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Redish sues school district in federal court

Cherokee County Associate School Superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish has filed a federal job discrimination lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District. More...

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Tessnier – Gallman

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Gene Tessnier of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci LeAnna, to Joshua Lance Gallman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Todd Gallman of Gaffney.  More...

Elmore – Seaberry

Johnny and Dolly Elmore of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Darlene Marie, to Cicero A. Seaberry of Stockbridge, Ga .  Miss Elmore is a license examiner for the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles in Gaffney.  Mr. More...

Montgomery – Smith

Andrenna Montgomery announces the engagement of her daughter, Shandra Demetra, to Demarie (“Maray”) Smith Jr., son of Carolyn Smith of Blacksburg and John Jones of Columbia .  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Dancy, retired educator

Barbara Mary Carpenter Dancy of Georgia, widow of Deacon Amos H. Dancy, was called to eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Montgomery, Ala.  More...

Warren “Floogie” Ariail Jr., member of NFL Hall of Fame

Warren Galloway “Floogie” Ariail Jr., 88, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his residence. More...

Isaac Martin Jr., services set for Jan. 26

Memorial services for Isaac Martin Jr., 68, of Champions Gate, Fla., husband of Earnestine McDowell Martin, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at noon at Maple Springs Baptist Church, 1231 Maple Springs Church Road, Shelby, with the Revs. Robert L. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Straining for the Prize

Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

I Could Not Do Without Thee

I Could Not Do Without Thee Author: Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879) Composer: Alexander Ewing (1830-1895)   More...

Freezing rain in the forecast

Rolling with the punches has become a way of life for Cherokee County Emergency Preparedness Director Rick Peterson as much of his workload is determined by the offerings from Mother Nature.  More...

Gaffney firemen on CBS’Amazing Race

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...

For the past few months, two City of Gaffney firefighters have been keeping a big secret that was finally revealed by a national broadcasting network Wednesday morning.  Matt Davis and Daniel Moss, both of Gaffney, were officially introduced as More...

Bond set at $75,000 for suspect in hit-and-run investigation

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A visibly shaken Gaffney woman accused of being behind the wheel when a Blacksburg child was struck Monday in a hit-and-run accident expressed concern and regret to the victim’s family during a bond hearing Wednesday. More...

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POLICE REPORT

Thefts keep police busy

An estimated $350 in theft losses were reported following the burglary of a North Green River Road garage.  More...

Council committee assignments made

There’s a new look to the powerful Cherokee County Council Finance Committee.  First-time finance committee members Steven Blanton and Tracy McDaniel join holdover Charles Mathis on the committee that controls the county’s purse stri More...

KNIGHTS DONATE

— The local council of the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Catholic Church held its annual Operation Hope Drive during 2012. More...

Sports

Fighting Irish make offer to Gaffney quarterback

Over the past couple of decades, Notre Dame has enjoyed much success with South Carolina quarterbacks.  Woodruff’s Tony Rice led the Irish to the 1988 national championship, while Myrtle Beach’s Everett Golston guided Notre Dame to More...

Indians win third straight

Gaffney still isn’t the team that head coach Mark Huff wants it to be but there are signs the Indians are moving in the right direction.  Tee Hardy led a balanced attack with 14 points as the visiting Indians beat Mauldin 78-46 Thursday fo More...

Lady Indians show fight to nip Mauldin

Gaffney girls varsity coach Susan Wade finally witnessed 32 minutes of intensity from her team in a 57-51 win on the road at Mauldin on Thursday.  The Lady Indians didn’t take the lead until the third quarter. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Politicians should catch up when it comes to the people’s money

President Obama in his inaugural address made it clear he intends to protect the nation’s entitlement programs. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Groundhog Day will be here soon. Punxsutawney Phil will leave his warm home on Gobbler’s Knob on Feb. 2 at 7:20 a.m. and make his prediction on how much more winter weather we have to suffer through before it finally becomes spring. More...

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