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BIRTHS

Gracie Mae Martin Angel Ann Manning and Jason Wayne Martin, both of Blacksburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie May, on March 28, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs, 2 ozs. More...

Award-winning groups headline April 26 concert

The Kingsmen, The Greenes featured singers

Legendary gospel quartet The Kingsmen will headline an outdoor gospel concert Saturday, April 26, at Hames Music. Gospel and bluegrass concerts begin at 10 a.m. with the evening concert starting at 7. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Two proms on same night present problem

Dear Annie: "Britany" is in a special ed program at my school. She is really nice and I try to include her in conversations with my friends. At the end of the year, there is a separate prom for the students in special ed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arthur Ray Littlejohn

Arthur Ray Littlejohn, Sr., 56, of 202 Cherry St., died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Husband of Shirley Love Littlejohn, he was born in Gaffney, a son of the late Nesbitt Littlejohn, Sr. More...

Mary Josephine Phillips

Mary Josephine "Josie" Littlejohn Phillips, 62, of 510 Thompson St., died Sunday in Brookview Healthcare Center. Widow of John Edward Phillips, she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late Nesbitt Littlejohn, Sr. More...

Louise Jones Lee

Louise Jones Lee, 81, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of Pacolet Mills, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 21, 2008 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

STADIUM UPDATE

Project should be finished by July 24

The Gaffney High School football stadium is expected to be completed July 24. School trustees were given a written progress report on the $8.4 million, 8,000-seat stadium at Monday's board meeting. More...

Camp tops list of honored teachers

Draytonville Elementary physical education teacher Marc Camp was honored Monday evening as the Cherokee County School District's top teacher. Camp was among 19 county teachers honored by school trustees for their excellent work this year. More...

Local News

County agrees to hire vet to euthanize dogs

Animal rights activists take their case before county council

A group of local animal rights activists weren't able to rescue any dogs from death row, but they have done the next best thing - ensure the euthanizations at the Cherokee County animal shelter are performed humanely and in accordance with state l More...

Photo

PLANTING TIME - City of Gaffney officials plant a tree at Westend Park as part of an obligation to National Tree Line USA and the city's Arbor Day efforts. More...

Public meeting planned on Duke's proposed nuclear power plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will receive comments from the public on Thursday, May 1 at Gaffney High School at 7 p.m.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold a public meeting May 1 to receive comments about Duke Energy's plans to build a nuclear power plant here. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gaffney High School auditorium. More...

Sports

GHS golfers advance to state

It wasn't unexpected for the Gaffney High golf team to trail after the first 18 holes of the Region II-4A tournament at Cherokee National on Tuesday. It was unexpected for the Indians to trail first-round leader Boiling Springs, though. More...

Indians roll into playoffs

When it comes to the age old chicken-or-egg question, the Gaffney Indians don't want to lay an egg in the playoffs. The Indians entered the season with high expectations after a 4-0 start. More...

Wildcats want to take next step in postseason play

The Blacksburg High baseball team has been here before. The Wildcats have advanced to the district playoffs for the fifth straight year under coach Toby Elliott. Blacksburg (12-8) travels to top-seeded Liberty for a 6 p.m. game on Thursday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This is beyond ridiculous

Several years ago, Cherokee County's tax assessor created an uproar when he disclosed that hundreds of property owners in Cherokee County were receiving breaks on their property tax by incorrectly classifying their land as agricultural. More...

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OUR VIEW

Nothing can be said to justify these trips

How many city councilmen do you think would spend $14.95 for breakfast or $26.95 for soup and a sandwich if the money were coming from their own pockets? They wouldn't be happy about $119 for a room either... 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?