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Council will revisit fireworks restrictions

City council will try again today to enact a stiffer fireworks ordinance.  Councilman Bernard Smith said he will make a motion that would make it illegal to discharge fireworks after 11 p.m. on July 4.  More...

LifeStyles

Comics, jokes serious teaching tools for linguist

COLUMBIA – “Wizard of Id” syndicated cartoon strip:  Spook [the prisoner]: Have you ever eaten squid fried?  Turnkey [the guard]: Yes.  Spook: How was it?  More...

SANTA DELIVERS –

Mr. and Mrs. More...

‘HonkyTonk Angels’at Chapman Cultural Center

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre invites you to spend an evening with The Honky Tonk Angels on Jan. 13-14 and Jan. 20-21 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. in the David W. Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Luke Gregory Jr.

Luke Gregory Jr., 49, of 329 Nancy Creek Road, passed on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at 10:43 p.n. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.  More...

Deano Mills

Robert Dean Mills Jr., 46, of 210 Chandler Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Thelma Pack Mills of Gaffney and the late Robert Dean Mills. More...

Sarah L. Robertson

Sarah Berthene Littlejohn Robertson, 80, of Baltimore, MD, wife of Harold Robertson Sr., passed onThursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 3:57 p.m. More...

Legislators address pressing concerns

One of the biggest issues facing the S.C. Legislature this year is what to do about the state retirement plan.  Leaders of both houses, including Sen. More...

Fire guts Ridgeway Road home

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A Saturday morning fire destroyed a Ridgeway Road home and several vehicles. Firefighters were dispatched to 122 Ridgeway Road in the College Park area at about 2 a.m. More...

Trustees uncertain about naming interim super

School trustees say it is uncertain whether an interim superintendent will be named to finish out the school year.  More...

Local News

Largest shag dance in the world certified on South Carolina coast

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) – It's an official world record. More...

CONTRIBUTION TO OPTIONS MEDICAL –

Debbie McIntosh, director of Options Medical, accepts a contribution of $4,200 from Johnny R. More...

Corduroy Road to give concert at Capri Theatre

Old time Americana- Rockers The Corduroy Road will bring their foot-stomping, crowdpleasing, high energy show to the Capri Theatre in Gaffney on Friday, Jan. More...

Sports

Copeland commits to S.C. State

Joey Copeland will follow in the footsteps of another standout Indian quarterback Malcolm Long and play his college ball at South Carolina State.  Copeland verbally committed to the Bulldogs Friday evening.  Copeland said his ties to the sc More...

Gaffney clamps down onYellow Jackets, 75-27

Gaffney coach Mark Huff believes the fate of his team is simple: When the Indians play with effort defensively they are very good.  Gaffney did just that Friday, holding the visiting Union County Yellow Jackets to a meager 17 first-half points e More...

Strong second-half lifts Cavaliers over Blacksburg, 81-53

Blacksburg boys’ varsity coach Travis Miller was happy with his team’s play during the first half Friday against Christ Church.  The second half? More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

2011 Congress: Pros and Cons

It’s hardly news to say that the American people are fed up with Congress. Public disapproval of the legislative branch is practically as old as the country itself. But lawmakers seemed to reach a new low in 2011.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Scott McAbee and his daughter, Scottie, her cousin, Jordain, from Union, and John Sheurman and sons display The Ledger prior to taking an icy plunge on a wintry day. More...

THEIR VIEW

Our state of job growth

As another rocky economic year draws to a close, good news on the job front is particularly welcome. And South Carolina got some recently as our state’s unemployment rate plunged 0.6 percent in November, our largest monthly drop since the 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?