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A rock ’n’ roll reunion

Classic rock band featuring WSPA-TV news anchor takes the stage at Newberry Opera House on June 11

NEWBERRY – Everyone is family when “Rock and Roll Reunion” brings its classic rock, beach and blues sound to Newberry Opera House on Saturday, June 11, at 8 p.m.  More...

Events highlight June weekends at Cowpens Battlefield

In addition to regularly-scheduled, one-hour tours of the battlefield every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Cowpens National Battlefield will hold several special events on weekends in June. More...

CAVA will host summer art camp for kids ages 8-12

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists will sponsor a children’s summer art camp June 13-24. Kids ages eight to 12 will enjoy fun classes along with new adventures.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tyler Hinson

CASAR, N.C. – William Tyler Hinson, 19, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, atWake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.  Born in Catawba County, he was a son of Lena Gail Willis and Calvin Edward Benton III. More...

Christopher Smith

BLACKSBURG – Christopher Eugene Smith, 59, 193 Mosley Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 30, 2011.  Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the husband of Brenda Wilds Smith of the home and son of the late Jim and  Pauline Par More...

Curtis Ben Smith

Curtis Ben Smith, 60, of 115 Moss St., passed on Monday, May 30, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Son of Eunice Smith of the home and the late K.B. Smith, he was born on Feb. 12, 1951, in Cherokee County. More...

Graduation ceremonies to be Webcast

Family members can watch Blacksburg and Gaffney High seniors graduate Thursday regardless of where they happen to be in the world.  The school district will publish a link to the high school graduation ceremonies on the front page of its Web sit More...

Troopers issue 244 tickets, 264 warnings over holiday period

More than 240 motorists in Cherokee County learned the S.C. Highway Patrol doesn’t kid around when it says it will be out in full force during a holiday.  More...

Students bring 1970 fire truck back to life

Like a kid in a candy store, automotive instructor Doug Guthrie couldn’t quite help himself Tuesday as he parked a vintage fire truck in front of Cherokee Technology Center.  More...

Local News

Burns moving to Hwy. 11

As familiar as the Burns car dealership is at its current site near Upstate Carolina Medical Center on North Limestone Street, owner Sam Burns needed to find a new location.  So, he did what any shrewd businessman would do — went where his More...

Police investigating assault, dog bite and stabbing

The City of Gaffney Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that allegedly occurred early May 29.  More...

Trustees agree to sell $1 million in bonds to replace computers in 11 schools

The Cherokee County School Board added $1 million on May 23 to a school building program bond issue so the district can replace aging computers this summer.  More...

Sports

LISTEN UP -

Post 109 manager Zach Clary offers some advice to shortstop Colton Grant after an at bat during Monday's win over Greer. Post 109 is back at home tonight against Cherryville. First pitch is 7 p.m. More...

USC’s quarterback returns to team

ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS   South Carolina made official Monday what coach Steve Spurrier hinted at all spring — suspended quarterback Stephen Garcia will return to the Gamecocks on a probationary basis.  More...

LC’s Maloney adds to list of awards

ASSOCIATED PRESS   With the most successful season in Limestone College baseball history in the books, the postseason awards continue to pour in for junior catcher Joe Maloney as he becomes one of the most decorated players in Saints history.&nb More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Xander (Bo) Buccheri (center) is pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger while on vacation with his greatgrandparents, James and Louise Wyatt. The photo was taken by his Great Unkie Bill Wyatt. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Sorry Joe, but you’ve got to go’

School Superintendent Ed Taylor seems intent on doing his best to rile the local folk.  Buoyed by the the successful hiring of four top district administrators from outside Cherokee County, Taylor is now taking on the district’s working re More...

State’s bridges continue to deteriorate

More than 2,000 bridges in South Carolina do not meet federal Department of Transportation Standards. 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?