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Win cash and prizes in 2010 National Cornbread Cook-off

14th annual competition sponsored by Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn., – Once again cornbread will take center-stage and one lucky winner will win the coveted cast iron skillet crown at the 2010 National Cornbread Cook- Off and a $5,000 cash prize.  More...

Davidson graduates from GWU with B.S. degree in human services

Lisa McCluney Davidson received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Gardner Webb University on Dec. 14, 2009.   More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Corry married 50 years

BLACKSBURG – Dennis and Mickey Corry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25, 2009.   They were honored with a surprise celebration at Shears Courtyard in Blacksburg. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruby Lipscomb

Ruby Littlejohn Lipscomb, 89, of 824 S. Johnson St., widow of Deacon I.M. Lipscomb, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at 4:27 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg.   More...

William W. Howell Jr.

SPARTANBURG – William Walker Howell Jr., 72, of 1022 Four Mile Branch Road, a former resident of Gaffney, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010.   More...

Lillian W. Elkins

KINGS MOUNTAIN – Lillian Wilson Elkins, 79, of 107 Dover Ave., passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Kings Mountain Hospital.   Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of John Elkins and daughter of the late John Wilson. More...

Council chairman hospitalized

Cherokee County Council Chairman Hoke Parris was hospitalized Friday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and remained there Sunday evening. More...

Man sought in connection with fatal wreck found in Florida

A Greer man being sought by SLED in connection with a fatal accident in Gaffney was arrested in Florida on Friday.   More...

Economic woes weigh heavily on minds of school district officials, trustees

Million-dollar budget deficits have become an unpleasant norm for the Cherokee County School Board as a deep economic recession continues to linger.   More...

Local News

Think you’ve been cold? Low temperatures tough on vehicles, too

Along with trying to make sure every part of the body is bundled up, sub-freezing temperatures are presenting another problem for local residents. More...

POLICE REPORTS

 The Gaffney Police Department was asked to investigate a severalmonths long incident during which a Virginia man allegedly carried on an online relationship with a 13-year-old local girl.   More...

City’s audit report to be presented tonight

Gaffney City Council will learn today what its finance committee already knows: In a time when most local governments are grappling with lagging revenues and cost hikes, City of Gaffney officials did the nearly impossible — increased its fund More...

Sports

Sims sizzles against Davidson

Former Gaffney star scores 44 points to set new Belk Arena mark

Donald Sims better than Davidson star Stephen Curry?   The former Gaffney High standout was for one night. More...

Gaffney regains shooting touch in second half; downs Cougars

Gaffney coach Mark Huff chose to look at the big picture after a hard-fought 88-75 victory at York on Friday.   “A road win is big,” Huff said. “This is a tough place to play.”   More...

Lady Indians open region with win

The Gaffney Lady Indians started region play with a win - and some newfound depth. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I didn’t really want a buttered roll anyway

Whenever we didn’t finish all the food on our plates, momma would inevitably say, “Kids in China are starving and would love to have what you didn’t eat.”   And sometimes I didn’t want to hear that, especially on More...

RICHARD ECKSTROM

The secret health care debate

As I sit down on a Thursday night to write this weekly newspaper column, much of this week’s talk on TV centers on the health care debate going on in Washington.   More...

JIM HIGHTOWER

Who wants to die for Karzai?

With some notable exceptions and a great deal of grumbling in its ranks, Congress seems to be going right along with Obama’s Afghan plan. Such as it is.   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?