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New sheriff ready to focus on cold cases

While Steve Mueller has not officially taken office yet as Cherokee County’s new sheriff, he said on Wednesday that plans already are under way to start tackling one of his major campaign promises — a renewed look at cold cases.   More...

LifeStyles

Good luck for New Year’s game day

Black-eyed peas, salsa and cornbread form winning team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Superstitious or not, most Southerners like to start off the new year with black-eyed peas to ensure good luck during the coming year. More...

Blacksburg library hosts family movie afternoon

The Cherokee County Public Library in Blacksburg will host a Christmas family movie afternoon on Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 2:30-4:30 pm All ages are welcome and snacks will be served.   More...

Winners in MLK Jr. art, essay contest announced; will be honored Jan. 17

The Art and Essay Contest sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee has just announced first, second and third place winners in the 2011 contest recently conducted in the Cherokee County schools.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terry E. White

Terry Elaine Messer White, 64, of 308 Adams St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at her residence.   Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Robert V. Messer and Vearl Virginia Mathis Messer. More...

Robert Jones

Robert Glen Jones, 69, of Apt. 3E, Christopher Lynn Estates, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at his residence.   Born in W. More...

Grady Littlejohn

Service for Grady Charles Littlejohn, 59, of 400 Bonner Lake Road, Apt. A-4, will be held Friday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. Brackett, the Rev. Ron Williams, the Rev. Van Williams, the Rev. More...

Other News

Many famous names bid final goodbyes in 2010

Policial world lost Alexander Haig, Elizabeth Edwards; entertainment industry saw deaths of Eddie Fisher, Tony Curtis One helped drop an atomic bomb on Japan during World War II. More...

Cops seize 14.4 ounces of marijuana

A Holmes Street man was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and breaking arrest after he allegedly ran from Gaffney Police with nearly a pound of marijuana stuffed down his pants.   More...

Upstate loses textile giant

Roger Milliken, one of the last in the tradition of great industrialists who built America’s manufacturing success, passed away Thursday at the age of 95.   His five children issued the following statement:   More...

FANCY BOX —

FANCY BOX — Rich Ponder used his digital photography skills to design a new look for this Gaffney Ledger paper box at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill. More...

Local News

Operation Get Fit, Part 2

Believe it or not, the holiday season does in fact yield unwanted gifts. More...

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Bailey’s Fish Camp owners plan to rebuild

Owners plan to rebuild Bailey’s Fish Camp in Blacksburg and hope the popular eatery can open for business later this spring. More...

Sports

WESTLANE BOWLING SCORES

SATURDAY MORNING YOUTH LEAGUE   Girls 178 - Jessica Osment 168 - Breanna Hames   152 - Jalea Thomas   Boys 215 - Cameorn Wallace   209 - Eric Osment 200 - JoJo Littlejohn   HIGH SERIES   Girls   More...

RICE QUESTIONABLE FOR VIKINGS’ SEASON FINALE

Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver and Gaffney product Sidney Rice was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Detroit after suffering a concussion in the team's 24-14 win Tuesday at Philadelphia. More...

LIVING ON A PRAYER

Peak delivers in clutch for Gaffney, the freshman’s tip-in at buzzer in overtime lifting Indians to Upward Classic title

The book detailing L.J. Peak’s career at Gaffney may be in its opening chapters, but the freshman sensation definitely added a few pages Thursday night in the Upward Classic championship game at Dorman High School.   More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Is a bond crisis inevitable?

With Christmas shoppers out in force and the stock market surging to a two-year high, talk is spreading that the long-awaited recovery is at hand.   More...

SCOTT POWELL

Fitness sometimes means jumping through fire

Spontaneity is my evil twin when it comes to making plans each year.   It’s not yet 2011, and I have already made a decision I might live to regret.   The sequence of events started innocently enough.   More...

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