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LOOK, IT’S SNOOPY!

  The MetLife blimp “Snoopy 1” soared above Gaffney on Monday. The colorful aircraft was en route from the PGA Championship in Johns Creek, Ga., to Greensboro, N.C., before continuing to New York. More...

Jail guard dismissed, arrested

A Cherokee County Detention Center employee was terminated and then arrested Monday evening following a SLED investigation into allegations the man had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. More...

LifeStyles

Jan Lowry discusses Jerusalem Project at CCEA-R first meeting of 2011-2012

The Cherokee County Education Association– Retired had its first meeting of the 2011-2012 year on July 28 with the president, Melanie Cook, presiding.  Following a buffet lunch in Stephenson Dining Hall, Connie Peeler, vice president, intr More...

Cudd – Brown

Marcie Dianne Cudd and Joshua Daniel Brown will be married on October 1 at Macedonia Baptist Church.  More...

Case – Hawkins

Vicki Case of Cowpens announces her engagement to John Hawkins of Gaffney.  Miss Case is the daughter of Coleen Case and the late Stanley Case. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Lee Haskell

Betty Lee Haskell, 67, of Gaffney, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born Feb. 24, 1944, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Pansy Lee. More...

Juanita Honeycutt

Juanita Humphries Honeycutt, 86, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.  Born in York County on Sept. 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William Offie Humphries and Bessie Parker Humphries. More...

Rachel Marie Byars Smith

Rachel Marie Byars Smith, 72, of 662 Garvin Lake Road, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center .  Mrs. Smith was born Sept. More...

National News

Pay TV industry loses record number of subscribers

NEW YORK (AP) — The weak economy is hitting Americans where they spend a lot of their free time: at the TV set.  They're canceling or forgoing cable and satellite TV subscriptions in record numbers, according to an analysis by The Associat More...

Another school year starts

Cherokee County schools came alive with students carrying books and moving between classes Monday as another school year began.  Enrollment reports showed 8,639 students were enrolled on the first day, which is just eight more than the first day More...

Gaffney native becomes S.C. Senate GOP caucus director

Gaffney native Mark Harmon will take over as executive director of the South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus. Prior to this position, he served as the Caucus Research Director for the past six years. More...

‘Jeep Tour’ offers a chance to give a ‘shout out’ to the troops

When given an opportunity, Amelia Davis looked square in the camera and offered a heartfelt thank-you to all the men and women in the U.S. military. She didn’t need a second take. More...

New law leaves long paper trail when scrap metal sold

Selling a bucket of scrap metal will no longer be a simple affair of hauling it down to the local scrap dealer and collecting your money. More...

Local News

General Educational Development

Local scores exceed national average

South Carolina adult education students exceeded the national passing rate on the GED diploma test for the first time this past school year.  More...

Attorney says state’sTort Claims Act is unconstitutional

A Greenville lawyer said he’s willing to do all he can to ensure families affected by the Cleveland Park miniature train accident in Spartanburg are not left to bear the burden of medical expenses.  More...

Wrestlers hosting beauty pageant

The Chesnee High School wrestling program will host an “It’s All About the Face” natural beauty pageant on Aug. 27 in the school’s auditorium. More...

Sports

ALL TOGETHER NOW... —

The Blacksburg High football team is pictured Thursday afternoon before a scrimmage against Southside. Blacksburg has 37 players with Monday's arrival of D'andre Surratt, a transfer from Asheville. More...

No matter the QB, Panthers plan to attack on offense

SPARTANBURG— The days of three yards and a cloud of dust and fans yawning in the stands seem a distant memory when it comes to the new-look Carolina Panthers offense.  It took only one preseason game to realize new coach Ron Rivera was ser More...

Unforgettable

Though falling short at World Series, Post 109 reached goals... and beyond

Unfortunately, all good things must end.  For Post 109, it came a few games short of the team’s ultimate goal of winning the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., eliminated Sunday after falling 12-2 to Eden Prairie, Minn.  More...

Columns

Elected officials should review executive session rules

Our reporters last week were issued a total of 41 copies of the “Public Officials Guide to FOIA.”  More...

OUR VIEWS

Post 109 gave us a season to remember

The desire to exceed expectations — that’s what makes the heart of a champion.  You would have to look no further than the individuals who make up the American Legion Post 109 baseball team to find the personification of that stateme More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Everyone, it seems, is frustrated with members of Congress these days and, it seems, everyone has an opinion on how to clean up the mess they made.  I received an e-mail recently — and you probably got it, too— entitled the “Co More...

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