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Readers asked to share views on education value

Cherokee County residents are invited to participate in a groundbreaking survey that focuses on the value of education.  More...

LifeStyles

Dogwoods provide weeks of gorgeous spring blossoms

Woodlands and yards across the state are dappled with flowering dogwood, Cornus florida. More...

Varner – Revels

ENGAGEMENT

Rebecca Varner and Mr. and Mrs. James K. Varner announce the engagement of their daughter, Clary Rebecca, of Blacksburg, to Robert (Robby) Paul Revels of Inman, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Blackmons married 50 years

ANNIVERSARY

Vernon and Meda W. Blackmon of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 31, 2012.  Mr. and Mrs. Blackmon were married at Grassy Pond Baptist Church in 1962. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Susan Carol Parris Teague

Susan Carol Parris Teague, 52, of 1230 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at her residence.  A native of Cherokee County, born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Carolyn Wallace Parris and the late J.B. More...

Rickey Eugene Studyvance

Memorial services for Rickey Eugene Studyvance, 53, of 539 Sixth St., will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson, the Rev. Freddie Smith, the Rev. James Patton Jr. and the Rev. More...

Barbara Ann Blankenship Reynolds

Barbara Ann Blankenship Reynolds, 73, of 3847 Old Georgia Hwy., formerly of Chesnee, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2012, at her residence.  Ms. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

The Living Word (Easter)

JOHN 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Ma’ry Mag-da-le’ne early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

In addition to being one of the first English hymn writers, Charles Wesley was also the most prolific. He wrote almost 6,500 hymns. Charles’ brother John led one of the greatest Evangelistic Crusades in history. More...

Former educator named Paramedic of the Year

Marcia Ellis, a member of the EMS team at Upstate Carolina Medical Center, was recently named South Carolina’s 2011 Paramedic of the Year.  Ellis, a native of Cherokee County and a former assistant principal at Gaffney Middle School, accep More...

Focus of murder investigation shifts to Charlotte

Cherokee County investigators headed back to Charlotte on Thursday to continue tracking down more leads in the murder of a Charlotte man whose body was found near a Blacksburg pond March 29.  More...

Local theatre complex has new owner

A sign posted on the front doors of the Gaffney Entertainment Center summed things up pretty well: “Theatre Temporarily Closed. More...

Local News

GHS students compete in an amazing race

Gaffney High School students had their own amazing race March 31 during a field trip to the nation’s capital.  Students returned from a tour of George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon and divided into 23 teams for a scavenger hunt o More...

Thefts reported after home break-ins

An estimated $1,600 in theft and damage losses were reported following the March 31 discovery of a burglary on Julie Street in Chesnee.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a home in the 100 block of East Jul More...

Benefit lunch raises $4,000

For Meals on Wheels of Cherokee County, last Sunday was “a blessed day” indeed.  More...

Sports

Indians get back to business

When last seen on the football field, the Gaffney Indians were hitting rock bottom emotionally in a loss to arch rival Byrnes in the state championship game.  In little more than three weeks, the Indians will take the field for the first time si More...

Tharpe pitches four strong innings asWildcats top Greenville Tech, 4-2

Blacksburg’s Blake Tharpe put his arm and bat to good use on Tuesday.  Tharpe pitched four strong innings, allowing two hits, and drove in a run to help the Wildcats to a 4-2 win over Greenville Tech Charter.  The Wildcats improve to More...

Indians take 2

The Gaffney High jayvees beat Spartanburg 2-1 in game one of a double header Monday behind both the bat and the arm of Jackson Propst.  Propst reached base two times, including a fifh-inning single.  Propst handled Spartanburg’s lineu More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

The Socialist and the Social Darwinist

The night of his victories in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney laid out the ground upon which he will stand to fight his fall battle with Barack Obama.  Obama, said Mitt, seeks “a government-centered society.&r More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘One and done’ should be out and gone

David Robinson is a prime example of the old refrain that good things come to those who wait.  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?