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District mulls four-day school week

A proposed cost-saving measure could be one child's dream and a parent's worst nightmare. Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James has suggested a 4-day school week could save the district $1 million. More...

Authorities ask for assistance in locating missing woman

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing North Carolina woman. Tecora Young, 77, of Caribou Road, Asheville, N.C., was last seen Oct. 18. More...

LifeStyles

Brookview hosts annual fall festival

The sounds of children's laughter and squeals of delight rang out at Brookview Healthcare Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, as Brookview hosted its third annual fall festival. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Parents who truly love their children want them to be independent

Dear Annie: I loved your answer to "Larry is Losing," whose wife is coddling her 30-year-old daughter, enabling her to be irresponsible and immature by doing her laundry, fixing her meals and cleaning up after her dogs. More...

First Baptist is a relay center for Operation Christmas Child

First Baptist Church of Gaffney is again this year a relay center for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. National collection week is set for Nov. 17-23. A truck will be parked near the church's playground. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Faye Sentell

Retired from Timken

SPARTANBURG - Faye Gentry Sentell, 81, of Summit Hills, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Summit Hills. Born in Pacolet, she was the widow of J. W. More...

Christopher Dawkins

Christopher Lamar Dawkins, 24, of 503 5th St., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at 12:28 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg. More...

Sandra Middlebrooks

Former employee of Gaffney Children's Clinic

Sandra Young Middlebrooks, 58 of 512 1/2 Kelly St., widow of Thomas Middlebrooks, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at 2:08 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour prior to going to bed Saturday night. More...

Mary Black severs ties with local medical park

Doctors in the Peachview Medical Park will no longer be employed by Mary Black Memorial Hospital as of next February. Physicians within the hospital's first major medical facility in Gaffney include Dr. Rick Ruffing, Dr. Susan Bland, Dr. More...

Zelf's screams still resonate on mountain where he was roasted to death

Thousands of files sit in cabinets at local historian Bobby Moss' rural Cherokee County home, chock full of everything from documents preceding the nation's birth to family trees dating back to the Civil War. More...

PANCAKE SUPPER

The annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper will be held tonight from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Gaffney High School prior to the Gaffney vs. Clover football game. More...

Local News

Bond set at $30,000 for woman accused of murder

A 35-year-old woman accused of slaying a Spartanburg man inside a Sharon Drive home in the southern portion of Cherokee County on Oct. 5 was given an opportunity to get out of jail following a bond hearing Wednesday. More...

Grover man sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct

A 28-year-old Grover, N.C., man was sentenced Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 20 years in a state prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a 9-year-old girl. More...

'Heroes' fundraiser set for Nov. 3

A Kut Above Styling Salon, 401 N. Logan St., is sponsoring an American Red Cross Heroes Club fundraiser on Nov. 3, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This "Happy Hour" will include FREE food, wine, skin analysis, stress survey, and haircuts! More...

Sports

The last line of defense

STEPHON ADAMS FACT BOX

POSITION: Defensive back MEASUREMENTS: 5-10, 160lbs. WORTHY OF NOTE: Adams shut down T.L. Hanna wideout Quinton Payton, who has commmited to North Carolina State. More...

Indians expect physical tussle from Clover

Gaffney's opponent last week, Fort Mill, and today's foe Clover both feature the Wing-T offense. But the similarities end there. More...

Wildcats still have a chance for playoffs with win today

Blacksburg coach Mickey Moss isn't kidding when he says the 1-8 Wildcats have a chance to make the playoffs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Wanna be a ghost? Here's what you do

I was walking around the Wal-Mart the other day and just had to stop to admire the commotion in the Halloween costume aisle. People were tearing through all the scary masks, face paints and cloaks for just the right look. More...

LETTERS

Urges everyone to research landfill facts before deciding

Dear Editor: This is in response to the letter published earlier written by Gene Moorhead, executive director of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, concerning the proposed landfill. More...

The Sunday School Lesson

Using Your Gifts

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