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Creative cooks display talents in peach festival dessert contest

Record-tying 30 mouth-watering dishes entered in 2012 competition

Thirty mouth-watering peach desserts showcasing the culinary talents of area cooks covered tables at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 13, to kick off the 2012 South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Sheriff, coroner will be collecting school supplies for students

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller and Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler are teaming up to make sure Cherokee County students will be able to start the school year out right.  More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lamar Smiley is celebrating his 85th birthday today, Aug. 3, 2012. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John McPherson, 61, retired machinist

John William McPherson, 61, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Turkey, N.C., he was the husband of Jackie Parker McPherson and son of the late Roger Rudell McPherson and Jo Mae Fitzgerald McPh More...

Lewis Bostic, 85, USAF veteran

Lewis Franklin Bostic, affectionately called “Pa,” 85, formerly of Brickhouse Road, passed away on Thursday, Aug. More...

Shell Jones, 71, U.S. Navy veteran

William Shell Jones, 71, of 1402 E. Frederick St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

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Of free speech and Chick-fil-A

Dan Cathy could have saved his company, Chick-fil-A, a lot of trouble. All he had to do was keep his views about family to himself.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST ‘Now Gulla has this putt left to win The Masters’

Perhaps it’s because I was a stumpy, asthmatic kid, or perhaps it’s because I grew up in a cold-weather state, but of all the things I daydreamed of doing as a child, I never really daydreamed of being a summer Olympian.  More...

Attorney says it’s ‘baseless, legally flawed’

RADIO STATION LAWSUIT

An attorney for the trustees overseeing Gaffney Broadcasting Inc. argued a recently filed lawsuit in Cherokee County Probate Court seeking the ouster of the trustees is “baseless and legally flawed.”  More...

Four schools get A’s, three others grade out at F

Four Cherokee County schools received an A and three schools were given an F letter grade on a new federal report card issued Thursday.  More...

Local News

Wreck causes 5-hour-long detour

A Thursday morning accident on North Limestone Street led to an almost 5-hour-long detour as work crews scrambled to fix a broken utility pole and various lines stretching across the busy roadway. According to Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the S.C. More...

POLICE REPORT

Police looking for meat thief

Gaffney police are on the lookout for a meat thief.  According to an incident report, an unknown man wearing a peach-colored polo shirt, black shorts and a baseball cap entered the Bi-Lo grocery store at approximately 6 p.m. More...

Estimated cost for building Duke’s Lee nuclear plant remains unchanged

The cost of building nuclear power plants is rising.  However, the proposed William S. Lee III nuclear plant in Cherokee County just might be the exception.  More...

Sports

Shaq still cautious after surgery

Junior wideout plans to wear athletic brace to protect knee

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to classify the rehabilitation of junior wide receiver Shaq Davidson’s torn knee ligament as one of the most important offseason stories at Gaffney.  More...

Execution top goal for scrimmage

Gaffney coach Dan Jones easily ticks off a list of things he will be watching for during today’s home scrimmage against Greer.  Boiled down, though, they all can be summed up in one word: Execution.  More...

Gaffney Middle to host first annual ninth grade jamboree

Some of the top ninth-grade football teams in the area will take the field later this month at the Old Reservation for the “First Annual Founders Federal Credit Union 9th Grade Football Jamboree.”  The jamboree, scheduled for Thursda More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Praise for God’s Justice

Psalm 146:1 Praise ye the Lord. More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Abide With Me

ABIDE WITH ME AUTHOR: HENRY F. LYTE  MUSIC: W. H. MONK   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?