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County family among complainants in suit against NC county fair over E. coli outbreak

GASTONIA, N.C. — The first lawsuits seeking to establish liability for a fatal outbreak of E. More...

Near-simultaneous fires erupt Sunday afternoon

After a fairly quiet weekend, emergency services personnel throughout the entire east side of Cherokee County were forced to spring into action Sunday after near-simultaneous fires were followed by an accident on Interstate 85.  More...

LifeStyles

Baked Candied Sweet Potato Pancake, Triple-Layer Bavarian Apple Torte winners of holiday muffin mix challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just in time for the holidays, Martha White® shares the award-winning recipes from its Holiday Muffin Mix Challenge™, a nationwide search for the best original recipes suitable for entertaining.  More...

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH MARKS 118TH ANNIVERSARY –

Bethel Baptist Church celebrated its 118th anniversary with special services Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. Special guest was the Rev. Antionette Gardner of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg. More...

THREE HONORED FOR SERVICE –

Bethel Baptist Church gave special appreciation certificates to Shirley Sutton, Minister Cathy Neal and Donna Davidson for their time, effort and dedication as directors of the Summer Food Program th More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hurlene Joseph, 82, retired from Blackie’s House of Beef in D.C.

Hurlene Joseph, 82, of Washington, D.C., affectionately called “Babydoll,” passed on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md.  More...

Hazel Lee, born inWestminster

Hazel Kelly Lee, of 805 Lyman St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at her home.  Born in Westminster, she was the widow of Billy Hoyt Lee and daughter of the late Wade Hampton Kelly and Nettie Wilson Kelly. Mrs. More...

Carl (Buck) Linder, retired from Timken and U.S. Army

Carl (Buck) Linder, 79, of 597 Old Metal Road, went home to be with Lord on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Mildred Louise Pittman Linder and son of the late Morgan Lee (Gent) Linder Sr. More...

Throngs of bargain-hunting shoppers flood stores

While others were still home carving their turkeys, many shoppers bundled up, started up their cars and took part in a different kind of Thanksgiving tradition — Black Friday shopping. More...

County had seven new home starts last month

The City of Gaffney saw a rare occurrence last month — somebody obtained a permit to build a new house.  It was only the second time this year the city reported a new home start. More...

Salvation Army kicks off Kettle Drive campaign

Like a rooster crowing to signal the rise of the morning sun, so does the clanging of bells outside local retailers offer confirmation the holiday season is here.  It is a sound local Salvation Army Capt. More...

Local News

DRUG AND GANG AWARENESS

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller (center) and a few of the county sheriff’s deputies joined Bethel Baptist Church Pastor Dr. J.W. Sanders Jr. More...

Dumping on Walmart

Gaffney police were called to investigate a hazardous materials spill after someone intentionally dumped diesel fuel in the parking lot outside Walmart’s tire and lube center Nov. More...

Dog dies in fire while owner attending football game

A Friday night fire on Dean Street in Gaffney destroyed a dog kennel and claimed the life of a pregnant pit bull.  Gaffney Fire Department Capt. More...

Sports

Williams-Brice Bound

Gaffney knocks off Rebels again, face Dutch Fork for state championship

In order to become top dog again in the Upstate again, the Gaffney Indians turned loose a wildcat.  Running back Hylek Foster took snaps in the wildcat formation, scoring twice to help the Indians run past rival Byrnes 21-19 Friday at a packed R More...

Defense successful in containing Booker and pressuring Rebel QB

Byrnes wideout Akia Booker accounted for nearly half of Byrnes total yards in the first matchup with Gaffney. The Indians made sure he didn’t duplicate that effort in Friday’s rematch for the upperstate championship. More...

Shelby transfer swings momentum in Indians’ favor with punt block

A Shelby High transfer has found a home in Gaffney.  Raheim Huskey had seven tackles but his biggest play came on special teams when he completely changed the momentum of Friday’s upper state championship game with a blocked punt early in More...

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Prisoners can be patients, too

Many law-abiding citizens understandably favor this maxim on how to handle dangerous criminals: “Lock ’em up and throw away the key.”  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Leaf it to Mother Nature

For the past few weeks, I have been diligently working on my book. More...

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