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Officials expect heavy turnout for primary

Candidates apparently don't need to remind voters there's a primary here Saturday. More...

Ambassador Wilkins to address annual Chamber banquet

David H. Wilkins, U.S. Ambassador to Canada and a former South Carolina lawmaker, will be the guest speaker at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet. The event will be held Feb. More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENTS

Jennings - van der Merwe David and Diane Jolley of Greenville announce the engagement of their daughter, Devon Manette Jennings, of Inman to Brett John van der Merwe of Durban, South Africa. Mr. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Be supportive of father and forgive mother

Dear Annie: My parents have been married nearly 50 years. About six years ago, I suspected my mother of having an affair. I confronted her with my facts and she assured me of her innocence. More...

Meals on Wheels will sponsor 'Shagging at the Shrine'Jan. 26

Meals on Wheels will host its first Shagging at the Shrine fund raiser at the Cherokee Shrine Club on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 7-11 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

W.K. White

Self-employed mechanic

BLACKSBURG - W.K. "Hadecal" White, 79, of 677 S. Charleston St., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at his home. A native of Cherryville, N.C., Mr. More...

Tony Sarratt

Spartanburg native

COWPENS - Charles Tony Sarratt, 45, of Cowpens, died Monday, January 14, 2008, at his home of natural causes. Born July 19, 1962, in Spartan- burg, he was the son of the late James Walter "Chuck" Sarratt Sr. and Peggy Alice Dearybury Sarratt. More...

Roland Haney Sr.

Roland (Noot) Haney, 80, of Capital Heights, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at his residence. He was the husband of Heneryetta Haney and son of the late Tom Haney and the late Selena Haney. He was a native of Cherokee County. More...

Columns

So who gets the blame?

It has been five days ... and I am still sick. The pain and anguish of a season left with unfulfilled expectations hit me like a stack of bricks Sunday after Dallas' 21-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. More...

THEIR VIEWS

McCain's the man in South Carolina

He's clearly the best Republican candidate For South Carolina, and to some extent for the nation, the choice among Republican candidates for president has come down to two men. More...

No parole for Riddle

Jason Riddle may one day get out of prison for his role in a 1985 murder in Gaffney. Sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the killing of Abbie Sue Mullinax inside her Gaffney home on Aug. More...

Some folks get a sneak peek at new museum

"...With the items that we have here, those visiting the museum will be both informed and entertained."

It has been said that "those who do not know history are destined to repeat it." With that notion in mind, members and supporters of the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society (CHAPS) are making an effort to preserve history. More...

Local News

Scammers sinking to new lows by pretending to be deaf

Sharon Fowler hoped a litter of puppies she put up for sale would all find good homes. She never expected, however, the responses her advertisement would generate. More...

Solicitor call for tougher DUI, sexual assault laws in S.C.

South Carolina 7th Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy issued a challenge to lawmakers on several key issues during a midday visit Monday to Limestone College and a meeting of the Cherokee County Republican Women's Club. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Hershel Scruggs and his wife, Dee Dee, are pictured here reading The Gaffney Ledger at Waikiki Beach. Hershel was on R&R leave from Afghanistan after being away from home for nine months. More...

Sports

Blacksburg coach resigns abruptly

Blanton resigns as coach but wants to stay as school's A.D.

Robbie Blanton resigned abruptly Wednesday as football coach at Blacksburg High School, but wants to remain as the school's athletic director. More...

Calling up the reserves

The Gaffney Indians will be shorthanded against Byrnes today. But it's not because several Indians are on the injured list. More...

Saints grapplers rally for win over Belmont Abbey

The Limestone College wrestling team took the old sport's adage 'it's not how you start but how you finish' to heart on Thursday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Vetting Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Barack Obama nipping at her heels in Iowa, Hillary Clinton went on the state's public television Dec. 14 to say: "I've been vetted. ... 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?