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Judge declares mistrial in drug case

A Cherokee County jury trying to decide the fate of a 29-year-old Gaffney man accused of selling crack to a confidential informant for police was unable to reach a unanimous verdict Wednesday, resulting in a mistrial.  More...

LifeStyles

2012 S.C. Peach Festival

The 2012 edition of the South Carolina Peach Festival was loaded with lots of fun for everyone. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l Divine Glory Ministries, 709 Mullinax Circle, Kings Creek, just off of Hwy. 5, will have a gospel singing Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m. featuring Michelle Smith. More...

IN CONCERT SUNDAY –

The Melodyaires will present a gospel concert on Sunday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church. 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...

Earl Evans Jr., 78, retired from USPS

BLACKSBURG – Earl Evans Jr., 78, 193 John's Cross Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord, July 24, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C.  More...

William Smith, 46, services July 28

Funeral services for William Vincent Smith, affectionately called “Bim-Bim,” 46, of 523 McCluney Drive, husband of Nellie Jefferies Smith, will be held Saturday, July 28, at 3 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with Dr. L.C. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Making Judicial Reforms

II Chronicles 19:4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the Lord God of their fathers.  5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

I Bring Thee All

I Bring Thee All  Author: Evangeline Cory Booth  (1865-1950)  Composer: Evangeline Cory Booth  (1865-1950)  More...

Suit claims radio station should have been sold; seeks removal of trustees

Arguing that Gaffney Broadcasting Inc. should have been sold years ago, a beneficiary of the estate of E. Raymond Parker has filed a civil action in Cherokee County Probate Court seeking the removal of the estate’s current trustees.  More...

Candidate will be elected with no votes

Gaffney Board of Public Works Commission candidate DeWitt McCraw’s name won’t be appearing on the municipal election ballot next month. In fact. More...

FEEDING TIME

Abigail Santiago, 2, fed a baby deer Thursday that was brought by the Hollywild Animal Park in Inman for a summer reading celebration program at the Cherokee County Public Library. More...

Local News

ACE Bakery makes official announcement

In a press release issued Thursday, ACE Bakery LLC, a maker of baked goods for the retail and food service markets, announced plans to locate a new facility in Cherokee County. More...

Candidates pay sign bonds

Note to political candidates — city officials are strictly enforcing their sign ordinance during this election season.  That means that political signs placed on public or railroad rights of way, or in medians will be promptly removed, Gaf More...

Strong interest in mechatronics leads to night class at SCC

14 spots in day class already filled

Strong interest in a new Mechatronics Certification course has led Spartanburg Community College (SCC) to offer a night course in the subject this fall at its Cherokee County branch campus.  The community college has already filled all 14 spots More...

Sports

If it’s the end of July... ...it must be time for football

With the start of the regular season only three weeks away, the Gaffney High football coaching staff left no mistake go unnoticed at Friday’s first practice.  Under the heat lamp of the morning sun, coaches yelled at slow moving players at More...

Wildcats open practice with Parker back at quarterback for fourth year

Blacksburg will look to get back on the winning track today when practice begins for a new football season.  The Wildcats hit the field at 8 a.m. today.  More...

Torch cheered through London

The Olympic flame took a festive, valedictory lap around London on Thursday, taking in some of the sun-drenched capital’s most famous landmarks and getting a royal welcome on the second-to-last day of its trek across Britain.  More...

Columns

THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Declining views of economy put Obama’s re-election at risk

Consumer confidence fell to the lowest levels of 2012 this past week. Most Americans believe that both the economy and their own personal finances are getting worse. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

America’s pastime takes back seat to other news

Thank the Lord the “dog days of summer” are quickly drawing to an end.  A time often described by sports fans as the time between the end of the NBA Finals and the beginning of football season, this year’s has been like none ot More...

THEIR VIEW

Should South Carolina run underperforming schools?

South Carolina needs to be open to new ideas about how to rescue its failing schools. But the state shouldn’t jump at simplistic solutions to the complex problems facing underperforming school districts.  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?