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Fire spreads from barrel, to kudzu, to structure

A car-detailing business on North Limestone Street was severely damaged by fire Monday when flames spread from an outdoor burn barrel into an adjacent patch of dry kudzu.   More...

LifeStyles

Danni’s gymnasts win honors in recent competitions

Team opens season at Aiken; travels to Greenville for 2009 Winter Invitational

Danni’s Tumbling and Gymnastics competition team officially began its competition season Oct. 23-25 at the Judge’s Cup in Aiken.   More...

OVERSTOCK MAKES CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER FOR PEACHTREE RESIDENTS

Peachtree Centre received a special gift from Overstock.com this year. While compiling lists of vendors who donate to the Peachtree Fun Day, the online giant was contacted about participating in the event. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hull – Clary

Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Hull of Chapel Hill, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Mercer, to Andrew Brett Clary of Charlotte, N.C., son of Andy and Rainee Clary of Gaffney.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Coleman

David Coleman, 65, of 2921 Chesnee Hwy., passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Center.   Born in Gaffney, Mr. Coleman was the husband of Sandra McAbee Coleman of the home and son of the late Jessie and Mary Fowler Coleman. More...

Linda Ruppe

Linda Faye Gordon Ruppe, 67, of 199 Cross Creek Lane, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.   More...

Walker Kirby

William Walker Kirby, 83, of 116 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

National News

ESPN, Discovery planning to broadcast programs in 3D

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major cable networks — ESPN and Discovery — said Tuesday they plan to start beaming 3-D entertainment into peoples’ homes for the first time.   More...

Top 20 prime-time TV programs

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Dec. 28-Jan. 3. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Cincinnati vs. N.Y. Jets, NBC, 16.33 million. 2. College Football: Florida vs. More...

People return to TV Sunday after holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — At the holiday season’s end, people returned to television for some football, some news and a few laughs.   More...

Matthew Greene first baby of 2010

Without a doubt, it’s a moment C.J. Greene will never forget. More...

Cold temperatures could cause record power usage

Cold enough for ya?   Residents across the county coped with another day of brutally cold temperatures Tuesday as the next round of cold air made its way into the area.   The cold temps have caused furnaces to work overtime. More...

McDaniel sworn in

With an audience filled with family members and well-wishers, newly-elected Tracy Mc- Daniel took his oath of office at Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting. More...

Local News

Parris, Foster re-elected to lead council

There is no change — once again — at the top of Cherokee County Council.   Hoke Parris and Rufus Foster were re-elected to council’s top two posts without opposition at Monday’s Cherokee County Council meeting.   More...

Veterans attend memorial ceremony

Some county veterans recently gathered with Pearl Harbor survivors aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown to remember the many American servicemen and women who lost their lives in the Japanese attack 68 years ago.   More...

Nominations sought by Duke

Duke Energy will present its annual “Award for Public Service” during The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting on February 4.   More...

Sports

Gaffney topples Vikings

Corry scores 30 points, including 23 in first half to lead GHS to 11th win

As Quinshad Davis’ stickback fell through the net to give the Indians the lead, coach Mark Huff leaped off the floor and pumped his fist in excitement.   The reason for his exuberance was easy to explain. More...

Indians finalize ‘tough’ schedule

It isn’t hyperbole when Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland describes his 2010 schedule as “one of the toughest he’s played.”   That’s because he really means it. More...

BRIEFS

Strickland signs with Falcons   Former Gaffney High standout Andy Strickland was signed to a futures contract by the Atlanta Falcons on Monday. More...

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I just wish the holidays all came on a Saturday

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now that the HOLIDAYS are over, we can all get back to a regular schedule, which suits me just fine.   At one time in my life, I absolutely loved the days off that came with holidays. Same with snow. More...

Nuclear poker with Iran

PAT BUCHANAN

On New Year’s Day, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki issued an ultimatum to the West: Accept a swap of part of our 2 ton stockpile of low-enriched uranium for your higherenriched uranium for our U.S.-built reactor, or we start enrich More...

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