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Blaxstation Band will rock Blacksburg Library on July 18

The Blacksburg Public Library will present its first outdoor summer concert on Thursday, July 18, in the library parking lot starting at 7 p.m. More...

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Manry married 50 years

Ned and Angie Manry of Blacksburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2013.  Mr. and Mrs. Manry were married in Barnesville, Ga., on July 13, 1963. More...

Mannings celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell C. Manning will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2013.  Mr. Manning and the former Mattie Harris were married in Spartanburg on July 13, 1963. Their children are Lowell  Manning Jr. and Lorre M. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Madeline Hammett, 80, native of Landrum

Mary Madeline Roland Hammett, 80, of 1261 Grassy Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Landrum, she was the wife of Maynard Dayton Hammett Sr. More...

Ella Jay Love, 89, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Ella Jay Love, 89, of 234 Possum Trot Road, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at her residence.  Born in Blacksburg, Mrs. Love was the widow of Marvin Love and daughter of the late Elisha Forest and Mary Bell McSwain. More...

‘Jenelle’ Jefferies, Cherokee County native

Perniece “Jenelle” Jefferies, 77, of 80 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at St. More...

Peach Festival enjoys sweet start, then goes to the dogs

A peach-eating contest proved to be the pits Thursday for elected officials and local Boys and Girls Club members at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, Gaffney High Principal Dr. More...

YMCA addition includes Synrgy 360 Life Fitness

Not all the heavy lifting at the Cherokee County YMCA has been in the weight room. More...

Local News

New emergency alert service now in effect here

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, along with several emergency service providers in Gaffney and Blacksburg, joined forces Wednesday in announcing the rollout of the Nixle Notification Services text messaging and email alert system for local More...

Coroner moving

The coroner should be in a facility with more morgue space by the end of the year.  Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes said that once all the 9-1-1 equipment is removed from the building near the Peachtree Centre in late August, county crew More...

Local representatives explain support controversial for waste disposal bill

Although the bill has raised a stink among Cherokee County Council members, local House members say they support “anti-flow control” legislation that would allow garbage generated in a county to be dumped elsewhere.  More...

Sports

Post 109 wins marathon playoff game, 5-2

It took three days to complete the opening game of the best of five series with Greenwood, but it was worth the wait for Post 109.  Call it the Mother of all rain delays.  The game began in Greenwood on Tuesday, but play was halted by heavy More...

Indians take to air in passing league

Summer passing league action, often one of the keys to a successful fall season, has begun for the Gaffney Indians.  Gaffney traveled to Laurens on Tuesday for the 7-on-7 passing format.  “I think we had a couple of people step forwar More...

Wildcats hire coach, start passing league

Blacksburg High has hired Chip Bailey as the newest member of its football staff.  Bailey is expected to coach defensive backs and will teach social studies at Blacksburg High. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Dive in, the water is fine?

In 1975, the movie “Jaws” warned us about going back in the water. In 2013, it’s not necessarily a 25-foot, three-ton shark that should make us think twice about dipping our toes in, but the quality of the water itself.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Maybe that line in ZZ Top’s song is really true

You know you must be stuck in a rut when you change one very minor thing about yourself and everyone takes notice.  For me, that realization sunk in last week when I wore a tie to work one day and the reaction I got was akin to having died my ha 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?