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Cowpens Battlefield celebrates nation’s independence July 2

650-shell fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. after a day of history, music and family fun

Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate our nation’s independence with patriotic music, fireworks and opportunities to learn about Revolutionary War history on Saturday, July 2. The free event will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Holiday barbecues ffi DMW Volunteer Fire Department, 538 McKowns Mountain Road, will have a barbecue and hash sale on Saturday, July 2, from 7 a.m. until it’s all gone. The sale will be at the DMW fire station and at Auto Stop 105. More...

BIRTHS

Nolan Bryson  Weaver   Amanda Henderson and Brad Weaver announce the birth of their son, Nolan Bryson Weaver, on June 7, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Zackery Spencer

GAFFNEY – Zackery Blease Spencer, 20, of 711 1st Ave., passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at The University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.  More...

Deborah Gaye Elliott Harris

BLACKSBURG – Deborah Gaye Elliott Harris, 59, of Blacksburg, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Harris was born Aug. More...

Mae Shippy Gregory

Mae Shippy Gregory, 71, of 524 W. Rutledge Ave., Apt. H-35, passed on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. at Brookview Healthcare Center.  Daughter of the late Hannibal Shippy and the late Bernice Davis Shippy Logan, she was born Aug. More...

National News

Poll: Americans not alarmed over looming debt consequences

WASHINGTON (AP) — It might be time for another midnight ride by Paul Revere, this time warning “the creditors are coming.”  More...

Local News

County council OKs 2011-12 budget; leaves sheriff’s department intact

With an audience filled with sheriff’s department personnel, Cherokee County Council passed third reading of its 2011-2012 budget Monday.  The sheriff’s department personnel apparently were on hand over concerns that council might re More...

POLICE REPORT

ffi The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reported the thefts of several vehicles and motorcycles in recent days.  Between June 24 and June 26, a candy apple red 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was taken from the 1400 block of Wilcox Avenue, acc More...

Dropout numbers show dramatic decrease

Alternative schools and a lack of job prospects has caused high school dropout numbers to plummet in local high schools over the past four years.  More...

Sports

YMCA swim team holds award ceremony

The Cherokee County YMCA Dolphin swim team finished the winter season in seventh place at the Carolina Swim League Championship.  Brittany Martin captured four individual events and claimed her first age division championship.  More...

Limestone coach honored

Limestone women’s lacrosse head coach Scott Tucker has been named the IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year following the most successful season in the program’s 15- year history.  More...

Post 109 juniors split twinbill

The Post 109 juniors are playing like they want to make the postseason.  Zach Wood pitched four strong innings and Jake Arthur had a big 2- out hit to help Post 109 to a 4-2 win over Lancaster on Monday.  Lancaster earned the doubleheader More...

Letters

If you have to be in a nursing home, this is the place to be

Dear Editor:   As a resident of Peachtree Centre, I would just like to thank everyone here for the excellent care I have always received. I have lived here since June of 2004 and I am very happy here.  More...

Columns

...Or so ‘they’ say

As I approach the ripe old age of 60, one thought keeps coming to my mind — or what there is left of it.  “Am I really going to be 60?”  In my youth, I thought anyone over 40 was old, over 50 ancient and 60 and above were More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Andy and Rainee Clary enjoyed reading The Gaffney Ledger standing on Ruth Glacier in Denali National Park at the base of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. More...

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Poll

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?