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11-year-old leaves school; search ensues

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with members of the office’s tracking team, responded in full force Monday morning to Grassy Pond Elementary School after a 11-year-old girl ran away.  According to Cherokee County She More...

LifeStyles

Emile Pandolfi will play Limestone’s Steinway

Limestone College will continue its Steinway piano series on Tuesday, March 6, with a concert by Steinway artist Emile Pandolfi. His performance begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

CLASSIC CHILDREN'S PLAY OPEN THURSDAY AT BUFORD STREET CHURCH –

Lorenzo the Magnifico and Hickory Cricket are trying to turn Pinocchio into a real boy. More...

Sorority plans March meeting at Harvey’s

Xi Alpha Delta chapter X4037 of Beta Sigma Phi held its monthly meeting on Feb. 13 at the home of member Billie Taylor with nine members present.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Letha Ogle

Letha Rhineheart Ogle, 97, of 540 Green River Road, Gaffney, passed away Monday, Feb. More...

Mary Wheeler Schneider

Mary Mozelle Wheeler Schneider, 70, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.  More...

Fredda Caldwell

Fredda Hough Caldwell, 89, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

For what, all these wars?

“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. ... I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”  As President Obama sent this letter of apology to Hamid Karzai for the burning by U.S. More...

“J LEDGER COLUMNIST

Know where your keys are before going to bat

ust remember, Cody, he’s more afraid of you than you are of him.”  That’s easy for a guy hiding behind a door to say, I thought, as I stalked the creature threatening the safety and sanity of all who walk the halls of The Gaffn More...

Breaking News - 2/29/2012 8:12 AM

Crash victim identified

36-year-old Gaffney man

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck on Old Race Track Road on Tuesday evening. More...

FATAL CRASH

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck on Old Race Track Road on Tuesday evening. The victim’s name was not immediately available as of press time. More...

Chase ends with two in custody

Two people were arrested on a number of charges, including trafficking methamphetamine, following a highspeed police chase Saturday morning that began near Interstate 85 in Blacksburg and ended with a manhunt off a dead-end road in the Cashions-Kings More...

Local News

NOROVIRUS: It’s what’s causing that gnawing feeling in your stomach

As if taking precautionary measures to combat the flu wasn’t enough.  The S.C. More...

Public invited to nature photography workshop at Congaree

HOPKINS – Beginner and intermediate shutterbugs are invited to join Park Ranger Kathleen O’Grady and the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) for a Nature Photographer’s Workshop at Congaree National Park on Satu More...

Law enforcement officers receive awards for DUI arrests

.It 's all about saving lives.”

Getting drunk drivers off the road comes with the territory of being an officer of the law. But some officers excel at the task.  More...

Sports

Gaffney’s everyman

Gaffney’s Wright does all the little things to make the Indians go

Michael Wright is the Gaffney Indians everyman. More...

Gaffney golfer finishes tied for 35th in eGolf event

Gaffney golfer Josh Gallman finished in a tie for 35th at the eGolf Oldfield Open played Feb. More...

Saints top Lees-McRae; host semis on Thursday

Senior forward Kaileigh West registered her second straight double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and junior guard Tia Williams tallied a game-high 22 points to lead the Limestone College (23- 6, 16-2) women’s basketball team to a 87-64 More...

Letters

Appreciates House of Pizza; all who supported fundraising effort

Dear Editor:  On Feb. 21, the House of Pizza was kind enough to hold a fundraiser for the Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board to raise money to help purchase communication devices for children with autism. More...

State News

Stomach virus numbers up

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials say they've investigated more than four times the number outbreaks of a virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting this year than they investigated during the period last year.  More...

National News

Dental ER visits rising

CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency room visits for many easily prevented dental problems are increasing nationwide, according to a new report. The study by the Pew Center on the States was based partly on hospital data from 24 states. More...

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