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2 serious accidents require air lifts

Firefighters and medical personnel in two Cherokee County communities responded to two serious accidents Saturday that required immediate transport by medical helicopters.  On Saturday evening in Blacksburg, a man fell an estimated 80 to 100 fee More...

LifeStyles

Miss Cook, Mr. Titcombe wed Sept. 22

Jenna Lynne Cook and Jonathon Alexander Titcombe, both of Chicago, Ill., were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Charles Daniel Ezra Memorial Chapel at Furman University. Dr. More...

Rose Hill Plantation hosts ‘Mansion by Moonlight’ Sept. 29

UNION – Rose Hill Plantation will offer a rare opportunity to tour the William H. Gist mansion and plantation grounds at night on Saturday, Sept. 29.  The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. More...

CHURCH COLLECTS ITEMS FOR IRON CITY MINITRIES –

Nazareth Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School July 18-22. During the week, there was a competition between the boys and girls to collect canned goods and other items for Iron City Ministries. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lorene Weeks, 91, retired from Oxford

Lorene Sparks Weeks, 91, formerly of Dry Fork Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Josh McAbee, 28, formerly employed by UPS-Overnite

Joshua Lee McAbee, 28, of 150 Owens Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.  More...

James Platt, 90, Pennsylvania native

James Mellor Platt, 90, of Hatboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 18. 2012.  More...

Bizarre incident ends with man dead

While investigators await several test results and still need to sit down with the Seventh Circuit Solicitor to talk about their conclusions, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Sunday afternoon that the early Saturday morning death of a 28-ye More...

Cherokee, Spartanburg authorities seek leads in sexual assault cases

The investigation of a reported sexual assault that occurred last Monday in Cherokee County has crossed county lines as local investigators have been working with Spartanburg County investigators to see if a similar crime in Spartanburg is related.&n More...

‘Benji’s playground’ project reaches its goal

There’s nothing quite like a hearty pancake breakfast to fill you up or, as one church found, to put you over the top.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Car damaged when hit by a liquor bottle

An estimated $300 in malicious damage was reported recently on East Montgomery Street.  More...

County unanimously endorses trail plan

Carolina Thread Trail will link 15 counties

Cherokee County gave a green thumbsup to the local master plan of the Carolina Thread Trail.  When completed, the Carolina Thread Trail will link 15 counties and serve 2.3 million people in South Carolina and North Carolina with a series of walk More...

Finalists selected in search for new president

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has selected four finalists in a national search for a new president to oversee campuses in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties.  More...

Sports

Indians humble Dorman

Gaffney found a simple solution to a struggling offense: Have the defense shut out the opponent. More...

Davidson regaining old form

Gaffney wideout Shaq Davidson is feeling more like his old self these days.  His fast old self.  Davidson admits it’s been a little more difficult than he expected returning from major knee surgery last December. More...

Wildcats drop OT thriller

Pendleton High School placekicker Alex Haynes gave himself a birthday present Friday when he kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime to beat Blacksburg 17-14.  More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

No apologies needed, Mitt

Mitt Romney has conceded that his thoughts, expressed at that Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser, were “not elegantly” stated. Those mocking him might concede he has tabled one of the mega-issues of our time.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So how do you like your possum cooked?

So there I sat at the breakfast table buttering biscuits, in deep meditation, pondering the many serious and complex issues of the day.  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?