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Smash-and-grab burglar hits businesses

At least four area businesses had to clean up shattered glass after a burglar went on an early Monday morning crime spree downtown.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS  Do you have a live Christmas tree or an artificial one, or none at all?  ARTIFICIAL: 66% (54 votes) LIVE: 20% (16 votes) NEITHER: 15% (12 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 82   More...

LifeStyles

The uglier, the better

The Cherokee County Magistrate’s Office recently held an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.” Winners were: first place - Cynthia Montgomery, center; second place - Judge Bart Howell, far right; and third place - Judge Julian Wright, s More...

Limestone professor attends event at White House

Limestone College Professor Dr. Shelly Meyers was invited to the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Dec. More...

BackPack Buddies distribute 3,000 packs in 2016

Midway Baptist Church began the BackPack Buddies program five years ago. The program provides food to children who have little or no food at home. In BackPack Buddies’ first year, the program provided around 100 packs. More...

Columns

LETTERS

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GUEST COLUMNIST

Environmentalists ignore the truth about fracking

Groups such as the Sierra Club have long claimed that fracking is an environmental hazard. The revolutionary drilling process “has contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of Americans,” Sierra says on its website. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Forgiveness is sweet, especially at Christmas

I wrote the column below on Dec. 18, 2013. Recently I was confronted with the need to reflect on hurtful words I may have spoken in the past to friends and family — sometimes not even realizing it until days, months or years later.  More...

Breaking News - 12/21/2016 2:11 PM

NRC issues new reactor licenses to Duke Energy for William States Lee III site in Cherokee County - Free Access

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KNOW(2) needs your feedback

Holidays are a time when many people take a few moments to take stock of their life and look towards the future while getting ready for a new year.  KNOW(2) is no different as the nonprofit organization evaluates the next steps in its ongoing ef More...

Sheriff sending out ‘Grinch Patrols’ for the holidays

While the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has plenty of high-tech tools at its disposal, an old-fashioned wall map and some push pins is pretty much the first thing, and the last thing, that deputies see when they’re coming and going fro More...

Local News

Three county teams advance in robotics competition

Three Cherokee County schools earned golden tickets to the state robotics competition in January after adopting a jaguar and inventing a retractable dog leash in research projects done for an animal allies challenge.  Ewing Middle, Goucher Elem More...

Fire destroys woodworking shop

On one of the coldest nights of the current winter season so far, fire tore through a wood shop on Patrick Road early Friday morning.  The DMW Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire at a building in the 800 block at 4:52 a.m. More...

Broad River Electric to break ground on solar array

Broad River Electric Cooperative will begin the new year with a new initiative. More...

Sports

Clemson has best chance to beat 'Bama - Free Access

Everybody says they want Alabama. Then they get the Crimson Tide and reality sets in: These guys are almost impossible to beat.  More...

Wildcats fall to Powdersville without star player

The Blacksburg boys basketball team continued a rough stretch without its best player at 100 percent in a 67-54 loss to Powdersville at the Woodruff holiday tournament on Monday. More...

Tate has 27 to lead GHS to title game

Mystikal Tate and Nick Agapion made sure there was no drop off in performance against an outmanned opponent at Monday’s Sub Station II opening round tournament game. More...

National News

Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60 - Free Access

She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor, but doctors say she's doing well. 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?