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SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Here’s what South Carolina officials are advising in the wake of a massive cyber attack and data breach that impacted 3.6 million Social Security numbers and other personal information stored by the South Carolina Department of Revenue:  More...

LifeStyles

GLT’s ‘Big Bad Musical’ features 22 talented students

Performances set for Nov. 8-11, Nov. 16-18

Big Bad Musical, written by Alec Strum with music by Bill Francoeur, will be the first offering in the Gaffney Little Theatre’s 2012-2013 season.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l Broad River Baptist Church, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, will hold a 6 p.m. prayer service on Monday, Nov. 5. The prayer service will focus primarily on the upcoming presidential election and other concerns facing our nation today. 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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fleetwood Littlejohn Jr., retired mortician

Fleetwood C. Littlejohn Jr., 78, of 183-16 141st Ave., Springfield Gardens, N.J., husband of Barbara Peterkin Littlejohn and nephew of the late Henrietta Crystal Littlejohn Foster, passed on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in New York.  More...

Annie Robbins, 78, retired from textiles

Annie Ree Turner Robbins, 78, of 1258 Cherokee National Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the wife of Sidney Robbins Jr. More...

Harvey Campbell, former vice-president of Hamrick Mills

SPARTANBURG – James Harvey Campbell, 95, of 2720 Country Club Road, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. More...

Suspects rounded up in drug sweep

Total of 25 people taken into custody

STAFF REPORTSThe Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon released the results of a drug suspect round-up that began Friday morning. Altogether, the office reported the arrests of 25 people and said the search was still on for three more. More...

Limestone adding FB

Limestone College trustees voted Friday to start a football program as part of a 5-year strategic initiative to increase enrollment above 1,000 students within the next several years.  More...

HACKED!

Millions of Social Security numbers stolen from state Department of Revenue

Dubbed an epic failure by users of social media and online message boards across South Carolina, state officials announced Friday afternoon that as many as 3.6 million of state residents’ Social Security numbers, in addition to nearly 400,000 c More...

Local News

Scout’s Eagle Service Project could help save lives in Blacksburg

No details can be spared for matters in which one’s life or death hang in the balance.  With time being of the essence, local 17-year-old Robert Carling wanted to do his part to ensure Blacksburg residents do not have to wait longer than u More...

Yearlong study of Cherokee’s business climate announced

The volunteer citizens group Cherokee 2020 and the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce have announced a yearlong study to examine ways the economic climate can be improved for local businesses and industries.  More...

Gaffney woman wins $100,000 in lottery

“I wore myself out looking at that ticket.”

A Gaffney woman can’t take her eyes off her winning lottery ticket.  It’s been over a week since she won $100,000 on a scratch-off, and her infatuation with the ticket hasn’t waned. More...

Sports

Late touchdowns carryWildcats to win

Nick Hames rushed for 281 yards and Treyvon Parker scored touchdowns on two straight drives late in the fourth quarter as Blacksburg outlasted Powdersville Friday for a 42-28 victory.  Blacksburg (6-4) overall) played uninspired football in a mi More...

Byars comes up big against Bulldogs - again

Boiling Springs brings out the best in Gaffney defensive tackle Ty Byars.  Two years ago, Byars made a stop near the goal line in the closing seconds of the game to prevent the Bulldogs from a potential-tying touchdown.  On Friday, Byars w More...

Gaffney running back shows off newfound speed

If there’s been one knock on Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster it’s that he lacks the breakaway speed to become a truly elite runner.  The Boiling Springs defense wouldn’t share that opinion.  Foster broke free for two long to More...

Columns

LETTERS

Bible classes offered for middle school students  Dear Editor:  More...

THEIR VIEW

The growing threat of cyber war

The failure of Congress and American industry to take the threat of cyber-attack seriously has put the nation in a “pre-9/11” situation where it might face a crippling “cyber Pearl Harbor” from an attack by another nation or b More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I can’t wait to get mine

I knew this was going to happen.  They didn’t have any of the new iPhone 5s available when I called the AT&T store a couple of weeks ago.  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?