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VA Office reopens day after shooting

Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries was discharged from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center early Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after he was rushed for treatment of accidental gunshot wounds he suffered inside his office More...

SCHP charges tractor operator with felony DUI

A Cowpens man was charged with felony driving under the influence following the July 10 wreck of a tractor on Crenshaw Road.   According to Cpl. More...

LifeStyles

Megan Coggins, Blacksburg’s Junior Miss, will compete July 16-17 for state crown

Megan Irene Coggins of Blacksburg, sponsored by the Blacksburg Women's Club, will be participating in the 2011 South Carolina's Junior Miss this weekend.   More...

VOTE FOR MICKEY

Polls will be open until July 31 to cast your ballot for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels' volunteer Mickey Harmon (center) in the Meals on Wheels Association of America's American Volunteer contest. More...

Sossamon – Howell

Cody and Sherry Sossamon of Gaffney and Lissa Sossamon of Greenville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katharine Elizabeth, to Jonathan Kyle Howell of Mt. Pleasant.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Lee Spencer

LANDRUM –Bobby Lee Spencer, 80, of 410 Belue Mill Road, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Smith Phayer Hospice House.   A native of Gaffney, he was the son of the late Roy and Rebecca Putnam Spencer and husband of   Opal F. More...

Judy Hill

Judy Rebecca Goforth Hill, 67, of 201 Columbus Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 12, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Gerald Dean “Cleo” Whelchel

Gerald Dean “Cleo” Whelchel, 70, of 363 Roundtree Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at his residence. More...

Columns

Hey tourist guy, I think your car is on fire

I have just returned from a vacation in Italy with 13 friends and family and what a trip it was!   More...

School board authorizes spending up to $10,000 on special audit

The Cherokee County School District will spend a maximum of $10,000 on an audit to assist attorneys with legal work for the school district.  The school board met in closed session Tuesday afternoon to receive legal information from attorn More...

DRIVER TICKETED

A Coca-Cola truck crashed on Highway 18 early Monday afternoon, resulting in a ticket for the driver.   More...

Festival gets off to sweet start Thursday

Peach desserts, barbecue and beach music will be on the menu for this weekend’s South Carolina Peach Festival.   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 A flat screen television was reported stolen from a Love Springs Road home July 10.   According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone gained entry to a home in the 2500 block between 9:15 a.m. More...

City streets will be the scene of ‘Friday Night Fights’

Beginning later this month, several downtown Gaffney streets will be roped off for a night of racing.   For a region rich in motor sports history, organizers are hoping the “NASCAR of Cycling” will be a perfect fit here.   More...

Absentee voting for August 10 election now open

Absentee voting for the August 10 Gaffney City, Blacksburg City, BPW and School Board elections is open in the Voter Registration Office. More...

Sports

Smith – Lattimore

Ronethe Smith of Gaffney and Eric Rashad Lattimore of Greensboro, N.C., will be married August 21 in Gaffney. More...

GETTING A RUNNING START

Baseball is often a game of redemption where goats can turn into heroes in a matter of minutes.   More...

A PRESIDENTIAL PITCH

A PRESIDENTIAL PITCH — Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin threw out the first pitch July 8 at a Forest City Owls baseball game. Forest City plays in the Coastal Plains League, a summer college wooden bat league. More...

Letters

GAFFNEY LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lee Camp, Karen Persad, Seth Camp and Nicholai Ramnarine visited Trinidad and Tobago during the Fourth of July week and took along The Ledger. More...

Other News

VENICE

There is no city in the world like Venice. Its streets are canals. All transportation is by boat or foot. And it's two cities in one. Tourists crowd the shop-lined alleyways and attractions such as St. 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?