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Speed cited as reason for crash of mini-train

SPARTANBURG — Finally, a sense of closure.  More...

LifeStyles

Ramirez’s years of selfless work rewarded

An everyday task in itself is taking care of ourselves.  It would, then, only serve to reason that it takes a special person to tend to the needs of others.  Vowing with each new day to treat everyone the way she would like to be treated, S More...

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

ABOVE: Homespun bluegrass music provides entertainment Saturday for the “Potters on Gaffney's Old Field” fundraiser on the grounds at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. More...

Make sure the welfare of your pets is part of vacation plans

Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer, and The Humane Society of the United States reminds people to start thinking about how the warm weather will impact pets. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

R. J. Thompson

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Gary Hames

Gary Hames, 62, of 207 Brugg St., Blacksburg, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in his home. Arrangements are incomplete.  The Gilmore Mortuary is serving the family.   More...

George Ellis

Mount Holly, N.C. — George Donald Ellis, 78, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Brian Center in Lincolnton, N.C.  A native of Gaffney, Mr. Ellis was the son of the late Forrest P. and Ida Poole Ellis. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I never thought I would miss having ice, until ...

Taking something for granted is failing to appreciate its value.  When I pause to think about all of the things I take for granted, my list is long.  The more I think about it, the longer the list becomes.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Privatizing state’s school bus fleet could be a godsend

Privatizing government services isn’t the answer in every case. More...

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Full Story

It will cost millions to fix damage caused by wreck

There’s no price tag yet for the emergency demolition of half a Cherokee County bridge and the South Carolina Department of Transportation doesn’t yet know if it will try to rebuild the bridge or start from scratch.  But whatever cou More...

Riddle’s lawyers want trial moved

Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes on Tuesday took under advisement two key issues with a major impact on the planned July re-trial of a 25- year-old murder case.  As a result of a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned his conviction, Ernest Ri More...

Rev. Easler says probe ‘a step in the healing process’

Corinth Baptist Church Pastor Dwight Easler admits something remains missing from his family but also rests in the surety that God does not make mistakes.  More...

Local News

Disrupted traffic disrupted

As if travel around Cherokee County wasn’t difficult enough Monday thanks to a major detour of Interstate 85 traffic, a primary detour route for local residents had to be temporarily detoured after a construction truck flipped and spilled the c More...

Robber tells victim he’s a ‘stickup man’

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery in which a Texas man claimed he was forced to withdraw cash from an ATM machine under the threat of a gun.  More...

Neighbor reports fire

The American Red Cross was called to assist a Gaffney family after a kitchen fire broke out Thursday afternoon at Connecticut Village Apartments.  More...

Sports

Jones: Indians “on the right track”

A review of Gaffney High’s Gold & Black spring game film reinforced the obvious - There’s a lot to like about the 2011 Gaffney Indians.  “I feel good about the spring game,” Gaffney coach Dan Jones said. More...

Post 109 romps past Inman

Post 109's Jordan Garrett races to third base after lining a pitch to center. Garrett was thrown out on play but a run scored. More...

GHS softball camp June 13-16

The Gaffney High Softball Camp will be held at Wayne Fuller Field from Monday, June 14, to Thursday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Letters

Thanks to the Gaffney Elks Lodge

Dear Editor:  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Gaffney Elks Lodge No. More...

Other News

Gaffney student honored

Alex Zimmerman from Gaffney was honored with the Outstanding Male Resident Assistant Award at a recent annual awards day ceremony at North Greenville University.  The award is presented to the male resident assistant who exemplifies servanthood More...

EWING’S TOP TEACHER

Ewing Middle School seventh grade science teacher Caitlin Kolodzy is greeted by her family Friday after being announced as the school's Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. More...

College program nationally accredited

Limestone College has been the starting point for many of the top teachers working in county schools today.  The education program has produced 17 school Teacher of the Year recipients since 2005 in the Cherokee County School District. 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?