out the first few minutes of their game with Nation Ford on Friday   In fact, that’s pretty much what they did. More...

Lady Indians surge past Nation Ford, 56-49

Phillips, Leach lead fourth-quarter rally for 2-0 region mark

Chalk up another one for the axiom there’s no substitute for experience.   The Gaffney Lady Indians relied on seniors Kierra Phillips and Keisha Leach to earn a come-from-behind 56-49 victory over homestanding Nation Ford on Friday. More...

BRIEFS

Rice, Favre lead Vikings' playoff win   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This is why Brett Favre said he was coming back. And back he is — maybe better than ever.   More...

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I’m going to be in a bad mood until the spring

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If this is winter, then where’s the snow? That’s what I hate about this time of year. It’s not really a season.   From Jan. 1 until spring, it’s either bitter cold or the annoying temperature zone between 40 and 60. More...

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I wondered what God must think of our priorities

Well, another college football season is over. More...

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