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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THROUGH GOLF HAS A NEW NAME

The First Tee of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties

Beginning April 22, Cherokee County youth ages 5 and older will be taught The First Tee Nine Core Values™ and Nine Healthy Habits™ through the game of golf at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club (CNGC). More...

LifeStyles

PAYING HOMAGE

Black History Month program pays tribute to trail blazers, introduces them to younger generation

Each Sunday during the month of February, Shady Grove Baptist Church is celebrating Black History Month by honoring the accomplishments and legacies of people of color.  More...

Let’s play some bunco, girls!

History and Arts Museum will host ‘Girls Night Out’ on Feb. 25

As most folks know, the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) is housed in the old Central School, now known as the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum.  More...

LOCAL TIDBITS

Capt. Case lends hand to Upstate WIB

Captain Joanne Case with the Salvation Army of Cherokee County will serve a two-year term on the Upstate Workforce Investment Board (Upstate WIB). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sarah Douglas

Sarah Jean LeMaster Douglas, 91, of 801 S. Limestone Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Skylyn Place in Spartanburg.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the Honorable William Robert (Bobby) Douglas, Sr. More...

Carrol Wells, Sr.

Funeral service for Carrol Wells, Sr., 77, of White Oak Manor, Spartanburg, formerly of 111 Pine Street, Cowpens, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Wilma White

Wilma Batchler Porter White, 94, of 223 Tiffany Park, passed away Feb. More...

National News

Test could predict which teen boys get depression

LONDON (AP) -- A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says.  More...

It’s ‘Bo Time’ on Hyatt Street

It’s Bo Time in Gaffney.  A new Bojangles Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits restaurant will be opening on Hyatt Street, according to officials familiar with the project.  The Bojangles will be located near The Clock Restaurant at Clark More...

VEHICLE OVERTURNS ON BOULEVARD

Confronted with an accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Tuesday, witnesses immediately sprang into action to aid a mother and child trapped in an overturned vehicle. More...

Local News

Hilarity for Charity’s legacy of comedy continues Thursday

Raised by clowns, Joey I.L.O will bring his manic energy and clean comedy act Thursday to headline this year’s Hilarity for Charity benefit show at the Broad River Electric Co-Op Auditorium in Gaffney.  More...

Trail grand opening set for Thursday

Preschool children are the stars in Thursday’s grand opening for a Born Learning Trail designed by Gaffney High School students.  The public is invited to a ribboncutting at 11 a.m. More...

Window closing on reduced tap fees

Residents of several East Gaffney areas have until March 27 to purchase a sewer tap from the Board of Public Works before the price goes up.  As part of the East Gaffney sewer project that began in the 1970s and continued in phases through the 1 More...

Sports

Cavaliers put squeeze on Peak, Indians

No playoff seeding was on the line but you wouldn’t have known it from the packed Dorman High arena or the intensity of the players and coaches. More...

LadyWildcats open playoffs on a roll

Blacksburg hosts Mid-Carolina in rematch of last year’s playoff game

The Blacksburg girls basketball team is entering the postseason playing its best basketball of the season. The Lady Wildcats have won five games in a row as they prepare to host Mid-Carolina in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs on Thursday. More...

Indians very familiar with first round playoff opponent

Unlike in most instances, the Gaffney boys basketball team is very familiar with its first round playoff opponent. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There are history lessons all around us

I love history.  Two of my favorite television channels are History and H2 and you can throw in the Military Channel for good measure.  Lately, it seems “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars’ are about all that’s More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Officers’ courage shouldn’t be taken for granted

It’s the kind of news that should be alarming, yet it’s all too common.  A local TV news station on Saturday (Feb. More...

THEIR VIEW

Deal with ethics reform now

Since January of 2013, more than two dozen bills related to ethics have been introduced to the S.C. Legislature. More...

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