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City council approves measure aimed at ending practice of chaining up dogs

Gaffney City Council approved a measure Monday that puts more bite in its animal control laws.  According to the amended ordinance, city residents who keep at least three dogs in their yard must provide the animals with a kennel facility that co More...

LifeStyles

Tuck – Crawford

Tracy Tuck of Bessemer City, N.C., and Chase Crawford of Blacksburg announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenny Tuck and Steve and Sandy Jenkins and granddaughter of Danny Hayes, all of Bessemer City. More...

Miss Allison, Mr. Garrett exchange vows June 11

Nicole Marie Allison and Dustin Foster Garrett were united in marriage on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Pacolet Road Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Powell conducted the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

Laubach tutor workshop will be held Aug. 26-27

The Cherokee County Literacy Association will hold a nine-hour tutor workshop on Friday, Aug. 26, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served on Saturday.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles M. Graham

Charles M. Graham of 404 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Husband of Loree Jones Graham, he was born in Gaffney, a son of the late Melrose and Ethel Brown Graham. More...

Lucy M. Rouse

Lucy Mildred Whelchel Rouse passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Hayward, Calif.  More...

Christine J. Boyd

Christine Jones Boyd, 79, of 923 Hetty Hill St., passed on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at 5:50 a.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Life in these United States has never been better

As I was scanning the Associated Press news reports Tuesday morning, I began to feel a bit depressed. Then I picked up the morning paper and that feeling intensified.  I reflected on the news I had watched on TV the night before. More...

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Breaking News - 8/3/2011 3:16 PM

Burn victim dies in hospital

A 27-year-old Union man who was severely burned by electricity at the shuttered Hanson Brick plant in Blacksburg died as a result of his injuries Monday night at the the Joseph M. More...

One of county’s oldest family businesses is changing hands

One of the oldest family businesses in Cherokee County is being bought by another family business with an even longer history in South Carolina.  More...

School District Salaries

4 earn $100,000 or more; 308 are paid $50,000-plus Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor is one of four school administrators who will earn more than $100,000 this school year. More...

Local News

Salvation Army invites children to become STARs

The Salvation Army Invites children to STAR in Bible Adventures at HolyWord Studios.  The organization’s HolyWord Studios program will provide fun, memorable Bible-learning activities for kids of all ages.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A 27-year-old Gaffney woman was arrested for possession with intent to deliver suspectedmarijuana following a July 25 traffic stop.  More...

County receives grant to extend water lines

Some much-needed public water will soon be coming to an area on the Gaffney side of Broad River.  More...

Sports

Gaffney-Dorman game to be televised by ESPN

As if the Gaffney- Dorman rivalry needed a boost.  The battle between the bitter rivals will be played before a national audience, chosen as one of the contests to be featured in this year’s edition of the annual ESPN High School Football More...

American Legion Southeast Regional

Post 109 not satisfied with only state crown

The hot afternoon sun was beating down on the Post 109 players at Monday’s practice, but the state champions are more animated than usual.  The reason?  They are excited about playing in the Southeast Regional, which begins Thursday i More...

GHS standout draws offer from Big 10

Requests for Quinshad Davis’ services keep rolling in.  Illinois was the latest to offer the Gaffney standout a scholarship, according to head coach Dan Jones, who received the offer by way of a fax on Tuesday.  “We are quite ex More...

Letters

Salvation Army extends thanks toThe Fullerton Foundation...

Dear Editor:  The Salvation Army, PeachCenter Ministries and Iron Center Ministries wish to thank The Fullerton Foundation for giving a grant of $10,060 to help us acquire and install Radii software into our computer systems.  More...

...And all who helped with the fundraising

Thanks to the fund-raising efforts of The Salvation Army Advisory Board members and local volunteers and donors, an out-of-state donor has matched our local $10,000 fundraising campaign with an additional $10,000 gift.  Thank you so much to ever More...

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State News

Auto supplier Fehrer to expand in S.C.

DUNCAN, S.C. More...

Active military admitted free at S.C. PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Active duty military personnel and their spouses will be able to attend the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island for free even if the event is sold out. More...

Man trying to steal copper shocked by 7,000 volts

LADSON, S.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?