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Movie year ends down; ‘Tron’ wins weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges’ sci-fi sequel “Tron: Legacy” has leaped to the top of the box-office grid with a $43.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.   More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield celebrates 230th anniversary

Costumed reenactors will bring 18th century to life Jan. 15-16

Reenactors in Revolutionary War period dress will bring the 18th century to life Jan. 15-16, 2011, at Cowpens National Battlefield. More...

CHRISTMAS AT PEACHTREE

TOP: Mrs. Dover and a number of students from Granard Middle School sang Christmas carols to Peachtree Centre residents recently. More...

Youthful outlook influences aging

Being old isn't measured by number of candles on a cake

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Being old isn’t measured by the number of candles on the birthday cake. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brandon M. Palmer

Brandon Marquette Palmer, 26, of 4325 Cherokee Ave., passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his residence.   More...

DeBris L. Houey

Service for DeBris Lanese Houey, affectionately called “Bre-Z” and “4 Che-Z,” 30, of 349 Estelle Road, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. More...

Pablo P. Lopez Sr.

Pablo P. Lopez Sr., 78, of 113 E. Allen St., passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at 8:30 p.m.   He was the son of the late Pedro Lopez Sr. and the late Juana Lopez of Caugas, Puerto Rico, where he was born on Jan. 12, 1932.   More...

State News

South Carolina will gain congressional seat in 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Reactor safe, panel says

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal advisory panel announced Tuesday that a nuclear reactor slated for use across the Southeast is reasonably safe, a step forward for utility firms hoping to build a new wave of nuclear power plants.   More...

Man vows to continue fight with rec district after finding council powerless

A sympathetic Cherokee County Council on Monday told the president of a youth sports league its hands are tied in his battle with the Cherokee County Recreation District. More...

‘...When there is nothing to give, there is nothing to give’

The season of giving continues throughout the year for local nonprofit organizations that rely on the contribution of donors and grant funds to supply the needs of their long lists of clients.   More...

The sun rises on a new power source

Solar energy could become the wave of the future in how utility companies power homes and businesses in the Carolinas.   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 Approximately $260 worth of jewelry was recently taken from a North Limestone Street home.   More...

County not exempt from paying fees

Let the negotiations begin. More...

District will appraise property before selling

The Cherokee County School District will have a property appraisal done before a decision is made regarding selling a corner lot near the new $1 million Limestone Center. More...

Sports

CHAMPION COLTS -

The Colts 13 and under football team went undefeated in the U.F.L.C. national championship tourney Dec. 4-12. More...

Bradley takes third, Saints finish 11th at classic

Redshirt-senior Casey Bradley finishes third in the 184-pound division as Limestone (2-3) finishes 11 out of 24 teams at the 32nd Annual Midwest Classic held Saturday and Sunday on the campus of the University of Indianapolis. More...

LC swimmers place 4th

The Limestone College men’s and women’s swim teams placed fourth out of five teams in their respective divisions at the Delta State University Christmas Invitational this past weekend in Cleveland, Mississippi.   More...

Letters

Cherokee County residents were the answer to their prayers

Dear Cody (publisher Sossamon) and Joe (staff writer Hughes),   When was the last time you could say you were used by the Lord to further His kingdom? Well, you and Cherokee County recently were! More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Aging school bus fleet present a danger to our children

South Carolina was supposed to have fixed its school bus problems in 2007, when the Legislature approved a plan to replace the fleet every 15 years. Since then, however, lawmakers have neglected a key element in the plan: paying for it.   More...

CODY SOSSAMON

Shopping sprees trigger many ‘God moments’

“Oh, you must be having a ‘God moment,’” one of the women helping check in the children at “Christmas Is For Kids” said as she saw me wiping tears from my face.   More...

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Stuffed germs a hot present

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jim Henson's Muppets made pigs and frogs endearing, and Walt Disney turned a common rodent into a cultural icon. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?