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Victim left paralyzed from waist down

Brothers sentenced in shooting case

A 20-year-old Union man didn’t dispute a single thing his victim said Monday in Cherokee County Court.  “Everything he said was true,” James Dawkins told Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes before Dawkins was sentenced to 20 years i More...

Crash involving police car sends five to hospital

A Gaffney police officer is temporarily off duty recuperating from injuries suffered in a Friday night wreck on Beech Street.  More...

LifeStyles

‘Wizard of Oz’ set for 7-day run

The Wizard of Oz, an adaptation of the book and motion picture version of the Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum, opens Thursday, March 17, for a seven-day run at the Gaffney Little Theatre, 131 E. Robinson St.. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news   Midway Baptist Church will have Baptist Men’s Day on Sunday, March 20, during the 11 a.m. worship hour. Special guest speaker will be Eddie Pettit, manager of R.A. Camp McCall.  More...

Buford Street UMC begins seminar on death tonight

Death is a subject many would like to avoid even in thought or conversation. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Wilkins

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

Alice Turney

Alice Grant Turney, 70, of 607 Anthony Street, passed away March 13, 2011.  She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Gaffney. She entered the kingdom of heaven to be greeted by her parents, the late Carl Grant, Sr. More...

Irene Wyatt

Irene Waldrop Wyatt, 73, of 1369 Old Post Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Bobby and Diane Duncan took The Ledger on vacation to Gatlinburg, Tenn., with friends, Danny and Sherry Wright. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Limiting government

I share with my constituents in the belief that we should limit the size of government. That means letting people spend their own hard-earned dollars and ensuring government serves the people by getting out of our way.  More...

CODY SOSSAMON

Taking the latest step in newspaper production

I just learned something. The first newspaper was published in 59 BC in Rome. It was named the Acta Diurna (Daily Acts). More...

Arrest made in double homicide - Free Access

The Gaffney Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon a major breakthrough in its investigation of a Jan. 19 double homicide on West Buford Street with the arrest of a 22-year-old Gaffney man. More...

Duke seeks approval to pass on costs

Wants to spend up $459 million

Duke Energy Corp.'s top executive urged regulators Tuesday to allow it to keep laying groundwork for a potential new $11 billion nuclear plant in Cherokee County. More...

THE NUCLEAR QUESTION

Japan struggles with crisis; Duke Energy seeks permission to spend more on local project

Following the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979, licenses for new nuclear plants were put on hold for 30 years.  Could that scenario be repeated in the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis?  Duke Energy and local officials hope not More...

Local News

651 teachers get new contracts

The Cherokee County School Board on Monday approved contracts for 651 teachers for the 2011-2012 school year.  While no staffing cuts are planned, interim Superintendent Dr. More...

POLICE REPORTS

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reported several acts of vandalism and malicious damage in recent days.  Between 4 p.m. March 10 and 1 p.m. More...

Two sent to prison on crack charges

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison while a 30-year-old man was sentenced to four years in unrelated crack trafficking cases heard in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Monday.  More...

Sports

North-South All-Star Game 2 p.m. Saturday

Huff returns to court at all-star game

Gaffney High basketball coach Mark Huff will be back on the court this weekend as head coach of an all-star team.  Huff will coach the North team in the North-South All-Star Game at North Myrtle Beach High School on Saturday. More...

Summer league basketball sign-up

ATTENTION PARENTS: Does your child need something productive to do for the summer? Well, summer league basketball is here. All you have to do is sign your child up. The cost is $40 per child. More...

Alumni hoop game in works

Xposure Sports LLC will be sponsoring the first annual GHS Old School vs New School scholarship basketball game.  Former Gaffney players 25 years and older will play against standout players 19 to 24 years old.  If you are interested in par More...

Letters

Willing to help when the community is in need

Dear Editor:  The devastating fire that destroyed the Cherokee Boarding House and displaced 33 families and children has led this community to do what it is well known for — bringing together people from all walks of life to help those in 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?