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TEACHER PUTS ON A SHOW

Blues harmonica player Adam Gussow performed Friday evening at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ in Gaffney for an audience largely made up of out-of-town visitors from Greenville and Asheville, N.C. More...

LifeStyles

The Jerusalem Project

    Life is not to be lived simply for oneself – that’s the idea behind...  More...

CONSIGNMENT OWNERS HELP IRON CITY MINISTRIES –

The Consignment Association of Cherokee County recently donated a check for $400 to Iron City Ministries of Blacksburg. More...

WHAT’S UP

Meeting ffi The Cherokee County branch of the NAACP will have its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at Kingdom Full Gospel Disciple Center (formerly Westside Full Gospel Baptist Church). Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard J. Verrier

Richard Joseph Verrier, 64, of 8524 Indian Summer Trail, Harrisburg, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Diane C. Stuard

Diane Camp Stuard, 70, of 115 Camp Drive, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Mrs. More...

Eugene Watkins

DALLAS, N.C. – Eugene Watkins, 70, of 1006 Wilson Blvd., died Aug. 3, 2011, at his home. He was a native of Gaston County, N.C., and son of Lillie Dukes Watkins and the late King Watkins.  More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2011 7:10 AM

Post 109 play today for championship

Post 109 plays for championship today at 5 p.m. against Bradenton, Fla. Fans can view the game at the item.com More...

Head-on I-85 crash claims life

A 28-year-old Connecticut man who recently moved to South Carolina for a job was killed Friday night in a 2- vehicle accident on I-85.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Mithunrajbendo Lnu, of 260 Pelham Road, Greenville, suffered blunt More...

Fee increase blamed for kids not playing

All along, Gaffney Little League Football President Ray Head insisted that an increase in the registration fee would have a harmful impact on his league.  Now he believes he has proof.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A vehicle reported stolen from Walnut Street on July 30 subsequently was found on Claremont Street, according to the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

Magnolia residents enjoying the vegetables of their labors

Cucumbers and peppers are the first items harvested this summer from a garden project sponsored by the Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District.  More...

Local clogging team appearing on‘America’s Got Talent’ Tuesday

Upon her passing the reins of the dance studio she for years had called home, Claudia Fowler knew she was leaving the Gaffney business in good hands.  What Fowler didn’t know was Southern Dance Company owners Misty and Chip Harrison would More...

Sports

Post 109, a win away from regional title

Colby Painter pumped the brakes.  Trailing 5-1 after four innings, Painter, pitching in relief, held Bradenton, Fla., in park the rest of the way as Post 109 rallied for an 8-5 victory to remain the only unbeaten team in the American Legion Sout More...

Indians look sharp in first scrimmage

The Gaffney Indians unveiled a high-octane offense and a high-energy defense at Greer on Friday.  And that had Gaffney head coach Dan Jones in an extremely good mood after the Indians’ first preseason scrimmage.  More...

Gaffney Middle to practice Aug. 9

Head coach Bobby Rodgers announced that The Gaffney Middle football team will resume practice on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m.  That will also be the final day that players can sign up to play on the team.   More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

This group of ladies from Cherokee Creek Baptist Church and Jefferson Elementary School (Shelby N.C.) recently went on a mission trip to serve the Lord in the Joplin, Mo., community that was devastat More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

America’s most crucial problem

Rome had her Nero; America has her president and Congress. There is an obvious similarity. History records Nero, the Roman Emperor, fiddled while Rome burned. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Full-scale, 4-alarm reptilian emergency mode

Over the years my wife has occasionally roused me out of a peaceful slumber for any number of reasons, none of which involved a great sense of urgency.  On Saturday we were enjoying a leisurely drive to a little gourmet eatery up in North Caroli More...

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