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Thieves take $7,000 worth of synthetic pot

Burglars smashed the window of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard business Aug. More...

LifeStyles

Dawkins –Petty

Donitra Latrice Dawkins and Reginald Petty, both of Gaffney, will be married on October 8 at East Gaffney Baptist Church.  More...

Gilfillan – Culbertson

Kent and Myra Gilfillan of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Keri Marissa, to Jordan Anthony Culbertson of Blacksburg.  Miss Gilfillan is the granddaughter of Joe Dean and Matril Bell of Blacksburg and the late Sam and Grophi More...

Nazareth honors long-time music director

Nazareth Baptist Church recognized Cecil Martin for 42 years of service as music director on Sunday, Aug. 28. Dr. Don McCutcheon, a former pastor, was the guest speaker. A proclamation was read by Pastor Jamie Billings designating Aug.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

“J.R.” Richardson

Jimmie “J.R.” Richardson, 63, of 402 East Junior High Road, passed on Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, 2011, at his residence.  Son of Essie Belle Richardson and the late Eugene Richardson, he was a native of Cherokee County. More...

Johnny Paul Scott Jr.

BLACKSBURG – Johnny Paul Scott Jr., 32, of 1329 East Cherokee St., passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Mr. Scott was the son of the late Johnny Paul Scott St. More...

Julia W. Oglesby

Services for Julia Wells Oglesby, 98, of Regional Hospice Home of Spartanburg, will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church, Cowpens, with Drs. Leon Rector and A.L. Brackett, the Revs. More...

Rings Of Honor

A fundraising drive to purchase championship rings for the American Legion Post 109 baseball team is under way. More...

Cops report for work drunk; given sobriety tests

The bar wasn’t just set high Tuesday morning in a classroom filled with local police officers, the bar also was open.  “Let me see where the drinkers are,” said Gaffney Police Officer Donnie Sands, one of the instructors at the More...

Hames Music will call it quits, effective Saturday

Another locally owned Cherokee County retail business is closing its doors.  Hames Music, founded in 1974 by the Hames family, will close its retail operations at the end of the business day on Saturday, Sept. More...

Local News

BPW crews helping out

Gaffney Board of Public Works crews were among a myriad of utilities scrambling to restore power to the homes and businesses left in the dark by Hurricane Irene.  BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said the utility sent three 2-person crews to re More...

EYEWITNESS TO 9/11

Artifacts and photographs in the exhibit “Eyewitness to 9/11” provide an insight into the involvement of many local residents in relief efforts in New York City. More...

School enrollment increases by 500

Enrollment in Cherokee County schools increased in the 10 days of school before the Labor Day holiday weekend.  There were 9,149 students enrolled in county schools on Aug. More...

Sports

POLICE REPORTS

ffi An all-terrain vehicle reported stolen from a Montgomery Drive property was recovered a short time later, hidden in a nearby wooded area.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone took a 1998 Arctic Cat ATV from a pro More...

Indians climbing national polls

National prep polls are taking notice of the Gaffney Indians’ fast start.  The Indians, who have beaten Boiling Springs and Dorman by a combined score of 82-14, debuted at No. More...

Heavy Hitters

According to the roster, Gaffney’s Eric Avant is only 5-7, 130 pounds but he sure packed a wallop on Friday.  The backup cornerback sent a member of the Dorman Cavaliers’ kickoff return team to the sidelines with a hard blow followin More...

Letters

Don’t miss the 9/11 exhibit at the county museum

Dear Editor:  It seems to me that this is a very good year to be in Gaffney.  In the spring, the Gaffney Visitors’ Center and the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) hosted the South Carolina premier of the Smithsonian’s More...

Says businesses should be more handicapped-accessible

Dear Editor:  I am concerned about a problem I have and I am sure others with my same disability have.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The condition of state’s bridge system is discouraging

As the state highway commission reaffirms a $344 million bond issue for mostly unessential projects, it’s worth looking at the general condition of South Carolina’s bridge system. The contrast is discouraging to say the least.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

In times of trouble, reach for the Clorox

Do you ever let things bug you?  There are occasions in my day-to-day living when otherwise insignificant things bother me. Depends on my frame ofmind, I suppose. One day something can happen or be said and it rolls right off my back. 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?