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Students come up with purr-fect project

Ewing Middle Beta Club members recently stumbled on an unusual way to keep cats happy while earning a few community service hours. More...

LifeStyles

Pingitore, Lavender win top awards in CHAPS's 2009 Irish Fest Quilt Show

The 2009 Irish Fest Quilt Show, sponsored by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, was a big success. The show included displays of heirloom textiles to new quilts. More...

Schools should get involved in these worthwhile events

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: As a physical education teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of students in my nine years of teaching. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Flythe - Kite

Jenna Kaye Flythe and Dustin Michael Kite, both of Gaffney, will be married Saturday, July 25, in Walker Hall on the campus of the School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg. Miss Flythe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry McBee

Jerry Elmore McBee, 64, of 205 Coyl Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2009, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Romeo McBee and Ellaney Trakas McBee. More...

Kevin Borders

Worked in construction for Mark Woods Construction Co.

BLACKSBURG - Kevin David Borders, 37, of 682 Lookout Tower Road, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Upstate Medical Center in Gaffney. More...

Maggie Whitlock

Retired owner of Towne & Country Styling Salon

INMAN - Maggie Elizabeth "Miss Lib" Whitlock, 78, of Inman, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born May 11, 1930, in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Cline G. More...

Other News

Slacking at work: Just how much is OK?

NEW YORK (AP) — The excitement of March Madness inevitably provokes the debate: Just how much slacking is OK on the job? The answer is absolutely none, if you're talking to your manager. More...

Senate OKs no-landfills legislation

A bill that would place a two-year moratorium on new landfills in South Carolina, such as the landfill and recycling center Waste Management proposed in Cherokee County, was approved Tuesday by the state Senate. State Sen. More...

$237

2 plead guilty to animal cruelty; fined

In a somewhat unusual flow of cash, Cherokee County taxpayers will not only cover the fines of two former animal control officers who pleaded guilty to ill treatment of animals but indirectly help Humane Society officials reunite a homeless man wit More...

Lots more rain in forecast, but drought lingers

You know what they say about April showers. According to the National Weather Service, we should be getting plenty of them over the next week or so. More...

School district's budget strategy depends on federal stimulus money decision

The writing is on wall for Cherokee County and other school districts about whether a federal economic stimulus package will fulfill President Barack Obama's promise to save hundreds of teaching jobs. Gov. More...

Local News

Limestone senior directs plays at Little Theater

A pink 1959 Thunderbird and the inner conflict between a Vietnam War couple form the center of two one act plays a Limestone College senior will present this weekend. More...

Grant could put more cops on the streets

Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner is hoping to supplement a number of personnel moves within his department with some financial assistance from the federal government. More...

Iron City Festival April 17-18

Organizing an event often requires hours of teamwork, all to put on a product that visitors will remember for years to come. More...

Sports

Strickland opens eyes at pro day

Jaguars make contact with Wofford star

Making an NFL roster has been a childhood dream for Gaffney's Andy Strickland. He took a step forward in realizing that dream with an impressive performance at an NFL-sponsored pro day at Furman University last week. More...

Lady Indians win again

No need to sweat this one. After all, Gaffney's Julie Sarratt was on the mound. More...

Northwestern scores in eighth to upend Indians, 6-5

The Northwestern Trojans showed once again they are a threat to Gaffney's title hopes. More...

Columns

Now I know what to expect next year

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Saturday night was another 'first' for me. You'll never in a million years guess what it was. Unless, perhaps, you saw me Saturday night and know full well what I was doing and even if you did, how would you have known it was my first time? More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Gaffney residents (left to right) Johnny Jefferies, Mottina Wilson, Frances Littlejohn, Rev. More...

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Poll

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?