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Teens plead guilty in incident at Walmart

Two teens from Cowpens will have an opportunity to get charges removed from their records as a result of a plea agreement they entered into Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens Battlefield celebrates 235th anniversary of General Daniel Morgan’s Victory March

This year’s march is in memory of Elaine Harris, a driving force behind establishing the march, and who daily promoted the Revolutionary War and our fight for freedom from English rule.

March back in history 235 years along the same route where General Daniel Morgan gathered his “Flying Army” and planned the great victory at Cowpens. More...

ANNIVERSARY

James B. and Nancy H. Allison of Blacksburg will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary on January 7, 2016.  Mr. and Mrs. Allison were married in Blacksburg by Rev. Jerry A. Ford in 1965. Their children are James B. (Jimmy) Allison Jr., J. More...

SENIOR CENTERS DONATION

- Amy Turner, Director of Senior Centers of Cherokee County, accepts a contribution of $4,300 from Matt Mc- Craw, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, wh More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wanda Millwood, faithful prayer warrior

Boiling Springs — Wanda May Spencer Millwood, 54 of Boiling Springs went home to be with the Lord, Monday January 4, 2016.  More...

Tina Giobbi, former owner of Tina’s Grill

Kings Mountain — Tina Marie Poley Giobbi, 45, of 215 Roy Bell Road, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Kings Mountain Hospital.  Born in Portland, she was the wife of Josh Lanier and the daughter of Terry Collins, both of the home. More...

Jack Clary, Gaffney Indian fan

Gaffney, SC – Jack Cleveland Clary, 88, of 204 Hayes Road, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Other News

Cow dung cakes flying off the virtual shelves in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Like consumers around the globe, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves these days. More...

National News

‘Star Wars’ box office surpasses ‘Titanic,’‘Jurassic World’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year's weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Su More...

Swan song for 'American Idol' after 15 game-changing years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It started on June 11, 2002, with a couple of unfamiliar hosts posing in an empty theater and making an overblown declaration to TV viewers.  "Live on this stage, an unknown talent will be launched into superstardom," sa More...

Where is the ‘Internet of things’ taking us?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. More...

Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $675M - Free Access

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. More...

Trustees met behind closed doors for more than 18 hours in 2015

The Cherokee County School Board spent a total of more than 18 hours behind closed doors in 2015, primarily to discuss personnel matters and hold student and employee disciplinary hearings.  More...

Police save 6-year-old’s Christmas after thief strikes

Police here refused to let a 6- year boy have his Christmas ruined by a scrooge who reportedly broke into a storage garage and stole his gifts two days before Christmas.  The gifts were bought for the 6- year-old grandson of Cherokee County Coun More...

Local News

Chamber announces annual meeting keynote speakers

Two congressmen with growing influence in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speakers at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Monday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Broad River Electric Auditorium.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Fire extinguishers left in parking lot

City of Gaffney police reported a case of found property after someone left a number of fire extinguishers in the Walmart parking lot early Dec. 29.  More...

Cherokee Creek VFD seeks millage increase

Residents of the Cherokee Creek Fire District will decide in November if they want to pay more for their fire protection.  More...

Sports

Blue Eagles soar behind Robbins’46

It was the kind of performance that left people flipping through the record books, searching for how often somebody else had done what Clover’s Quise Robbins did Tuesday night at The Burial Ground. More...

Kearse pours in record-tying 44 points in Saints’win

Junior guard Jasmine Kearse poured in a program-record tying 44 points behind 11 three-pointers on Tuesday to lead the nationally 10th-ranked Limestone College (10-0, 5-0) women’s basketball team to a 83-68 Conference Carolinas win over Lees-McRae Co More...

High School Wrestling

Indians place third at Riverside tournament

Chase Delashmet came up big for the Gaffney High wrestling team this past weekend.  Delashmet, wrestling at 120 pounds, pinned all his five opponents in the first period to earn the most outstanding wrestler award and help the Indians to a third More...

Letters

You’re invited to help celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Dear Editor:  Every day thousands of South Carolina law enforcement officers go to work to serve and protect the citizens of our great state of South Carolina. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

These boots are made for walking ... in the woods

In some ways adults are not much different than children. Look at how we (adults AND children) react to presents in general and Christmas gifts in particular. More...

OUR VIEW

Take the time to thank a police officer

How important to you is peace of mind?  It is indeed a high priority to a great many Americans. The sale of home security systems, both agency-monitored and self-monitored, in recent years has increased dramatically. More...

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