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Lillie Riddick, Gaffney native

Lillie Diane Shears Riddick departed her earthly life on July, 18, 2012, at her home.  More...

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Sweet Cornbread Shrimp Cakes captures first prize in National Cornbread Cook-Off

Talented cooks create some unusual dishes

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. – Melanie M. More...

Library’s summer reading programs draw to close with grand finale July 26

The Cherokee County Public Library's summer reading programs for children and teens are coming to a close.  Children and teens were able to participate in the summer reading programs at the Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries and various bookmobile More...

Mrs. Clary celebrating 90th birthday

Virginia Aliene Peeler Clary is celebrating her 90th birthday today, July 23, 2012.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe D. Hardin Sr., retired from textiles

Joe Dean Hardin Sr., 79, 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 5A, Gaffney, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at home.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of Eva Bonnie Ruppe Hardin of the home and son of the late Ben and Edna Mae Martin Hardin. More...

James Smith, 65, retired from Norfolk Southern Railway

James Henry Smith, 65, of 501 E. 3rd St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Donald Flynn Jr., 51, structural civil engineer

Donald E. Flynn Jr., 51, of Eustis, Fla., passed away Friday, July 20, 2012.  Born in Charlotte, N.C., he had been a resident of the Eustis area since 1995, coming from West Palm Beach. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

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Lately I have been having trouble getting a good night’s rest.  More...

rEADErs oN tHE roAD

Lynn Powell, at left, and his “old” army buddy tom watkins chill out with the Ledger after a day at the Greenbrier classic golf tournament in white sulphur springs, w.Va., during the week More...

Hotels packed for SE Regional tournament

Kelly Bush drove 677 miles with her family from Florida so she could watch her son compete this week in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament in Gaffney. More...

Jobless rates on increase again

While Cherokee County’s labor force has reached the highest point in more than a year, its ranks of unemployed are growing once again.  More...

Local News

From Hamrick’s to honky tonks...

Brandy Williams makes an album of pure country

Surveying a crowd of strange faces, Brandy Williams steps up to the microphone for another night of fun with her band “One Eyed Jack” at Greenville’s Blind Horse Saloon.  More...

Numer of droputs in Cherokee County rises

The Cherokee County School District saw a spike in its high school dropout rates when the state released its most recent figures July 13.  The annual dropout numbers are not based on how many students graduate. More...

SCHOLARSHIP

— First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Kiersten James, who will enter the University of South Carolina this fall with plans to major in More...

Sports

Offensive outburst keys North Carolina championship run

West Raleigh and Palm Beach Gardens received the red carpet treatment Sunday afternoon as the local youth baseball league sought to make their tournament experience unforgettable.  More...

Miller, Manning, Williams and Weeks make the grade as four Indians included on HSSR’s ‘Class of 2013’ watch list

With the first whistle marking the beginning of summer practice nearing, four of Gaffney’s top gridiron stars are receiving looks by statewide publications.  Senior athletes Jaylen Miller, Don Manning, Quan Weeks and Kerry Williams each w More...

Keeter wins buckle in national rodeo

Blacksburg High student Garrett Keeter received a buckle for his performance in the national rodeo finals July 14-20 in Wyoming.  Garrett won his performance on Friday night and finished fourth overall in team roping in the second round at the n 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?