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GHSA report targets traffic infractions

Several unlucky motorists have already learned the hard way that the South Carolina Highway Patrol is serious about a recently announced initiative to increase roadway safety heading into the unusually deadly month of April on area roadways.  More...

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Camellia Society presents 13 debutantes at 18th annual ball

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2012 debutantes at its annual Camellia Ball on Saturday, March 24, from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park.  Miss Caitlin Christine Brown is the daughter of Mr. More...

VOLUNTEERS HONORED AT PEACHTREE –

Peachtree Centre honored its volunteers at its annual volunteer banquet recently. More...

COACH LANE SPEAKER AT ISLAND CREEK –

Island Creek Baptist Church in Cowpens recently held its Black History Month program. Brian Lane, head football coach at Woodruff High School (right), was guest speaker. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert "Moses" Watkins

Robert "Moses" Watkins, 67, of 408 Texas Ave., Chesnee, died March 22, 2012, at Mary Black Hospital after a long illness.  A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Ruby Jean McKinney Watkins, son of the late Paul and Laura Mae Watkins, More...

Ann (Animeda) Byers Hampton

COLUMBIA – Ann (Animeda) Byers Hampton, passed away at Rice Home in Columbia on March 22, 2012. She was 100 years old and the widow of Edward Eugene Hampton.  More...

Allie Mae Bolin

BLACKSBURG – Mrs. Allie Mae Walker Bolin of 120 Lakeview Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at White Oak Manor of York. She was the wife of James Bolin of the home.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete. More...

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

8th Grade – All A's Blake Atkins, Hope Blackwell, Taylor Covington, Mark Earls, Courtney Garner, Brandon Gibson, Jaylyn Hoey, Kendal James, Makalyn Martin, Sierra Rappley, Symone Sarratt, Logan Scoggins, Karley Scruggs, Colton Simmons, Adam Spe More...

Image is everything? Impact has other ideas

Image Is Everything. Right? That’s what the American culture teaches us, anyway.  More...

Conference shows high school students world of science, health career options

Limestone College held its inaugural Women in Technology and Science (WITS) Conference Friday.  More...

A COUPLE OF CHARACTERS

Kangaroo and Safety Pup characters greet motorists Saturday along Floyd Baker Boulevard during a Kangaroo Express fundraiser for Victory Junction. More...

One apartment complex plan nixed, another in the works

Beltline Road residents won’t be getting new neighbors after all.  Atlanta-based Rea Ventures, LLC has nixed plans to build an attractive, all-brick apartment complex on a 5-acre tract on Beltline Road after an environmental study revealed More...

Palmetto incentive awards go to record number of schools

A record 14 Cherokee County schools received Palmetto Gold and Silver incentive awards March 19 following dramatic changes in how the state recognizes test score performance.  More...

Local News

Councilman wants to extend sewer lines

Cherokee County Councilman Tracy McDaniel is willing to put his money where he thinks the jobs might be.  McDaniel said he wants to start preliminary discussions with Summit Engineering about extending sewer and water lines from Blacksburg to th More...

FLAPJACKS

Central Baptist Church members Rick Bostic, Cliff Bolin, pastor Johnny Bridges and Deb McAbee pick up pancake breakfasts to serve customers Saturday during a fundraiser at Fatz Cafe. More...

City police investigating several hit-and-run cases

City of Gaffney police responded to several hitand run reports in recent days.  More...

Sports

Ward’s slam lifts Lady Indians to win

Gaffney’s Maddie Ward won’t soon forget her first at bat on Thursday.  Entering the game a few innings earlier as a defensive replacement, Ward socked a grand slam to lift the Lady Indians to a big 5-0 win over Northwestern on Thursd More...

Trojans hold off Gaffney

In order to win the region, the Gaffney High baseball team will have to beat Northwestern.  That’s still on the Indians’ to do list after a seventh-inning rally fell short in a 7-6 loss at Northwestern on Friday.  More...

PAINTING THE BLACK

- VFW pitcher Charlie Black delivers a pitch during Saturday's Gaffney Youth Baseball kickoff tournament at the Midway Youth Sports Complex. More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

The glaring inequality of Obamaville

Rising inequality “is the defining issue of our time,” said President Obama in his Osawatomie speech that echoed the “New Nationalism” address Theodore Roosevelt delivered in that same Kansas town a century ago.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Katie and Richard Baines are pictured here enjoying The Ledger in front of the Opera House during their recent visit to Sydney, Australia. More...

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