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Blacksburg branch among those Palmetto Bank will close

Citing an ongoing need to reduce costs and adjust to current economic realities, Greenville-based Palmetto Bancshares has announced it will be shedding four of its Palmetto Bank branch offices including its branch in Blacksburg.  More...

LifeStyles

DHEC: Woman diagnosed with human rabies

COLUMBIA — Health officials have diagnosed South Carolina’s first case of human rabies in more than 50 years, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.  More...

SPECIAL DELIVERY —

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2011 Martin Luther King Jr. art and essay winners announced

Winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. 2011 art and essay contest were announced last week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

EVANGELIST DORIS YOUNG BONDS

Evangelist Doris Young Bonds, 69, of 940 West Warren St., Apt. 7, Shelby, N.C., widow of Terrell Mack Bonds, passed on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.  More...

Kay Lewis

COWPENS – Kay Frances Lewis, 77, of 1774 South Green River Road, passed away on Saturday, Dec. More...

Dorothy (Dot) Duvall Reavis

Dorothy Blanton Duvall Reavis, 80, of 2089 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Gunshot victim charged with burglary

A 28-year-old Gaffney man who showed up at a Spartanburg hospital with a gunshot wound has been charged with first degree burglary by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an attempted break-in Wednesday night on Boiling Sprin More...

8 will vie for school boss job

Eight candidates interested in becoming Cherokee County superintendent will interview with the school board in January.  School trustees met in executive session Thursday to review 33 applications for the superintendent position. More...

Local News

COLORS OF CHRISTMAS

Local Boys and Girls Club members performed the original play “Colors of Christmas” on Friday afternoon for Santa Claus before receiving gifts at the club's seventh annual Christmas party on Pecan Street. More...

Work on new county administration building continues on schedule

Despite some recent rain, construction is moving along on the county’s new $9.45 million county administration complex.  Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said crews have finished pouring the concrete on the first floor More...

TOYS FOR TOTS

Magnolia Assisted Living Facility, in partnership with Tidewater Hospice, held a Toys for Tots drive Monday for the U.S. Marine Corps. Residents were asked to bring in unwrapped toys. More...

Sports

North Carolina 26, South Carolina 19

Indians shine in Shrine Bowl

Gaffney quarterback Joey Copeland felt like a kid on Christmas Saturday playing with the state’s finest wide receivers in the Shrine Bowl.  More...

Saint rally falls short vs. Newberry

The Limestone College (5-4, 1-0) women’s basketball team rallied from an 18-point deficit with 5:47 remaining in the game but came up just short, falling to Newberry College (7-2, 2-0) 66-63 Saturday at the Timken Center.  More...

Jayvees pick up victory

Daquan McNeil scored 12 points to lead the Gaffney jayvee basketball team to a 58-30 win over Union County on Thursday.  Gaffney improves to 2-1 with the win. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Are you prepared for Christmas?

As glorious and meaningful as Christmas is, preparing for it can be exhausting.  The list of “things to do” seems overwhelming and endless gifts selected, purchased and wrapped; Christmas tree selected and decorated; cards mailed to 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...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Let the bull decide

Oh hi, how are ya? Come on in.  I was just sitting here at this fancy computer Cody boughtme and trying to come up with a column idea.  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?