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What’s new at the Cherokee County Public Library?

Job and Career Resource Center is now open to help job-seekers

This summer, the Cherokee County Public Library added a Job and Career Resource Center at its Gaffney location.  Through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the South Carolina State Library, two public More...

City of Kings Mountain will feel more like Ocean Drive during BeachBlast

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Kings Mountain will feel like Ocean Drive on Saturday, July 21, as the city celebrates BeachBlast, bringing the beach experience downtown to Patriots Park.  More...

HORSESHOE CHAMPS –

The annual Laughlin picnic was held Saturday, July 7, and winners of the family’s horseshoe king competition were Mike Rinehart of Dundee, Ohio, and Lewis Petty of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Moss, 78 Blacksburg native

BLACKSBURG – Shirley P. Moss, 78, 705 W. Lime St., died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Blacksburg, she was a daughter of the late O.C. and Louise Harvey Moss. More...

Patricia Sexton, 66, retired from Pharr Yarns

BLACKSBURG – Patricia Burchfield Sexton, 66, 221 John's Cross Road, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012.  More...

Mino Smith, 95 retired from Modern Laundry

Mino Wallace Smith, 95, of 215 Dogwood Drive, Gaffney, widow of Richard Smith, passed on Friday, July 13, 2012, at 12:20 p.m. at her residence.  Daughter of the late Jake Wallace and the late Eliza McKinney Wallace, she was born on Feb. More...

Residents give National Guard unit big sendoff

Welcomed to boisterous cheers, rounds of applause and shouts of “God Bless the U.S.A.,” members of the 118th Infantry marched down Limestone Street in perfect cadence Saturday at the S.C. Peach Festival.  More...

Smokin’ Stacks best festival barbecueist

Smokin’ Stacks continued its recent hot streak on the barbecue trail, earning a trip to Las Vegas Saturday as the overall winner in the South Carolina Peach Festival barbecue competition.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Four women face drug charges in two separate incidents

Two women were arrested on drug charges following a Gaffney Police Department investigation into a July 12 automobile accident involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at East Frederick and North Limestone streets.  More...

Old stadium will soon have a date with wrecking ball

School district is accepting bids to demolish band room, hospitality room

A portion of the W.K. Brumbach Stadium complex has a date with the wrecking ball.  The school district is accepting bids to demolish the old band room and football booster club hospitality room. A bid opening is scheduled for July 23 at 4 p.m. More...

Exterior work nears completion

County workers will be unwrapping their own Christmas present come December — the new administration building.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said the plan is to occupy the new 80,000-square-foot building around Ch More...

Sports

Thriller at Cherokee National

Karns wins amateur title in playoff

Andy Karns survived a pressure packed Sunday afternoon and sank a birdie on the first playoff hole to win his first Cherokee County amateur golf championship.  More...

Welcome to the dog days of summer

Passing leagues bear share of mixed results for Indians

Gaffney head coach Dan Jones doesn’t tend to get too excited about summer passing leagues.  But if a pair of 7-on-7 drills proved anything Thursday, it is there is still work for the Indians to do before summer practice begins July 27.&nbs More...

Blacksburg skill players set for first 7-on-7 drills

Blacksburg football players enter a new phase in their preparations for the 2013 season with passing camps this week.  More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Salad days of the public sector are over

San Bernardino, Calif., has now followed Stockton into bankruptcy.  Harrisburg and Scranton, Pa., and Jefferson County, Ala., home to Birmingham, are already there to welcome them.  Detroit has been taken into receivership by Michigan. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The cost of doing business

One of the things that South Carolina does right is creating a strong market for doing business.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Another chapter for the book

Somewhere there must be a book that has many chapters advising how to deal with almost every situation life throws at you.  Almost.  If there is such a book, I could add a few chapters it must be missing.  More...

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Poll

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?