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SEEK EVICTION

Children of Julia Phillips’ late husband want her out of their father’s house

Without saying when he would issue a decision, Cherokee County Probate Court Judge Josh Queen took under advisement Wednesday a request to evict Julia Phillips and her son from an Overbook Drive home. More...

LifeStyles

FINALLY... Eslami returns to Gaffney to present her first published HOME novel, Bone Worship

The Cherokee County Public Library will be hosting a reception for Gaffney native, Elizabeth Eslami in honor of her first published, best selling novel, “Bone Worship”. More...

WHAT’S UP

Blacksburg   Farmers' Market   More...

Sports

Gaffney travels to Clemson for 7-on-7 tourney Saturday

Newly-hired interim Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones will hit the ground running.   Jones and about 25 players will participate in Saturday’s Clemson University 7- on-7 Passing Tournament. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Kaleb Earls Age: 17 Position: Pitcher/Outfielder School: Blacksburg High School High School Stats: .377 batting average Hobbies: Playing Playstation 3 Favorite Food: Steak and cheese fries Most More...

THE PROPER TECHNIQUE

Photo by LARRY HILLIARD THE PROPER TECHNIQUE - Gaffney coach Jarvis Littlejohn demonstrates a technique to the campers who took part in the NFL sponsored camp at Gaffney High this week. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

On a recent trip to El Paso, Texas, Pam and Chris Ford visited their son and daughter-in-law, Michael and April Quinn. Michael is stationed at Ft. Bliss, where he is a PFC in the U.S. Army. More...

THEIR VIEW

A big upturn in employment just isn’t happening this year

President Barack Obama recently hailed a small drop in the national unemployment rate from 9.9 to 9.7 percent as evidence that the economy is “getting stronger.” But the small gain in this politically critical statistic was largely a flu More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Will BP mess mean death for Gulf Coast businesses?

While I wasn’t yet born when it happened, everyone who grew up in my old hometown was well aware of the Knox Mine Disaster.   More...

Judge rules Julia Phillips and her son will have to vacate Overbrook Drive home

A Gaffney woman currently serving house arrest in an Overbrook Drive home while she awaits trial on a murder charge will likely have to find somewhere else to live in the wake of a court-ordered eviction. More...

Sanders Bros. facing foreclosure

The Palmetto Bank initiated on Wednesday in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas foreclosure proceedings against Sanders Bros. and its loan guarantors, according to court documents.   The bank claims in its lawsuit that Sanders Bros. More...

Local brass hear nuclear plant project discussed

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) official said Thursday a decision on permitting the proposed Duke Energy William States Lee III nuclear station could come within the next couple of years. More...

Accountant: School district doesn’t have sales tax windfall

A Gaffney accountant determined Thursday the Cherokee County School District does not have a multimillion sales tax windfall it can use to balance a $56 million school budget approved earlier this week.   More...

Local News

Auton announces candidacy for District 7 School Board of Trustees

Too often, we assume that everyone is like us. Honest people naturally expect honesty, until we fall prey to those who are not like us. More...

Tuesday thunderstorms keep fire departments busy

Power lines downed, trees uprooted and fires started

A Tuesday afternoon thunderstorm that tore through parts of Cherokee County brought down numerous trees and power lines, and even sparked several small tree and brush fires. More...

SUMMER MEALS

SUMMER MEALS — Mary Bramlett Elementary cafeteria workers prepared 600 meals Monday to be served at 12 community sites involved in the district's summer meal program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alberta Jones Holland

Alberta Ramsey Holland, 94 of Seneca, passed away Monday June 14, at Peachtree Healthcare Center in Gaffney.   She was a lifelong native of Seneca and Oconee County. More...

Shirley Graddy

Shirley Elaine Ross Graddy was born on January 31, 1939, to Evell and Winnie Mae Howell Ross.   She was the youngest of five girls; three sisters preceded her in death. More...

Cindy Darlene Davidson

Ms. Cindy Darlene Davidson, 45, of Connecticut Village, Apt. 19, passed Thursday morning, June 17, 2010, at 1:15 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg.   Born Dec. More...

Other News

Mineral deposits in Afghanistan estimated to be worth up to $3 trillion

KABUL, Afghanistan   AP) — Afghanistan is gearing up to award contracts to mine one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits buried in a peaceful province of the nation that has at least $3 trillion in untapped minerals, the countr More...

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