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Sheriff stands up to council over department’s money

Newly-elected Sheriff Steve Mueller was resolute but respectful in standing up to Cherokee County Council Finance Chairman Quay Little during Thursday’s budget workshop.  More...

MORNING GLORY —

County residents going for an early morning walk Saturday were treated to this sunrise over the Cherokee National golf course. More...

LifeStyles

Porkchop Productions presents ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ June 30 at Gaffney and Blackburg libraries

Porkchop Productions will present “The Bremen Town Musicians” on Thursday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Blacksburg Library and at 2:30 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney.  More...

Wright – Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Kirby Wright of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Clary Kathleen, to Daniel Lane Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lane Phillips Jr. of Gaffney.  More...

Cole – Painter

Susan Cole and Doug Painter, both of Gaffney, are planning a September wedding.  Miss Cole is the daughter of Bobby Cole and Sarah Cole of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Zachery Spencer

GAFFNEY – Zachery Blease Spencer, 20, of 711 1st Ave., passed away on Sunday, June, 26, 2011, at The University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Jeffrey Blease Spencer and Rebecca Ann Richardson More...

Richard Glen Mode

Richard Glen Mode, 82, of Westwind Apartments, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at his residence.  He was the husband of France Mode.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Inez Marshall Littlejohn

Inez Marshall Littlejohn, 60, of 401 W. Race St., wife of King D. Littlejohn, passed on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 1:42 p.m. at Hospice Home of Spartanburg.  More...

Columns

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature.  Please make sure the photo is good quality. More...

THEIR VIEW

Both parties generally approve tort reform legislation

South Carolina leaders have long contended that limits on lawsuits are necessary to foster economic growth in the state. In 2011, a compromise has made reality of tort reform.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Apparently I’m eligible for the woman golfer discount

I received my latest version of a popular golfing magazine Friday.  More...

Local team has its best Nationwide race of season

Veteran NASCAR driver Mike Wallace and Gaffney-based JD Motorsports not only survived a race that turned into a demolition derby but posted their best finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Series racing season during Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 at Road Am More...

Military support group receives package from Iraq ‘that touches your heart’

Members of the “Supporting Each Other - Military Style” group are accustomed to packing boxes, not necessarily receiving them. More...

Estate will sue Novant, doctors

The estate of a Gaffney man recently filed notice in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas of its intent to file suit against Novant Health Care and several doctors, claiming the doctors failed to test for and treat a medical condition that led to mu More...

Local News

Local school budget on hold until state makes its move

School trustees are playing the waiting game to see whether Cherokee County schools will be funded at a higher level in the new state budget.  More...

FARMERS MARKET

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DANCING DIVAS

— The Dancing Divas performed at the open house at Magnolia's Assisted Living. Some of the members shown above are: (front row) Joyce Briggs, Dee Randolph, Kim McDowell, and Pat Hall. More...

Sports

Peak duplicates late-game heroics

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Indians: 2 days, 2 victories

Good teams answer when opposing teams put up runs in a game.  Make no mistake, Post 109 is a very good team.  After Greer had taken the lead, Post 109 scored three times in the seventh to go on top and sealed the win with a five-run ninth t More...

Post 109 Jrs. pound Chester

Friday night, the Post 109 juniors displayed some fireworks before the July 4th fireworks.  Post 109 scored seven runs in the fourth and six more in the sixth to pound Chester, 16-3.  “Our pitching has been pretty good, but our bats a More...

Letters

A wonderful day for more than 500 visitors supporting the History & Arts Museum

Dear Editor:  The Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society would like to thank you for your support of our Slide Into Summer fundraiser.  In addition, we greatly appreciate all of our financial contributors who allowed for the product More...

Other News

‘Cars 2’ cruises to No. 1 finish in box office race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pixar Animation remains undefeated at the box-office races.  The Disney unit's animated sequel "Cars 2" cruised to a No. 1 finish with a $68 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. 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?