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Moorhead says Chamber committee fired him

The change-minded Gene Moorhead, who sought to move the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce forward during his brief 2-year tenure as executive director, was never shy about voicing his opinion. More...

Friday blaze destroys mobile home on 13th Street in Gaffney

Fire destroyed a Gaffney residence Friday morning. The blaze broke out at 163 13th St. at about 9 a.m. Gaffney firefighters discovered heavy smoke and fire venting out the back door upon their arrival. Fire Department Capt. More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society presents 9 young women at 14th annual ball

Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park setting for Saturday evening festivities

T he Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented nine young women at the 14th annual Presentation Ball on Saturday evening, May 2, 2009, in The Heritage Grand Ballroom at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

Sports

Wright lifts Indians to dramatic win

Indians must beat Spring Valley to play for district title

The Gaffney High baseball team needed both Michael Wright's arm and bat to stay alive in the district playoffs. More...

Lady Indians move closer to district crown

Who says you never get a second chance to do something for the first time. More...

Indians have big day at region track meet

Denzelle Good easily won the discus at the Region III-4A meet at Winthrop University on Thursday. But the significance of his throw went well beyond the meet. Good tossed the discus 158 feet to set a personal best. More...

Letters

Thanks to supporters of Iron City Festival ...

Dear Friends: On behalf of the Blacksburg Business Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who participated in the Iron City Festival. We had a record turnout this year and could not have done it without you. More...

... Including Mayor Hogue

Dear Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue: On behalf of the Blacksburg Business Association, I would like to thank you for your assistance and support in helping us to celebrate our Iron City Festival. More...

State News

STATEHOUSE REPORT

After a two week furlough, the House of Representatives resumed session on Tuesday, April 21. Some of the actions taken this week are reflected in this report. More...

Veterans select Humphries

Cherokee County's veterans decided Saturday they wanted someone else to helm the county's Veterans Affairs Office. More...

Police answer shooting call, find gun

The Gaffney Police Department raced to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of New Street early Sunday afternoon. More...

Local News

45-year postal career comes to an end for Moore

For Theral Moore, it was the only way for his career with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to end. More...

Limestone president back on the job

Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin has returned to work. Griffin spent the past several months recovering from a heart attack he suffered in January. More...

Shoplifter must have been hungry

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating the shoplifting of a pizza from the Little Ceasars on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. According to a police report, an unknown man entered the store at about 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

E.L. Dawkins Sr.

Cherokee County native; retired concrete finisher

E.L. Dawkins Sr., 74, of 3501 Howard Park, Baltimore, Md., former husband of Sara Miles Dawkins, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at his home. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Cluff Dawkins and the late Edna Bonner. More...

Weldon L. Harris Sr.

Gaffney native

Weldon Lemarr Harris Sr., 51, of 42 Columbus Ave., East Hartford, Conn., husband of Terri Hill Harris, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, upon arrival to Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, Conn. More...

Peggy Hicks

Owner of Hicks Florist

Peggy Jean McAbee Hicks, 65, of 3165 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Jim Hicks and daughter of the late Joe McAbee and Mary Ivey McAbee. More...

Columns

Every one of us is an undeserving child

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

The old Carolina Trailways bus was shaking and rattling on its way through a county route from Gaffney to Spartanburg. The rays of sun through the widows revealed the worn seats and the accumulation of dust. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Nothing smelled better than momma's apple pies

Nothing produces a sweeter smell than your momma baking, especially if what she's baking is of the dessert variety. And so it was on this particular school-day morning when I was in the third grade. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Mike and Marcia Melton, Michael Melton and Kevin Lindler, son of Pastor and Mrs. Roger Lindler, are pictured here on a trip to Vail during Spring Break. 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?