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Sub Deb Club will have annual Harvest Ball Saturday evening

T he Sub Deb Club will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 11. Club members will be presented at 7:15. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She hates the holidays

Dear Annie: My husband and I fight every year during the holidays, and frankly, I've come to hate them. His parents live around the corner. Every Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Mother's Day, you name it, must be spent with them. More...

WHAT'S UP

Notices The Cherokee County libraries in Gaffney and Blacksburg will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, Nov. 12. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie Owens

Retired from textile industry

Annie Peeler Owens, 90, of 4585 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Robert L. More...

Jack Painter

Supervisor with Sossamon Construction

Jack Melvin Painter, 55, of 1062 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Tu e s d a y, Nov. 4, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Jimmy A. Hardin

U.S. Air Force veteran

SMYRNA - Jimmy Arley Hardin, 77, of 552 Manning Road, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at his home. Born in Smyrna, Mr. Hardin was the husband of Helen Peterson Hardin of the home and son of the late Finley Edward and Nellie Martin Hardin. More...

Columns

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It is never too early for anyone to dream. As a child, most of us were asked the question, "What do you want to be when you grew up?" Some of us may have said a professional athlete, others a lawyer, and so on. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Winford and Millie McCraw read The Ledger with Rebecca Robbs and her daughter Susan Lovingood while attending the Fall Jubilee in Gatlinburg, Tenn. More than 6,000 seniors from many states were in Gatlinburg to hear Dr. More...

Man shot in the head awake, talking

'If it wasn't for God, he wouldn't be here today'

A Goucher community man accidentally struck in the head by a bullet Tuesday afternoon is recovering at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and relatives know exactly whom they have to thank. More...

Pro-landfill group meets to make its case

For Gregg Charles, nothing here has changed much in Cherokee County. Charles, a Freightliner employee, put it this way, "Please don't let this county be Mayberry for the rest of our lives! More...

Parade through downtown Gaffney will highlight Veterans Day events

Veterans Day has a special meaning for local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ladies' Auxiliary President Linda Brown. Two of her sons were deployed to Iraq at the same time as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...

Local News

Sprinkler system causes damage at new school

A malfunction in a fire suppression sprinkler system Monday afternoon caused thousands of dollars in damage to the new Blacksburg High ninth grade addition. A sprinkler system activated in an empty classroom on the second story at 4 p.m. More...

Trustee wants drug testing for teachers

If school trustee Jamie Martin had his way, the Cherokee County School District could become the first school district in South Carolina to administer drug tests to teachers. More...

Ribbon cutting

November is Hospice Month and the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Interim HealthCare Hospice on Friday, Nov. 7. The event will be held at Iron City Place, 101 S. More...

Sports

Blacksburg's Chosen One

JOSH ELMORE FACT BOX POSITION: QB, DB, K MEASUREMENTS: 5'11, 160 lbs. WORTHY OF NOTE: Josh has played five different positions for the Wildcats this season. More...

Indians need win to gain momentum

Northwestern (9-1, 4-0) can win the Region III-AAAA championship outright with a victory today over Gaffney. The Indians (6-4, 3-1) have something to play for as well - momentum heading into next week's playoffs. More...

Wildcats have tough challenge in Calhoun County

The Blacksburg Wildcats are hoping to play spoiler in their first round Class A Division I playoff matchup today at top-seeded Calhoun County. 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?