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'Mulligan's Banned'will heat up the evening with show March 14

Duo's performance a prelude to city's March 15 'Irishfest 2008'

Fred Lail and Billy Mulligan, the two musicians who form "Mulligan's Banned," will bring a mix of traditional Irish and folk-rock music to a stage set up in front of the Michael Gaffney log cabin on Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Extreme sensitivity to noises could be due to physical causes Dear Annie: My husband, who is very sensitive to certain noises, does not allow any of us to watch TV programs that contain laughter. More...

Limestone College athletic program helps library with 'Team Up to Read'

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Limestone College athletic program are co-sponsoring the second annual "Team Up to Read" program. Participants can "Team Up to Read" March 1-3 with a person of their choice. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ellen Brown

Owned Mary Brown Graphics for 10 years before her retirement THOMASVILLE, N.C. - Mary Ellen Brown, 65, a resident of 6992 Gra-Lan Drive, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, 2008, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. More...

Rose Ellen Adler

Previous co-owner of Spring Valley Golf Course Rose Ellen Adler, 77, of 117 Calton Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at North Greenville Hospital, Travelers Rest. More...

Verona Jean Mathis

Homemaker INMAN - Verona Jean Mullinax Mathis, 58, of 9 C St., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mrs. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

How not to run for vice president

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Minnesota's Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty carefully prepared his plan for controlling greenhouse gas emissions to present it at the annual Washington winter meeting of governors. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

LCPL Holton Guyton keeps up with the news back home while stationed in Al Quaim in Iraq. Holton is the son of Carl and Loretta Guyton Mullinax of Gaffney. He has a younger sister Carla. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

'Stop it .. you are annoying me'

Relationships are often a challenge, requiring both parties to at some point practice patience and knowledge of when to speak and shut up. It is quite apparent I have yet to learn how to do either one. More...

Nuclear plant project clears another hurdle

Duke Energy officials got the news Wednesday they had been waiting to hear when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved their application for a nuclear power station in Cherokee County for the next stage of review. More...

School district attorneys will ask judge to dismiss Fred Knowles' lawsuit

HEARING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY

A court hearing will be held March 3 on the Cherokee County School District's request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former maintenance worker Fred Knowles. More...

Local News

School district receives grant to improve attendance

The Cherokee County School District has received a $1,500 state grant to start an attendance incentive program for eighth graders. More...

Impact Weekend organizers need your help

Impact Weekend is an annual event for Cherokee County Teens organized and sponsored by Standing Rock Solid Youth Ministers' Association each March. This year's event will be held on March 28th, 29th, and 30th. More...

'Making Proud Choices'

Program designed to prevent teen pregnancy

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Cherokee County Communities in Schools joined forces Thursday at Limestone Courts in an effort to help educate youngsters about the dangers of irresponsible sexual behavio More...

Sports

Indians stay unbeaten

The Gaffney Indians are making it look easy. More...

Gaffney downs Byrnes

Gaffney's Courtney Campbell made the most out of a rare starting opportunity on Thursday. Campbell struck out 10 and walked just one in a 3-1 victory over Byrnes in the second round of the Gene Lee tournament. More...

Gaffney track team has speed to burn

Gaffney boys track coach James Davis has high hopes for his team this year. It's easy to see why. More...

Letters

Tougher penalties needed

A state Senate committee has taken an important step toward toughening penalties on cockfighting by approving a bill that would make the crime a felony on first offense. The bill also increases penalties for those who attend the matches. More...

Ban payday lenders

Only a ban can guarantee payday lenders will no longer exploit consumers in our state. But the S.C. Senate has decided to try regulating them - finally. More...

It's not only heartless ...

Gov. Mark Sanford's proposal to cut state funding for the Meals on Wheels program for elderly South Carolinians is not only heartless, it also is false economy. ... More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Escapee back in custody COLUMBIA - An inmate who escaped from the Kershaw County jail by scaling a razor-topped fence has been captured, and two women have been charged in his escape. Richland County deputies say 23-year-old Joshua J. 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?