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WHAT HE SAID

Some quotes from Scott Warren about his life and career: “I waS always nomadic. I lived everywhere in the country and rarely stayed in one place for longer than 6 to 8 months.” More...

LifeStyles

Revolutionary War Weekend spotlights area’s historical sites

Festivities celebrating 233rd anniversary of Battle of Kings Mountain, lantern tours of Walnut Grove Plantation, ranger-led walks at Cowpens Battlefield are highlights of October 4-7 events

While one may not be able to help where they are from, it is of their choice whether to take full advantage of the heaping helping of offerings their locales provide.  More...

REVOLUTIONARY WAR WEEKEND FACTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Three national park sites are located within Cherokee County: l Cowpens National Battlefield l Kings Mountain National Military Park l Overmountain Victory National  Historic Trail  OCT. 4-7 HIGHLIGHTS   More...

Two special events Saturday will benefit Humane Society

Gaffney Elks Lodge No. 1305, 103 W. O’Neal St., is sponsoring its second annual hot dog fundraiser for the Humane Society of Cherokee County on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Wayne Bell, native of Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG – David Wayne Bell, 73, of Eatonton, Ga., passed away Aug. 28, 2013.  He was the husband of Diana Bell and son of the late Hall and Lois Bell. A native of Blacksburg, he had lived in Georgia since 2004. More...

Patricia B. de Zeeuw, enjoyed ceramics, knitting and NASCAR

BLACKSBURG – Patricia B. de Zeeuw, 68, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her home.  Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. de Zeeuw was the wife of Hendrik de Zeeuw and daughter of the late John Phillip and Betty Anne Strauchen Brigham. More...

Daisy Thompson

Memorial services for Daisy Lockhart Thompson, 68, of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. 6-E, wife of Ollie Thompson, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills, Apostle Lonzo A. More...

Columns

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

The president’s health care law will soon be irrelevant

The debate in Washington this week was allegedly about the president’s health care law, but it quickly became all about Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas Republican objected the law by speaking on the Senate floor for 21 straight hours. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A rare opportunity Monday at Limestone

Esther Bauer will share her experiences Monday when the 89-year-old speaks at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium at 1 p.m.  The event will offer local county residents and Limestone College students a rare opportunity to hear the sto More...

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Death at ADS investigated

Worker dies in accident More...

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s multidiscipline accident investigation team (M.A.I.T.) spent Thursday morning on Old Georgia Highway recreating a fatal Wednesday evening collision that claimed the life of a North Carolina motorcy More...

Fireman receives gift of life

Grassy Pond volunteer firefighter Billy Wise returned home Thursday after undergoing a lifesaving liver transplant surgery over the weekend at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  More...

Local News

Bored? Not this weekend; there’s too much happening

A little love, a heaping helping of mud and a whole lot of pride will be on display this weekend as a number of events dot the calendar in Cherokee County.  The weekend will get off to a gloriously messy start Saturday morning as residents break More...

Tax notice schedule changes

Gaffney residents will have a little more time to pay their property taxes this year.  Property taxes notices will be mailed in late October and must be paid by Dec. More...

Superintendent expected to lobby lawmakers to extend 1-cent sales tax

Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore will meet with local lawmakers to discuss the possibility of filing legislation to extend the county’s 1-cent sales tax before it expires.  More...

Sports

BIDING HIS TIME

Gaffney DB Avery Shippy always had skills, now he’s making the most of his opportunity to display them

There are pluses and minuses to playing for a football power like Gaffney High.  As Avery Shippy found out, one of the minuses can be having to wait for a chance to play on a regular basis.  More...

Shaq’s back to lead Gaffney in first region game at Dorman

The Gaffney Indians will open a new part of their season with an old quarterback.  Shaq Davidson will be under center when the Indians open their region schedule at Dorman today.  Davidson, a South Carolina commit, had been limited to playi More...

Wildcats seek first win versus 1-3 opponent

Blacksburg will face another tough challenge tonight against a Pendelton team sporting its usual group of fast running backs and an athletic defense.  Pendleton (1-3) is coming off a 46-7 loss to Chesnee. More...

Letters

A well-planned, informational event

Dear Editor:  My husband and I had the pleasure of attending the recent Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce annual retreat. More...

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