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Pineapples are a favorite subject for Cherokee County Visual Artists (CAVA) member Nancy Elliott. More...

LifeStyles

Taylor Covington wins MLK Jr. writing contest

Ewing Middle School sixth grade has first place essay for second year

Taylor Covington, a sixth grade student at Ewing Middle School, was recently named first place winner in writing in the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. art and essay contest. This is the second year that Taylor has won first place in writing. More...

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VISIT FROM THE DENTIST – Dr. Craig Karriker visited and talked about good dental health and hygiene to the three-year-old class at First Baptist Church preschool. More...

The liver: A multitasker, regenerator vital to health

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The liver, the largest internal organ, is the body's ultimate multitasker. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shaw Wylie

CHESNEE – Billy Shalom “Shaw” Wylie, 37, husband of Jennifer E. “Jinny” Wylie, of 355A Tipton Road, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Imogene Fowler

Imogene Lamb Fowler, 87, of 335 New Pleasant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2010 at her residence.   Born in Cherokee County, she was the widow of Jack Fowler and daughter of the late Renzie B. More...

Edwin J. Ware

Edwin James Ware, affectionately known as “PaPa Ware”, 84, formerly of 1214 N. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Judge sets bond at $100,000 for suspect in slaying case

Circuit Court Judge Derham Cole decided last week that a local man accused of murder will have to come up with a $100,000 bond if he wants to be released pending trial.   More...

Man charged in fatal wreck seeks bond reduction

A Greer man charged with plying a 19-year-old woman with alcohol moments before she was killed in a Cherokee National Highway car crash petitioned a Circuit Court judge on Friday to lower his bond in the hopes of getting out of jail. More...

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ENJOYING THE SHOW — Municipal court judge Chip Weatherford and wife Vicki were among more than 1,000 people who enjoyed the James Gregory “Beef Stew for the Brain” comedy show at Bro More...

S.C. Department of Public Safety, wreck victim’s family settle lawsuit

The family of a Gaffney woman killed when a Dec. 31, 2004, police chase of a drunk driver led to a wreck on Interstate 85 agreed Friday to settle a lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS).   More...

Local News

Will sprinkler systems be required for new homes?

Putting on his dress uniform, Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis headed to Columbia on Wednesday to join dozens of other fire officials from across the state to show support for a cause they say will save lives.   More...

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FUN AT ANY AGE – Gertrude Smith still loves playing in the snow at age 80. She is shown sliding down the hill behind her home on Twin Bridge Road. Mrs. More...

Store closing

Though it doesn’t seem to exist on the Movie Gallery web site, the local video rental store on West Floyd Baker Boulevard appears to be one of more than 760 casualties of a cost-slashing move by the Oregonbased rental chain.   More...

Sports

SCENES FROM THE UPPERSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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Indians punch ticket to title game

championship 14   It’s starting to sound like a broken record. More...

Gaffney point guard steps up role this season

Like a true point guard and leader, Gaffney’s Dershawn Dawkins passes around praise as easy as he does the basketball.   “The offensive boards were the key,” the junior said. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

I ain’t eating that

I’m sort of a picky eater.   I know what foods I like and what foods I don’t like and I don’t believe in the theory about “acquiring a taste” for something. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Brothers Chris & Josh Jefferies took The Ledger along on their trip to the Civil Rights Institute in Greensboro, N.C. last week. 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?