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ENJOYING THE LUAU –

  ENJOYING THE LUAU – Jimmy and Dee Randolph were among the hundreds of people who attended last month's luau benefiting Meals on Wheels. More...

Take advantage of autumn’s bounty

Apples are at home in desserts or as companion to meats

Cool autumn days inspire us to take advantage of the season’s bounty. A visit to an apple orchard, a food festival or farmer’s market is a wonderful family outing and provides the freshest produce available. More...

Peachtree will host ‘Fun Day’ Sept. 18

Peachtree Centre will have its 13th annual Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.   Highlights of the day include live music, a moonwalk, slides, a petting zoo with Aaron Guyton, and face painting. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrew High

Andrew Furman High, 70, of 610 Oak Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. More...

Jon “Bostyn” Shelton

Jon “Bostyn” Shelton, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   He was the son of Jessica Lynn Shelton of Gaffney.   More...

“Ledger” Luke Shelton

“Ledger” Luke Shelton, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   He was the son of Jessica Lynn Shelton of Gaffney.   More...

State News

READERS ON THE ROAD

This summer Kiera Davis and Maya Ferguson enjoyed a trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Other News

August retail sales increase .4 percent, biggest gain since March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales rose in August by the largest amount in five months, adding to evidence that a late spring economic swoon was temporary and not the start of another recession. More...

Business leaders see bright future for U.S. economy

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — Some of the biggest names in business said Monday that they see a bright future for the economy, with famed investor Warren Buffett declaring the country and world will not fall back into the grips of the recession. More...

Teacher’s suit could affect all school districts

A former teacher’s lawsuit against ex-Cherokee County school superintendent Dr. Bill James could have an impact on how school districts handle the non-renewal of teacher contracts in the future.   More...

Owner of burned building has until Nov. 1 to complete cleanup

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor can’t emphasize enough the city is closely monitoring the cleanup of the Sco-Mar Textile Outlet damaged by fire more than a year ago. More...

Local News

Chamber retreat gets underway Thursday

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Director Kayla Robbs promises members who attend this week’s annual 3-day retreat will leave Myrtle Beach with more than a tan. More...

Super’s contract signed, but still needs board approval

Beyond a monthly $11,500 salary, many details are left openended regarding the employment contract of interim Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor.   More...

SAT scores up, but still below average

This year’s Gaffney and Blacksburg High senior classes left school with higher SAT scores, but continue to lag behind their peers on a state and national level.   More...

Sports

Time to beat the Rebels

Let’s dispense with the coachspeak.   No, it’s not a disgrace to lose to Byrnes - regarded as one of the top programs not only in the state, but the country. More...

Legion A.D. hopes to renovate baseball park

Jerry Wallace has accomplished much during his long and successful tenure as American Legion Post 109 athletic director. However, there is still one goal yet to be reached: Hosting a state or regional tournament. More...

Lady Indians salvage night with win over Broome

After losses to highlyregarded Boiling Springs and Spartanburg Christian, the Gaffney volleyball team salvaged the tri-match with a hard-fought, 2-1, win over Broome on Monday.   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Consider this an appeal to give trustees a chance

For more than 20 years I have been involved in covering the news of Cherokee County. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Let’s at least get the facts straight and the names right

President Barack Obama boldly proclaims, “The buck stops here!” But, whenever his policies are criticized, he acts as if the buck stopped with George W. Bush.   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?