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Popular demand brings ‘Too Human’ back to Gaffney for third performance

Talented group will give concert March 11 at library

Back by popular demand, "Too Human" will present its third Music Sandwiched In concert on Tuesday, March 11, from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library. A free lunch will be served by The Friends of the Library.  More...

Teely Jolly selected a finalist for South Carolina’s 34th annual Homecoming Queen

Telaine (Teely) Jolly, daughter of Terri Jolly and Tony Jolly of Blacksburg, has been selected a finalist for South Carolina’s 34th annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held March 23 at the Hotel Salisbury and Conference in Salisbury, N.C.&n More...

ANNIVERSARY

Hugheys celebrate 50th anniversary

Roger and Martha Hughey are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, March 7, 2014.  Married in 1964, Mr. and Mrs. Hughey have two sons, Brent Hughey and wife, Karen, of Gaffney and Eddie Hughey, also of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carol Shenk, employed by St. Francis Hospital

GREENVILLE – Carol Robbs Shenk, 63, of 1300 Standing Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.  More...

Wanda Martin, owned and operated Wanda’s Beauty Shop for 43 years

BLACKSBURG – Wanda Sutton Martin, 68, of 937 S. Rutherford St., Blacksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney after a 15-year battle with Alzheimer's.  More...

Hilda Shirley, retired educator and tour director; Meals on Wheels volunteer

Hilda Parris Shirley, 84, formerly of 1391 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Eden Terrace in Spartanburg.  More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2014 11:51 AM

Core Molding Technologies Inc. Expands Gaffney Facility

$6.4 Million Investment Brings More Than 50 New Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Core Molding Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of sheet molding compound and a molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics, is in the process of expanding its operations in Cherokee County. More...

Breaking News - 3/7/2014 9:00 AM

Medical marijuana bill advances

 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People suffering from severe epilepsy could legally use oil derived from marijuana under a bill advanced Thursday in the South Carolina House. More...

Colorado’s ‘marijuana refugees’ include Gaffney woman who seeks treatment for grandson

For decades Steva Kiser had been in lock step with anti-drug messages. She was a school teacher for eight years and a school counselor for 22 years, serving first in the Cherokee County School District and later in Spartanburg County. More...

Local News

Gobble, gobble, gobble: Calling all turkey hunters

For a good portion of Cherokee County residents, hunting is a way of life.  With that in mind, a local organization has made it a mission to extend and preserve the life of the popular southern pastime.  More...

One makeup day scheduled

Cherokee County students will attend school Monday, March 10, as part of a district plan to make up five days missed by winter storms.  State law requires students to attend 180 days each school year. More...

A ‘Chip’ off the old block

Retired judge surprises current judge with a sentimental hand-me-down

When Jack Allison started cleaning out a closet in his home, he came across a special garment that he knew he couldn’t keep.  Sometime around 1980, when Allison was serving as a county magistrate, Circuit Court Judge Wade S. More...

Sports

Limestone men claim conference championship

Will learn NCAA tourney foe Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. — All season long, Limestone men's basketball coach Brandon Scott waited for his team to finally show the heights to which it could soar. More...

Lady Saints head to NCAA tourney after routing Mount Olive in conference title matchup

Alicia Brookins named Most Outstanding Player

CONCORD, N.C. — Go ahead Limestone, it's time to get fitted for some dancing shoes. More...

Gaffney’sWood blanksWildcats in Chester preseason tournament

Zach Wood’s first start of the season was a good one, throwing a 3-hit, shutout in a 4-0 win over Blacksburg at the Chester Natural Gas Tournament on Wednesday.  Wood, who fanned seven, pitched his way out of a bases loaded jam to preserve More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Legalized marijuana raises many questions

It’s difficult not to notice all of the national news that legalized pot is making.  Ever since the mountainous state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, there’s been a lot of water cooler talk about whether it can happen h More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Finally, one Obama radical bites the dust

This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Journalists hide real numbers when reporting budget spin

The standard media coverage of President Barack Obama’s new budget claimed the proposals included $600 billion of budget cuts over the next decade.  More...

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