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UCMC mulls relinquishing ambulance services

While no official decisions have yet been announced, Upstate Carolina Medical Center is exploring the possibility of having someone else run emergency ambulance services in Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

Limestone hosts interactive technologybased exhibit to showcase advancement

Snippets of a 1949  "Dragnet" radio broadcast and a vintage commercial jingle hawking the Polaroid camera company are among the items on display in an interactive technology exhibit at Limestone College.  More...

GET SOME EXERCISE AND HAVE FUN, TOO! –

Modern square dancing has been termed “friendship set to music.” If you’d like to learn how to square dance, make new friends and have lots of fun, plan to attend the introduction to square dancing class offered by the Spartan Spinn More...

Library announces September programs for children and teens

The Cherokee County Public Library has lined up interesting programs for children and teens during September. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William C. Burgess Jr., 52, employed by Standard Textiles

UNION – William Carroll “Luke” Burgess Jr., 52, of 315 Williford Road, passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Gwendolyn Hall, 57, worked as a spinner

BLACKSBURG – Gwendolyn Richards Hall, 57, of 122 Woody Road, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Mrs. More...

Rebecca Blanton, 80, member of Buck Creek Baptist Church

CHESNEE – Rebecca (Beck) Morris Blanton, 80, of 1058 Buck Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. More...

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AGING MATTERS

Ombudsman program helps protect your loved ones

A few months ago, a bank contacted a local Area Agency on Aging to speak to an ombudsman regarding a customer’s overdrawn checking account. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

They don’t seem to mind Harry having a little fun

People are hard to figure.  Especially groups of people.  When you hear or read about how one person thinks or feels about a particular subject, you can write them off as a “goofball” if you think their opinion is “goofy.& More...

Settlement reached in suit vs. sheriff’s office

A 2007 wrongful death lawsuit against the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was settled out of court on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Monday morning in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

‘Unusual show’ opens at art gallery

With ceramic figures strewn about the floor of the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery while the room was dimly lit, local residents were forced a bit out of their comfort zone Friday evening.  More...

Local News

FOOD FOR PETS

— East Gaffney Baptist Church Girls in Action recently collected 75 pounds of dog/cat food for Flossie’s Food Bank. More...

Have you bought any lawn equipment from this man?

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information following the recent arrest of a 46-year-old Florida man.  More...

Free prostate cancer screenings offered Sept. 24

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Spartanburg Regional’s Gibbs Cancer Center is observing the month with three free prostate cancer screenings.  Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. More...

Sports

Injecting life back into the rivalry

Taneyhill’s arrival, win over Spartanburg has Union County fans jacked up for visit from rival Gaffney

It should be no surprise that Union County coaches, players and fans are riding high following its first win over Spartanburg since 2007.  With his team’s next contest against the Yellow Jackets on Friday night, Gaffney head man Dan Jones More...

Byrnes, Northwestern top 4A poll

Indians move up to No. 7 after 41-7 win over Clinton

After nearly tumbling out of the SCVarsity.com poll following its 49-19 loss to Northwestern, Gaffney saw its fortunes reverse this week, moving up three spots to No. More...

Gamecocks open with tough test at Vanderbilt

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has successfully handled high expectations for most of his college career. He knows his ninthranked Gamecocks will have to quickly learn the same lesson.  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?