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Local NAACP branch will honor Blanton, Wilkins at its annual banquet

The Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP will hold its 38th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Pastor Rev. Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. Education and Conference Center.  More...

LifeStyles

Retired US Air Force Band member to perform tuba recital at Limestone

David Porter will be accompanied by Gaffney native Emily Jarrell Urbanek

David Porter, a retired 24-year veteran Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC, will perform a tuba recital at Limestone College’s Carroll Recital Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. More...

CHAPS names executive director

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) has named Pamela Melton Cazel as Executive Director. Cazel, a retired telecom executive, is nationally recognized in the field. More...

FISHING TRIP

FISHING TRIP - Avenia (Veni) Murphy, Anita Smith and Richard Jay Moore went to Santee Cooper the week of Sept. 4. The group was taken out on Lake Moultrie with a catfish guide. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Dover, construction worker

Michael Dean Dover, 60, of 815 W. More...

Alfred Attal, avid bowler

Tampa, FL- Alfred Attal, 95, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a battle with bladder cancer on Friday, October 30, 2015.  More...

Jackie Wood, worked in construction

Jackie Dean Wood, age 60 of 1215 Beacon Light Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, Nov. 2, 2015, at 8:38 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

National News

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) — Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.  Common Sense Media released an exhaustive survey Tuesday outlining how young people spend More...

Woman dies in fall down elevator shaft at downtown business - Free Access

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A very sad scene played out Friday afternoon as shocked bystanders and apparent family members searched for answers in a woman’s death following her fall down an elevator shaft. More...

Limestone Tennis Court Renovation Being Done - Free Access

Work is now underway to completely replace two of the eight tennis courts at Limestone College’s Emmie Evans Rector Tennis Center.   More...

Recreation forum draws large crowd

Mike Whitman believes the county is lagging behind its neighbors when it comes to recreational programs and facilities.  That’s the reason the father of four was among the more than 200 county residents who attended Thursday evening’ More...

Local News

New library director named

Benjamin D. Loftis was chosen by the Cherokee County Library Board of Trustees as the new Director of the Cherokee County Library. Loftis has most recently served as Director of the Union County Carnegie Library. More...

101 YEARS YOUNG

101 YEARS YOUNG — Brookview Healthcare Center, short term therapy patient Mary Kale, celebrated her 101st birthday on Oct. 24. More...

Infant mortality rates drop dramatically

Cherokee County has seen a sharp decline in infant deaths over the past six years as mortality rates for babies statewide reached an all-time low last year.  Two local infants lost their lives last year, according to figures released Wednesday b More...

Sports

Trojans roll past Gaffney - Free Access

Like many teams playing Northwestern this season, Gaffney came into Friday's showdown for the Region III title with the intention of slowing down star quarterback Gage Moloney. Like so many teams, the Indians came up short.  More...

Clemson rallies past Florida St. - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. More...

Fumble ends USC rally - Free Access

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Roadway dangers are out there everywhere

Something I saw almost eight years ago to this day still sticks in my memory for all the wrong reasons.  I was sitting in traffic with the window rolled down when I heard a car pulling up alongside me making a racket. More...

RASMUSSEN

The outsiders message is a mainstream message

Following the widely panned Republican presidential debate on CNBC, the New York Times came out with an editorial calling on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to withdraw from the race. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Hillary Clinton: American dream denier

On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton begins with her own family’s past — her factory-working grandfather and her father’s rise to become a small business owner. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?