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Wheeler named Physician of Year at Baptist Easley

EASLEY — Baptist Easley Hospital has honored William Wheeler, MD, as the Cam Underhill Practicing Excellence Physician of the Year.  A recent Quarterly Award winner, Dr. More...

LifeStyles

Jewels from the Heart

Children’s art exhibit worth the wait for proud parents

Every piece of artwork presented by a child warms their parents’ heart and is typically placed in a prominent location for family and visitors to admire.  More...

LIFEGUARDS EXHIBIT RESCUE SKILLS –

The lifeguards from Cherokee National’s pool and Irene Municipal Pool participated in their annual lifeguard exhibition at Irene Pool on Monday evening. More...

Library’s summer reading program ends with grand finale event July 26

The Cherokee County Public Library will celebrate the end of its summer reading program with a grand finale program at the Gaffney library on Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m.  Summer reading participants and their families will get to meet and pet a More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gwen Gosnell, 83, Landrum native

SPARTANBURG – Gwen Sanders Simpson Gosnell, 83, wife of the late David M. Simpson and the late Rev. James W. Gosnell, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012.  Gwen was born in Landrum to the late D.E.B. and Louise Jones Sanders.  More...

Jeanette Jameson, retired from textiles

SPARTANBURG – Ethel “Jeanette” Armstrong Jameson, 80, of 131 Putman Court, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 22, 2012.  Born in Laurens County, she was the wife of Jimmy Vernon Jameson and daughter of the late Floyd and R More...

Jason Roberts, 59, services July 28

Memorial services for Jason Ledell Roberts, 59, of Washington, D.C., husband of Edna Roberts and son of the late Rev. More...

Man enters pleas in pot, assault cases; gets 10 years

A 53-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Tuesday in Cherokee County Court to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault of one teenage girl, the attempted sexual assault of a second, and for having a marijuana growing operation in his basement.  More...

Judea Project next on volunteers’ to-do list

For David Toney, service to his neighbors does not end after the completion of the weeklong Jerusalem Project.  More...

Local News

Children receive health screenings

Hundreds of area children will be headed back to school with new backpacks and other school supplies thanks to a nowannual event in Gaffney.  But perhaps more importantly, officials hope, they’ll also be going back to school with a clean b More...

POLICE REPORT

68-year-old hit-and-run victim   City of Gaffney police were dispatched July 18 to a hit-and-run accident on Providence Road.  More...

City expects to resume negotiations with county

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he’s not discouraged the county rejected the city’s offer to contribute $35,000 to replace the sidewalk in front of the new county administration building.  In exchange, the city wanted a 10-ye More...

Sports

Indians crack Rivals Top 100 rankings

Gaffney will begin the 2012 season among the nation’s elite, unveiled Tuesday as the No. 82 team in this year’s preseason countdown of the RivalsHigh 100.  More...

Five Burning Questions

Quarterback, Shaq’s knee head list of questions facing Indians

Last year, the Gaffney Indians had one of the most dominant regular seasons in decades and seemed poised to capture their first state title since back-to-back crowns in 2005 and 2006.  However, the season of promise ended with disappointment in More...

Gaffney stars help Magic capture World Series title

Five Gaffney baseball players helped the Carolina Magic travel ball team become world series champions recently in Myrtle Beach.  The Carolina Magic beat Carolina Prospects 7-1 for the world series championship on July 11 in Myrtle Beach.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

South Carolina cannot afford to reject expanding Medicaid program

For South Carolina ... accepting the Medicaid provision of the federal health care law recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court is essential.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Was that your cake?’

Another one of my long-held beliefs has just been shattered.  Apparently, according to numerous sources, Marie Antoinette DID NOT say “Let them eat cake.”  Those words were supposedly said when she was informed that the peasant More...

Endorsed by whom?

Barack Obama’s first presidential bid got a major boost on Dec. 9, 2007 at Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium: Nearly 30,000 people showed up to see him share a campaign-rally stage with Oprah Winfrey. 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?