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County spiritual leaders convene to discuss Community Indicators Project

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Gaffney Ledger will be providing in-depth coverage of developments involving the Cherokee Community Indicators Project as they occur. More...

LifeStyles

AAUW will have February meeting inWinnie Davis Hall

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Monday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Dustin Foster (“D.J.”) Garrett II, representing the fifth generation of his family, is held by his great-great-grandmother, Doris H. Allison. More...

JaBria Byers captures 2011 Miss Cherokeean title

Class beauties also named at Feb. 5 pageant

JaBria Byers was crowned 2011 Miss Cherokeean at the conclusion of the 2011 Miss Cherokeean competition on Saturday, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Geneva Jenkins

BLACKSBURG – Geneva Moss Jenkins, 93, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Feb. 6, 2011.  More...

Eugene Smith Jr.

Eugene Smith Jr., 39, of Greenville, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at his home. Son of Eugene Smith Sr. More...

Gene Addis

COWPENS – Billy Gene Addis, 70, of 704 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. More...

State News

State super advocates merit pay for teachers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina schools chief Mick Zais says teachers’ salaries should be based on their effectiveness in the classroom, not their seniority or post-graduate credentials.  More...

Stroupe dismissed from suit filed by former administrator

Days after reaching a $90,000 settlement with the district, former Cherokee County special education teacher Jenny Stroupe is no longer a defendant in a pending multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against several district administrators and school boa More...

Conditions are right for more snowfall

Guess winter has its mind made up ... and it’s not going to be pretty.  More...

Woman claims cash hidden by her late husband was stolen

A Gaffney Municipal Court judge found probable cause last Wednesday to forward a grand larceny charge against a Blacksburg man, accused of taking a large amount of cash from a South Limestone Street property, to General Sessions Court.  More...

Local News

Man stabbed; police charge suspect with attempted murder

A 22-year-old Gaffney man was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder in the wake of a stabbing incident that occurred Feb. 5 on East Floyd Baker Boulevard.  More...

THE BRITISH ARE COMING —

Gaffney Middle eighth grade student Caroline Bradley recently won an essay contest sponsored by the Daniel Morgan chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

City rejects county’s request to waive building permit fees

Council considering other ways to offer assistance

With three members of Cherokee County Council in attendance, Gaffney City Council on Monday rejected the county’s request to waive its permit fees for the new county adminstration building.  More...

Sports

Indians surge in second half to down Northwestern

The Gaffney Indians found themselves in a grinder of a game at Northwestern until head coach Mark Huff delivered a clear message at halftime - play harder. More...

Lady Indians overcome poor free-throw shooting to notch victory

The Northwestern Lady Trojans tried just about everything to slow down dynamic Gaffney point guard Shaquisha Dawkins. They tried a box and one. They tried a trapping defense to get the ball out of her hands. More...

Black nets 16 as Wildcats remain in playoff hunt

Two weeks ago, the Blacksburg boys basketball team was on the verge of vanishing from the playoff chase. Not anymore. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

No special gun rights for elected officials

We’re relieved that a bill that would have allowed state lawmakers and other elected and appointed officials to carry guns while on state business was voted down unanimously in a subcommittee vote. But that is not the end of the debate.  More...

CODY SOSSAMON

It’s not WHAT they did, it’s HOW they did it

I don’t have a problem with the school district settling a sexual harassment complaint with former teacher Jenny Stroupe.  I’m not much one for settling any complaints or lawsuits, but in this case — based on what I know &mdash More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Dodd-Frank: A Costly Way to ‘Help’

“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Ronald Reagan called those “the nine most terrifying words in the English language” — and with good reason. 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?