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Council will take second look at junkyard ordinance

After less than six months on the books, Cherokee County Council will take another look at its controversial junkyard ordinance at a yet-to-be-scheduled workshop. More...

LifeStyles

L'Etoile Club honors senior members

New members for 2008-2009 are welcomed at recent tea

Members of the L'Etoile Club recently gathered for a tea to honor their senior members and welcome new members. The event was held at The Magnolia Tea Room in Gaffney. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

E-mail might not be what it appears

Dear Annie: My son-in-law is everything a mother could pray for. He and my daughter have been married four years and have a beautiful 9-monthold child. More...

Tip sheet helps parents discuss career education with their children

COLUMBIA - What will my child be when he or she grows up? Is he learning the right things to be successful? Could I be doing more for her future career? What's an Individual Graduation Plan? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilburn Metz Phillips

Retired from Gaffney Mfg.

Wilburn Metz Phillips, 83, formerly of Cowpens, passed away Saturday evening, March 22, 2008, at Brookview Healthcare. Mr. Phillips was the son of the late Claude Jefferies Phillips and the late Mattie Fowler Phillips. More...

Dean Williams

Dean Williams Employed by SLED

Dean Williams, 72, of 2227 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Ervin D.Varner

Worked as a flasher in textiles

Ervin Dewight Varner, 60, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, Mr. Varner was the husband of Brenda Winkler Varner and son of the late Frank and Inez West Varner. More...

Columns

If y'all need me I'll be under the house

So I was sitting there watching this NCAA Basketball Tournament thing Saturday and I wasn't really all that interested in it. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Nila and Wally Conover of Worcester, N.Y., are shown here with their daughter Sally Schwab with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger on a frosty St. Patrick's Day. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Lights, camera, action Everyone likes a good movie, and at least one South Carolina legislator wants to keep the reels rolling on the production end. More...

Proposed school budget contains increase in pay

Cherokee County school employees would get a pay raise in the proposed $59 million budget the school board will discuss Monday. A budget workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room in the district office. More...

Photo

Ledger photo / JOE L. HUGHES II EGG HUNTERS - Leilani Ballenger (left) and Lindy Hawkins were among a number of attendees at Saturday's Easter egg hunt at Restoration Church of Gaffney. More...

Local News

A first for First Steps

Limestone College student alumni will hold a benefit run Saturday, April 12, to help support the Cherokee County First Steps program. The benefit 5K and one mile runs will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Woman drives off with man's wallet, phone

A Tennessee man getting a ride from a Boiling Springs woman was left without a wallet and cell phone when he was ditched at an I-85 rest area in Cherokee County, according to a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. More...

Gala raise $1.1 million for scholarships

The fifth annual education gala for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Thursday evening in Greenville raised $1.1 million for the state's historically black colleges. Gaffney residents Rev. J.W. Sanders Jr. More...

Sports

Indians roll to first region win

Culp shines on mound in first start

The Gaffney High baseball team mixed in some gutty pitching by Cameron Culp and some timely hits from Dylan Jolley and Michael Hughey to pick up its first region win with a 7-4 victory over visiting Mauldin on Friday. More...

Chesnee blanks Wildcats

Chesnee's biggest weapon was the Blacksburg defense on Friday. The Eagles took advantage of three consecutive Wildcat errors to score all five of its runs in the fourth inning in a 5- 0 victory over Blacksburg. More...

Photo

Ledger photo by LARRY HILLIARD HIGH AND TIGHT Limestone's Drew Lydon and his teammates were swept in a 3-game series this weekend by No.1-ranked Mt. Olive. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MCCAIN'S MISTAKE WASHINGTON, D.C. - Even before Sen. More...

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