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New York company purchases former Falls River Manufacturing plant

The former Falls River Manufacturing facility wasn't on the market for long. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Marriage causing unwanted levels of stress

Dear Annie: My doctor recently told me I need to get rid of the stress in my life or I'm likely to have a stroke. My blood pressure is through the roof. More...

It's magic!

Instructor recognized for impact on students

Agriculture teacher Bob Lail became a teacher who makes magic at the Cherokee Technology Center. Lail received surprise visits Wednesday morning from T.K. and Monnie Whitson, the morning show hosts at Magic 98.9 F.M. More...

Scholarship fund to honor life of local woman

For much of her life, Cherokee County resident Queen Victoria Miller dedicated herself to making things better for those around her. "My mother loved to help," said her daughter Freda Miller. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Franklin D. William Adams

Franklin D. William Adams, 62, of A-3 Granard Courts, died Friday in his home Widower of Sandra Brads her Adams, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Fred Adams and Evelyn Linder Roseboro. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. More...

Verneller Gardner Brown

Mrs. Verneller Gardner Brown, 93, of Chesnee, died Thursday in Brookview Healthcare Center. Widow of J.C. Brown, she was born in Spartanburg County, a daughter of the late Walter and Gaither Head Gardner. More...

James Edward Ramsey

James Edward Ramsey, 58, of 131 Marietta St., Gaffney, died Thursday, March 6, on arrival at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Roy and Bertha Gray Ramsey. More...

Inside Report

McCain vs the addicts

WASHINGTON - The congressional Republican establishment's charade, pretending to crack down on spending earmarks while actually preserving their uncontrolled addiction to pork, faces embarrassment this week when the Democratic-designed budget is b More...

State News

Lawmakers in South Carolina House begin work on proposed $7 billion budget

COLUMBIA - House leaders turned back every effort to make changes in the state's $7.2 billion spending plan Tuesday, including efforts to give state workers bigger raises by raiding $20 million from a college research program. More...

Three Tazer 'hits' needed to subdue suspect

A 28-year-old Gaffney man suspected of multiple hit-and-run collisions early Saturday in the city was shocked with an electric stun gun three times because of his reported resistance to being taken into custody, according to a lengthy police repor More...

Goucher Elementary preparing for influx of new students

Goucher Elementary will have a larger school attendance area when students begin using a new 6- classroom addition later this year. The Cherokee County School District will reassign some students from B.D. More...

Local News

Blacksburg residents could face new and higher fees

Services once enjoyed by Blacksburg taxpayers for free may soon come with a price tag following Blacksburg Town Council's first view of the budget for the 2009 fiscal year on Tuesday. More...

Company wants ordinance changed

There could be more billboards popping up if an outdoor advertising company gets its way. More...

Photo

WEATHER DRILL - Grassy Pond Elementary students learn the proper way to protect themselves during severe weather. More...

Sports

Rebel hurler shuts down Indians

This hasn't been the best of times for the Gaffney High baseball team - especially offensively. After being blanked in a loss last week against Boiling Springs, the Indians offense was shut down again in a 7-1 loss at Byrnes on Tuesday. More...

Gaffney falls to Byrnes

This time, the Byrnes Lady Rebels were smiling after their game with Gaffney. Byrnes made the most of just five hits in beating the homestanding Lady Indians, 5-0, on Tuesday and avenging a loss last month in the Gene Lee Memorial Tournament. More...

Photo

Ledger photo by LARRY HILLIARD HERE TO THERE- Limestone's Lauren Askerberg tosses the ball to a teammate during second-half action against West Chester on Sunday. The Lady Saints won the game, 9-8. More...

Letters

Red Cross chapter gets a taste of success with its fundraiser

Dear Editor: The Cherokee County American Red Cross' signature fundraiser, A Taste of Cherokee, made $15,000, which was double what was earned at the 2007 event. There are so many people to thank. More...

A good example of why we live in a special place

Dear Cody: Congratulations to you and your staff on a job well done with your special section that documented the growth of Cherokee County over the past decade. It was very informative. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What you can do to help attract new development

Everyone, it seems, has an idea on how best to attract new industries. They're all good ideas, but like most good ideas, there is a huge financial investment. A lot of folks want to build an airport. Good idea. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Charles Pressler took The Gaffney Ledger with him on a December hunting trip to the Farewell Corner in the Hell Hole section of the Francis Marion National Forest. 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?