February 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Nationwide field at Daytona includes 2 cars from Gaffney

With some big changes in the offseason, Gaffney-based JD Motorsports is looking to start the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series racing season off with a bang at Daytona.  The local race team is fielding two cars in Saturday’s race, the Drive4CO More...

LifeStyles

Limestone bands highlight Music Sandwiched-In concert

Groups will perform Feb. 28 at Cherokee County Public Library

The Limestone College Department of Music will present performances by three of its ensemble groups at the February “Music Sandwiched-In” program at the Cherokee County Public Library in More...

MLK art, essay contest winners named

Winners’ works on display at Gaffney Administration Building

Cherokee County students whose works were named winners in the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. art and essay contest are being honored with a display of their works at the Gaffney Administration Building from now through March. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raisers   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Horace Lee Wilkins

Horace Lee Wilkins, 59, of 204 Michigan Ave., passed on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2012, at 4:25 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

Charles W. McKinney

Graveside services for Charles W. McKinney, 59, of 2467½ Sandpit Road, Florence, will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Robertson Chapel Church Cemetery, located outside of Blacksburg, with Dr. Larry J. More...

Roger Owens

BLACKSBURG – Roger Dale Owens, 62, of 661 Leagan Drive, passed awayWednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at home.  More...

Columns

Not-so-empty space

Great things have been achieved in 55 years of space exploration. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Iranian people the key to sanctions prompting action

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is the sponsor of a resolution that puts the Senate on record as ruling out a strategy of containment for a nuclear-armed Iran.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

All that’s missing from my ski attire is a pair of socks

Once in a blue moon the laundry spirits in the sky cause me to borrow a page from Michael Jackson’s wardrobe.  The late pop singer’s fashion sense appeared Tuesday morning. Instead of his trademark gloves. More...

Gaffney Indians avenge twin losses to Dorman; win 4A upper state championship

Will face Lexington for state crown

For Gaffney, a slow start to the season is something new -- a red-hot finish is not. More...

Benji’s Law clears state legislature

It does little to fill the void left by his son’s death a year ago, but Dr. Dwight Easler, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, can rest assured another family in the Palmetto State will not endure the same type of heartache.  More...

SCHOOL BOSS

Contract details released

There are provisions for salary increases and an executive session secrecy clause in the 3-year contract signed Monday by new Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Police arrest four in‘shake and bake’meth case

ffi Four people were arrested by Gaffney police on Feb. More...

Property records now online

A wealth of Cherokee County property information is now just a few clicks away by computer.  Earlier this week, Cherokee County Clerk of Courts Brandy McBee said, the Register of Deeds Office records became available online.  More...

First graders rock on with ‘Pete the Cat’

Pete the Cat and four groovy buttons were all it took Monday for Eric Litwin to get first graders rocking in their seats like Metallica.  More...

Sports

Westlane Bowl Bowling Scores

Week of Feb. 10, 2012  More...

State title within Gaffney grapplers grasp

Gaffney sophomore Thomas Mabry has accomplished everything a wrestler could imagine this season. More...

Third time lucky?

They have done it twice before, so why not a third time.  The Gaffney and Dorman boys basketball teams will square off for a third time at 8:30 p.m. More...

State News

Plan gives teachers raise

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Teachers and other public employees in South Carolina could get their first raise in four years.  More...

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