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GLT production set for performances Sept. 16-18 in Fullerton Auditorium

39 talented youths compose cast of ‘Seussical Jr.’

Seussical Jr. opens Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. Presented by the Gaffney Little Theatre, the show continues Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. More...

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BIRTH

AnnaLeigh Marie Spencer

Carley Spencer and Jeremy Holden announce the birth of their daughter, AnnaLeigh Marie, on July 29, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center at 1:36 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 13 ozs. and measuring 19 inches long.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lora Simpson

Memorial services for Lora Simpson, 46, of 409 East Junior High Road, Apt. 66, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.   More...

George Baston

George Estes Baston, 75, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Columbia County, Ga., he was the husband of Alice Peeler Baston and son of the late  Ernest W. More...

Roy Queen

GREER – Roy Everett “Ebb” Queen, 81, of Greer, passed away Friday, Sept. More...

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Corinth Elementary

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

SCHOOL HISTORY: Corinth Elementary is located on an eight acre tract of land lying between Highways 18 and Corinth Road. It is approximately five miles from the city of Gaffney. Corinth School opened at the current location in 1957. More...

Remember Sept. 11

Where were you when the world stopped turning? Though I do not remember much of the specifics, I was in kindergarten at Alma Elementary School. I would celebrate my 6th birthday just three days following.  More...

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH... —

Legendary Gaffney football coach Bob Prevatte and his 1961 state championship team were honored prior to Friday night’s game against Union. More...

Kindergartners discuss 9/11

“I just don’t know why they crashed the planes into the buildings”

The anniversary coverage on the September 11 terrorismattacks have made an impression on young children who were not alive when the tragedy occurred in 2001.  More...

Local News

Insurance carrier will pay $250,000

Girl’s family to receive $146,619

An insurance carrier for West End Baptist Church has agreed to pay $250,000 to a local family whose 3-year-old daughter died as a result of a May accident at the church’s daycare. More...

Tour group from PA among those who have visited exhibit

Tour groups from Pennsylvania are among 1,200 visitors since Aug. 26 which have attended a local exhibit called “Eyewitness to Tragedy: From Tragedy to Transformation.” The exhibit is on display through Sept. More...

State law hindering city’s attempt to strengthen ordinance

City officials caught between state law and a strong desire to restrict or even ban fireworks may have found a solution: strengthening the city’s noise and nuisance ordinances.  More...

Sports

Wildcats turn Latta miscues into win

Ray Ellis rushed for 227 yards and the Blacksburg defensive line recovered five fumbles to set up scores Friday in a 47-6 victory over Latta.  More...

Davis puts up big numbers - again

Gaffney’s ultra-talented wideout Quinshad Davis couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season.  Through four games, Davis is actually slightly ahead of his pace of a year ago.  More...

Commentary

Like 1961 team, 2011 squad intent on making history

The Indian Nation relived its past but also basked in the glory of its present Friday at The Reservation.  Prior to the game, Gaffney paid tribute to one of its best teams ever, the 1961 state champs on the 50th anniversary of their historic sea More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

What 9/11 wrought

In Cairo in 1943, when the tide had turned in the war on Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, who had embraced Joseph Stalin as an ally and acceded to his every demand, had a premonition.  Conversing with Harold Macmillan, Churchill blurted:  & More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

She likes to take the longest route possible

My wife’s new car is not really new. It’s what the automobile dealers like to refer to as a “pre-owned” car.  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?