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AND THE WINNER IS ...

The only thing separating five people from a hundred bucks last week was the ability — or pure luck — involved in selecting a tiebreaker score.  Wayne Clary prevailed over four other contestants last week, all of whom correctly predi More...

LifeStyles

Pumpkin carving is fun, but can turn Halloween into a nightmare

Injuries to the hand and fingers are most common accidents on holiday

Yes, pumpkin carving is fun. But it can turn Halloween into a nightmare, too. Just ask Brad Gruner, starting quarterback for the University of New Mexico’s football team. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Dew – Price

Elizabeth Kelly Dew and James Nathan Price, both of Wake Forest, N.C., will be married on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest.  More...

DAVID PARKER SPEAKER AT GAFFNEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING –

David Parker from the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service gave the program at the Gaffney Garden Club meeting on Oct. 23. Parker spoke about pruning trees and shrubs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris Wyatt

Doris Hall Wyatt, 74, of 110 Timberbrook Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. More...

Evelyn Blanton

Evelyn Childers Blanton, 79, of 1600 W. Rutledge Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at her residence.  More...

David Fitch

SHELBY, N.C. – David Kim Fitch, 44, of Shelby, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Letters

Noted psychiatrist scheduled to speak at MHA banquet

Dear Editor:  Dr. Scott Christie, noted psychiatrist at MUSC and the Charleston Mental Health Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Cherokee County Mental Health Association annual banquet Thursday, Nov. More...

Newest illegal drugs disappear from store shelves

Shelves that had once been lined with little jars of pricey powder or packets of fake pot were bare Tuesday in the wake of a Monday afternoon emergency decision by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to make “bath salts&rdq More...

Parents can decide when to trick-or-treat

Officials in both Blacksburg and Gaffney admit Halloween is one of the last things on their minds ... More...

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Your Best Body Fitness Center & Day Spa marked its 21st anniversary Monday with a celebration that featured, among other things, a catered barbecue meal by Daddy Joe’s as well as door prize More...

Local News

V-V-V VICTORY! —

The Class of 1978 won the 2011 Homecoming Cup golf tournament held Friday, Oct. 21. Shown above left are (l-r) Alfred Waters, Jimmy Randolph, Dennis Phillips and Frankie McCraw. The scores of the other teams are shown above right. More...

Limestone professor chronicles mother’s bout with breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Month, and Limestone College English Professor Erin Pushman has published a riveting nonfiction article that chronicles her mother’s battle with the disease.  More...

Forecasters say this winter will be a dry one

County residents can expect a drier than normal winter, according to forecasters.  Like last winter, the weather pattern known as La Nina will affect our weather, according to Chris Horne of the National Weather Service in Greer.  “Ty More...

Sports

Indians seeking redemption

Jones: Hope we take much better care of the ball this time around vs. Northwestern

Gaffney will be without one of its most dynamic playmakers Friday when it takes the field against Northwestern.  More...

Saints start season with target on back

Limestone College men’s basketball coach Brandon Scott knows his team will get opponents’ best shots this season.  That’s bThe Saints enter the 2011 basketball season with veritable targets on their backs, thanks to one of the More...

GHS volleyball falls short in playoffs

Lugoff-Elgin kept points alive in Tuesday’s playoff match that normally were winners for Gaffney in volleyball this season.  Defense was the difference as Gaffney was eliminated in the Class 4A playoffs.  After dropping the first matc More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Passing the law is one thing; enforcing it is quite another

A number of states, including South Carolina, had little trouble passing tough new illegal immigration laws. But putting those laws into play and enforcing them will be considerably harder than supporters might have thought.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Ain’t technology wonderful?

Kudos to the Cherokee County School Board for discussing in public the salary range for our soon-to-behired superintendent.  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?