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Cherokee County DSN Board celebrates Christmas

The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) has been very busy this December. Consumers and staff enjoyed meals, parties, and a couple visits from Santa during the month.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Spotlight on Charities The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s January Business After Hours will be spotlighting the various charitable organizations in Cherokee County. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 12/30/2017 10:29 AM

Blacksburg boys win holiday tournament - Free Access

The Blacksburg boys basketball team was full of Christmas cheer while it was Bah Humbug for the Blacksburg girls team.  The boys captured the Claw Classic championship Friday with a 56-46 win over host Woodruff.  Eli Rodgers had a More...

Breaking News - 12/30/2017 8:47 PM

Gaffney tops Byrnes at tournament - Free Access

  The Gaffney Indians salvaged a game at the Farm Bureau Insurance Classic with a 54-47 win over Byrnes on Saturday.  Stan Ellis was four of four and Ladarius Foster was two of two at the foul line down the stretch to seal the win More...

Breaking News - 12/31/2017 1:12 PM

Lady Indians fall in tourney finale - Free Access

  Gaffney's Mariah Corry had 14 points, Kayla Ford added 12 and Jasmine Oglesby had 11 in a 53-36 loss to East Rutherford in the championship game of the Lowes Classic in Chesnee on Saturday night.  East Rutherford wiped out a 14- More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you resolve or plan, I wish you good luck

After years of trying, I finally stumbled upon a New Year’s resolution that I could keep. It was probably about five years ago that I made a resolution to stop making resolutions. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A viewer’s guide to the midterm elections

Forget the Super Bowl! For millions of Americans, the biggest spectator sport of 2018 will be the midterm elections. More...

STAR PARKER

Trump gets real about the UN

Following the U.N. More...

Is county boss staying or leaving?

Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue might be leaving for another job.  According to a source, Belue has been offered another job with a substantial increase over his present salary of $96,000 as administrator here. More...

Trucker charged with robbing fast-food eatery

A Georgia truck driver has been charged by the Blacksburg Police Department with the Dec. 23 robbery of a Blacksburg fast food restaurant.  More...

Local News

Paper, trees keeping recycling center busy

It’s time to ditch the Christmas tree for another year and round up cardboard boxes from presents opened in family homes.  More...

20 face drug charges

Operation Jingle Bail

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office on Wednesday announced the results of “Operation Jingle Bail,” a roundup of suspects in drug-related cases that began Dec. 20 and continued into Dec. 22.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office deputies were called to Easler Webb Lane in Cowpens on Dec. 27 regarding an assault complaint. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Pennington

Gaffney, S.C. — Carolyn Smith Pennington, 73, of 1619 Victory Trail Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her residence.  More...

Jasurual “Jack” Davis

Springfield, S.C. — Funeral services for Jasurual “Jack” Davis, 60, of Springfield, S.C. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Springfield, S.C. More...

Valoree Jolly

Cowpens — Valoree Phillips Jolly, 88, of 310 Stone Lake Road, passed away Wednesday, December 27th, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Cowpens, she was the widow of Malcolm Jolly and the daughter of the late Claude and More...

State News

Drugs, gun, teeth found on man stopped at S. Carolina store

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police say they found thousands of doses of heroin, a gun and human teeth on a man detained during a suspected shoplifting investigation at a South Carolina Walmart on Christmas Eve.  More...

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