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Police allege alcohol-related offenses, make several arrests

Gaffney police reported multiple arrests and citations in recent days for alleged alcohol violations involving minors.  More...

LifeStyles

Bestselling author makes for a ‘Spectacular Thursday’

Buford Street United Methodist Church will host ‘Miss Julia’ series writer, Ann B. Ross, on Sept. 6

Buford Street United Methodist Church will host Ann B. Ross, author of the bestselling "Miss Julia" series, on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Keeping flushed face of rosacea under control

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A flushed face along with the presence of pimple-like bumps could indicate rosacea (roe-ZAYshe uh), a common inflammatory skin condition. More...

Black Gum Tupelos provide autumn beauty

(This article was written by Joanna Angle, a 30-year resident of Chester County and a Master Tree Farmer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary White, loved yard work and flowers

Mary Evelyn Foust White, 83, of 119 Washington Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital.  More...

Alma Parris, 90, retired from textiles

Alma Ramsey Spencer Parris, 90, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 217 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

John L. Gleaton, 88, known as ‘Catfish John’ he loved to fish

BLACKVILLE – Funeral services for John Lawton “J.L.” Gleaton, 88, of Blackville, were held Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Folk Funeral Home Chapel. More...

County to address jail problems

MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE BY OCT. 16

Don’t look for many specifics when county officials sit down Tuesday to discuss the state Department of Corrections’ letter about noncompliance regarding the county jail.  The county has until Oct. More...

Limestone enrollment up 4 percent over last year

Limestone College enrollment has an international flavor this fall as the college moves closer towards its goal of 1,000 full-time day students.  More...

City has plan to renovate, update street signs

City street signs will soon be getting a “typeface” lift.  The all-capital-letters font will be replaced with upper case and lower case lettering signs, Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said, adding the changes were presented at la More...

Local News

Piedmont Interstate Fair looking for ‘Greatest Grandparent’

The search is on for the greatest grandparent in one of several school contests planned for the 66th annual Piedmont Interstate Fair in Spartanburg.  Fair organizers are asking students from Cherokee and other counties to submit a 75-word essay More...

School trustees include $900,000 in bond issue for additional roof work next summer

The Cherokee County School Board has included $900,000 in an upcoming bond issue to fund another phase of school roof work next summer.  More...

Local Students Awarded Degrees

A total of just over 400 students recently graduated during Gardner-Webb University’s 2012 summer commencement exercises. More...

Sports

Wildcats top Indian Land

Blacksburg wide receiver Nick Hames scored on a long punt return and an 83-yard touchdown catch Friday as the Wildcats hit on multiple big plays in a 32-14 home victory over Indian Land.  More...

A narrow escape for Indians

With time ticking down and the score tied, the Gaffney High coaching staff called a running play to set up for a potential game-winning field goal.  But tailback JoJo McGill had other ideas.  The junior scored on a 15-yard cutback run with More...

Running game takes starring role

Gaffney posted a win Friday the old-fashioned way — with a solid running game.  Unlike last season’s pass first to set up the running game, this year’s team seems better equipped to muscle its way down field via the ground with More...

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THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Conventions don’t matter

Political junkies get excited about the Republican and Democratic national conventions, but for many Americans they provide a stark reminder of how out of touch our political system has become. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Please don’t let there be a lot of blood

Sometimes the mind plays tricks on you.  Especially – and studies will back me up on this – if you’re a really smart person with a vivid imagination.  This type of people will, for example, become more frightened while wat More...

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