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Clemson president will deliver keynote address at Chamber gathering

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting tonight (Monday) at the Broad River Electric Cooperative Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The Chamber banquet showcases local business and business leaders annually while als More...

Shoplifters at ‘yellow mall’ steal $9,000 worth of items

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate two separate shoplifting incidents involving thousands of dollars in losses at the Gaffney Premium Outlets.  More...

LifeStyles

Camellia Society debutantes presented at annual ball March 22

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2014 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday, March 22, from 7-11 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

BLACK BIRDS GET SPIFFED UP FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY –

The “just for fun” painting class held on St. Patrick’s Day at the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists produced several Irish-dressed Black Birds. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:  John Taylor Howard and Jessica Nicole Kitchens of Gaffney; Joshua Michael Martin and Bethany Bridget Poole of Gaffney; Jeffrey Miller Wallace and Alphalena Jo Litt More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Loretta P. Smith, loved to crochet and work with crafts

Loretta Parker Smith, 68, of 316 Holmes St., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of the late Roy Rogers Smith Sr. and daughter of the late Eddie H. More...

Billy Cefes Pruitt

BLACKSBURG – Billy Cefes Pruitt, 58, of 244 99 Island Road, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home. Private funeral services will be held. The family will be at their respective homes. More...

Patricia Littlejohn, retired from Hamrick’s

Patricia Hodge Littlejohn, 77, of 552 Stateline Road, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

It’s not really lost; it’s around here somewhere

My wife always starts watching the game with me, but she never finishes watching the game with me.  It’s probably because she gets really bored after awhile. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

More jobs, pro-life victory, & securing your information

This week was filled with busy committee meetings in which hearings were held on key legislative issues, and we had a major pro-life victory on the House floor.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Advice for the White House: Promise less, deliver more

A few words of advice for the White House: “Promise less, and deliver more.”  By now, most people are aware that some of the President’s bold claims about the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, turned out to be untrue. More...

NOW IT’S ON TO ERIE

The Limestone women’s basketball team waves to fans, college officials and cheerleaders who were on hand early Sunday morning to wish the team well as they board the bus to travel to Charlotte More...

Vehicle involved in crash passed officer just seconds before wreck

Woman killed, 3 airlifted

A Spartanburg woman was killed and three passengers were airlifted with serious injuries after a head-on collision Saturday night.  Tanya Jean Tiede, 43, of 705 Idlewood Circle in Spartanburg was pronounced dead at the scene by Cherokee County C More...

Ledger staff brings home 12 SCPA awards

The Gaffney Ledger took home 12 awards at this year’s S.C. More...

Local News

STATEHOUSE VISIT

Members of Junior Leadership Cherokee visited the Statehouse in Columbia recently as guests of the local legislative delegation, Sen. Harvey Peeler and Reps, Dennis Moss and Steve Moss. More...

Housing starts up in county

Housing starts rebounded slightly last month.  There were six new home starts in the county in February, up two from the same month a year ago, according to construction highlights in the Home Builders of Cherokee County’s monthly newslett More...

Only one incumbent faces opposition after first week of filing

If the first week of filing is any indication, don’t expect to see many changes on Cherokee County Council or in the courthouse offices this year.  To date, only Phillip McHam has filed to challenge incumbent District 5 councilman Charles More...

Sports

Saints zoned in for title run

Limestone (27-6) vs. West Texas A&M (30-2) Noon, Tuesday, March 25 at Gannon U.

No reason to change now with his team on a 14-game win streak, including the conference and regional championships,  More...

Brookins becomes defensive stopper for Limestone

The Limestone women’s basketball team features balanced scoring with several players capable of making big shots.  But when it comes to guarding an opponent’s top player, Saint coach Corey Fox usually calls on one player - junior Ali More...

On the road again

‘Grandma Jo’ makes 12-hour trip to watch grandson coach the Saints

“Through Indianapolis, Lexington and Knoxville.”  That’s what Joanne Fox said when asked the route she takes from her home in Paxton, Ill., to Limestone College, where her grandson Corey Fox coaches the women’s basketball More...

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