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Popular music group Jabali Afrika to perform at Limestone February 28 - Free Access

Popular Afro-Rock jam band Jabali Afrika will bring its unique sound to Fullerton Auditorium on Wednesday, February 28, as part of Limestone College’s Black History Month calendar. More...

The Gaffney Little Theatre’s upcoming show brings back memories of 1953

“Moon Over Buffalo” will be performed at the little theatre March 2-3

The Gaffney Little Theatre’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” is set to open Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The play is a hilarious look at two aging actors in 1953. For some, 1953 is just like yesterday. More...

FCA Cherokee County making major changes to its annual banquet

Cherokee County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be making major changes to its annual fundraising banquet, scheduled to take place in April. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Childers

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Eva Bullocks

Blacksburg — Eva Jay Bolin Bullocks, 93, formerly of 278 Oak Grove Road, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, at Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the widow of John Harvey Bullocks and the daughter of More...

Robert Littlejohn

Shelby — Robert L. Littlejohn, age 48 of Lawndale, N.C., peacefully transitioned this life to be with the Lord on Saturday February 24, 2018 at Hospice of Wendover Shelby, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete. More...

National News

Kroger joins other big retailers, tightens gun restrictions - Free Access

Kroger ended sales of assault-style rifles at Fred Meyer several years ago in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. It will extend that ban to Alaska, where customers could get such guns via special order. More...

Thousands pay their respects to the Rev. Billy Graham

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of people from all walks of life — including a former president — filed slowly past the casket of the Rev. More...

Residents shot while fighting off three people who invaded home

Two people sustained gunshot wounds late Sunday evening while trying to wrestle guns away from a trio of home invaders, according to the Blacksburg Police Department.  More...

‘It was a good year’ in economic development

It was a record year but Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook was in a good humor mood nonetheless during his annual report to county leaders on Monday. “It was a good year,” a grinning Cook said. More...

Local News

PATRIOTIC CRASH

One person was taken to the hospital simply to be checked out following an unusual, albeit minor, fender bender last week on Highway 11. More...

WHO’S NEXT FOR A PIE IN THE FACE?

Granard Middle School Principal Gavin Fisher, physical education teacher Justin Rogers (center) and science teacher Lyman Dawkins point the finger in each other’s direction. More...

County searching for finance director

Only certified public accountants need apply for the county’s finance director job.  The county would like the applicant to be a certified government finance manager, but that’s not a requirement.  Requirements include a bachelo More...

Sports

Limestone’s Smith and Richardson Selected to All-Conference Team - Free Access

Limestone will have to await the decision of the NCAA Selection Committee to see if they will get a chance to play in the NCAA Southeast Regional for a seventh straight year. Limestone will learn of its fate on Sunday, March 4. More...

Indians open tourney with win over York

After scoring five runs in the first two innings, the Gaffney bats went cold.  That’s until Donte Wade came to bat in the fifth.  Wade smacked a big 2- run double in the bottom of the fifth to score Trent McDaniel and Bryce Stavitski More...

Two Lady Wildcats and head coach named as region’s best

The Blacksburg girls basketball team was well represented on the Region II-AA team.  Lady Wildcat coach Bobby Rodgers was named Region I-AA coach of the year. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Time to change the election game

For political junkies, the recent release of a new map for Pennsylvania’s Congressional Districts was one of the biggest news events of the 2018 midterm elections. More...

STAR PARKER

Frederick Douglass and gun control

President Trump has signed into law bipartisan legislation establishing the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission to celebrate Douglass’ life and work. I have been honored to be appointed, along with Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The core issue here is money ... lots of it

I don’t envy members of Cherokee County Council.  They’ve got some difficult issues facing them and not a lot of time to come up with solutions.  More...

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