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KING PARADE SET FOR SATURDAY

The Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP will sponsor its 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday, Jan. 29, with the parade lineup beginning at 9:15 a.m. More...

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Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church hosts ‘Friday Night on the Avenue’ Feb. 4

Tane' Miller joins The Hames Family, Mike Teague, Rocky Jones, Carolina Bound Bluegrass in concert

Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 803 Cherokee Ave., will host “Friday Night on the Avenue” featuring international singer, songwriter and recording artist Tane’ Miller of Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.  More...

10th annual ‘Taste of Cherokee’ set for March 3

Dialysis Clinic Inc. and the Cherokee County Service Center of the American Red Cross, will present the 10th annual Taste of Cherokee on Thursday, March 3, at the Broad River Electric Cooperative.  More...

NEW PASTOR AT ROCK SPRINGS –

Rock Springs Baptist Church of Blacksburg has welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Kerry Bridges, and his family to the community. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Logan family took The Gaffney Ledger along on a vacation to Hilton Head Island. Shown here are: ShaNeilous, Kymberli, Paxton, Braxten, C.J. More...

JOE L. HUGHES II

Some ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ for Super Bowl parties

Father, forgive me for I have sinned.  I had to have done something pretty bad to deserve this type of pain.  More...

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Murder suspect arrested

Less than 24 hours after Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller went public with an offer of a $2,500 Crime Stoppers reward for the location of an alleged killer, investigators got the phone call they wanted.  More...

$5K reward being offered in double slaying case

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Over the course of the past two days, the pain and anguish of three area families was on full display as they stood side-by-side with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Gaffney Police Department in making an impassioned plea for the publi More...

Much of school district vows to get healthier and thinner

A Dr. More...

Local News

Pastor’s prayer lunch scheduled for Feb. 3

A Cherokee County Pastors’ Prayer Lunch is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Feb. 3, in the banquet room of the Stephenson Dining Hall at Limestone College to discuss the Cherokee County Community Indicators Report.  More...

$20 crack rock sale sends man to prison for 12 years

A 35-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he pleaded guilty to selling crack to an undercover police operative.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

A thief or thieves tried to steal an $85,000 bulldozer in Blacksburg but failed to get more than a few blocks away, apparently because the trailer being used to haul the heavy equipment wasn’t up to the task.  More...

Sports

Friend, Barrett lead Saints to win

Redshirt-senior forward Danny Friend and junior guard Michael Barrett each scored a game-high 16 points as Limestone (13-3, 7-1) earned a 71-45 victory at Erskine (2-11, 1-7) in a Division II men’s basketball game on Wednesday.  More...

Saints fall to 4-5 in conference play

Limestone College (8-7, 4-5) could not hold onto a 13-point first half lead as Erskine (6-9, 4-5) used runs of 12-2, 12-0, and 13- 3 to pull away and collect a 65-57 win Wednesday in a NCAA Division II matchup at Belk Arena.  The loss drops the More...

SHOOTER'S TOUCH -

Gaffney point guard Dershawn Dawkins shoots over the outstretched arm of a Northwestern player during Tuesday's victory. The Indians play Rock Hill today and will host Clover on Saturday. More...

Letters

Museum officials extend heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped

Dear Editor:  Officially opened in May of 2008, the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on College Drive has proven to be one of the best cultural sites in the county.  The draw of world-class exhibits filled with hundreds of local and More...

A superstar drops in on Mrs. Story’s class

Dear Editor:  Last week a surprise visitor popped into my fifth grade classroom. As my eyes turned toward the opened door, I gasped with wonder and extreme joy at the sight of my Minnesota Viking superstar Sidney Rice!  More...

National News

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Social Security trust fund will be exhausted by 2037

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security will post nearly $600 billion in deficits over the next decade as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement, according to new congressional projections.  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?