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SCDE replaces 6.8 percent of its school bus fleet

The Cherokee County School District will receive four new school buses in the state’s largest school bus purchase since 2008.  The state Department of Education has received the first deliveries of 342 new school buses. More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens Battlefield will mark 232nd anniversary of decisive American victory

Celebration will feature several new events along with old favorites

To celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British, Cowpens National Battlefield will host a weekend of special events on Jan. 18-20, 2013.  More...

19 winners named in MLK art/essay contest

Nineteen winners have been named in the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Miss Arms, Mr. Polin exchange vows Dec. 22

Carrie Elizabeth Arms and Mitchell Jacob Polin, both of Taylors, were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Good Hope Presbyterian Church in Iva. The Rev. Stephen Talbert and the Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Treva Wilson, 58, worked as a cashier

KINGS MOUNTAIN – Treva Elaine Wilson, 58, of 1505-25 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice Home.  Born in Kings Mountain, Ms. More...

Robert K. Belk, 52, services set for Dec. 28

Funeral services for Robert Kenneth Belk, known as “Pie,” 52, of 119 Kennedy St., husband of Jessica Hughes Belk, will be held Friday, Dec. 28, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Lee Sanders, conductor for Norfolk Southern

Vernon Lee Sanders III, 20, of 219 Northwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.  Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of Vernon Lee Sanders II of Pell City, Ala., and Dolores (Dorie) Gimbruch Sanders of Gaffney. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Family Relationships

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.  22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

According To Thy Gracious Word

According To Thy Gracious Word Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854) Composer: Hugh Wilson (1776-1824) Music arranged by: Ralph E. Hudson (1843-1901) More...

National News

Heroic actions bring change in tone on teachers

Hung on a building in the Connecticut town where 20 children and six adults were killed at an elementary school is a spray-painted sign with four words: “Hug a teacher today.”  More...

Anti-tax conservatives say no to tax-increase deal

BOSTON (AP) — In the city where a protest over tax policy sparked a revolution, modern day tea party activists are cheering the recent Republican revolt in Washington that embarrassed House Speaker John Boehner and pushed the country closer to More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2012 6:41 AM

Newspaper closes

Blacksburg weekly among six upstate newspaper closing More...

Pizza driver ambushed by robbers

A 21-year-old pizza delivery driver was taken for medical treatment Wednesday evening after he was physically assaulted and robbed by two men who apparently broke into a home on Gateway Drive.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Of More...

Textile industry in spotlight at visitors center exhibit

Area artists will spotlight the rich history of the textile industry in a special exhibit Jan. 18-March 4 at the Gaffney Visitors Center.  More...

Local News

Wind and rain batter county

Seems Mother Nature came bearing gifts of all types to Cherokee County over the past several days.  The weather outside has indeed been frightful over the past week as local residents were forced to shelter themselves from bitter cold, high wind More...

RECOGNIZE ANYONE?

— Former Gaffney residents (left to right) DeeGee McElveen Jaeger, Rhett Hartzog, Robin McElveen Ragans & Cornee McElveen Yountz posed for this picture at the wedding of Robin’s daugh More...

SC Department of Consumer Affairs releases buying guide

Next to a home or having children, perhaps there’s no bigger financial decision you’ll make in life than to purchase a vehicle.  Whether 2-door or 4, econo-box or truck, consumer advocates say there’s a lot more to worry about More...

Sports

Athlon Power Rankings

1. Falcons (13-2) Earn home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs. 2. Seahawks (10-5)< More...

Rewind

Saturday, Dec. 22 Atlanta 31 Detroit 18 Sunday, Dec. More...

Prime Time Players

The Seahawks made a strong statement thatthey are a force to be reckoned with comeplayoff time with a decisive 42–13 victory overthe NFC West rival 49ers. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Tax reform works for voters, not for political class

Tax reform with lower rates and fewer loopholes would be good for America and popular with voters. But substantive reform won’t come any time soon.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s all about the trends

There’s an old joke in many newsrooms across this country that people tend to get into writing and reporting the news because they’re horrible with math.  Even though I once had visions of being an aeronautical or environmental engin 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?