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ONLINE POLL RESULTS  Do you think high school students should be required to stay in school in order to get and keep a driver’s license?  YES: 84 percent (332 votes) NO: 16 percent (65 votes)   More...

LifeStyles

BrendaWatts finds herself a finalist in another national cooking competition

Gaffney woman to participate in the 45th annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest March 26-27

Caramelized Peach Upside-Down Coffee Cake was the best way Brenda Watts thought she could cure her daughter's blues in Tennessee last fall.  Her daughter Angela had found out that husband Nate was being deployed with his Army unit to Afghanistan More...

11 will compete for Blacksburg’s DistinguishedYoungWoman title

BLACKSBURG – The Blacksburg Women’s Cub will sponsor the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Scholarship program on Saturday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Blacksburg High School. More...

AFRICAN-BORN GAFFNEY ARTIST HAS WORK EXHIBITED IN SPARTANBURG –

African-born artist Noah S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Madge Littlejohn

Madge Floyd Littlejohn, 84, formerly of 330 Thompson St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Dillon Pointe in Spartanburg.  More...

John Edward Martin

John Edward Martin, 54, of 253 Estelle Road, Gaffney, passed at his residence.  Son of the late Wilma Martin, he was born Jan. 7, 1958, in Chesnee. More...

Juliet “Judy” T. Hawkins

SPARTANBURG – Juliet “Judy” Turner Hawkins, 90, of Spartanburg, died Monday, March 5, 2012.  Born Oct. 31, 1921, in Gaffney, she was the widow of Bennett William Hawkins and daughter of the late Calvin P. More...

Feds join investigation

Residents warned to watch for mail theft

City of Gaffney police are warning residents to be extra careful with their mail in the wake of a rash of mail thefts in the region.  More...

Siren test takes on new urgency in wake of last week’s deadly twisters

Though it occurred a little later than planned in Cherokee County, a statewide test of the tornado warning system appeared to have gone off without a hitch locally.  More...

Aw SHUCkS!

Adam Fritzsche, Wayne Yount and Anne Harris shuck oysters Saturday during an oyster roast and Lowcountry Shrimp Boil mission trip fundraiser at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More...

Local News

Cherokee’s two national parks pump millions into local economy

A historical journey through our nation’s early history may be the reason most pay a visit to national parks such as Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain National Military Park.  More...

SCC holding open house

Spartanburg Community College’s (SCC) Cherokee County Campus in Gaffney will host a free open house drop-in on Saturday, March 10, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. Academic Building. More...

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Jake Hedrick, son of Eric and Wanda Hedrick of Lakeland, Fla., has been promoted from corporal to sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. More...

Sports

Hoops royalty lives here

Gaffney basks in glory of second title in 3 years

Gaffney High basketball coach Mark Huff might have been at a loss for words Friday night after a thrilling overtime win over Lexington to capture the state championship.  More...

Three Indians named among region's best

Fresh off of claiming a state title last Friday night, three Gaffney players earned yet another honor earlier this week.  L.J. Peak, Quinshad Davis and Kerry Williams were each named to the All-Region III-4A team. More...

Indians slip past Boiling Springs, 3-2

Throwing error allows Mata to score winning run

Caught in no man’s land, Gaffney’s Josh Mata charged home Monday on a throwing error to score the winning run for a 3-2 victory over Boiling Springs.  The game was tied when Mata singled and Bryce Spurlin walked in the seventh inning More...

Columns

It was easy to be Chuck’s friend

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I recently found out one of my best childhood friends is dying. More...

Cooperation a goal, not a call for criticism

THEIR VIEW

When did “moderate” and “cooperation” become words to view with disdain? Both of the major political parties have solid platforms upon which positions are established. 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?