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LifeStyles

Miss Rhyne, Mr. Clopton exchange vows May 14

Katherine Olivia Rhyne and Brandon John Davis Clopton weremarriedMay 14, 2011, at 1 p.m. at New Harvest Church of God in Gaffney. The double ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Robert Wells.  More...

Grand finale for library’s summer reading program is set for July 28

Stories, prize drawings, refreshments and surprise visitor will highlight special event

The end of the Cherokee County Public Library’s summer reading program is almost here. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Chalmers – Goforth

Mr. and Mrs. John Arthur Chalmers of Charleston announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Porcher Chalmers, to Paul Michael Goforth, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burgess Goforth Jr. of Spartanburg.  The wedding is planned for Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ozelia Jefferies

Funeral services for Ozelia Jefferies, 76, affectionately called “Lee,” of Brookview Healthcare Center, formerly of 158 Camellia Circle, will be held on Monday, July 25, at 3 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A. L. More...

Delores Callahan

Delores Smalley Callahan, 82, of 3241 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Lester Thomas “Joe” Parker

BLACKSBURG – Lester Thomas "Joe" Parker, 78, of 360 Shaman Road, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.   Born in Hickory Grove, Mr. More...

Owner vows theater complex will stay open

No doubt after last Wednesday’s foreclosure hearing Lorraine Perry has spent the past few days answering questions about the future of the Gaffney Entertainment Center.  She has a clear and unequivocal response.  More...

Jobless rate 14.4% here, 10.5% statewide

With a growing number of people looking for work and new job growth unable to keep pace, unemployment rates rose in 45 of 46 South Carolina counties, including Cherokee County, in June.  More...

Local News

Agitated county administrator snaps back at criticism over assistant’s use of new truck

If you believe conventional wisdom, the Cherokee County Roads and Bridges Department should be in possession of the new pickup truck bought by the county to replace the department’s damaged vehicle.  So much for conventional wisdom.  More...

Stabbing leads to attempted murder charge

A West Floyd Baker Boulevard man has been charged by Gaffney police with attempted murder in the wake of a July 17 stabbing incident inside a Willow Street home.  More...

Record number of runners turn out for Festival road race

South Carolina runners joined those from several other states Saturday in 5K and 10K races at this year’s Peach Festival.  More...

Sports

NFL players’ committee to meet in D.C. today

Though a vote to end the four-month lockout isn’t a certainty, the players association’s executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.  More...

HEAVY LIFTING -

Gaffney wideout Brandon Bevis performs a front squat during a recent training session. More...

Collision injuries a focus of high schools

Trainer Robbe Hedstrom carefully detailed the most painful moment of his athletic career when he watched a Cardinal Newman High School football player lay motionless in a remote summer camp as he and coaches scrambled to help.  “My mistake More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Honacishal Wilkins and Frenchessa Gomez Littlejohn took The Ledger with them on a recent trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

A laughing matter

It already takes so much time and energy in an effort to stay healthy and alive there just isn’t much time left for living.  We have been deluged with “musts” if we are to maintain our good health, yet the advice keeps coming.& More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The vacuuming apparently was going very well this day

“I just love my new vacuum cleaner.”  I was sitting in the den watching my beloved Reds once again get beat by the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates when my wife walked through the room and, for no reason that I could immediately determine, d 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?