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County council prepares to elect officers for new year

Tim Spencer wants to remain as chairman of Cherokee County Council.  Spencer, who won re-election to his council district seat this year without opposition, publicly announced at a recent council meeting that he plans to seek re-election as coun More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County DSN Board celebrates the Christmas season

The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) was very busy during December. Clients and staff enjoyed meals, parties and a visit from Santa during the month. More...

CONTEST WINNERS –

Winners of the National Career Development Association’s 47th annual poetry and poster contest at Blacksburg Middle School have been announced. More...

WHAT’S UP

Meetings l The Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP will have its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Kingdom Full Gospel Disciple Center (former Westside Full Gospel Baptist Church). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janelle Robison, 86, retired from Oxford Ind.

Janelle Whelchel Robison, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center after several years of declining health.  More...

Frances Clary, 78, wife of Ray Clary

Frances Miner Clary, 78, of 314 Pleasant Meadows, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. She was the wife of Ray Clary.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Willie E. Sarratt, 67, services set for Jan. 10

Memorial services for Willie E. Sarratt, 67, of 203 East 3rd Ave., husband of Sugarmine Littlejohn Sarratt, will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. More...

WHATCHA READING?

Children’s books top list of 10 most popular choices at county library

According to renowned American author Stephen King, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”  If so, local adults are not keeping such magic to themselves, passing on a fair share to their young ones as well.  More...

Mango Creme newest Girl Scout cookie

A $790 million girl-led cookie business nationally will soon begin cookie sales in Cherokee County to support the Girl Scouts program.  Girl Scouts in Cherokee County will take orders at cookie booths Friday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 27. More...

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POLICE REPORT

Lost purse returned but cash missing

A woman’s lost purse was returned at a local store but not before it was picked through, according to a police complaint filed with the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

Will game live up to hype?

MIAMI (AP) — Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field.  Certainly, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama have a tough time living up to the hype for Monday night's BCS championship.  More...

First-time concealed weapons permits spike

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — State officials say the number of first-time applicants for a concealed weapons permit in South Carolina nearly tripled in 2012.  More...

Sports

Assistant to become next BHS baseball coach

Josh Batchler has been promoted to the head baseball coach position at his alma mater.  Batchler, a 2003 Blacksburg High graduate, was the head junior varsity baseball coach for three years before he became the assistant varsity coach in 2011. More...

Vikings surprise Gaffney

Entering the game with a 1-2 region record, the Spartanburg Vikings were desperate for a win. And they played like it. More...

Blacksburg overcomes travel problems to notch big region win

The Blacksburg boys varsity basketball team overcame a region power and travel problems to notch a big road win on Friday.  Malik Gaffney scored 20 points and Nick Hames added 17 to help the Wildcats to a 55-48 win at Crescent. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

How to properly transition to the start of a new year

The beginning of a new year can be a productive and profitable experience. But not if we view it only as a right and an excuse for excessive partying, drinking and celebration that pushes our behavior beyond our normal. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

For my next number, I’d like to do a medley of my hit

“Honey, what was that noise I heard in there?”  I was in the den watching basketball and my wife was in the bedroom doing something or other.  “That was just me singing,” she said. 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?