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City slapped with lawsuit over road project

A local businessman claims the City of Gaffney has placed road blocks — literally — in his way of starting a new auto repair and body shop business.   More...

VOTERS GO TO POLLS TUESDAY

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide races in three school board districts as well as a pair of municipal council contests.   More...

LifeStyles

Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo slides into first place at the 2010 National Cornbread Cook-Off

Cornbread muffins feature tangy sauce, small burgers, cheese and grilled onions

Lori Stephens of Hendersonville, Tenn., won the coveted cast iron skillet crown as grand prize winner of the 2010 National Cornbread Cook-Off with her Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo recipe. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news   More...

BIRTHS

Kadence Denae Thompson   Kanisha and Daniel Thompson of Boiling Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Kadence Denae, on July 27, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 15 ozs.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CHARLES BYERS

DARLINGTON – Charles Aubrey Byers, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, in a local hospital after a long illness.   More...

Lovelace Greene Jr.

AIKEN – Mr. Lovelace (LC.) Greene Jr., 79, beloved husband of Colleen Greene and son of the late Lovelace C. Greene Sr. More...

Carson R. Watson

SUMTER – Carson Reese Watson, 14, lost his battle with Diamond Black Fan Anemia after complications from a bone marrow transplant on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital.   More...

DUI verdict overturned because jury pool wasn’t large enough

Arguing that a court ruling substantially affects its ability to prosecute cases in Magistrate’s Court, the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office on Aug. More...

OLD-TIMEY ICE CREAM

North Carolina resident John Staton fires up a hit-and-miss engine Friday afternoon to make homemade ice cream to sell from his business, John's Ice Cream, over the weekend on Highway 11. (Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL) More...

Squirrel blamed for outage

Local utility boss Donnie Hardin turned a bit philosophical when he described the reason for Sunday’s brief power outage as ‘the nature of the beast.’   To be more precise, it’s the nature of the vermin.   More...

Local News

Orientation schedule for Cherokee County schools

Corinth Elementary   “Meet and Greet”   Thursday, August 12   3:00 – 6:00 Drop in to visit your teacher. More...

District 7 school board candidates respond to questions

EDITOR’S NOTE: The responses from candidates in districts 1 and 5 were published in the Friday, August 6 edition. Today, candidates for the District 7 trustee seat respond.   More...

City council race pits Smith against Smith

The surname of Smith is one of the few things the two candidates running for the District 3 Gaffney City Council seat seem to share.   More...

Sports

A PROMISING START

Offense scores TDs on first 3 series vs. Greer

Dan Jones was wide-eyed like a kid in the candy store after Friday’s scrimmage against Greer.   Not surprisingly, it was the play of one defender, in particular, that had the former defensive coordinator so giddy. More...

Observations

BURRIS BETTER - After running track last spring, quarterback DeEdward Burris may be even more elusive than last season. Burris always had the ability to make defenders miss but now he's a step faster and can outrun the swiftest of safeties.   More...

Babe Ruth state champs bow out after loss to S. Florida

The Cherokee Athletics Babe Ruth League state champs appeared on their way to a second straight win at the regional tournament. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Cancel those Dec. 22, 2012 dinner reservations

A group of learned individuals who are experts in matters of an environmental and cataclysmic nature have come up with a very significant conclusion.   According to their latest evaluation of global warming, we’re all, well, toast. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Render unto Caesar ...

In this eighth month of 2010, our country and world are in a cauldron of problems.   Yet, there are some things about which we can rejoice. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Howard and Betty Smiley read The Ledger while visiting 'Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii. More...

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