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Public will have opportunity to meet school superintendent finalists during receptions

The Cherokee County School District will host four public community receptions at which residents and school personnel can meet each superintendent finalist.  They include:  — Stafford County, Va., assistant superintendent Dr. More...

LifeStyles

OLYMPICS ARE SPECIAL

Cherokee County schools participated in Area 12 Special Olympics basketball skills and 3v3 team play at First North Spartanburg on Thursday, Jan. 19. The students participated in line dances before the event started. More...

EVERYTHING’S ON SALE!

How to shop smart during the sale madness

NEW YORK, N.Y. – It’s that time of year…you know, the time when just about every store begins advertising its end-of-season clearance sale. More...

Tuesday Women’s Club hears program about public health

Members of the Tuesday Women’s Club held their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 10 in the ladies parlor at First Baptist Church. Hostesses were Lisa Lancaster, Nancy Maxey and Pam Peeler. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kerry (Doobie) Ellis

Kerry (Doobie) Douglas Ellis, 59, of 3605 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

C. Wayne Jarvis

SPARTANBURG – C. Wayne Jarvis, 90, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.  Mr. Jarvis was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church.  More...

Mary McCraw

Mary McDaniel McCraw, 75, of 602 11th St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Legislature shouldn’t make social work mandatory for the unemployed

We commend any unemployed South Carolina residents who devote some of their time each week to volunteer work for worthy causes. But forcing them to do that is an abuse of governmental authority.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are Phil & Cheryl Alexander with their granddaughters Mary Ellis and Rebecca Vincent. They are the children of Maj. Gordon & Julie Vincent, who is the Alexanders' daughter. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What’s that creaking noise?

We were talking about getting older and such in the choir room at church Sunday and how certain folks didn’t look their age, etc. More...

National News

Travel souvenir could be a flu-like fungal infection

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A flu-like illness isn't always the flu. It could be a fungal infection picked up when traveling.  More...

Night leg cramps common in calf

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Night leg cramps can be an unpleasant surprise. They disrupt sleep with a jolt of pain, most often in the calf. More...

Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

Injured in assassination attempt, she will concentrate on healing

WASHINGTON (AP)— Rep. More...

Couple faces meth, child neglect charges

Two city residents were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and child neglect after Gaffney Police Department Narcotics Division agents executed a search warrant at a Walnut Street home Jan. 18.  More...

What’s next for ‘Final Four’

The Cherokee County School Board will bring in four superintendent finalists over the next two weeks to visit the school district. More...

Local News

Elder completes USAF basic training in Texas

Air Force Airman Steven M. More...

BLACK AND WHITE

Local residents study paintings and puppet masks from 23 artists Friday evening during a reception for a “Black and White” exhibit by the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA). More...

County council axes $8,000 desk from administration building change orders

Councilman Quay Little could think of only one word to describe spending $8,000 for a desk in the lobby of the new county administration building.  “It’s excessive,” Little told fellow council members during last Monday’s More...

Sports

Gaffney's McMann earns biggest MMA victory

Gaffney’s Sara McMann earned the biggest win of her MMA career and kept her perfect record intact by defeating Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano in the co-main event of ProElite 3 in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday.  McMann, who wo More...

Gaffney stays perfect in region

Indians hang on for victory overVikings

This matchup was all about tempo. Gaffney hoped for a fast, full-court game. Spartanburg wanted a slower pace.  In the end, the Indians moved to the winning beat once again.  L.J. More...

Indians give Rock Hill a tussle

The final score might have been onesided but Gaffney wrestling coach Thomas Voelker saw plenty to be pleased about in the Indians’ 58-16 loss to perennial power Rock Hill on Thursday.  Voelker called the match a confidence booster for Aust More...

State News

Police fear synthetic drugs might return

GREENVILLE — Authorities in South Carolina are worried that synthetic narcotics sold over the counter could make a comeback in the state, despite a recent ban.  The Greenville News reports that state Rep. More...

New details about slayings made public

COLUMBIA — Columbia police are releasing new details in a 2011 double homicide that investigators at the time called one of the most brutal cases they had ever seen.  The State newspaper reports that authorities are hoping the new informat More...

Man charged in botched Spartanburg robbery

SPARTANBURG (AP) – Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies have charged a man with robbery in a botched holdup at a local Waffle House that left another suspect dead.  Lt. More...

Other News

Blacksburg High

SCHOOL ORIGIN: Blacksburg High opened in the fall of 1975. The school served students in grades 7-12 until the school district implemented the middle school concept in 1998. More...

Analysis:

Gingrich forces GOP into grueling debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took a giant step Saturday toward becoming the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney that tea partyers and social conservatives have been seeking for months.  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?