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Police learn ‘innocent-looking’ containers might not be so innocent

Where there’s a will and a market, the makers of alcoholic drinks are finding new ways to formulate and package products that could be mistaken for something innocuous, law enforcement officials learned Wednesday.  More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee Co. Meals on Wheels receives grant from Food Lion

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. CCMOW will direct the gift to the feeding and care of the county’s elderly, disabled and homebound.  More...

Halloween fun

u Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 502 Buck Shoals Road, will have a fall festival Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Family Life Center beginning at 6 p.m. More...

British a capella group, The King’s Singers, will present concerts Oct. 29-30 in Taylors

TAYLORS – The unrivaled British a cappella vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers, pays tribute to camaraderie across the ages in when they perform two concerts at the Logos Theater on October 29-30 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson Berry, 12, 6th grader at Olivet Private School

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Beloved son Jackson Glass Berry, 12, passed away on Oct. 19, 2012, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., from complications associated with Cystic Fibrosis .  More...

Bertie Gill, 65, Cherokee County native

Bertie M. Gill, 65, of 406 West Floyd Baker Blvd., was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at her home.  Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Ophelia Gill and adopted daughter of the late George and Marie Ross. More...

Jenny Sparks, retired from American Fast Print

Virginia Elmore Sparks, 75, formerly of 112 Estes Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Agape Post Acute Care of Rock Hill.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Furthering The Good News

Acts 8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.  27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great a More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

It Is Not Death To Die

It Is Not Death To Die  Author: George Washington  Bethune  (1805-1862)  Composer: Johanna  Sebastian Bach  (1685-1750)  More...

Hackers steal 3.6 million Social Security, credit card numbers of SC residents

As many as 3.6 million Social Security numbers and nearly 400,000 credit card numbers have been stolen in a cyber attack on the South Carolina Department of Revenue, state officials announced Friday.  More...

Limestone adding football

Trustees OK proposal

The Limestone College Board of Trustees voted Friday during their fall meeting to launch a football program at the school. A search for coaches will begin immediately. More...

Probe into armed robbery case leads to 2 more arrests

Ongoing investigations by the Gaffney Police Department of a Monday night robbery that left one alleged robber with gunshot wounds led to two additional arrests Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Local News

‘Strut Your Mutt’ contest tomorrow at Visitors Center

The beloved canines of local residents may do their part this weekend to put their own twist on the phrase “Trick-or-Treat.”  Emptying their cache of tricks in an effort to fill their doggie bowls full of tasty treats, dogs of all br More...

Stadium drainage problems on hold until season ends

$200,000 set aside in capital budget for the project

Costly repairs to address flooding problems around the Blacksburg High School football stadium won’t begin until the 2012 season is over.  More...

Help a charity, get a bargain

Belk Fall Charity Sale

Several local churches and charities are in line for much-needed financial support Nov. 3 when they receive assistance from Belk department stores and its Fall Charity Sale.  More...

Sports

First-round bye on line for Wildcats tonight

Blacksburg will have another prize on the line in tonight’s regular season finale against Powdersville.  More...

Gaffney renews rivalry with physical Bulldogs

Gaffney coach Dan Jones knows one thing for certain when his team travels to rival Boiling Springs today - the stadium will be rocking.  “It is always a physical game when we play Boiling Springs,” Jones said. More...

Bevis blocks his way to starring role

Gaffney senior wide receiver Brandon Bevis is the consummate allaround athlete.  He was a standout on the baseball diamond, a dead-eye shooter on the basketball court and a scratch golfer on the links.  More...

Columns

rEAdErS On THE rOAd

lewis and donna Moore along with their children and grandchildren took a copy of The Gaffney ledger with them on a recent trip to disney World in Orlando, Fla. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The spiraling state of welfare spending

When the news from Washington contains words such as “million,” “billion” and “trillion,” it’s all too easy for our eyes to glaze over. Numbers that big aren’t easy to grasp. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I can take some ribbing over orange-colored beard

The instructions on the box said all it would take was five minutes of my time but I still had an inkling it wouldn’t work out nearly as well as I had envisioned.  Truth be told, I’ve had plenty of bad experiences trying to change my 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?