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March of Dimes event draws big crowd

It always helps to have little angels working on your behalf.  With prospects grim early in the week that rain could again damper spirits at Saturday’s annual March for Babies, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller is thankful God interven More...

Blacksburg officer confiscates $27,999 after traffic stop

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham knew his department’s new drug interdiction operation on Interstate 85 would in time reap benefits, keeping drugs off the streets of the Iron City as well as funnel money into the small Upstate municipality.&nb More...

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13 young women presented by Magnolia Debutante Club

Annual ball held April 14 at Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park

SPARTANBURG – The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented 13 young women at its annual ball on Saturday, April 14, at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park.  More...

Limestone College and Community Chorus concert April 24 will focus on love and charity

The 33-member Limestone College and Community Chorus will present a concert based upon the notion of “where there is charity and love, there is God” on Tuesday, April 24. The chorus’s spring concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

OUT TO EAT AGAIN –

Peachtree residents were out to eat again recently with The Colonial being their choice this time. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deacon Clinton E. Manning

Deacon Clinton Elbert Manning, Sr., 83, of 118 Connecticut Ave., husband of Mrs. Lillian Wood Manning, passed on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 3:05 p.m. at his residence.  More...

Infant Sierra Louise Smith

BLACKSBURG – Baby girl Sierra Louise Smith went home prematurely to be with her Eternal Father on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.  She was the daughter of Brett Hutchins Lee and Jessica Nicole More...

Willie Ray Allen

CLIFTON – Willie Ray Allen, 72, formerly of 297 Main St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Magnolia Manor in Inman.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Lee Leonard and Frances Raines Allen. Mr. More...

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Edible Landfill

Below is a recipe Karen Allen of the Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District shared Friday with Blacksburg Primary students on how to made an edible landfill.  More...

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Granard Middle School received a classroom set of iPads with state grant money. Students are enjoying using them to aid them in their education. More...

A CHAMPION EFFORT —

B.D. Lee Elementary students were recognized at the April 16 school board meeting for their involvement in a Boys and Girls Club league. More...

Companies expanding

Old Castle, Sloan make plans

A couple of companies are expanding their operations here, according to the monthly Cherokee County home builders report. More...

Snake bite sends woman to hospital

Copperhead strikes school secretary

A Gaffney Middle School secretary was bitten by a copperhead snake that was underneath a truck at her home. More...

Man held at gunpoint gets charged with burglary

A 47-year-old Grover, N.C., man was arrested April 19 on burglary charges after a property owner in Blacksburg allegedly caught him inside a storage building and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.  More...

Jobless rate decreases dramatically

While the scars from the Great Recession are still evident, a growing number of people are heading back to work and leading South Carolina and many of its counties to their lowest unemployment rates in years.  More...

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Salvation Army providing transportation for students who want to further their education

There is excitement in the voice of Nurice Gregory when he speaks about the new hope he experiences upon leaving the Gaffney Soup Kitchen.  More...

Building to be named for councilman

Longtime Cherokee County councilman Hoke Parris will be honored May 16 for his leadership in helping open the Spartanburg Community College branch campus.  More...

DANCING IN THE STREET —

Limestone College mascot “Bernie the Saint Bernard” finds a dancing partner in a local resident as the two of them groove to the sounds of the East Coast Band during last Friday’s Shindig at the Michael Gaffney Cabin.   More...

Sports

Gallman finishes tied for 18th

Even par third round not good enough

Clint Jensen of Jupiter, FL chipped in for birdie on the par-5 18th at Forest Oaks Country Club on Friday afternoon to play his way into a playoff alongside Lanto Griffin of Blacksburg, VA at the eGolf Tour’s Forest Oaks Classi More...

Indians shine at Shrine Bowl combine

Pair of Gaffney defensive linemen perform 30 reps on bench press

Seven Gaffney High rising seniors converged on Spartanburg High School Saturday afternoon to show off their skills, test their strength and measure themselves against the best at the South Carolina Football Coaches Association Shrine Bowl Combine.&nb More...

Gaffney battles back for win

Turns out, the Gaffney High baseball team didn’t need a win over Spartanburg to clinch the region’s second seed. But Friday’s come-from-behind, 10-9 victory in eight innings was a nice way to wrap up the regular-season anyway.  More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

Obama’s Zimmerman problem

God saveme from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.  That thought must be coursing through the mind of President Obama right now as his White House rigs for silent running in the murder trial of George Zimmerman.   More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Why I don’t do housework

I have tried to help with house-cleaning chores.  This has almost always brought near-disastrous results.  So I don’t attempt it anymore. It’s not like I’m not in favor of being neat and tidy. More...

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