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Wednesday fire destroys house

A home on Buck Shoals Road that was being remodeled burned early Wednesday. More...

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LifeStyles

Heart-warming musical continues this weekend at Limestone College

Disney's Beauty and the Beast opened last weekend to rave reviews and will continue today and Saturday in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

Mother of daughter's friend is a bad influence

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: What do you do when it is not your teenager's friend who is the bad influence but the friend's mother? More...

WHAT'S UP

Church news True Gospel Independent Baptist Church, 312 Pondfield Road, will have a singing Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. featuring The Swansons. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jay Harvey Jr.

Former owner/operator of Harvey's Drive-In

Leo Jackson (Jay) Harvey Jr., 82, of 2643 Chesnee Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Betty W. George

Retired from Timken

PACOLET MILLS - Betty Jean Worthy George, 78, of 271 Walker Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at her home. Born March 15, 1930, in Spartan- burg, she was the widow of Eber Allen George Jr. More...

Alice Wright

Cherokee County native

EARL, N.C. - Alice Elizabeth Elliott Wright, 94, of 111 Eva Lane, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Crawley Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. More...

Columns

...Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Limestone College last weekend filled my head with singing and dancing cowboys. More...

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No recommendation

Committee says neither side produces enough evidence during hearing of grievance filed by fired VA Office employees

Citing a lack of evidence offered by either side, the Cherokee County Grievance Committee failed to issue a recommendation on the grievance brought by two former clerks against Veterans Affairs Officer Sammy Willard. More...

Power outage disrupts classes

Draytonville Elementary School students were sent home before school Wednesday morning following a power outage. The elementary school was among 1,700 Broad River Electric customers left without power at 6 a.m. More...

After 20 years in prison, parole board refuses to free Lipscomb

A once prominent Gaffney optometrist serving life imprisonment for killing his wife will be known as state inmate "00151602" for at least another two years. The state Board of Paroles and Pardons denied parole for Dr. Nathan O. More...

Local News

Limestone chorus to present Handel's "Messiah"

County residents won't have to wait for the Christmas season to hear a performance of Handel's "Messiah." Accompanied by a chamber orchestra, the Limestone College chorus will perform "Messiah" Sunday, Nov. 23, at a 3 p.m. More...

Cleveland, Blackwood to attend school dropout summit

The Cherokee County School District will send two staff members to attend the state's first-ever school dropout summit Dec. 2. School-to-Work coordinator Dr. More...

Keller retires after 30 years of service with post office

For Gaffney Post Office worker Laura Keller, Wednesday was a long time coming. Dedicating 30 years of her life to the job she loves, she said goodbye to the line of work and the people she held near to her heart. More...

Sports

Lady Saints drop opener to Mars Hill

Mars Hill College defeated Limestone 84-61 in women's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Timken Center. Limestone starts the season with a 0-1 record as the Lions improve to 3-0. More...

BRIEFS

Directions to Sumter game Take Highway 76/378 East from Columbia to Sumter. From Jim Hudson GMC proceed 33 miles. More...

Indians feeling confident

GHS holds 10-1 edge in series record

Will the Gaffney Indians get the best of Sumter - again? The Indians, who hold a 10-1 edge in the overall series, travel to Sumter today in a second-round Class AAAA Division I playoff matchup. More...

Letters

'Responsible' is beyond Mr. Ozmint's reach

Jon Ozmint's plan to lop a couple of months off the terms of nearly all prisoners so he can close down prisons and save money is not a responsible one. More...

A great idea, but at the wrong time

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer's proposal to create a program that will help the state's senior citizens avoid fraudulent businesses is a well-intentioned idea that may be coming at the most inopportune time. ... More...

Removing tax shouldn't be part of the equation

A no-tax weekend for firearms sales? The natural question that comes to mind is, "Why?" It is understandable for the state to have a tax-free weekend for back-toschool shopping. 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?