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Gov. Haley to address Chamber gathering

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has received confirmation that the speaker for its annual dinner meeting will be South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.  The Chamber said it was through the efforts of Rep. More...

LifeStyles

New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schoolchildren would have to hold the fries — and pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables — on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches.  More...

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WAITING ON TABLES –

During the holiday season, Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church entertained its senior citizens with a luncheon in the family life center. The Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack L. Brown

Jack Lipscomb Brown, 89, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.  Mr. Brown was born in Gaffney on April 23, 1921, the son of the late Robert Vernon Brown and the late Reba Jones Brown. More...

Nesbitt J. Parker

Nesbitt James Parker, 86, formerly of Christopher Lynn Estates, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. More...

Arthur Peeler

Arthur D. Peeler, 71, of Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of Joyce Turner Peeler and son of the late Arthur J. More...

Letters

Pastors’ prayer luncheon rescheduled

To all pastors and spiritual leaders in Cherokee County:  The Cherokee County Pastors’ Prayer Lunch scheduled for this Wednesday (Jan. 12) was postponed due to the treacherous road conditions in many parts of the county. More...

GHS basketball Wednesday

 The Gaffney High School basketball teams (girls jv, girls' varsity and boys varsity) will play at Rock Hill Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The games are rescheduled from last week.  More...

SANCTITY OF LIFE DISPLAY

Elizabeth Nichols places blue and pink flags Friday afternoon on the lawn outside St. Paul's Lutheran Church. More...

Students will have to make up 4 days wiped out by snow

Cherokee County School District employees started this year off lighter in the wallets while students will have to make up four days missed because of last week’s snowstorm.  Students return to school Tuesday for the first time in a month More...

Snow, ice push court cases back

Last week’s snowstorm didn’t just disrupt school and work schedules.  For people with a date in local courtrooms, from plaintiffs and defendants to prospective jurors alike, the snowstorm also resulted in more than a thousand delayed More...

Local News

Spencer hopeful fees agreement possible

Using his experience on council as a reference, new Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said governmental bodies typically forward requests to committees for one of two reasons: to discuss the issue further or to let it die.  In the cas More...

Local church’s ministry providing food for body and soul

There is more than one way for Christians to show God’s love.  An array of different methods have been used by Restoration Church of Gaffney Pastor Joey Turner in accomplishing this, doing things ranging from hosting Easter egg hunts to de More...

Expect a jump in utility bill after recent cold spell

Sometimes looking ahead is not necessarily a bad thing, particularly in the case of the Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) with the local utility service provider staying at the ready should instances beyond its control occur.  More...

Sports

Foul Play!

Gaffney’s Mark Huff has coached for two decades but readily admitted he witnessed a first Saturday at Lancaster.  More than likely, 99.9 percent of the fans who packed the Lancaster High School gymnasium did as well.  More...

Tate seals Lady Indians’ win with key free throws

The Gaffney Lady Indians continue to open eyes this season.  After squandering a 17-point lead, Gaffney held on to beat Lancaster, 39-38, on Saturday.  Gaffney, winners of four games in a row, are 1-0 in the region.  “This was a More...

Shooting woes doom Wildcats

Blacksburg boys basketball coach Travis Miller expected some shots to clank off the rim given the long layoff between games.  But he didn’t expect all those misses to come at the free throw line.  Blacksburg made just 9 of 29 free thr More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Why I don’t play golf when it’s cold

There was a time when Old Man Winter could do little to deter me from heading to the golf course.  It didn’t matter how cold it was, I was out there.  Here’s a typical telephone conversation between me and my golfing partner on More...

WHEN IN ROME...

Have you left the house recently?

I am a homebody. I like being a hermit — a social hermit — but a hermit nonetheless. I understand the irony of this declaration as I am also a writer of a column that explores and celebrates Cherokee County and all it has to offer. 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?