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LifeStyles

Series of miracles enables woman to survive Holocaust; become first lady of Greenville

Trude Heller can still remember walking out of a gym class in Vienna to find buildings in flames and streets filled with swastikas in the hours after the Nazi Party took over Austria.  More...

Easter eggstravaganzas happening this weekend

Egg hunts are in abundance around Cherokee County this Easter weekend. Grab a basket and hop from one to another. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Fowler, Ballard to wed April 28

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ballard of Rexburg, Idaho announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Louise of Bozeman, Mont., to Cameron Robert Fowler, son of S. Brook and Karen Black Fowler of Greer, S.C.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tammy Blackmon

Gaffney — Tammy Annette Woody Blackmon, 53, of 133 Gaston Shoals Road, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Hickory, she was the wife of Pat Blackmon and the daughter of Fred Paul Woody and the late Nancy Ann Be More...

Chris Hughey

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Doris Splawn

Chesnee, S.C. — Doris Thorne Splawn, 93, formerly of 905 Henderson Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg.  More...

Boeing official visits here, says company wants to fill jobs with South Carolinians

Boeing South Carolina is looking for a few good men … and women.  Well, actually, the airplane manufacturer is looking for a lot of good men and women to help them build the 12 planes per month they currently turn out of their facility in More...

BOEING SOUTH CAROLINA AT A GLANCE

Boeing produces 12 planes a month in SC  It takes 60 days from start to finish  Orders are backed up until 2026  Average cost of a 787 is $240 million — minus the engines  70 percent of sales are outside the U.S  Boeing More...

Local News

Iron City Festival features motorcycle stunt show, 47-foot Ferris wheel

After jumping over a carousel last year, Rick Janesky will bring his flying motorcycle stunt show back for a new brand of daredevil excitement for Iron City Festival this weekend in Blacksburg.  Rick Janesky is a professional motorcycle stunt ri More...

Longtime Peachtree Centre administrator resigns

Cindy Matthews has been a part of Peachtree Centre for over 40 years. She was not only born in the building when it was a hospital, but has worked in the building for most of her life. More...

Council expected to delay final decision on company tax breaks

It appears that Cherokee County Council will once again delay the final reading of tax breaks for two companies.  More...

Sports

Gaffney rally falls short at tourney

Jeff Osment felt pretty good about the way his Gaffney High baseball team played in a 12-4 win Wednesday in the opening game of the Wheels Invitational. Then, the Indians played host Northwestern on Thursday. More...

Gaffney jayvees split with Boiling Springs

John Keller delivered a pair of clutch hits to help the Gaffney junior varsity baseball team earn a split with Boiling Springs with a 9-7 win in the nightcap on Tuesday. More...

Christ Church tops ‘Cats 5-1 despite Green’s efforts

Blacksburg’s Eddie Green pitched well but not well enough to beat Christ Church. Green scattered seven hits and allowed only three earned runs in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday. Green held Christ Church scoreless until he gave up a run in the fourth. More...

Letters

What about the nature-themed parks?

Dear Editor: I read in Wednesday’s paper about the Recreation District’s proposed multi-million dollar recreation complex. The complex looks like it would be a fine facility and would serve Cherokee County well. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Memories of Easter and why we celebrate it

I stopped by an Easter egg hunt this past weekend to take a couple of photos and tried to remember my own childhood experiences.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Thank you, Jackie Robinson

Seventy years ago Saturday, Jackie Robinson made history by breaking the Major League color barrier. MVP awards, all-star selections and championships recognized his skills as a player. His very presence dramatically changed the world of baseball. More...

STAR PARKER

More freedom — good for blacks, bad for black politicians

When President Trump recently met with the Congressional Black Caucus leadership, they presented him with their new report, “We Have A Lot To Lose.” It’s their assessment on fixing the problems in black America.  More...

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