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Woman pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A 38-year-old Gaffney woman facing a murder charge for a fatal 2008 shooting incident pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Cherokee County Court of General Sessions to the charge of voluntary manslaughter.  Sentencing for Wanda Denise Brown, forme More...

LifeStyles

Dr. Edward McAbee honored for 49 years of service at Northside Baptist Church

Sen. Peeler presents pastor state’s highest civilian award – Order of the Palmetto

Northside Baptist Church celebrated the 49th anniversary of Dr. Edward McAbee as its pastor with a special service on Sunday, April 17, during the morning worship hour.  Dr. More...

Brother/sister from Gaffney complete 6.2-mile Cooper River Bridge Run

Ronnie Downey and his sister, Linda George, teamed up to walk the 6.2-mile Cooper River Bridge Run. Linda said she calls her brother her drill sergeant. "He made me train hard, but after walking the race, I understood why. More...

EASTER FUN –

Peachtree Centre residents enjoyed dyeing Easter eggs recently with the residents and staff creating approximately four dozen lovely pastel eggs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nannie Arvenia Perry Wyatt

COWPENS – Nannie Arvenia Perry Wyatt, 84, of Old Georgia Highway, Cowpens, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Wyatt was born Feb. More...

Thelma Segars

Thelma Ruth Painter Segars, 66, formerly of 126 Coyle Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Brookview HealthCare. More...

Sara Henderson Wyatt

Sara Henderson Wyatt, 67, of 131 Marietta Road, Apt. 140A, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at her home. Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Wyatt was the widow of James Clyde Wyatt and daughter of the late John and Clara Mae Williams Henderson. More...

Taylor stays

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor said he is staying one more year to build on the progress the school district has made in his eight months here. More...

Man charged with attempted murder

The Gaffney Police Department served two arrest warrants April 20 against a 20-year-old city man charged with two counts of attempted murder for an April 14 shooting incident. More...

Stories swirling regarding Dr. Taylor’s future

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. More...

Walker was replaced in Union Co. before taking job here

New district administrator Joe Walker was replaced as Union County High School principal last week shortly before taking a new job supervising secondary principals in Cherokee County.  The Union County School District announced last week Floyd L More...

Local News

Rabies vaccination clinics will be held this week in locations around county

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control has joined forces with local veterinarians to help residents protect their pets, and themselves, against rabies by sponsoring vaccinations clinics in locations around the county this week.  More...

Budding designers

Green thumbs are becoming a common sight for local Boys and Girls club members learning how to grow their own plants.  Nice weather Thursday afternoon allowed Boys and Girls club members to begin planting a garden at Kings Mountain National Mili More...

Sports

River Hills Country Club in Clover

Indians looking for third straight region title

As Gaffney High golf coach Josh Caggiano sees it the first 18 holes will be key at today’s Region III-4A tournament at River Hills in Clover.  A good start by the heavilyfavored Indians would tamp down any expectations of an upset.  & More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league sign up begins The Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League has begun its sign-up period for this season. Youths can register to play at SageSports or by attending the team camps each Saturday at B.D. Lee Elementary School. More...

SCHEDULE

Today  High School Softball  Gaffney vs. Rock Hill. 6 p.m.  High School Golf  Gaffney at Region III-4A Tournament at River Hills in Clover. 9 a.m.   Tuesday  High School Baseball  Blacksburg vs. More...

Columns

This exhibit rocks

I read somewhere that babies have an innate love of music. I’m not a researcher of music or babies, but that seems to make sense to me. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I raised my Vienna sausage can in a toast

I raised my Vienna sausage can in a toast OK, I ain’t cultured. I don’t know what wines go with what meats, I don’t own a tuxedo and there ain’t enough money in North America to get me to sit through a ballet or opera. More...

Other News

Preschool registration set for April 25-29

Cherokee County schools will hold preschool registration on April 25-29. Your child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011, to register for five-year-old kindergarten. Your child must be 4- years-old on or before Sept. More...

Covington named Duke TIP Scholar

Ewing Middle student Taylor Covington participated in the 2010-2011 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search.  Duke TIP is dedicated to identifying academically talented students and providing them with innov More...

Students show creative solution to bullies

Bullying comes full circle in a creative problem solving exercise by six B.D. Lee Elementary students.  Their Odyssey of the Mind team won second place in their division in the state finals on March 19 at Keenan High School in Columbia.  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?