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Race track project might have hit snag

It appears that plans to build a motorsports complex here might have hit a speed bump.  Plans called for Charlottebased 2Driven to construct the complex, which would be known as Racers Paradise, on a 1,700-acre site near Hwy. More...

100-pounder

We’re not sure if it sets any local records, but Josh Rogers of Gaffney will have plenty of watermelon to go around after harvesting his garden. More...

LifeStyles

Area cooks display creative talents in S.C. Peach Festival dessert contest

Estelle Willis wins first place and $250 cash prize for her delicious Peaches and Cream Cake

Estelle Willis took home the first place $250 cash prize for her Peaches and Cream Cake in the South Carolina Peach Festival’s peach dessert competition that kicked off the 35th annual festival on Thursday, July 14. More...

BIRTHS

Aleeya Michelle Davidson  Ashley Wallace and Michael L. Davidson Sr. announce the birth of their daughter, Aleeya Michelle Davidson, on June 16, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 5 lbs. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser ffi A pancake breakfast fund raiser for Roger Wright Jr. will be held Saturday, July 30, from 7-10 a.m. at the Barnfire BBQ and Grill, 210 E. Cherokee St., Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia “Mama Jenny” Sullivan

Virginia Tate Sullivan, 88, formerly of 371 Goucher-Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Flagler County, Fla.  Mrs. Sullivan, a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, was born Nov. More...

Genevieve Huskey

BLACKSBURG – Genevieve Huskey, formerly of 302 Hardin St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Peachtree Centre . ornB in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Ray Huskey and Sallie Black Huskey. More...

Sadie Kirby

Sadie Gossett Kirby, 93, of 492 Fortanberry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you can’t say something nice...

Now that the NFL owners and players have settled their differences, the fanatics among us can start getting ready for some football.  More...

Rabid fox attacks man on porch

A fox that bit a Cherokee County man late last week tested positive for rabies, according to a prepared statement released by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control on Tuesday.  The man, whose name is not being released, was bi More...

Entertainment center tax bill could indeed be too high

The Gaffney Entertainment Center might be paying too much in property taxes after all.  The center’s general manager, Scott Bagwell, told Cherokee County Council last week that the center faces an uncertain future without some property tax More...

Ledger editor earns national award for column writing

Gaffney Ledger Executive Editor Klonie Jordan earned second place for Best Humorous Column in the National Newspaper Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest among newspapers in The Ledger’s circulation category.  More...

Local News

Spartanburg County jury will hear Ernest Riddle case

A judge has ordered a Spartanburg County jury to consider a 25-year-old Cherokee County death penalty case.  The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Circuit Judge Mark Hayes has ordered the Spartanburg County clerk of court to select 250 More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked on Simper Road in Blacksburg recently.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a vehicle in the 100 block between 10 p.m. July 14 and 1 a.m. More...

Theo Lane named UCMC board member

Upstate Carolina Medical Center named Theo L. Lane as its newest board member on May 17.  Lane serves as district manager for government and community relations of Duke Energy South Carolina.  More...

Sports

Panthers have work to do before camp

With the NFL lockout officially over, the Carolina Panthers have plenty of work to do before heading to training camp Friday at Wofford College in Spartanburg.  More...

USC assistant arrested for urinating in public

South Carolina assistant G.A. More...

Seminoles, Hokies picked to win ACC

Jimbo Fisher’s second season at Florida State is expected to end where his first one did: In Charlotte for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.  Only this year, the Seminoles are supposed to win it.  More...

Letters

For a job well done, thank you so much

Dear Editor:  Rev. More...

A great big thanks to everyone involved in the Jerusalem Project ...

Dear Editor:  I wanted to take the opportunity to publicly thank the youth of this county and their youth ministers as well as other adult volunteers who participated in this year’s Jerusalem Project. More...

State News

READERS ON THE ROAD

Don Short and the 5th Generation Carolina Camaro Club took a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along as they conquered the Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway at Deals Dap, N.C. 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?