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Reward offered in animal cruelty case as offers to adopt ‘Gladys’ come pouring in

A 5-pound dog thrown in the trash is continuing to recover at a local animal hospital as the search for the responsible person( s) remains ongoing.  Judy Wyles of the Humane Society of Cherokee County said she’s received many calls about t More...

LifeStyles

Miss Dennis, Mr. Kirby wed June 18 at Kingston Plantation

Michelle Erin Dennis of Gaffney and Adam Lawrence Kirby of Blacksburg were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. Pastor James “Bucky” Brown conducted the 6 p.m. More...

Gaffney library hosts encore performance by Blax Station

End of summer concert will be Aug. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The Cherokee County Public Library will host its annual end of summer concert on Thursday, Aug. More...

Comedy Night/Luau Party will benefit Meals on Wheels

Vocal impressionist Michael Kelley guest at Aug. 13 event

There’ll be non-stop laughter and dancing galore when Cherokee County Meals on Wheels has its annual benefit luau Saturday, Aug. 13, in Broad River Electric Co-op Auditorium.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

"C.T." Coggins

BLACKSBURG – Carl Thomas "C.T." Coggins, 71, 1048 Holly Ridge Road, Blacksburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg.  Mr. More...

Macie C. Mayes

Services for Macie Modina Camp Mayes, 70, wife of the Rev. Willie L. Mayes, of 53 Sallie Drive, will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. C.A. Wallace, Robert L. More...

Christine J. Boyd

Services for Christine Jones Boyd, 79, of 923 Hetty Hill St., will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. Burnside, the Rev. John L. Wilkins, the Rev. More...

Stolen SRMC computer impacts 320,000 people

Since the provisions of a state law aimed at protecting South Carolina residents from identity theft went into effect, security breaches at government agencies and businesses within South Carolina impacted more than 400,000 state residents, according More...

Dr. Hinton won’t take principal position

Citing school board politics, former Cherokee County educator Dr. Angela Hinton said Thursday she is no longer a candidate to become Northwest Elementary Principal.  More...

Driver flees; runs over officer’s foot

A motorist stopped for speeding July 31 on Interstate 85 bolted from police and ran over an officer’s foot in the process after they had written him a ticket, according to an incident report released Thursday by the Gaffney Police Department.&n More...

Local News

Kimbrells’ confirms sale; will move to boulevard

Kimbrell’s Furniture, a fixture in Downtown Gaffney for the past 45 years, will be moving to West Floyd Baker Boulevard in the next few months as a result of its acquisition of Brown Furniture, a deal that was finalized Wednesday.  More...

Blacksburg community comes to aid of parents of newborn with rare condition

What was to be a joyous occasion has become one of solemn prayer and hope for Blacksburg residents Johnothan Henderson and Brittany Wright as they stay by the side of their newborn son, Jacob Henderson.  But in the midst of such pain, it is quit More...

Educator explains withdrawal to trustees, community

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the complete text of a letter sent by Angela Hinton to members of the Cherokee County School Board and residents of Cherokee County. More...

Sports

Indians ranked in national poll

Publicity for a football program is always good.  So, the Gaffney High coaches and players should be pleased they are ranked No. 67 in the PrepNation.com Preseaon National Prep Football poll. The Indians are No. More...

Munsterman, Post 109 KO Virginia

Other nights, homers by Post 109 sluggers Jordan Garrett and Colby Painter would have represented a did-you-see-that moment.  But Bryon Munsterman was the big talking point Thursday after his incredible 4 for 4 performance at the plate in leadin More...

Bigby, Oglesby try to shrug off injuries

Gaffney High defensive linemen Rod Oglesby and Edward “Toto” Bigby share something more than being among the best players on the Indians’ defense.  They each will enter the 2011 season with questions about their health and dura More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

A new Congressional district

The 2011 legislative session finally came to an end this week after the House and Senate put the finishing touches on a Congressional redistricting plan that adds a 7th Congressional District to our state.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Heat of summer brings football preparation time

Probably with the exception of coaches and players eager to get back to work, I’d like to believe no one gets more anxious than I do for this time of year to arrive.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Seth and Drew Phillips are pictured here with The Ledger at the Firehouse Museum in Charleston. 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?