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Food Lion here not on shakeup list

Food Lion supermarket locations in Gaffney and Blacksburg have survived a corporate chopping block.  More...

LifeStyles

Blues Underground performs Jan. 18 in Music Sandwiched-in concert at library

Forest City, N.C., band has smooth elegant sound

The Cherokee County Public library will welcome "Blues Underground" on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 12:15-1 p.m. for its first Music Sandwiched-In concert of the year.  More...

Blacksburg, Gaffney mayors issue proclamations creating Meals on Wheels Day

.We Are Meals on Wheels' is a national effort to end senior hunger in United States

The Town of Blacksburg and the City of Gaffney recently issued proclamations declaring a Meals on Wheels day in the two municipalities.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Meeting ffi The Gaffney Business Professional Women will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 16, at 12 p.m. in the meeting room of Aegean Pizza. Guest speaker will be Todd Humphries, Cherokee County Veteran's Affairs Officer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Luke Gregory, Jr.

Funeral service for Luke Gregory, Jr., 49, of 329 Nancy Creek Road, , will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Lee Byers, Jr., Albert Gray, and L. C. More...

Sarah Robertson

Interment for Mrs. Sarah Berthene Littlejohn Robertson, 80, of Baltimore, Md., wife of Mr. Harold Robertson, Sr., will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  Viewing will be held on Friday evening, Jan. More...

Maxine (“Honey”) Bowman

Maxine Kiziah Bowman, who turned 79 last week, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Time for a helmet law

South Carolina led the nation in deaths on rural highways and saw an increase in pedestrian fatalities last year. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Yelling at the TV won’t change how the game ends

Oranges and yelling at a television screen can be hazardous to your health.  I learned this fact personally back in 2003 when a three-overtime football game got me so worked up I lost my voice. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The role community newspapers play

In Pickens County, the local “Meals on Wheels” program announced in early January that it’s teaming up with another organization to prepare emergency food packages for homebound people in case inclement weather creates hazardous dri More...

WATCH THE GHS GAMES LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE

Ready to flex their muscle in Region III-4A, Lancaster and Gaffney will tangle at The Burial Ground tonight, in the main event of a doubleheader.  The Gaffney boys game against Lancaster is expected to tip off at 8 p.m., and will be carried live More...

‘Outstanding field’ of superintendent applicants finish interviews

The Cherokee County School Board wrapped up its first round of superintendent interviews Wednesday evening with no decision yet on finalists.  School trustees are scheduled to meet Jan. More...

Local News

Tracking device will help save lives in ‘wandering’ cases

Sweeping handheld antennas across a field near the Peachtree Centre, members of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Tracking Team listened intently for the telltale “beeps” that signaled the direction they needed to follow.  More...

Sears seeking local entrepreneurs to operate store here

Sears, Roebuck and Co. More...

Blacksburg taking measures to clean up the town

Blacksburg town officials wasted little time this year in addressing one of the municipality’s top priorities — strengthening policies and procedures to ensure residents of the Iron City, as well as their property and the municipality, re More...

Sports

Former Gaffney, App. State star to play in Venezuela

Former Gaffney High standout Donald Sims will go a great distance to play the game he loves.  Sims will fly to Veneuzuela on Saturday after coming to terms with Gaiteros del Zulia. More...

Early season Showdown

If Lancaster was looking to make a statement Tuesday night, Gaffney coach Mark Huff heard it loud and clear.  With speed, size and athleticism, the visiting Bruins stomped Spartanburg, 79-68.  The Indians (9-4, 1-0) host the No. More...

DRIBBLING DOWNCOURT -

Limestone guard Nick Debnam wards off a defender during first-half action against Queens Saturday. The Saints return to the court today at Pfeiffer. 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?