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Man who tried to steal sheriff’s trailer gets 3 years

A Blacksburg man who pled guilty in September to trying to steal a trailer from the home of Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, among other charges, was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to three years in prison.  More...

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Jay-Mar & chAng will present concert Nov. 13 at library

The Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney will host Jay-Mar & chAng in a Music Sandwichedin concert Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 12:15-1 p.m. in the library’s large conference room.  More...

Bethel Baptist celebrating 118th anniversary Nov. 10-11

Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its 118th anniversary with special services on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. More...

Pancakes with big helping of ‘personality’ will highlight breakfast fund raiser Nov. 24 at Cherokee County History and Arts Museum

Pancakes with a big helping of personality will take over the griddle on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum’s ‘Gourmet’ Pancake Breakfast fund raiser.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph Thompson, avid beekeeper, farmer and animal lover

UNION – Ralph Thompson, 71, husband of Mary Lois Wheeler, of 1392 Pineland Road, Union, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his home unexpectedly from heart complications.  More...

Harold Riddle, 80, veteran of KoreanWar

COWPENS – Baxter Harold Riddle, 80, of 58 Washington Road, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Caroleen, N.C., he was the son of the late Charlie Riddle and Mary Riddle. Mr. More...

Lucy Turner, 81, a native of Gaffney

Lucy Montez Mason Turner, 81, formerly of Chaucer Drive, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Skylyn Place in Spartanburg.  More...

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Minimize the hacking hazard

THEIR VIEW

The alarming news about the cyber-attack on South Carolina tax records only gets worse, with the addition of 657,000 businesses to the list of those whose tax records have been hacked. More...

A higher power keeps faith alive

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some have come to cherish the end of Daylight Savings Time, all regaining the hour they lost in the tradeoff for added daylight and warmer temperatures.  In fact, I was once like everyone else, using it to the best of my abilities. More...

Saturday events spotlight veterans

Medallions representing different military branches were placed on engraved walls this week in the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park.  More...

Applications come rolling in for Limestone FB coaching job

An estimated 160 resumes have been received by Limestone College in its national search for a head football coach.  More...

Judge to defendant during guilty plea hearing: ‘When do you want to leave for Tennessee?’

A 78-year-old man, who caused local police agencies to go on a wild goose chase following his Feb. More...

Local News

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 8-year-old

Asked a pointed question about what he was thinking when he decided to sexually abuse a young girl, a 23-year-old Wisconsin man struggled to come up with an answer as he stood before a Circuit Court judge on Monday afternoon to face the consequences More...

Hamrick honored by United Way

Gaffney businessman Carlisle Hamrick received the United Way of the Piedmont’s most prestigious award on Thursday, Nov. More...

Gaffney woman recruiting trappers

Sara Setzer is no hunter, but she’s getting quite adept at trapping.  It took a little trial and effort at first, she concedes, as well as some careful observation. More...

Sports

A Shootout in Texas

Championship leaders Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski finish 1-2 at Texas Motor Speedway

A subdued 300 laps of racing in the AAA Texas 500 gave way to a dogged scramble for championship supremacy between contenders Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. More...

News & Notes

ffi A team representative from Earnhardt- Ganassi Racing told the media on Nov. 2 that the company will not use engines from its Earnhardt-Childress Racing shop in 2013. More...

Horsepower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson Johnson has sat on the pole, led the most laps and won the race the last two weekends. As the pressure rises, this bunch (as usual) finds an extra gear. 2. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Weathering the Storm

Acts 27:33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.  34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest Author: Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) Composer: Ira David Sankey (1840-1908) 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?