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LifeStyles

Gaffney Middle teachers will attend Science PLUS Institute this summer

Bette Berry, Kristi Schurz among 111 teachers chosen to participate

Gaffney Middle School teachers Bette Berry and Kristi Schurz have been selected to attend the Science PLUS Institute this summer. More...

Avoiding ‘Boomeritis,’ the Archilles’ Heel of a fit generation

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Orthopedic surgeons are seeing a wave of exerciserelated injuries among baby boomers – a phenomenon dubbed “boomeritis.”   More...

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CLUB MEETS – The Tuesday Woman's Club met March 9 at 4 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Richard Baines. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Kurt Jolliff and Mrs. Roy Mathis. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gertrude (Granny) Sherrill

Ruby Gertrude Gossett Sherrill, 85, of 104 Gertrude St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 15, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Raymond Marcoux

Raymond Alcide Marcoux, 70, of 102 Daniel Morgan School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 15, 2010, at his residence. More...

The Rev. Wayne Kenneth Wellmon

The Rev. Wayne Kenneth Wellmon, 76, of Waxhaw, N.C., died Friday, March 12, 2010, in CMCUnion Hospital, Monroe, N.C. More...

State News

No decision on how state budget will affect armories

“We don't know if we'll have to close an armory.”

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s Adjutant General warned last week that deep budget cuts proposed for the state’s military department could shut many National Guard armories and put the state at risk as hurricane season approaches. More...

This past winter was among the most miserable on record

Mother Nature gives us very few guarantees, but with the return of clear skies and days with temperatures above 60 degrees it’s fair to say winter is finally on its way out.   And what a season it was.   More...

Council will OK race track builder’s request

A Concord, N.C., motorsports development company will get its much-sought after noise ordinance exemption, according to sources close to the project. More...

Local News

Lawsuit complicates potential purchase of Wellstone Mills

Gastonia, N.C.-based Parkdale Mills, one of the largest yarn manufacturers in the world, has had its sights set on the Wellstone Mills plant in Gaffney. More...

BIG JOB

Carolina Collision owner Tim Spencer, left, hands over the keys Monday to a Ford F750 “Big Job“ vehicle owned by former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ken Schrader. More...

Festival to receive $6,000 from Blacksburg

Doing its part to help further enhance a Cherokee County tradition, Blacksburg Town Council unanimously agreed to give the S.C. Peach Festival $6,000 in Hospitality Tax funds.   More...

Sports

Littlejohn to become sole coordinator

Strickland interviews 2 coaches to serve as quarterbacks coach

Longtime Gaffney High football assistant Donnie Littlejohn will serve as the only offensive coordinator next season. More...

Cougars surprise Gaffney, 8-2

The Gaffney Indians sure didn’t play like defending Class 4A state champions on Tuesday. More...

BRIEFS

Summer hoop   league signup   Signup will begin April 1 for the summer youth basketball league for ages 5 to 17. More...

Columns

What would happen if every incumbent lost?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I don’t often write about national politics because, quite frankly, I don’t understand what is going on in Washington. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Forcing the state to live within its means

Debating and prioritizing the wisest use of your tax dollars is the single biggest responsibility you place on us as legislators.   More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Washington’s arrogant attitude

I don’t often use words such as “arrogant” to describe others.   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?