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Hospital CEO excited about prospect of cancer treatment center being built here

Upstate Carolina Medical Center CEO Joe Howell is looking forward to the day when cancer patients won’t have to travel out of town for treatments.   More...

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Historic Price House’s Taste of the Backcountry offers antique evaluations

Event set for Saturday, April 3, in Woodruff

WOODRUFF – Visitors can glimpse some of the area’s antiques in addition to explore the food and daily lifestyle of South Carolina’s backcountry settlers of the early 1800s at the annual “Taste of the Backcountry,” prese More...

Couple married Feb. 16 on Island of St. Thomas

Amanda Bright and Brian Blanton, both of Gaffney, were married Feb. 16, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. on Limetree Beach on the Island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kathleen Glynn officiated the double ring ceremony.   More...

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GOP WOMEN GREET McMASTERS – The Cherokee GOP Women met with Peggy McMasters (second from left) during her visit to Gaffney in February. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronnie Wessinger

Ronnie Hiram Wessinger, 60, of 131 Marietta Road, Apt. 18B, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010 at his residence.   Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Carolyn Messer Wessinger and son of the late A. B. More...

Pearl R. Batchler

BLACKSBURG – Pearl Rippy Batchler, 100, of 165 Crescent Circle, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Mrs. Batchler was the widow of Millege J. More...

Beverly A. Guimont

REIDVILLE – Beverly Ann Jaworski Guimont, 67, of 425 Jennifer Lee Court, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Village Hospital at Pelham.   More...

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Traveling is in my genes

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Time just seems to slip by and before you know it you’re another year down the road.   More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured are some members of the Broad River Baptist Church from Smyrna who picked up copies of The Ledger after a recent tour of the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum. More...

Festival concert could return to familiar site

Beach music on the lake could become a reality this summer for the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

THE LEGEND OF THE DOGWOOD

In Jesus time, the dogwood grew To a stately size and a lovely hue. 'Twas strong and firm, it's branches interwoven For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

 A Holly Street man was arrested for driving without a license and using an altered or fake identification card following a March 28 traffic stop in the city.   More...

City mulls buying 2 fire trucks

In the movie Apollo 13, Tom Hanks uttered the immortal line, “Houston, we have a problem.”   City officials announced something a little less dramatic Thursday, “Houston, you have our two fire trucks.”   More...

Blacksburg passes 2010-11 budget that reduces taxes

We’re always told to be thankful.   During a recent conversation with state Rep. More...

Sports

Gaffney coach gets milestone victory

Gaffney High boys soccer coach Frank Ridlehoover sure had to work for his milesstone victory on Thursday. More...

Indians blast Cougars, 14-2

The youthful Gaffney High baseball team showed its resiliency Thursday, rebounding from a disappointing 13-inning loss to Northwestern on Tuesday with a strong 14-2 victory over homestanding York. More...

Prager scores 5 goals as Saints snap Queens’ 7-game win streak

Fourth-ranked Limestone outscored eighth-ranked Queens 9-4 in the second half en route to a 15-10 decision over the Royals in a key Conference Carolinas and NCAA Division II south region men’s lacrosse showdown in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday More...

Letters

When November rolls around, remember John Spratt and his vote for tyranny

Dear Editor:   Obama is beginning to implement the changes that are shredding our Constitution and changing our country into a socialist, Marxist state that will rival the old Soviet Union and will deprive the people of the freedom of life, l More...

This year’s Easter Scavenger Hunt was a huge success, enjoyed by all

Dear Editor:   I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make our Easter Scavenger Hunt a huge success for the residents as well as the children who participated in the special event. 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?