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Slave re-enactor leaves audience spellbound

The Gaffney Ledger didn’t need a theater and arts critic to see that actress Kitty Wilson-Evans brought the house down Saturday at the Gaffney Visitors Center.  More...

LifeStyles

Donna Lee Houle will sign copies of her new books March 16 during Gaffney’s Irish Fest

“Listening to the story on the audio CD will definitely bring a smile to the listener’s face, whether they are young or old,” said Donna Lee Houle, owner of PitziGil Press, about her seventh children’s book, L.  More...

MARCH FOR MEALS DADDY JOE’S BENEFIT SET FOR MARCH 24

– Mark Shuford, a Meals on Wheels volunteer, helps out at last year’s Daddy Joe's Benefit for Meals on Wheels. This year’sb enefit will be held Palm Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. More...

Get into spring at Riverbanks

COLUMBIA – Spring into the growing season with Riverbanks’ annual Springtime at the Garden Festival on Saturday, March 23.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Mullinax, retired from Eaton Corporation

BLACKSBURG – Betty Watts Mullinax, 78, of 527 Oak Grove Road, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at her home.  Born in Blacksburg, Mrs. More...

Ronnie ‘Ken’ Blanton, employed by Timken Co.

SPARTANBURG – Ronnie Kenneth “Ken” Blanton, 75, of 850 John B. White, Sr. Blvd., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Windsor House West in Spartanburg.  Born Sept. More...

Watorla Childers, 75, Cherokee Falls native

Fannie Watorla Patterson Childers, 75, of 112 Ashmore Ave., went home to be with Lord on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Man gets 8 years for meth charge

A 31-year-old Pacolet man convicted of possession of methamphetamine following a jury trial that ended Wednesday afternoon was sentenced Friday morning in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to eight years in prison.  More...

With bulls on the block, can spring be far behind?

For reasons that only a bull could know, practically every hulking bull that entered the auction pen Saturday at Bill Sarratt’s farm was attracted to an odd-looking device at the side of the pen.  More...

‘We won’t get out of this hole in one year’

It’s yet to be seen if there will be a consensus by Cherokee County Council on how to solve its budget woes.  There was agreement, though, at Thursday’s capital project workshop that it will take several years to do it.  More...

Local News

Students from Philadelphia volunteer here

Spring break for college students is meant as a time of rest and relaxation, a calming period before the stretch run toward final exams.  Scattering from their campuses in droves, students hightail home — or to more festive destination &md More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A hay combine was reported stolen recently from a field on Rolling Farm Road.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone took a red-colored New Holland Model 428 combine from a field between 5 p.m. Feb. 28 and 7 a.m. More...

Sports

Gaffney boys soccer team posts historic win over perennial power Dorman

For the first time in the history of the program, the Gaffney boys soccer team defeated Dorman.  And it took penalty kicks to do it.  Juan Navarro, Juan Razo, Victor Ramirez and Vincente Botello each scored to help the the Indians to a 4-3 More...

DOUBLE DEFEAT

Saints fall to Mount Olive in women’s tourney semis

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LC stunned by Crusaders in men’s tourney final

A 16-4 run to open the game set the tone as No. 2 seed Limestone could not completely recover and No. 4 seed Belmont Abbey came away with a 67-55 victory in the 2012-13 Conference Carolinas Championship Game Saturday at the Timken Center.  More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

What sweet music we could make if we played in unison

There are times when I feel as the drunk driver did driving on the wrong way on a one-way street.  “Where do you think you are going?” the policeman asked after pulling him to the curb.  “Well, I am not sure” the dru More...

IT’S JUST ME

‘There’s a hole in the back yard’

Sometimes all I want is to be left alone so I can watch the game.  Really.  That’s all I want.  So last Saturday I was sitting there minding my own business watching the game and getting away from it all when the missus stomps in More...

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