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Contractor: Company miscategorized

A contractor got the proverbial cold shoulder from Cherokee County Council last week over what he described as a misunderstanding over the qualification process for the county’s new administration building project.  More...

LifeStyles

Cheesecake Bars reign supreme in muffin mix challenge

Grand prize winner takes home $5,000 for delectable dessert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When’s the last time a cheesecake recipe won a muffin contest? That’s exactly what happened in the third annual Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge ™ as Ann B. More...

CONFEDERATES AT THE KEYBOARD: PIANO MUSIC DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA

Dr. David Thompson will present concert May 10 in Fullerton Auditorium

The American Civil War shaped every aspect of life in the South, and music was an important part of that life.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser   A pancake benefit breakfast for Parson's Pantry will be held Saturday, May 14, from 8-10 a.m. at Fatz of Gaffney. Cost is $8 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Library closed   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

DOUGLAS ALLEN

Douglas Ivan Allen, 95, of 208 Vine St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at his residence. More...

VICKIE WATKINS

Vickie Watkins, 49, of 100 Hampton Ave., widow of Randy Lee Watkins, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 1:30 a.m. at her residence.  Daughter of the late Precious Hoey Jr. More...

NANCY L. CALDWELL

JONESVILLE – Nancy Lybrand Caldwell, 63, wife of Larry Paul Caldwell of 786 New Hope Church Road, Jonesville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2011, after a sudden illness.  More...

Other News

TO HAVE GREAT POETS, THERE MUST BE A GREAT AUDIENCE —

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Coaster mania grips a “Tiger”

The Village School of Gaffney has one roller-coaster ride that Gamecock fans will have no interest in riding.  Orange decorative stripes cover "The Tiger" roller-coaster model from top to bottom. More...

Students face grief, final exam pressure

On Thursday morning, English End Of Course exams officially began as first through fourth and fifth period classes took the test. The opinion of difficulty varied from class to class. More...

Blacksburg businessman to buy Gaffney Country Club

Ted Darr has a lot of ideas to improve Gaffney Country Club.  The Blacksburg businessman envisions some clubhouse remodeling, upgrades to the course and even the opening of a new swimming pool.  But priority number one for both Darr and sha More...

Local Relay for Life goes for ‘3 in a row’

The survivors all lined up Friday night and, one-by-one, gave their name and a very personal number.  The number represented how long it had been since they beat cancer. More...

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Local News

District to issue $1 million in bonds

The Cherokee County School District plans to issue $1 million in bonds in June so it can replace aging classroom computers.  More...

BUFORD STREET ACCIDENT —

A woman was taken for medical treatment following a Wednesday morning crash on East Buford Street. More...

Councilmen disagree on airport funding

You would think that a budget workshop, in general, and a discussion over the purchase of a new bulldozer, in particular, would be one of the last places you’d hear a debate on the merits of a proposed county airport.  But you’d be w More...

Sports

Upperstate golf tournament

Indians vy for trip to state tournament

The Gaffney High golf team should feel right at home at today’s Upperstate tournament.  The 18-hole tournament will be played at Simpsonville’s Fox Run Country Club, a par 72 course that’s a smaller version of the Indians&rsquo More...

MAKING CONTACT

Indians don full pads in preparation for contact drills

The Gaffney High football coaching staff won’t be handing out any humanitarian awards this week.  To win the coaches over, the players must take an aggressive, no-nonsense approach.  “I think, especially in pads, you can see who More...

Post 109 has pieces in place for great season

Reliable starting pitching. Check. Potent offense. Check. Solid fielding. Check. More...

Columns

WHEN IN ROME...

What’s their motivation?

Several happenings this past week have prompted me to reflect on volunteerism. Specifically, I’ve been wondering about what makes someone choose to donate their time to help others.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I think of momma every time I smell an apple pie

Nothing produces a sweeter smell than when your momma is doing some baking, especially if what she’s baking is of the dessert variety.  And so it was on this particular school-day morning when I was in the third grade.  I awoke to the More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Darby Blanton recently caught this 31-inch Red Drum on Dewees Island, S.C. He is pictured with Darby Blanton, Jr. 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?