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LifeStyles

Poeng seeks sweeter end to doughnut story

Andrew Poeng carefully dips a hot doughnut into melted chocolate Thursday before sprinkling a coat of chocolate chips over the top of the pastry.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l the congregation of Mike's Creek Baptist Church will celebrate the local place of worship's 147th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. the Rev. More...

BIRTH

Arnold and Joy (“Winkles”) Arredondo announce the birth of their daughter, Presley Kate Arredondo, on Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy West, 76, beloved mother and grandmother

Peggy Dalton West, 76, formerly of 113 N. Green River Road, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was born April 24, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Olin and Essie Blanton Dalton. More...

Amanda Merrell, 28, member of Nazareth Baptist Church

BLACKSBURG — Amanda Lee Blankenship Merrell, 28, of 161 Ridgecrest Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Grover, N.C.  Born in Shelby, Mrs. More...

Clara Howard, 77, former employee of SCDOT

Ms. Clara Ola Wofford Howard, 77, of 482 Wofford Road, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. More...

B.D. Lee earns national honor

B.D. Lee Elementary School has received national recognition for the second consecutive year for its character education efforts.  More...

THE GRAND HUNT

Local trainer taking 5 dogs to ‘the big show’

It may sound weird to some, but for Will Price the howls of nearly two dozen canines in the wee hours of the morning is soothing to his soul.  No longer forced to punch a clock, the local man is finally living on his own terms. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Bond set at $70,000 for man who threatened to kill officer

Records released Friday show the Gaffney Police Department recently filed arrest warrants claiming a 54-yearold city man assaulted two city police officers during a Sept. 26 incident outside a South Granard Street restaurant.  More...

Refunding construction bonds will save taxpayers $918,670

The Cherokee County School District saved taxpayers more than $900,000 in interest costs Monday by refunding a 2005 school construction bond issue.  More...

More info needed

Cherokee County Council wants more information on the Cherokee County Recreation District’s new office and storage buildings before opening up their purse strings.  More...

Sports

WESTLANE WARRIORS -

Tori Libby and Landon Scruggs (back row) and Noah Scruggs and Shelby Thomas (front row). The Westlane Warriors placed first in the team event at the SC USBC 16th State Tournament in Florence. More...

Sports Briefs

l The Gaffney 9th grade football team defeated the Mauldin Mavericks, 28-6 on Thursday.  Ikeem Posey ran behind a determined offensive line and rushed for more than 150 yards.  Posey scored his first touchdown on a 2-yard run after he rippe More...

Untitled Spots Article

Isn’t the spread a passing offense?  Not when Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson is under center.  The Indians ran the ball 49 times and passed it just 7 in a convincing 40-7 win over Mauldin this past Friday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Look ... up in the stands ... it’s Superfan

Have you ever done something that embarrassed your family?  Not in a bad way, mind you, but in a funny, goofy sort of way.  For instance, I wore white shorts to the Carolina-Georgia game this past Saturday.  “Daddy, tell me those More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The benefits of laughter

Laughing and telling jokes with friends is not just fun, it is good for your brain health.  More...

readerS on THe road

Victoria and Vaylee Byers are pictured here while on vacation at Murrells Inlet, S.C. 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?