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‘Autie Tree’ presents special holiday gift to local youths and their families

Contributions by local residents helped a number of children with autism receive gifts this past holiday season.  Taking a page from the famed “Angel Tree” holiday program, Cherokee County nonprofit group William’s Garden did i More...

Paisleigh Elizabeth Gordon

Matt and Katie Bolton Gordon of Blacksburg announce the birth of their daughter, Paisleigh Elizabeth, on Dec. 31, 2011, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. More...

Hannah Nicole Trefry

Pamela and John Trefry of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Nicole, on Dec. 12, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dean Hughey

Dewey Dean Hughey, 74, of 118 Carter Heights, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Dennis Scoggins Sr.

Dennis Allen Scoggins Sr., 64, of 145 Scoggins Road, passed away on Friday, Jan. More...

Flora McCarley

Flora Padgett McCarley, 91, formerly of 106 Ellis Ferry Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. More...

Other News

Cherokee Technology Center

SCHOOL ORIGIN: Cherokee Technology Center wa established 1967 as part of a state mandate requiring school districts create vocational training centers. More...

Senator: S.C. under attack by our own federal government

State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler offered some good and bad news Friday afternoon while previewing the legislative session at a Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  More...

Santorum visit draws big crowd

Rick Santorum was greeted by a large crowd at the Cook- Out restaurant Friday afternoon when the Republican Party presidential candidate made a campaign stop in Gaffney.  More...

Local News

Copper stolen

Police were on the lookout for a copper thief Jan. More...

24-year-old Gaffney man charged in school burglary

The City of Gaffney Police Department served an arrest warrant Jan. 10 charging a 24-year-old Whites Road man with second degree burglary in connection with a Dec. 3 incident at Ewing Middle School.  More...

YMCA starts new fitness program for children

Cherokee County Family YMCA has started a new class for children. More...

Sports

Limestone men’s volleyball keeps perfect season

Limestone men’s volleyball (3-0) remains perfect on the season as they shutout Eastern Mennonite (1-2) and Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Mount Olive (1-2) in back-to-back non-conference games at the Mount Olive Volleyball Festival on More...

Weekend chock full o’ hoops

Gaffney earns sweep of Bruins, Bulldogs

Two nights … two tests.  On both occasions this past weekend, the Gaffney basketball team passed with flying colors.  More...

Conference tournament berth on line for Limestone

MISENHEIMER, N.C. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Coincidence, luck or divine intervention?

TEBOW!!! TEBOW!!! TEBOW!!!!  Did you get the message?  Yes, I confess to having “Tebow fever.” It is not of recent origin. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

OK, I’m going to, uh, what were we talking about?

I had a lot of work to do this weekend, and by “work” I mean stuff that involves sitting at a desk for long periods of time and using computers. So I approached it like any ambitious person who is determined to get a lot of work done. 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?