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Church offers college students cup o’ joe and wi-fi connection

Nothing ever replaces the comforts and familiarity that one’s hometown can bring. More...

Council picks architect for new county facility

Agnew Rincon Architects will likely design the county’s new $10 million administration complex project — that is if council likes what it hears during a follow up interview, which could take place as early as next week.   More...

LifeStyles

Five GHS senior class beauties vie for 2010 Homecoming Queen

Crowning will highlight halftime festivities at Friday’s football game

Five Gaffney High School beauties have been selected for the 2010-2011 senior class Homecoming Court, and one will be crowned queen Friday evening. However, her identity will be kept secret until half-time ceremonies of the Gaffney-Clover game. More...

Kings Mountain hosts 230th anniversary celebration

Commemoration ceremony is set for Thursday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m.

BLACKSBURG – The Backcountry Militia will recreate the activities of an 18th century military encampment as part of the activities commemorating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain at Kings Mountain National Military Park. More...

Historic Ghost Walk returns Oct. 28-29

The Historic Ghost Walk, presented by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc., will return this fall on Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Oscar Moore

Oscar Arnold Moore, Jr., 75, of 105 Hampton Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Mae Stokes

GROVER, N.C. – Mae Helen Whiten Stokes, 84, of 212 Linden St., passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Kings Mountain Hospital. More...

Evalina Thrift

SPARTANBURG – Evalina Millwood Thrift, 93, formerly of 3061 Cannons Campground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Other News

Rescued snake had diameter of Frisbee

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Firefighters often have to rescue people from burning homes, sometimes even a dog or cat. More...

School ‘super’ candidates debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The two nominees vying to lead South Carolina’s public schools debated Monday night on tax credits for private school tuition, early childhood education and how to improve graduation rates. More...

WANTED

Have you seen this man?

The Gaffney Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man.   More...

’Tis the season to get your shot

Like a gift yet to be torn into by a child on Christmas morning, the fall season annually brings with it a cornucopia of welcome surprises, ranging from the return of students to schools nationwide and the beginning of a new football season to the s More...

Trucking company, victim’s family agree to settle lawsuit for $850,000

Lawyers for a Gaffney-based trucking company and the estate of a Chester County man killed in a car crash agreed to an $850,000 settlement in a four-yearold lawsuit Monday in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas.   More...

HE’S IN THE MONEY

As Shakespeare once said, “The tie-breaker's the thing.”   OK, maybe he didn't say that .... but WE are.   And the tie-breaker WAS INDEED the thing for Olin D. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 A $30,000 piece of surveying equipment was reported stolen from a site on Interstate 85 in Blacksburg on Oct. 1. More...

Residents receive tax notices

How appropriate — those scary property tax notices are mailed the same month as Halloween. More...

74 percent of county students fail history exam

“We need to address our curriculum and make sure our teachers are teaching the right things.”

Cherokee County students had much better luck with solving algebra equations this year than answering questions about U.S. history in end-of-course exam results released Tuesday morning.   More...

Sports

Defending state champions release schedule

Gaffney High School’s 2010-2011 men's basketball schedule was released this week and it is highlighted by another invitation to the Upward Classic Tournament at Dorman High School and two region games with rival Spartanburg.   More...

ON THE INDIANS: Coach Jones still not satisfied with running game

Running game yet to find its legs

The Gaffney running game was an area of concern coming into the season and nothing in the first six games has eased those concerns. As a result, the coaching staff is considering some minor changes on offense.   More...

BRIEFS

Saints hire   Bruin standout   Limestone College and Head Softball Coach Jimmy Martin have announced the hiring of UCLA standout Amanda Kamekona as assistant softball coach.   More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Who are these guys?

I’m willing to bet good money (where’d that expression come from?) that 99 percent of you reading this don’t know a thing about Mick Zais or Frank Holleman.   Who, you ask? More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Chaplain Carroll and Faith Hutcheson recently spent two weeks in Europe visiting select sites in Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. More...

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