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3 GENERATIONS OF INDIAN FANS

Ray, Travis and Jeffrey Head were on hand last Friday night to cheer the Gaffney Indians to victory over the Greenville Red Raiders. More...

American Red Cross blood drive will be held Oct. 3 at Big Lots

The Cherokee County Service Center of the Piedmont Chapter American Red Cross will have a blood drive on Sunday, Oct. 3, in Gaffney and the community is invited to participate. The blood drive will be at Big Lots, 1329 W. More...

‘Jewelry Party for Paws’ will benefit Humane Society of Cherokee County

Event will be Oct. 4 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The Humane Society of Cherokee County invites the entire community to come to a Jewelry Party for Paws on Monday, Oct. 4. This unusual fundraising event will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Floyd Baker Boulevard from 5:30-8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

O.C. Blackwood

Oscar Chapman “O.C.” Blackwood, 88, of 308 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Smith Phayer Hospice House in Landrum.   More...

Edward W. Humphries

Edward William Humphries, 49, of 234 Ross St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at his residence.   Born in Gaffney, Mr. More...

Connie Duckett

CHESNEE – Connie Ruth Parris Duckett, 68, of 763 Island Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.   More...

National News

No more loud commercials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law. More...

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Gaffney Fire Department will be setting structures ablaze this weekend

Some major construction activity was going on this week in the Gaffney Fire Department, though the construction work might not necessarily be up to code and it isn’t expected to last very long.   More...

Riddle lawyer counter punches

Legal sparring between attorneys involved in the pending re-trial of a 25-yearold murder case continued this week when defense lawyers for Ernest Riddle filed a motion to have one of the prosecutors removed from the case.   More...

Local News

Local schools plan observance of American Education Week

The Cherokee County School District will observe American Education Week on November 14-20. More...

Mary Bramlett Beta Club sponsoring holiday fair

Mary Bramlett Elementary School’s Beta Club will be hosting its first Beta Bears Holiday Fair inside the school’s gymnasium and cafeteria on Friday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. More...

Iron City Pools & Spas breaks ground on $230,000 facility

Business started in 1974 by Bud and Dianne Bolton

Iron City Pools & Spas held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate the construction of a new $230,000 store in Cherokee County.   More...

Sports

GRAB -

Rather than running his mouth, Blacksburg’s Nick Hames would rather let his play do the talking

Nick Hames knows there are limited opportunities to catch the ball in the run-oriented offense favored by Blacksburg.   More...

Wildcats look to start region slate with win

A big rushing effort by Chase Hames and an opportunistic defense has been the winning formula for Blacksburg in a three game winning streak.   More...

LIMESTONE SPORTS

Limestone men's golf shoots tournament record to win Tusculum Fall Classic

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Limestone College men's golf team shot a tournament record nineunder par as it won the Tusculum Fall Classic Sept. 28 at the Links Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn.   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey press room guy, does this taste spoiled to you?

On those rare occasions that I get to watch cable or satellite television, since I’m currently having to make do with “rabbit ears” and free TV, there really are only a few channels that catch my attention.   More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Willie and Diannah Ellis are shown here during a trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Sept. 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?