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‘Project Diamond’ results in 50 jobs - Free Access

Ace Bakery is putting some bread, so to speak, in the county’s tax coffers. More...

Land deal means Peachoid won’t ever be hidden

Ensuring that nothing will block the view of the city’s iconic Peachoid, the Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of property near the famous landmark.  The utility bought a .655-acre parcel located More...

LifeStyles

GIRL SCOUTS DECORATE FOR VETERANS DAY

Girl Scout Troop 3266 in Blacksburg recently decorated Blacksburg’s Town Hall to honor veterans for Veterans Day. Pictured are troop members Victoria Byers, Vaylee Byers, MJ Fortier, Jessica Myles, Marie Ray and Mary-Lee Tate.   More...

Library to change catalog system; joins material-sharing consortium

Patrons of the Cherokee County Public Library will soon have more options when it comes to choosing what items they would like to check out.  More...

RAFFLE WINNER

This year’s winner of the annual raffle held by the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum and CHAPS to raise funds for operating expenses was Phillip Ervin. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane Small

Jane M. Small 88, entered into eternal rest on November 4, 2017 at Hospice of Charleston-Mt. Pleasant, S.C. surrounded by her family. More...

Zachary Harris

Zachary Benjamin Harris, 49, of 409 E. Jr. High Rd., passed away Saturday, November 4, in Mary Black Health System, Gaffney. He was born in Gaffney and was a son of Joann Harris Ellis and Maurice Ellis, and the late Willie Lee Smith. More...

Cecil Nivens

Rock Hill, S.C. – Mr. Cecil Ernest “Ernie” Nivens, 70, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 surrounded by his family.  More...

Clue, Wiffle Ball, paper airplane enter Toy Hall of Fame - Free Access

The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The mystery of which toys earned the status of toy superstardom was solved Thursday with the announcement of the hall of fame's Class of 2017. More...

HALL OF SUCCESS

First members will be inducted Friday

A meeting of community, education and government leaders concerned about the perception of local education has led to the creation of the “Cherokee County Hall of Success.”   The inaugural induction ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. More...

Coroner: Woman whose body was discovered in wooded area died of natural causes

A 56-year-old homeless woman found deceased Sunday in a wooded area off West Floyd Baker Boulevard died of natural causes, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Tuesday.  An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined Pamela Wright Long was free o More...

Local News

Neighbors upset about mobile home

A neighbor says she wants the eyesore near her house cleaned up.  The abandoned trailer is located on Holmes Street and is owned by the trust created after the death of longtime Gaffney City Councilman Johnny Little.  Little’s son, C More...

Veterans Day celebration here Saturday

A sign at the entrance to the county veterans appreciation park reflects on the high personal cost of military service with the single phrase, “All gave some, some gave all.”  More...

Better is not necessarily brighter, engineer tells council

Admin parking lot lighting questioned by councilman

Cherokee County Council members Quay Little and chairman Tim Spencer believed that replacing the administration building parking lot lights with LED fixtures would create a brighter and safer environment for customers and employees.  Apparently, More...

Sports

No change at the top - Free Access

With three games matching teams in the selection committee's top 10, the College Football Playoff race could become a lot clearer on Saturday.  More...

Limestone Athletics to Add Acrobatics & Tumbling as 26th Sport - Free Access

Limestone College Athletics Department and Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino have announced the addition of acrobatics & tumbling as the 26th sponsored varsity sport with competition set to begin during the 2019 season. More...

Scott sees strength in numbers

Limestone men’s basketball coach Brandon Scott looks at his deep roster and sees strength in numbers. “I like our team,” Scott said. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Warring over the peace cross

War memorials can be easy to miss. They’re often tucked away in small parks, virtually invisible to all but those approach them on foot. Not so the Peace Cross. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Blaming MDs for opioid crisis is malarkey

President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You can’t have your cake and eat it too

Daylight Saving Time is kinda like the weather: Everybody complains about it, but nobody does anything about it. Since we all “fell back” Saturday night/Sunday morning, that seems to be the main topic of conversation. More...

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