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LifeStyles

Miss Mitchell, Mr. Carroll wed in Sandy Ridge, N.C.

Amanda Ellen Mitchell of Sandy Ridge, N.C., and Matthew Lee Carroll of Buffalo, S.C., exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church. The Rev. Melvin Shelton officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. More...

Miss Seals, Mr. Hardin exchange vows July 14

Carol L. Seals and Marvin G. Hardin II were united in marriage on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at East Gaffney Baptist Church. The 10:30 a.m. double ring ceremony was performed by Jimmy Powell. A reception followed at the church.  More...

PARTY ’TIL THE COWS COME HOME!

Local F.O.P. Lodge to host 2012 Farm Fest on Sept. 1 in downtown Blacksburg

Cherokee Lodge No. 20, Fraternal Order of Police, a local non-profit organization, will be hosting its 2012 Farm Fest on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 12-10 p.m. in downtown Blacksburg.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Yelton, 48, manager of US Network Security Engineering at Hewlett Packard

David Jeffrey Yelton (Jeff), 48, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Winston-Salem, N.C.  He was born on Feb. 23, 1964, in Spartanburg to Alvin and Hazel. He graduated from Chesnee High School in 1982 and attended USC Upstate. More...

Gwendolyn Tate, 49, Gaffney native

Gwendolyn Yvonne “Nannie” Tate, 49, of 408 6th St., passed on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at 2:15 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Daughter of the late Gainville Tate Sr. and the late Mary Lee Tate, she was born Feb. More...

Wylie Hamrick, 85, Chairman of the Board of Hamrick Mills

Wylie Lyman Hamrick, 85, formerly of 435 S. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his residence at Summitt Hills in Spartanburg.  More...

Trooper Allison receives Solicitor's Award for Law Enforcement Excellence

Other officers also honored during annual event

n a year with a lot of great work by local police agencies, 7th Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette announced Tuesday night that it was a Nov. 13, 2011, high-speed police chase that brought one law enforcement officer's work to the forefront. More...

Ex-deputy clerk enters guilty plea in federal court

CHILD SUPPORT FUND THEFT

An investigation that began more than two years ago into “discrepancies” at the child support office in the Cherokee County Courthouse resulted Tuesday in a former deputy clerk pleading guilty.  More...

Total of 8,755 students show up for first day of classes in Cherokee County

Cherokee County schools buzzed with excitement Monday as students caught up with their friends and started another school year.  An enrollment report showed 8,755 students attended classes during the first day of school, an increase over last y More...

Local News

Ellis elected school board chair

A divided Cherokee County School Board chose Mike Ellis to become the new chairman Monday in a board reorganization after last week’s elections.  More...

ROCK ON!

Leadership Cherokee members Amy Duvall, Amy Farley, Jacob Fowlkes, Erin Thomas, Leah Fair, Eric Hammett, Leala Grindstaff and Scottie Kay Auton are shown Monday beside a 10- ton “spirit rock&rd More...

Councilman expresses lack of confidence

A recent capital requests workshop revealed his growing lack of confidence in county administrators, Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes said.  More...

Sports

Indians tumble in polls after loss

As expected, Gaffney tumbled in the polls after a 49- 19 loss Friday to visiting Northwestern in the season opener.  The Indians fell seven spots to No. More...

GHS coach: “Not panicking”

The Gaffney offense limped through four quarters against Northwestern. The Indians’ defense looked confused and unethusiastic. More...

Gaffney, Ellis hope to make waves

Longtime Gaffney softball coach Kelly Ellis is hoping for success in the water and land this year as the new coach of the school’s swim team.  Ellis takes over for Jill Bramlett.  More...

Columns

AGING MATTERS

Becoming a Friendly Visitor

An older gentleman sat in his room in a nursing home staring out the window. As he looked out, he reminisced of better days and he wondered how his life could have changed so much. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Q: What are the qualifications for becoming a Friendly Visitor? A:   More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Finally, a place to store all of your wife’s ‘stuff’

How many times in your life have you seen some new gadget and thought, “I wish I’d have thought of that!”?  Sometimes you might HAVE thought of THAT but never took action on your thoughts. 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?