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School trustees plan to discuss James’ contract status Monday

School trustees will discuss their yearly evaluation of Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Bill James during a called meeting of the school board Monday.   More...

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2011 Blacksburg Junior Miss will be crowned Saturday evening

‘A Night at the Movies’ theme for competition sponsored by Blacksburg Woman’s Club

The 2011 Blacksburg Junior Miss Scholarship Program is set for Saturday, Feb. 20, at Blacksburg High School, 201 W. Ramseur Drive. Festivities, themed “A Night at the Movies,” will get under way at 6:30 p.m More...

‘ALADDIN JR.’ CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND

Kasey Jackson, Bre Surratt and Ashlie Haynie portray harem girls in the Gaffney Youth Theatre production of Aladdin Jr. The show continues today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. More...

Are those skin spots ‘normal’?

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Over time, skin suffers from wear and tear, and wrinkles, spots and growths begin to appear.   The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers some of these normal changes and possible treatment options. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald A. Gantt Sr.

Donald Allen Gantt Sr., husband of Marian Roddy Gantt, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg on Oct. 16, 1930, he was the son of the late Homer Weldon Gantt and Lois Strickland Gantt. More...

Gertrude K. Thompson

Gertrude Knight Thompson, 87, of 225 Old Detour Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   Born Sept. 23, 1922, in Florence County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph D. More...

Ophelia Littlejohn

COWPENS - Lillie Ophelia Littlejohn, 77, of 109 Catawba St., widow of Albert Littlejohn, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at 8:20 a.m. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg. More...

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OPENS BACK UP UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

A projector peers out of the booth window, while speakers ring the walls. In the lobby, there’s popcorn yet unpopped. More...

Federal loan guarantees could mean good news down the road for local nuclear project

Making a major push for nuclear power, the Obama administration announced this week a conditional $8.3 billion federal loan guarantee for the construction of two new nuclear reactors in Georgia and the likelihood of more guarantees in the future. More...

GRIDDLE MASTERS

Rhett Hasell and Larry Vincent cook a batch of pancakes Wednesday while helping with the annual Kiwanis Club pancake supper at Gaffney High School. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 The Gaffney Police Department was asked to investigate the theft of money from the Salvation Army.   More...

Local Realtor hosting national ‘boot camp’

Ready to go to boot camp?   Hoping to equip Realtors from throughout the U.S. More...

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NEW BUSINESS — Ship Shapes was welcomed to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony. More...

Sports

Corry iffy for battle with Vikings

Photo   If you’re a betting man, you wouldn’t like the odds that reigning Class 4A Player of the Year Josh Corry will be in the lineup when the Gaffney Indians (22-2) host Spartanburg (17-7) Saturday in the second round of the Cla More...

Indians roll past South Pointe

If there’s an instruction manual on how to be successful in the playoffs, it would read shoot a high percentage and stay healthy.   More...

BRIEFS

Saints fall to   Newberry, 11-7   The Limestone College baseball team lost to Newberry College 11-7.   The Saints stand at 2-3 with the loss as Newberry improves to 6-3.   Lander tops   Lady Saints   More...

Letters

Wishes sheriff and wife well

Dear Editor:   I was born in Gaffney in 1952, although I was raised in Laurens and on Lake Greenwood. I have only been back in Gaffney for five years after 30 in New England. More...

Columns

‘Cat In the Hat’ has 220 words kids need to learn

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I have never been Velcro-ed to a wall nor jumped into a large tub of Jello.   More...

THEIR VIEWS

Schools need that stimulus money   Gov. Mark Sanford went to Washington, D.C. recently and attended the president’s National Prayer Breakfast. Perhaps one of his prayers was that Arne Duncan, the U.S. More...

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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?