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County welcomes first baby of the new year

The blessing of another year most definitely will have an added meaning to Hunter Vayden Spurlin.  Hunter, delivered by C-section just before 10 a.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center on Jan. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Petty, Mr. Vaughan married Dec. 1

Jennifer Lauren Petty and Ryan Dupre Vaughan, both of Lexington, were married Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Gaffney. Dr. Terry Duvall and Dr. Tim Sieberhagen officiated the 6 p.m. More...

Cheese dates back at least 7,500 years

New study finds earliest solid evidence of chese-making

LONDON (AP) — Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey 7,500 years ago, according to a new study that finds the earliest solid evidence of cheese-making.  More...

Library hosts events for children, teens throughout January

The Cherokee County Public LIbrary has planned the following events for children and teens during January:  CHILDREN’S EVENTS  AT GAFFNEY LIBRARY  Early Literacy Storytime (birth–3 years): Every other Monday from 10:30-11 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

EDNA BRASINGTON

COWPENS – Edna Louise Burris Brasington, 78, of 730 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

WILLIE E. SARRATT

Willie E. Sarratt, 67, of 203 East 3rd Ave., Gaffney, husband of Sugarmine Littlejohn Sarratt, passed on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 6:46 p.m. More...

SHIRLEY JEFFERIES EPPS

Funeral services for Shirley Jefferies Epps, 50, of 1000 N. Granard St., Apt. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Proclaiming Christ

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:  16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:  17 But the other of love, knowing that I am se 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...

Bids for rec office facility higher than anticipated

Bids for a new office building for the Cherokee County Recreation District came back about 20 percent higher than expected but the project will still go forward, a recreation district official said Thursday.  More...

That ear-splitting noise you hear is new tornado sirens being tested

If size is any indication, the City of Gaffney’s new tornado siren system shouldn’t leave anything to doubt when foul weather is approaching.  More...

Local News

Limestone offers $8,000 scholarship program for females

Limestone College has opened the new year with a scholarship program for women that could significantly reduce the $29,880 yearly cost to attend the liberal arts college.  More...

Need help? Call 2-1-1

Time is of the essence when one’s resources are running dry .  With that in mind, the United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) is doing its part to give Upstate clients a little of their precious time back — and a little bit more.  More...

New Year’s celebration leads to man’s arrest

POLICE REPORT

City of Gaffney police reported the arrest of a 29- year-old city man who allegedly fired a shotgun into the air in celebration of the new year. More...

Sports

Athlon Sports power rankings

1. Falcons (13-3) John Abraham injures ankle in meaningless defeat. 2. Broncos More...

Award Season

Peyton Manning returns to MVP form in 2012

With the 2012 NFL regular season in the books, it’s time to hand out awards to the league’s top talent. This year, there are more players deserving recognition than there are trophies to hand out. More...

Rewind

Sunday, Dec. 30 Tampa Bay 22 Atlanta 17 Buffalo 28 N.Y. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Avoiding ‘fiscal cliff” may be bad deal for official Washington

In Washington, many are celebrating the deal to avoid the socalled fiscal cliff. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What is a gaffer anyway?

Nostalgia is a wistful desire to return in time, a sentimental yearning for the happiness of another place.  This is one of the reasons I love James Bond spy movies so much. More...

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