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Fearless guys trade white coats and suits for sequins and heels

Womanless beauty pageant benefits March of Dimes

Newsmen, doctors and a sheriff will show a different side of their personalities Friday, March 25, in a womanless beauty pageant in Gaffney High School Auditorium. The night of fun gets underway at 7. More...

WHAT’S UP

Pampered Like A Princess

Cherokee County girls who want to attend their high school prom but lack the financial resources to purchase a dress have a Fairy Godmother working on their behalf this Friday. More...

BIRTH

Kiersten Nicole Lovingood

Danny Wayne Lovingood and Megan Nicole Terwilliger Lovingood announce the birth of their daughter, Kiersten Nicole, on Feb. 27, 2011, weighing 7 lbs. .25 ozs.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Wilkins

Margaret Wilkins, 88, of 202 Chandler Drive, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Minnie Bagwell

Minnie Estelle Womick Bagwell, 82, of 137 Kraft Road, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Pacolet, she was the widow of Walter Bagwell Jr. More...

Elzy Corry Sr.

BLACKSBURG – Elzy Corry Sr., 80, of 600 Seven Springs Road, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at his home.  Widower of Barbara Tate Corry, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Melrose and Fannie Watts Corry.  More...

BOARDING HOUSE FIRE INVESTIGATION

Chief needs your photos, videos

Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis is hoping that bystanders will be able to help investigators answer key questions about a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed the Cherokee Boarding House and left 33 people homeless.  Anyone who snapped photos o More...

Boeing selects local company

Maybe officials with J.I.T. Manufacturing didn’t pop any corks but the news that the Cherokee County-based company had been selected as a new supplier for aerospace giant Boeing was sure reason to celebrate.  More...

Local News

GAFFNEY ROTARY CLUB GIFT

The Gaffney Rotary Club recently presented a gift of $500 to the Cherokee County Boys & Girls Club. More...

A fresh focus on Social Security in budget debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON — In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to rein in?  More...

Irishfest set for Friday

The City of Gaffney is partnering with the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) to present Irishfest 2011. The event will be held Friday, March 18, from 6 until 9 p.m. More...

Sports

NCAA Division II Southeast Regional

Queens edges Saints - again

Junior forward Jarrell Douglass scored 18 points and played all 40 minutes but it was not enough as Limestone (23-7, 14-4 CC) dropped a 70-67 decision to Queens (21-7, 16-2) in an NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament First-Round game Sa More...

Wright, Mata propel Indians past Rock Hill

The Gaffney High baseball team rode the tried and true combination of strong starting pitching and timely hitting to a 10-1 win over visiting Rock Hill in its region opener Friday.  In his first start of the year, Michael Wright allowed just fiv More...

Blacksburg loses region game and first baseman

The Blacksburg High baseball team suffered an 8-4, nineinning loss to Greenville Charter on Friday. More...

Columns

WHEN IN ROME...

In went dull rough rocks; out came smooth, shiny stones

My grandmother is a pack rat — or rather was a pack rat.  More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

On your next trip out of town, take a copy of The Ledger along and send a picture of yourself or your group reading the newspaper to: cody@gaffneyledger.com. Please make sure your photo is clear and will reproduce well in the newspaper. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Fat and entertained

Let us pause now to reflect on the sacrifices and all the hard work of the many brilliant individuals who have devoted much of their time and effort and personal spending money into coming up with the modern conveniences and gizmos to which we owe mu 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?