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Crowe signs off after 26 years

Sammy Crowe has worn many different hats and uniforms in his lifetime of community service, but the one he wore the longest perhaps fit him best.  More...

LifeStyles

Standing on holy ground

Cherokee Falls residents continue to leave burdens at ‘Rock Cross’

If only rocks could speak.  For residents of Cherokee Falls, each rock at a sacred place within the small local community holds some sort of significance, prayers lifted up for the healing of a friend or the salvation of a loved one.  More...

Grammy award winner to make stop in Greenville

Gospel recording artist Jason Crabb to perform at Upstate church June 18

Grammy Award winning recording artist Jason Crabb will be featured in an exciting concert event at the Tremont Church of God, located at 2854 New Easley Hwy in Greenville, on Saturday, June 18. More...

ON CAMPUS with Brittany Guthrie

The end of one journey marks the beginning of another

If truth be told, the seniors of Gaffney High School were likely afraid when they first walked through the doors and will be just as afraid once they walk out.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

VIOLA BENCIK

MONROE, N.C. — Viola Maxine Sweeney Bencik, passed away April 22, 2011. She was born Feb. More...

Modra Goforth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Modra Byars Goforth, 76, of 13701 Appling Lane, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy.  More...

Wofford Martin

BLACKSBURG — Wofford C. Martin, 83, of 718 Hopewell Road, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, at his residence.  More...

IN THEIR HONOR

Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, a dedicated team of volunteers spent Saturday morning planting 800 United States flags at local cemeteries for Memorial Day. More...

SCDOT board member says I-85 widening through county should be a top priority

Even before the May 22 accident that shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Cherokee County, Sarah Nuckles has been a big proponent of fixing the bottleneck that occurs locally whenever some sort of disaster strikes.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Two drills were reported stolen from a Ford Road home recently.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a Dewalt hammer drill and a Dewalt cordless drill were taken from a home in the 100 block of Ford Road between 5 p.m. More...

Governor declares 150 bridge an emergency

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley issued an executive order Thursday declaring the catastrophically damaged Hwy. 150 bridge constituted an emergency situation.  More...

Commerce Drive in Meadow Creek

Road repair will cost $600,000

With the clock ticking, Cherokee County Council now has a plan to fund repairs to a busy industrial park road.  County officials have estimated it will cost nearly $600,000 to repair Commerce Drive in the Meadow Creek Industrial Park.  More...

Sports

Propst makes progress toward his goal

Gaffney’s Jordan Propst is a man on a mission — more than one, actually.  Propst is a pharmaceutical student at the University of South Carolina. More...

2 Saints named to All-SE team

After leading the Limestone College baseball team to new heights in 2011, postseason honors continue to pour in for junior catcher Joe Maloney and sophomore pitcher Cameron Ward as both have been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Asso More...

TEAM SPIRIT -

Post 109 players celebrate after retiring Inman in order during the season opener on Monday, May 23. Post 109 returns to action today against visiting Greer at Commissioners Field. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Radio Boy gets caught red-handed

When I was a kid, I saved up some money from doing odd (mostly lawn-related) jobs in my neighborhood and I bought myself a transistor radio.  With an earphone and a battery included, the radio quickly became the first major purchase of my life a More...

THEIR VIEW

Early voting legislation should be the next step

Now that Gov. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Illegal immigration in our state

In 2008, the South Carolina House passed the toughest illegal immigration bill in the United States. 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?