January 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Much work to be done here in campaign to reduce number of teenage pregnancy cases

Progress might have been made in the state’s campaign against teen pregnancy, but recent statistics show there is still much work to be done in Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College will honor achievements of African-American women at MLK Day observance

April Turner will present two performances of her original show, ‘Promised Land’

In celebration of Martin Luther  More...

City of Kings Mountain will announce photo competition winners at reception

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The City of Kings Mountain will host a reception Monday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the lobby at Kings Mountain City Hall for the 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Photography Competition.  More...

BELL RINGERS –

The 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School class of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church took time out during the Christmas season to ring the Salvation Army’s bell at Buford Street Drug Store. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Self, former piano teacher and co-owner of Self’s Café

Betty White Self went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Billy Wilson, 71, employed in textiles

Billy Landrum Wilson, 71, of 111 Maplewood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Linda Ponder, 65, employed by Walmart

COWPENS – Linda Kay Teal Ponder, 65, of 4881 Cannons Campground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Gaining Christ

Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.  8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Close To Thee

Close To Thee Author: Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) Composer: Silas Jones Vail (1818-1883) More...

Gaffney native dies in accident

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office on Thursday afternoon identified a 55-yearold Gaffney native as the victim of a fatal accident that occurred Wednesday night on Reidville Road in Spartanburg.  More...

Are you the No. 1 GHS football fan?

Here’s your chance to get a championship ring

One lucky Gaffney High football fan could win a state championship ring and two tickets on the 50-yard line for the 2013 football season.  That’s the 1st-place prize offered in a “#1 Fan Contest” sponsored by the Gaffney High F More...

CKC uses heavy rain to conduct testing

With heavy rains and potential flash flooding predicted as a result of Thursday’s rainfall, CKC Volunteer Fire Department personnel used the occasion as an opportunity to conduct a “Swift Water Rescue Survey” in their response area. More...

Local News

Library has six months to determine feasibility

The Library Board has had a strong interest in the former county administration building.  Now it has six months to determine if it’s feasible to acquire it.  At this past Monday’s meeting, Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim S More...

Zumbathon to benefit deployed guardsmen

Gaffney Family Readiness Group sponsoring event tonight

Though the fact it is the weekend is plenty reason to dance the night away, local residents will have an extra incentive tonight at the Gaffney National Guard Armory.  More...

City passes first reading of ban on open burning

Gaffney City Council on Monday passed first reading of a measure that bans open burning in the city limits.  More...

Sports

Athlon power rankings

1. Patriots (13-4) Aim for sixth Super Bowl of Belichick-Brady era. 2. 49ers More...

Playoff Gold Rush

Kaepernick leads 49ers to second straight title game

When placed directly in the spotlight of the NFL Playoffs, many players shrink amid the added scrutiny, while others shine brightest when given national attention.  Heading into San Francisco’s Divisional Round playoff showdown with Green More...

Rewind

Divisional Round Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38 Denver (2ot) 35 San Francisco 45 Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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LETTER

Says column missed on important point  Mr. Sossamon:  Your editorial on teen (unwed) births was good but missed one important point.  More...

Hamsters and gerbils don’t play nice together

LEDGER COLUMNIST

For reasons I can’t explain, I’ve been getting the itch to get another pet. It’s been years since my last pet shuffled off this mortal coil. I have no real need of a new one, truth be told. More...

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