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Solicitor's worthless check program paying off in a big way

Check bouncers in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, possibly motivated by the threat of prosecution by the 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office, have paid almost $2.6 million to settle up thanks to a Worthless Check Program started three years ago, acco More...

LifeStyles

Vows spoken Sept. 29 in Chesnee

Amy Brooke Childers of Gaffney and Christopher Shawn Owens of Chesnee were married Sept. 29, 2007, in Chesnee. Roger S. Childers conducted the double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. A reception, given by the couple's parents, followed. More...

Guidelines change for preventive antibiotics before dental work

ROCHESTER, Minn. - According to new guidelines, far fewer people need preventive antibiotics before dental procedures than previously recommended, according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's wondering how to make the first move

Dear Annie: I'm a 43-year-old single female, intelligent, well-educated and attractive, and have many friends and interests. I am content being single. Two years ago, I started working for a new company. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mabel Gibson

Retired from Hamrick Mills Mabel Dixon Gibson, 99, formerly of 210 Peoples Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Brookview House. Born in Cherokee County, she was the widow of C.B. More...

Joe Dean Mosley

Worked in textiles BLACKSBURG - Joe Dean Mosley, 53, of 763 Old Chester Road, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical System. A native of Blacksburg, Mr. More...

Wayne Wilkie

Wayne Wilkie, 69, of 331 Wilkie Road, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

So it wasn't her fault after all

What a revolting experience to discover the faults you thought belonged to your spouse are really your own. I was to go from Surfside Beach to Duke University on Monday for a writers workshop. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Happy Valentine's Day; you're blocking the TV

OK, gentlemen, you don't have much time left. You know what happens this week, right? Baseball spring training starts. Oh yeah, I forgot about that. But that's not what I'm talking about. More...

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BREAKING NEWS

Three finalists for Blacksburg High football coaching vacancy named
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Industrial recruitment grounded?

When a company looking to locate a facility in the Upstate sought information about the county, local development officials didn't respond. The reason? More...

BPW gives 4 percent raise to its employees

The Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners gave tentative approval Sunday to a new spending plan that holds the line on rates and gives employees more money in their pockets. More...

Students being duped by phony online GEDs

County residents should beware of fake GED testing services offered over the Internet and mail. More...

Local News

Adults taking English classes at Luther Vaughan

Rosa Barrera hopes a better command of English will help her sell cars and help her children be more successful in school. More...

Woman accused of giving meds via feeding tube to Peachtree resident

Gaffney Police filed a warrant against a 54-year-old woman who allegedly gave additional medication without prescription to a relative who is a patient at the Peachtree Centre nursing facility. More...

Shooting Investigation

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION - Authorities stand outside of a home at the Connecticut Village Apartments Sunday as they investigate a shooting at the complex. More...

Sports

New BHS football coach will be named Tuesday

School district officials have moved quickly to complete their search for a new Blacksburg High football coach. More...

That left out feeling

¦ Gaffney sits home during playoffs for first time in 9 years

For the first time in nine years, the Class 4A playoffs won't include the Gaffney Indians. The Indians were eliminated from postseason contention Friday when Spartanburg beat Dorman to capture the final playoff spot. More...

Indians in need of offensive coordinator - again

For the second time in as many years, Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland must find a new offensive coordinator. On Friday, Gaffney High assistant coach Charlie Patterson accepted the head coaching position at Hanahan High School. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MCCAIN AT CPAC WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. John McCain's managers, fearing an unfavorable reaction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, wanted to precede his speech with a video of Ronald Reagan praising McCain. More...

State News

South Carolina state agencies bracing for bad spending news

COLUMBIA - Health care for poor children and namebrand drugs for some sick people could wind up on the budget-cutting floor in the coming weeks if South Carolina lawmakers face forecasts that show tax collections aren't keeping up with spending de More...

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