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Hot enough for ya? No? It will be soon

The summer officially kicked off here last week with — appropriately enough — a heat wave.  Heralding in the first day of summer last Wednesday, the mercury reached into the 90s here for the first time this month.  The temperatu More...

Seniors, BHS students will benefit from barbecue event

Painstakingly trimming a fully smoked Boston butt piece by piece, for the Blacksburg Rotary Club even the smallest of portions had value, helping give a local resident the opportunity to fulfill his or her dreams.  More...

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Smalley – Elliott   Robert and Becky Willard of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Trina Willard Smalley, to Timothy Steven Elliott, son of Deborah Elliott of Gaffney and the late Timothy Elliott.  More...

WE SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! –

Tommy Turner visited Mrs. Whelchel's first grade class at Draytonville Elementary School with his homemade ice cream churn. His grandson, Turner Smith, is shown turning the churn by hand. More...

Surgical options to repair rotator cuff and reduce shoulder pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. – When shoulder pain doesn't respond to physical therapy, medication, rest or prescribed exercises, a range of surgery options can ease the rotator cuff pain or even rebuild the shoulder. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruby Mae Moses

YORK – Ruby Mae Moses, 69, of 5138 West Liberty Hill Road, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Lincolnton, N.C., Mrs. More...

Leland Welchel Eaker

BLACKSBURG – Leland Welchel Eaker, 90, of 206 Cherokee Ford Road, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Vella Puckett

Vella Puckett, 88, of Cedar Bluff, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012.  Born May 10, 1924 in Richlands, Va., she was the daughter of the late Reece and Sally Boyd Newberry.  More...

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Father’s Day reflections

What joy it was to celebrate another Father’s Day. Yes, thank you for asking, I had a wonderful Father’s Day!  What father would not delight in being treated like a king? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Why can’t I hit that golf ball? It’s just laying there

I’m starting to get a tad forgetful.  Not leave-the-house-wearing-socks-but-no-shoes forgetful, but forgetful enough to occasionally leave things behind or put something away in my myriad of storage/filing places and never see it again.&nb More...

Murder case suspect will remain jailed

Concluding that he still had concerns about the possibility of further violence, Circuit Court Judge Roger Couch decided Friday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that bond should be denied for a 38- year-old Gaffney man accused of killing his More...

Deceased man’s family sues city

The estate of a 31-year-old Gaffney man, who died while Gaffney police were taking him into custody June 10, 2009, has filed suit against the city in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, claiming the man died as a result of excessive and unnece More...

Judge refuses to reinstate bond for suspect in 2009 slaying

A 53-year-old Gaffney man awaiting trial on a November 2009 murder charge will have to stay in jail as a result of a Friday ruling by Circuit Court Judge Roger Couch, who declined to reinstate a bond that had been revoked by another judge last year.& More...

Local News

Amateur radio operators practice emergency skills

Floyd Packo intently watched a satellite image on his laptop computer Saturday afternoon as it moved from Australia towards the Gulf of Mexico.  The satellite was an image from the international space station. More...

Bronco’s owners hope they have made parents proud

Great food and service certainly were key ingredients in the belief of Guadalupe Alvarez when he decided in 1992 to found a Mexican restaurant on Floyd Baker Boulevard.  But he knew those ingredients alone would not achieve his desired goal of c More...

Dessert contest will kick off S.C. Peach Festival on July 12

Local cooks are invited to create their tastiest peach desserts for a dessert contest celebrating the county’s peach crop.  The dessert contest serves as the official kickoff event to the 36th annual South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Sports

Youth league debuts new uniforms

Kids often dream about one day playing for the Gaffney and Blacksburg High football teams.  This moment will arrive sooner than expected this fall when Cherokee County little league football begins play at Love Field.  Each team will be nam More...

Post 109 offense explodes, goes silent vs. Post 28

It was feast or famine for Post 109 hitters in a pair of games against rival Spartanburg Post 28.  Spartanburg’s Wes Schuler was dominant, allowing only four hits in a 1-0 win over Post 109 on Friday.  Just 24 hours earlier, Post 109 More...

Indians finish 4-4 at camp

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff liked what he saw from his team offensively at last week’s Spartanburg Christian Academy’s hoops camp.  The defense was a different matter.  “Defensively, we gave up too many layups More...

National News

Mum’s the word on health care ruling

No leaks coming out to indicate how Supreme Court will vote on ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them.  The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than two months about how the high court is going to rule on t More...

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