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Missing elderly woman returned home safely

An 83-year-old woman who had wandered away from her home was found safe and unharmed on Burnt Gin Road late Monday while area police and firefighters were involved in an intense search of the woods.   The incident unfolded around 8:15 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Exhibit offers glimpse into life of local artist

Sara Dame Setzer's show is poignant tribute to her late husband, Rodney

Artwork by Gaffney artist Sara Dame Setzer can be seen Feb. 19 through March 26 in Cannons Art Gallery at Cannons Elementary School. More...

Danni’s gymnasts second in Greenwood competition

Danni's Tumbling and Gymnastics competed Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Winter Invitational in Greenwood.   More...

33 table sponsors highlight 9th annual Taste of Cherokee

Sealed bid auction features everything from Sea World tickets to NASCAR memorabilia

Thirty-three table sponsors providing showcase quality food and drink will highlight the ninth annual "Taste of Cherokee" on Saturday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Broad River Electric Cooperative.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sandra Rogers

Sandra Denton Rogers, 61, of 127 Knollcrest Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

“B.J.” Rodgers

Billy Joe “B.J.” Rodgers, 60, of 424 Peeler St., died Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2010, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Walter “Fat” Phillips

Walter Haygood Phillips, 86, of 194 Draytonville Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late H. C. Phillips and Martha Owensby Phillips. Mr. More...

Escapee caught; faces numerous charges, including attempted murder

A Blacksburg area man who escaped from a South Carolina Department of Corrections prison in Rock Hill last week was arrested Monday night in Tennessee following a police chase that ended in a car wreck.   More...

DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING

You never know when someone might need to be rescued from a tight spot or odd location. More...

Local News

Democrats plan precinct meetings

The Cherokee County Democratic Party has announced that the spring 2010 precinct meetings will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Gaffney Middle School gymnasium.   More...

POLICE REPORT

 A thief or thieves stole chain saws and an ATV from a construction company on McKowns Mountain Road.   More...

Sheriff calling quits after 19 years as county’s top lawman

After much speculation about his intentions in recent weeks, Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton announced to his staff during a private meeting Monday afternoon that they definitely will have a new boss when 2011 arrives.   More...

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CRAIG JOINS TIGERS — Gaffney High wide receiver Joe Craig signed a letter of intent with Clemson University on National Signing Day. More...

Insufficient evidence leads LVPD to end case vs. Rams’ RB Jackson

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they found a lack of evidence that St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson beat a girlfriend who was nine months pregnant with the couple’s child at his Las Vegas home last year. More...

Kerrigan family disputes autopsy report on father

BOSTON (AP) — The family of Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan insisted Tuesday that they do “not blame anyone” for her father’s death and criticized a medical examiner’s finding that Daniel Kerrigan died of a heart rhythm p More...

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Psst, hey buddy, want a free TV?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My wife and daughter have been bugging me and bugging me to get a flat screen high definition television from the moment they saw my brother-in-law’s several years ago.   Then my dad got one and they really pressed me. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

You can view individual stimulus spending

’ve long believed in the value of government transparency   I — showing people how decisions that affect   More...

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