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Some strange numbers in most recent jobless report

While South Carolina’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in January, state officials say a new record has been set in overall employment.  An estimated 2.080 million people were employed in South Carolina in January, which is an all-tim More...

LifeStyles

YEE HAW!!

Brookview HealthCare Center celebrated “Cowboy Day” on Wednesday, March 11. The special event featured songs by Dandy Don Davis along with cow roping, barrel racing and cow chip tossing.   More...

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels hosting March for Meals Community Champions Week

Gaffney and Blacksburg mayors, other local officials participating in special week March 16-20

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is celebrating Community Champions Week this week as a part of its annual March for Meals celebration. More...

Celebrate 50th anniversary

Ray and Brenda Head of Gaffney celebrated 50 years of marriage on March 7, 2015. They were given a surprise party at Southside Baptist Church, where family and friends gathered to honor the couple.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys Fay Brown Plaxico Broome

Gladys Fay Brown Plaxico Broome, 93, of Gaffney passed away Wednesday March 17, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center.  Mrs. Broome, a native of Gaffney, was born April 28, 1921, to Claude and Sudie Phillips Brown. More...

Kathy Blackwell, a retired waitress

BLACKSBURG – Kathy Gail Hite Blackwell, 63, of 136 Woody Road, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at her home.  Born in Shelby, N.C., she was the wife of Thomas Blackwell and daughter of the late Ben Hite and Cleo Rebecca Smith McIntyre. More...

Patricia (“Patsy”) Day, retired from Department of Corrections in Spartanburg

BLACKSBURG – Patricia "Patsy" Ballenger Evans Day, 65, of 175 Bee's Branch Road, started a brand new healthy life on March 17, 2015.  More...

State News

Bill would divide DHEC into two different entities

COLUMBIA — Senator Harvey Peeler took the floor of the Senate recently to introduce a bill that would divide the Department of Health and Environmental Control. More...

ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET

Timken boss, Burns Chevrolet among those to be honored

Timken Plant Manager John Milko will be honored Monday for his many contributions to the community when he is inducted into the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.  Milko will be among several award recipients during the chamber&rs More...

County gets loan to build ‘spec’ building

Local development officials and county leaders got the news they’ve been waiting to hear: They have been approved for a $4 million loan from state-owned utility Santee Cooper to construct a muchneeded spec building.  Cherokee County Assist More...

Local News

Severe weather danger is real, students told

If they haven’t already gotten a chance to meet them, elementary school children across Cherokee County can soon expect a visit from a group of firefighters who hope to keep the children safe from bad weather.  More...

Work begins on bridge

Work on the damaged Tribal Road bridge that spans Interstate 85 in Blacksburg began Monday, March 16, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $800 in damage was reported after someone damaged the concrete steps on a West Frederick Street home. According to the Gaffney Police Department, a resident of the 500 block came home from work at approximately 10 a.m. More...

Sports

South Dakota-bound Saints

It seems that nothing can get in the way of Limestone’s dream season.  Despite a slow start, the Saints (33-1) overwhelmed Anderson (27-5) 72-38 in the NCAA Division II women's basketball Southeast Regional championship on Monday at a pack More...

Wasted opportunities doomWildcats

Blacksburg head baseball coach Josh Batchler is a firm believer in not letting opportunities go to waste.  More...

Teamwork lifts Indians past York

It’s a slogan most coaches preach each and every day - Play like a team.  On Tuesday, the Indians just did that, rallying from an early 4-run hole to down visiting York, 6-4.  The Indians got a shutdown 4-inning relief stint from Camr More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You’ve got a better chance of ... well ... you’ll see

I just finished filling out my brackets and I’m pretty sure I missed a few games.  If you don’t what I mean by ‘“filling out my brackets,” you might as well stop reading now.  Or maybe not. More...

THEIR VIEW

State’s lack of relief a huge budget lapse

There seems to be little talk and a lot of finger pointing as the 2015-2016 budget discussions get underway at the South Carolina Statehouse.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Government in the shadows is something we know well

The controversy encircling Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.  More...

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