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Nuclear reactor design approved

Federal nuclear safety regulators on Thursday gave their approval to a new nuclear reactor design that could be used in the proposed William States Lee III Nuclear Station in Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

Use family favorites to inspire award-winning cornbread dishes

Martha White® issues call for entires for 16th annual National Cornbread Cook-Off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For many, the holidays are a time to gather with loved ones and enjoy delicious food. Cherished recipes are handed down through generations and memories are made around the table. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Cole married 63 years

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Samuel Cole of Gaffney celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 18, 2011. Mrs. Cole is the former Jeanette Marion Wylie.  More...

BIRTHS

Lilli Anne Pennington  Catalina Peterson and Christopher Pennington of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Lilli Anne Pennington, on Dec. 8, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 5 lbs. 12 ozs.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fletcher J. Thompson

Fletcher Junior Thompson, 73, of 388 El Bethel Road, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. More...

Grace L. Goforth

Grace L. Goforth, 94, of the Goucher Community, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family .  A native of Cherokee County she was the widow of Floyd Astor Goforth. More...

Geneva Phillips Oglesby

Funeral services for Geneva Phillips Oglesby, 97, of Winston- Salem, N.C., widow of Hospice Oglesby, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4117 North Hampton Drive,Winston-Salem. More...

Part of hospice group’s services involve delivering Christmas meals

James Thompson watched in surprise as six platters piled high with food were carried into his boyhood home Friday afternoon in Blacksburg where he will spend Christmas with his mother.  More...

Public meetings will focus on No Child Left Behind law

County residents will have an opportunity to comment in January about the South Carolina effort to get more flexibility in meeting the No Child Left Behind law.  More...

Local News

GAFFNEY MAN RECEIVES BRONZE STAR –

SGM William F. Bostic, left, of Gaffney was recently presented the Bronze Star medal from Brigadier General Gregory Batts. More...

Cherokee County School District hires 65 new teachers this year

Teacher supply and demand in South Carolina showed signs of improvement in 2011, according to an annual survey on teacher openings done by the state's teacher recruitment office.  The Cherokee County School District hired only 22 new teachers in More...

Need to lose some weight? Let ‘Get into Gaffney’ help

First program of new year will explore diet, exercise

If you need a little help keeping a New Year's resolution to lose weight or get fit, the City of Gaffney wants to help.  On Jan. 7, the city will hold its first "Get into Gaffney" program of the new year and the topic will be getting fit. More...

Sports

Davis is on the road again

Gaffney wideout off to play in all-star game in Cowboys Stadium

You can’t blame Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis for keeping his suitcase packed.  Earlier this month, Davis enjoyed a two-day stay in Myrtle Beach for the Mr. More...

Indians face stiff challenge at Beach Ball Classic

When it comes to holiday tournaments, there are two choices for most high school basketball teams.  Stick around town, play in a small-field tournament and sleep in their own beds every night. More...

Columns

Guest Columnist

Some New Year’s resolutions for better government

Ah, a new year.  More...

OUR VIEW

County council should get on board with this project

In an effort to increase the level of education and skills of the people who make up the county’s workforce, a group of residents has proposed a county-sponsored scholarship program to assist qualified individuals who want to attend the Spartan More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Hold him!’

OK, I admit that I am pretty dependent on the missus.  If that sounds like a henpecked husband, then so be it.  I kind of like having the missus in charge of taking care of me.  And besides, I think she enjoys it.  Know how I know 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?