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Cherokee Speedway will ‘Feed the Need with Speed’

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will benefit from Nov. 20 inaugural event

Cherokee Speedway will hold its inaugural “Feed the Need with Speed” canned food drive on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Blue Gray 100 Super Late Model event sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series.  More...

GHS STUDENTS RING THE BELL –

GHS student Eric Hammett was the videographer for a team of eight students from Gaffney High School who helped The Salvation Army of Cherokee County present a program for the residents at Magnolias, More...

There’s options for choosing omega-3s

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Tuna, salmon or supplements? The October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers options for choosing omega-3s, the fatty acids which appear to reduce the risk of dying of heart disease.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laura Mae Rankins

Mrs. Laura Mae Peeler Rankins, 82, of 1434 North Limestone Street, Peachtree Centre, widow of Mr. John D. Rankin, passed on Friday morning, November 11, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. at her residence.  More...

Jimmy McDaniel

James Charles McDaniel, 41, of 1757 McKown’s Mountain Road, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Dora Hughey West of Gaffney and the late Glenn Dean McDaniel, Sr. Mr. More...

Carl Hughey

Carl Thomas Hughey, 73, of 404 8th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

SCHOOL HISTORY: Grassy Pond Elementary was one of three schools built by the school district during an extensive building program that began in 1996. Grassy Pond opened in the fall of 1998 and replaced the old J. Paul Beam Elementary. More...

Parade, speeches, tears mark Veterans Day events

Cherokee County saluted its veterans Saturday as hundreds of people lined North Limestone Street for the annual Veterans Day parade and several dozen more later attended a Veterans Day ceremony at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park.  More...

Limestone College fires instructor charged in child porn investigation

A Limestone College instructor was fired Saturday evening after being accused by the FBI of involvement with child pornography.  More...

Local News

School trustees expected to focus on salaries during Monday’s meeting

The escalating cost of education will be a major discussion point at Monday’s school board meeting.  More...

Christmas at the Fair gearing up

Christmas at the Fair returns December 2-4 at the Cleveland County (N.C.) Fairgrounds. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, and from noon till 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.  More...

County awarded grant for paving project

Work on the Commerce Drive paving project is expected to begin this spring.  Cherokee County Council learned last week the county has been awarded a $375,000 grant to pave the Meadow Creek industrial park road.  More...

Sports

No. 1 Gaffney, 52, West Ashley 27

Indians lack emotion but get big win

Karon Eady’s 1-yard run.  The Indians quickly answered on a 31-yard TD pass to Davis, a 7- yard touchdown run by Copeland and a 30-yard field goal by Victor Ramirez to lead 31-7 at the half.  Gaffney went up 38-7 on its first possess More...

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LC rally falls short

The Limestone College (1-1, 0-0) women’s basketball team rallied from a 20-point second half deficit but came up just short, falling to Lenoir- Rhyne University (2-0, 0- 0) 77-73 in the final game of the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational on. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Unions 1, Workers 0

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo: “Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s nonunion?”  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): “Yes.”  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Honey, don’t pick that up

“Oh, look how pretty.”  More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature. Please make sure the photo is good quality. 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?