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Obesity study shows some good news for Cherokee County students

Fewer county elementary students are considered overweight and obese based on 3-year trend data in county schools.  About 49.6 percent of local elementary students were overweight and obese in 2012 when the Cherokee County School District did it More...

LifeStyles

Well, shucks!

Local residents put their oyster shuckin’ skills to the test last Saturday evening when St. Paul’s More...

The wild west comes to Newberry

NEWBERRY – Check your ponies, tighten those saddles and put on your chaps, as Saturday, March 14, the Newberry Opera House hosts “Cowboy Movies.” The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

ANYONE KNOW HOW TO PLAY A TOILET SEAT GUITAR? –

  J. Caleb Clark is one of the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists’ newest members. His toilet seat stringed instrument for CAVA's "Green Again" exhibit is sure to be a hit with everyone, especially musicians, artists and craftsmen. J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carol Reynolds, a homemaker

Carol Sellars Reynolds, 60, of 201 Bancroft Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Craig Reynolds and daughter of the late Robert Sellars and Do More...

Charles Childers, retired from Western-Southern Insurance Company

Charles Edward Childers Sr., 78, of 714 Lyman St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Kathy Blanton, employed by Allison Produce

Katherine Allison Blanton, 56, of 1358 Wilkinsville Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Doris Hames Allison of Gaffney and the late Billy More...

Public can input 2 cents worth about I-85 widening

Officials have announced that the public will have a chance to voice their concerns, questions, and opinions about the proposed I-85 widening project during an open house public meeting Tuesday, March 24.  More...

Authorities investigating Cowpens-Pacolet Road blaze

An early Tuesday fire destroyed a mobile home on Cowpens-Pacolet Road.  Goucher-White Plains firefighters were dispatched to the 3800 block at approximately 2:15 a.m. More...

A LESS WEIGHTY PROBLEM

About 49.6 percent of local elementary students were overweight and obese in 2012 when the Cherokee County School District did its first measurements of Body Mass Index (BMI) in first, third and fifth grades.  More...

Local News

It’s not something people want to talk about, but...

Fear has been known to drive many from a fight, but few may realize such can push many into another type of battle.  While kicks and fisticuffs won’t be the toll paid, choosing to ignore a colonoscopy procedure can officially ring the bell More...

Blacksburg native now an opera singer in Italy

Brad Sisk traveled to the birthplace of Renaissance arts nine years ago so he could study opera singing under a master in Italy.  More...

School trustees set two more snow makeup days

The Cherokee County School District has announced more makeup days after students received an unexpected holiday because of winter storms last month.  Students will attend school Friday, March 13, and Friday, March 27.  More...

Sports

Nation Ford scores early to down GHS

The hole grew deeper and the odds got longer for the Gaffney baseball team on Tuesday. More...

Saints to enjoy home cooking at NCAA tourney

The road to the Elite Eight will come through Gaffney as the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament will be played at Limestone College. More...

2 hurlers combine to no hit Carolina

The Blacksburg baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the regular season.  Kyle Lovelace and Tylor Ledbetter combined on a five-inning no hitter, Alex Raines and Hunter Wright both had two hits to lead the Wildcats to a 7-0 win More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s bound to happen one of these days

The “Z” word raised its ugly head at the Cherokee County Council meeting last week.  A resident presented a petition with 90 signatures asking for help in changing the location of a proposed retail store.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Is President Obama really as clueless as he claims?

I don’t know which is more maddening, President Obama’s repeatedly claiming he finds out about important matters only after reading the newspapers, his expectation that we’ll swallow that, the even scarier prospect that it could be More...

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