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4 people face meth charges

Four people were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing meth in the presence of a young child after an anonymous tip led Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit investigators to a 6th Street home Wednesday.  More...

LifeStyles

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Holiday Angel Food Coconut Cake

A s a child, I always dreamed of a White Christmas, but Christmas in Mississippi meant snow was hit or miss, mostly miss. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news ffi Greater Hope Ministries, 1320 Old Georgia Hwy., will have a Watch Night Service on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There will be no 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Jan. 1. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Gardner – Jacobs

Rev. and Mrs. Joel Anthony Gardner of Spartanburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie, of Boiling Springs to Noah Nathaniel Jacobs of Blacksburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

BRENDA GIBBS-RIPPY

Funeral services for Brenda Joyce Gibbs- Rippy, 64, of 420 W. Peeler St., Gaffney, will be held Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J. W. Sanders Jr., Pastor Naomi Hopkins, the Rev. Milton Edwards, Apostle Andrea S. More...

Mary Childers

COWPENS – Mary Yvonne Bible Childers, 71, of 300 Dewberry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

John Vinesett

BLACKSBURG – John Vinesett, 82, of 403 E. Cherokee St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Mr. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Kudos to Haley on email policy

We’ve certainly done our share of knocking Gov. Nikki Haley this year, particularly when it comes to matters involving transparency, the signature issue of her campaign.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

(Back row) Dean Allen, Nelson Cunningham, Freddy Allen, Douglas Hayes and Jesse Davis along with (front row) Deana Allen, Charlene Ross and Penny Dowell took The Ledger with them on a recent cruise t More...

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BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR

Recycling center workers found piles of Christmas wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, glass bottles and other recyclable materials Wednesday afternoon waiting to be picked up. More...

Newest ‘Survivor’ has Gaffney connection

Apparently there is something about people from Gaffney that intrigues producers of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor.”  Nearly 17 months after local native Jane Hammett- Bright did her best in an effort to earn the show’s More...

Local News

CLARIFICATION

A 75-year-old Blacksburg woman accidentally shot by her own husband, who had mistaken her for an intruder early Dec. 20, was not released from the hospital until Dec. More...

CONTRIBUTION —

Vance Hammond, right, Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cherokee County, accepts a contribution of $3,700 from Barry S. More...

County schools in second year of fitness program

There is no New Year’s resolution in Cherokee County schools for students and teachers to become more physically active.  More...

Sports

Davis a runaway success

Star receiver continuing to draw national accolades

Once is a coincidence ... twice is a trend.  Already in elite company after receiving an All-America nod from Sports Illustrated last week, Gaffney's Quinshad Davis was far from done raking in awards after a productive 2011 season.  More...

Rough day at the office

Lady Indians find themselves overmatched through first two days of competition at Upward Classic

Gaffney girls’ basketball coach Susan Wade had an epiphany not long after tipoff of her team’s games at the Upward Classic tournament Wednesday and Thursday at Dorman High School.  Size matters.  More...

Fast start for Gaffney fizzles in loss to Miami Sr. High

It’s not about how you start, but how you finish.  Gaffney learned this lesson the hard way Wednesday, jumping out to a 16-2 advantage against Miami (Fla.) Sr. High at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach.  More...

Letters

It’s not school board’s job to provide day-to-day management decisions

Dear Editor:  I have read the articles over the past few months about the Cherokee County School Board. More...

Grateful for inclusion in Christmas Is For Kids

Dear Cody:  On behalf of the board of directors of the Cherokee County DSN Board and Habitation Services, Inc., the staff and consumers we serve, I would like to thank you and your readers for the generosity that the “Christmas Is For Kids More...

National News

Abortion, immigration changes among new 2012 laws

(AP) Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. 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?