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Mother Nature washes out events

Though Cherokee County needed some rain, organizers of three events cancelled Saturday because of it probably wished Mother Nature had better timing.   More...

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Literacy Association fundraiser Oct. 11 at Daddy Joe’s

Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill will be open Sunday, Oct. 11, to participate in a fundraiser for the Cherokee County Literacy Association, a non-profit agency that teaches adults to read.   More...

Most people would benefit from lower sodium intake

Too much salt contributes to risk of heart disease, stroke

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Most Americans consume too much salt, contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke, reports the September issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s Health- Source.   More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Moss married 50 years

Charles and Pat Moss of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8, 2009. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cluff E. Dawkins Jr.

Retired from BPW

Cluff E. Dawkins Jr., 77, of 2-B Berkley Apts., Chandler Drive, husband of Virginia Dawkins, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at 11 p.m. at his residence.   More...

Beamous C. Hogue

SPARTANBURG – Beamous C. Hogue, 71, of 2432 New Cut Road, husband of Mildred L. Surratt Hogue, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home. More...

Annie Byrd

Gaffney native

The Rev. Dr. Annie Ruth Dawkins Byrd, 63, of Monroe, Conn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.   Daughter of the late William “Bill” Dawkins Sr. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Will America survive?

Here are excerpts from a letter to the editor in the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News: “I, like many, have become alarmed at the cavalier spirit that has enveloped our leadership in Washington. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s good to have a backup

I was watching the Iowa-Penn state game Saturday night when the trivia question crossed the screen. It was, paraphrasing here, “Which coach has the most victories against Joe Paterno?”   I didn’t know, so I guessed Moses. More...

LST 1061

Surviving crewmen still gather to recall days aboard World War II landing ship

Leafing through a binder of photographs, Roy Bradley and his shipmates all smiled at how they once looked.   They were all just young men when their ship, LST 1061, made its way across the Pacific Ocean in 1945. More...

Protesters upset over flag incident

The protest didn’t last all that long and, technically, watchful Gaffney police officers outnumbered the protesters. More...

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NEW PLACE TO EAT — The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for “Fat Boys,” a locally owned restaurant. More...

Two of seven arrested were college students

While it didn’t change the arrest totals, only two of the seven people arrested by Gaffney Police Department last weekend for alcohol-related offenses were Limestone College students.   More...

Councilman pushing for development plan around proposed airport

Cherokee County Councilman Bailey Humphries likes to think big. More...

Sports

Woodruff overcomes lightning and Wildcats

Woodruff football players waited out a 90 minute lightning delay Friday night before unleashing their own storm in a 42-0 victory over Blacksburg. More...

Byrnes flattens Indians

As the rain fell steadily at Byrnes High’s Nixon Field on Friday, it wouldn’t come as a surprise had the Gaffney Indian defense tried an antirain dance to make it stop and it didn’t work.   More...

Saints blank Queens to improve to 5-3

Limestone College shut down Queens University in Conference Carolinas men’s soccer action for a 3-0 victory on Saturday. More...

Letters

It was a mistake and was not to dishonor our fallen Marine

Dear Editor:   I am a Veteran and I am a member of the American Legion. I also bank with Bank of America and have so for many years.   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?