September 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County buys garbage truck to help alleviate ‘chaos’

Responding to what one county official described as “chaos” within the sanitation department, Cherokee County Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new garbage truck.  The new tandem International will cost the county $147,39 More...

LifeStyles

Library hosts Nashville musician Phil Lee in Music Sandwiched-In concert Sept. 13

Talented songwriter pens tunes full of wit, humor and grace

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a Music Sandwiched-In concert by Nashville musician Phil Lee on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

MMMMMMMMM, GOOD!

– Alyiah Cook of Blacksburg grew this 15-pound head of cabbage as part of the third grade Bonnie Plants Project. Alyiah is a student at Blacksburg Elementary School. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Knight – Keenan

Charles and Christina Richards of Cowpens announce the engagement of their daughter, Cortney Michelle Knight, to Kevin Dale Keenan, son of David and Judy Keenan of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronnie Hyatt, 55, avid fisherman and loved to cook

Ronnie Dean Hyatt, 55, of 449 Farmington Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Michael Harrison, U.S. Navy veteran

BLACKSBURG – Michael M. Harrison, 53, of 279 Lancaster Drive, passed away Sept. 5, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Henry Davidson, Gaffney native

Henry Davidson, 81, of 146-14 184th St., Springfield Garden, N.Y., husband of Lula Davidson, passed on Monday, Sept, 3, 2012, at Franklin General Hospital, Valley Stream, N.Y.  Son the late Ruben Davidson and the late Esma Davidson, he was a nat More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Steadfast Confidence

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.  3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things whic More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

COME THOU FOUNT OF  EVERY BLESSING  Author: Robert Robinson  (1735-1790)  Composer: John Wyeth  (1770-1858)  More...

Breaking News - 9/8/2012 5:15 PM

Woman dies in mower accident

Coroner says mower ran over electrical cord still connected to power source

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Blacksburg woman was killed Friday afternoon when she was electrocuted while mowing her lawn. More...

VISITING HEAD OF STATE

With members of the United States Secret Service and local dignitaries nearby, Republic of Macedonia Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (left) arrives at the DSE Inc. More...

Man gets 5 years in wake of April 19 meth lab blast

A Chesnee man who reportedly suffered chemical burns when a meth lab exploded April 19 was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to five years in prison.  More...

Local News

Only two scholarships from county fund awarded thus far

Only two Spartanburg Community College students received scholarships this fall from $60,000 in scholarship funds approved by county council to promote enrollment in industrial trades.  Know 2 members have been involved in a major recruitment ef More...

Judge sentences sex offender to six years

A 36-year-old Gaffney man who already appears on the state’s sex offender registry was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of indecent exposure.  More...

FIRST FEMALE PATROL DEPUTY IN 20 YEARS

Memories had to really stretch on Wednesday as officials tried to figure out Amanda Henderson’s place in the history of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Sports

The Stage is Set

Hamlin wins Atlanta; Busch, Gordon to settle wild card in Richmond

The weekend was shaping up to be of a story-book nature for Martin Truex Jr. More...

News & Notes

ffi On Tuesday, Joe Gibbs Racing made official the signing of Matt Kenseth to drive its No. 20 Toyota beginning in 2013. The Home Depot and Dollar General will continue as the co-primary sponsors. More...

Horespower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson Denny Hamlin may be the hottest driver on the Cup circuit at the moment, but Johnson’s team will still be the one everyone keeps an eye on going into the Chase.  More...

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THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Despite convention distractions, it’s still all about the economy

Mercifully, the political conventions have ended.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST Here’s a word you should know for the SAT exam

One of the prouder moments in my recent writing career is when I successfully dropped the word “obsequious” into a story about a school district spelling bee.  I remember sitting stunned in a rare moment of silence in February of 201 More...

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