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Citations issued in alcohol, tobacco checks

By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer tim@gaffneylegder.com

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Tobacco and Alcohol Compliance Team, working with two underage volunteers, cited five people for the sale of alcohol to a minor and one person for the sale of tobacco to a minor during Oct. More...

LifeStyles

MissWright, Mr. Phillips exchange vows Oct. 1

Clary Kathleen Wright and Daniel Lane Phillips were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Gaffney. The Rev. Joel Sellers officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

SALVATION ARMY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO RING THE BELLS –

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County will begin ringing bells for charity on Saturday, Nov. 12, and continue to ring until Saturday, Dec. 24. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Morgan – Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Barry S. Morgan of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, S. Ashley, of Miami Beach, Fla., to Grant Brown, also of Miami Beach.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles L. Martin Sr.

Charles Larry Martin Sr., 67, of 126 Millwood Lane, Gaffney, passed away Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at his residence.  Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Martin was the son of the late Charles Ervin "Bob" Martin and Eula Estelle Martin of the home. Mr. More...

William V. Smith Jr.

Funeral services for William Vernon Smith Jr., affectionately called “June Bug," 50, of 404 Dogwood Drive, will be held Sunday, Oct, 30, at 1 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Mills McHam and Evangelist L. D. Dawkins Jr. More...

Chloe Teaster

PACOLET – Chloe Faith Teaster, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Justin and Hope Maynor Teaster of Pacolet.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Have webcam, will travel

No doubt, it’s something I have come to love during my time in the Upstate.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Having a third medical school should raise red flags

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville is accepting applications for first-year students to begin next fall — and in doing so is demonstrating a school-size loophole in the state’s oversight of higher education. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

‘Gene Machine’ visits Gaffney High

A mobile gene lab provided a platform this week for Gaffney High students to explore how medical advances are uncovering new ways of treating disease.  More...

Watch GHS game on our website

The Gaffney Indians seek to move closer to their first region title in five years with a win over longtime rival Northwestern in the Ledger Live Game of the Week tonight (Friday).  The nationally-ranked Indians (9-0) drubbed Lancaster last week, More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

$18,000 worth of metal stolen from Blacksburg property

* A 24-year-old Gaffney man was charged Oct. 22 with the burglary of Limestone Central Elementary School, according to an incident report at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Prescriptions Plus

Pharmacy opens on Highway 11

One’s health is not something to take lightly.  Business partners Shane Barnes and Billy Wease opened Prescriptions Plus Pharmacy in August, a one-stop shop for local residents hoping to fill their prescriptions or address other medical co More...

Redistricting is mandated by state law after every census

County council sends new district maps to feds

After Cherokee County Council’s quick approval on final reading this past week, the county’s new redistricting map is now in the hands of the U.S.Department of Justice.  Department of Justice officials will review the map, in part, t More...

Sports

Blacksburg ends season with disappointing loss

Wildcats fall to Southside Christian; edged out by Lewisville for playoff spot

Southside Christian kicker Walker Todd connected a 32-yard field goal Friday to give his team a 9-6 victory over Blacksburg. More...

Gaffney rocks Northwestern, 49-20

Indians put away old nemesis, stay perfect on the season

As the raindrops become steadier, Gaffney quarterback Joey Copeland sought out tailback C.J. Miller to give him a simple message: "I'm giving you the rock." More...

Player Profile

Best always leaves teammates laughing

On the field, Gaffney nose guard Ron Best possesses all the qualities that any successful football player must embody - discipline, hard-working and athletic. More...

Letters

Hospice care helps patients and families focus on living

Dear Editor:  No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually. More...

How come nobody can’t speak good English no more?

Dear Editor:  Being a retired English teacher is giving me a headache these days.  “Her and her husband are going to the movie.” What if he can’t go. More...

Other News

First Baptist Church of Blacksburg celebrating homecoming

Four Blacksburg natives involved in international ministry work are coming home Sunday to the church where their faith journeys started.  First Baptist Church in Blacksburg will hold its homecoming celebration from 10 a.m. until noon. More...

Parson’s Pantry Month Gifts of Appreciation

— Ron and Karen Jackson, in honor of pastor Dr. Don Wilton;  — Gail Camp, in memory of Jimmy Camp;  — Tina Volpe, in memory of her dad, the Rev. Clyde Peterson;  — Eckles and Vera Phillips, in honor of the Rev. More...

Interest waning for Bible classes

ATLANTA (AP) — In 2006, Georgia became the first state to allow Bible education classes in public schools, after much debate over the sticky issue of separation of church and state. 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?