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City council expected to OK real estate deal

At the behest of its Building and Grounds Committee, Gaffney City Council is expected today to approve the purchase of a 3-acre site from the county. The city plans to construct a park on the land. More...

LifeStyles

PIGSKIN PRIZE –

Terry Dennis (left), executive director of Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, and Dean Ross (right), MOW's board member at large, are pictured with former NFL coach Sam Wyche and a signed football that More...

Couple exchange vows April 2 at Southside Baptist Church

Kim Corbett and Jerry Ruppe were married on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Wofford Caughman officiated the ceremony.  Mr. Ruppe works at ADS as a fleet supervisor. Mrs. More...

Symptoms of coronary artery spasm similar to heart attack

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Gripping chest pain should always mean a quick trip to the emergency department, but the cause isn't necessarily a heart attack. It could be coronary artery spasm. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris Elmore Church

Doris Elmore Church, a life-long resident of Gaffney, passed away on April 30, 2011, at the home of her daughters. More...

Rodger Dale Porter

Rodger Dale Porter, 56, 2512 Blacksburg Road, Grover, N.C., died unexpectedly April 27, 2011, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby, N.C. More...

Catherine W. Shuler

Catherine Lucille Wood Shuler, 61, of Long Island, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Peninsula Medical Center, Far Rockaway, N.Y. She was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of Lucille Fernanders Wood and the late Deacon Herman Wood. More...

Other News

Senior Awards Deadline

Today is the deadline for organizations presenting scholarships at the Gaffney High seniors awards program to notify the school with the names of those presenting and students receiving awards and scholarships. More...

Old or antique? Yearbook still inspires

Outdated or Antique? Inspiring history or lackluster repetition? The answer would depend on who was asked the question. Concerning the cover of this year’s GHS annual, some would label it boring. More...

BHS students honor Bramlett

The Centralian yearbook was dedicated Friday morning to Blacksburg High assistant principal Craig Bramlett during the presentation of the yearbook.  The theme for the 2011 yearbook is “Impressions.” The dedication reads:  More...

Local officer named SCHP’s top Trooper

A local trooper assigned to the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Troop Four, Post A, in Gaffney was named Friday in Columbia as the state law enforcement agency’s Trooper of the Year.  More...

S.C. Teacher of the Year a familiar name here

South Carolina Teacher of the Year Patti Tate has ties to Cherokee County. Tate, an English teacher at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, was named the state Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More...

Local News

Car blows through police checkpoint

The Gaffney Police Department is on the lookout for the driver of a vehicle who blew through a public safety checkpoint and then abandoned the vehicle as police gave chase.  More...

Thieves hit cemetery in Blacksburg

A rash of thefts have been reported recently from a Blacksburg-area church cemetery.  More...

Housing starts drop 29 percent in first quarter of this year

Home construction here dipped 29 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to statistics released this week by the local Homebuilders Association.  From January through March, there were 15 new home permits, compared to 21 through the More...

Sports

CLASS 4A STATE PLAYOFFS

Over and Out

Moreso than any other time in the season, coaches preach defense during the postseason.  Without it, teams stumble, falter, and typically, are shown an early exit from the playoffs.  More...

Lady Indians struggle to score runs in brief postseason stay

Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis could only shake her head.  A high percentage of her hitters made solid contact over the course of the two playoff games, but the hits were far and few between for the Lady Indians who lost 4-1 to Woodmont 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 SageSport or by attending the team camps each Saturday at B.D. Lee Elementary School. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Crying like a baby

I called my brother in Birmingham on Thursday morning, the day after a series of powerful storms swept through the South, destroying neighborhoods and changing the lives of thousands of people forever.  The effects of the storms were much less s More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Well, don’t just sit there

Yes, I know. I hear it all the time. It is, however, unwise to argue against a fact proven by many years of human experience and scientific research. Exercise is essential to good health and a long life.  More...

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