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Relay enters 2012 with some changes, including new boss

Change is a part of life, and with a new year there will be many things different about the 2012 edition of Relay for Life of Cherokee County.  Nevertheless, the goal remains the same — rid the world of cancer.  More...

WATCH GHS BASKETBALL LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE

After a busy holiday season, the Gaffney boys’ and girls’ basketball teams return to their familiar digs at The Burial Ground tonight to take on Union County.  More...

No flu outbreak (yet); best protection is to get the shot

Like an unwanted visitor, the flu comes around every year to keep people home from work and school until the illness runs its course.  More...

LifeStyles

L’Etoile Club will hold 58th annual winter dance

Festivities set for Jan. 7 at Broad River Electric Cooperative

The L'Etoile Club will hold its 58th annual winter formal dance on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Broad River Electric Corporation. Festivities will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until midnight. More...

Sports

Union County at Gaffney 8 p.m.

All hands on board for Indians

For the first two quarters, Gaffney didn’t play with intensity and executed poorly on offense. More...

Gaffney grapplers rally to down Shelby, 41-39

Though in just his second year on the Gaffney High wrestling team, Thomas Mabry has noticed a remarkable change in the Indians.  “We have more confidence this year,” Mabry said.  More...

Accolades continue to flow for GHS football standouts

The accolades continue to come in for two Gaffney High football players.  Indians quarterback Joey Copeland and wide receiver Quinshad Davis has been selected to the MaxPreps 2011 U.S. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Our innocents abroad?

Last Friday’s lead stories in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal dealt with what both viewed as a national affront and outrage.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Almost always left just treading water

A passing conversation that lead to talk of finances and investments left me in stitches the other day, not because it was funny but, in an ironic sense, because it was painful.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Shrine Bowl quarterback Joey Copeland headed toSouth Carolina State

Joey Copeland will follow in the footsteps of former Gaffney High standout quarterback Malcolm Long and play his college ball at South Carolina State. More...

Chase ends in crash, arrest

A Chesnee man who allegedly tried to shoplift a shopping buggy full of beer from Walmart crashed early Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 during a police chase, according to incident reports at the Gaffney Police Department and Cherokee County Sherif More...

LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP

Sen. Harvey Peeler (right) R-Cherokee, tells news media Thursday his priority is putting spending caps in the state budget. Peeler and other members of the S.C. More...

TOWN HALL MEETING

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Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A burglar or burglars targeted the old Kimbrell’s furniture store on North Limestone Street.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone removed an air conditioning unit from a wall and also cut the lock off a steel bar that s More...

WHAT’S UP

Singings ffi There will be a benefit singing Saturday, Jan. 7, from 4-8 p.m. at Chesnee Wesleyan Church featuring Living by Faith and other singers. ffi There will be a gospel singing Saturday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. More...

CONTRIBUTION

Murl Lehman, left, Director of Harbor of Hope, Miracle Hill Ministries, accepts a contribution of $4,725 from Steve Bratton, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Asso More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grady Thompson

COWPENS – Grady Marvin (Buck) Thompson, 55, of 245 Rosa Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at his residence. He was known to many by “Shady Grady” or Buck. He was of the Baptist faith.  Mr. Thompson was born Oct. More...

Marion Jones Jr.

Marion Jones Jr., husband of Catherine Ross Jones, of 103 N. Chester St., Blacksburg, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, 2012, in Brookview Healthcare Center.  He was born in Orangeburg County to Marion and Edith Jones.  Mr. More...

Evelyn Eldora Largent Loftis

Evelyn Eldora Largent Loftis, 80, of Gaffney, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. More...

National News

24 states now have laws that hold parents legally responsible for underage drinking

NEW YORK (AP) – Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid's party can't happen at your house, not with your kid, because he's a good kid, it's time to wake up and smell the whiskey bottle tossed on your lawn.  More...

Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.  Only a quarter of the people who took part in a r 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?