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Limestone students move into new $2.6 million dorm

More than 60 Limestone College students moved into a new residential hall Sunday afternoon ahead of a winter storm forecast.  More...

Store clerks get ticketed

While the overall failure rate wasn’t immediately known Friday in the wake of a Thursday night undercover operation to conduct compliance checks of tobacco and alcohol sales at local stores, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office released i More...

LifeStyles

Couple exchange vows at Grassy Pond Church

Rebecca Dawn Robbs and Jason Lawrence Panther, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. The 3 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Martin Lesley Hogg. More...

Bahan – Farish

MARION – Dr. and Mrs. More...

Five Generations

Representing five generations of the Borders family are Catherine, Michael, Chris, Maranda and Emalee. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Pennington

Betty Jean Mullinax Pennington, 65, of 114 Niles Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.  More...

Mae Nold

Mary “Mae” Little Nold, 73, of 254 Chestnut Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Carolyn Roark

BLACKSBURG – Carolyn Elizabeth Pennington Roark, 75, formerly of 402 West Pine Street, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, SC. More...

Ledger Closed, Storm continues

The Gaffney Ledger office is closed today, as are numerous other businesses, schools and government offices. Up to 8 inches of snow has been reported in parts of Cherokee County. More...

County braces for winter storm

A winter storm expected to strike Sunday night placed the opening of county schools in jeopardy and prompted county and Upstate residents to lay in extra supplies of food, fuel and other staples.  More...

LENDING A HELPING HAND, ER, BRUSH

Members of Limestone Presbyterian Church and employees of Starbucks spent several hours Saturday painting the interior of a Habitat for Humanity house now under construction on Hope Avenue. More...

Local News

Permit fees request in spotlight at council meeting

Although it’s downright frigid outside, things may heat up inside Gaffney City Hall today (Monday) when council takes up a request from the county to waive the permit fees for the proposed county administration building.  More...

Fields will lead ‘Morgan’s March’ reenactment for sixth straight year

Although he will turn 80 this year, George Fields will brave the cold this weekend to help local residents learn about the historic march which led to the decisive Battle of Cowpens victory in Cherokee County.  More...

Meeting sparsely attended

State cuts are making it hard for one county foster parent to care for her special needs child.  The mother dominated the discussion at last Monday’s Cherokee County Legislative Delegation meeting. More...

Sports

Huff to coach all stars

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff has been chosen as head coach for the North team at the North-South All-Star Basketball Game on March 19 at North Myrtle Beach High School.  Huff, who has won five state championships, recently earned his More...

Smith sparks jayvees to win

The Gaffney junior varsity boys team improved to 6-1 with a 66-31 victory over Union County on Thursday.  Tee Smith led the way with 15 points, while Kerry Williams had 14 and Tomaine Logan added 11.   More...

Closer than expected

Some guys, they miss some time at work, and it goes unnoticed.  Gaffney point guard Dershawn Dawkins isn’t one of those guys.  Dawkins’ minutes were cut back because of an ailing arch and the Union County Yellow Jackets took adv More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Cherokee County Republican Women attended the fall board meeting of the National Federation of Republican Women in Charleston and took The Ledger with them. Pictured are Brenda Neal, Ruby Starnes, club president Wanda Beach and Bethany Nichols.  More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Being prepared is essential   It must be embarrassing for an airline pilot to have to ask directions, especially in a hotel corridor. But that’s exactly what happened.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey doc, can you fix this thumb for me?

I’m not really mechanically inclined.  I have a lot of power tools and other kinds of gadgets that your usual handyman type would own, but I’m not exactly proficient with them.  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?