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Gun raffle ticket buyers to get refunds

Refunds are being offered for tickets purchased in a cancelled gun raffle held by the Blacksburg High Athletic Booster Club.  More...

LifeStyles

Jolliff – Brooks

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Wayne Jolliff of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lauren, to John Richard Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edward Brooks of Anderson.  More...

Ledbetter – Owens

Steve and Becky Ledbetter of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole, to Derrick Owens, son of Tina Owens and Ricky Owens, both of Gaffney.  More...

Library hosts Music Sandwiched- In concert Feb. 28 by Too Human

Talented duo returns for encore performance

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host their April Music Sandwiched-In program on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ann Patterson, 73, retired from public school system

Mary Ann Nunes Patterson, 73, of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. 1F, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Ruby Kirby, 100, retired from Minette Mills in Grover, N.C.

GREENVILLE – Ruby Lanford Kirby, 100, of 3 Beaufort St., formerly of Holly Ridge Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her residence.  More...

Edward Hoffer, employed by Diversified Energy

Edward Clifford Hoffer Sr., 71, of 313 Old Post Road, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Athens, Ga., he was the husband of Priscilla Abernathy Hoffer of the home and son of the late George W. Hoffer Jr. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Reaching the World

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.  2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;  3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open u More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Beneath The Cross Of Jesus Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane (1830-1869) Composer: Fredrick Charles Maker (1844-1927)   More...

13 plead guilty in federal court

Thirteen members of an alleged mail theft ring that operated in the Upstate, among them several residents of Cherokee County, entered guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court in Greenville, according to the U.S. More...

New weather alert sirens will be tested Monday

City of Gaffney residents are being advised that the Gaffney Fire Department will be testing its new emergency warning siren system for the first time Feb. 25 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., according to Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano.  More...

College buys apartment complexes

Limestone College has purchased two apartment complexes near the campus to help relieve a shortage of student housing.  Limestone has acquired the Cedars and Walton Ridge apartments on O’Neal Street for a total of $1.5 million, according t More...

Local News

District saves $1.2 million in interest

Southwest Securities saved local taxpayers nearly $1.2 million on interest costs for Cherokee County schools when it closed last week on refunding a 2005 school construction bond issue.  More...

Deal close to being done

The long-awaited land deal between the county and city might soon be finalized.  Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said Tuesday that county officials are preparing the deed to the 3-acre site adjacent to the county’s new administration building.&n More...

BAGS OF LOVE

Alma Elementary participated in this year’s Bags of Love, a project sponsored by United Way of Piedmont. Members of the Student Council and Beta Club organized the effort at Alma. More...

Sports

Top of the Mountain but for how long?

The Gaffney Indians claimed the 2012 Class 4A Division I state championship, but how long will they be an elite program if they are at a competitive disadvantage

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones is only a few steps away from the school’s weight room. But he’d give up the short walk in an instant if the school’s weight room was relocated to a larger and better equipped facility.  More...

PERFECT SEASON -

The Ewing Middle volleyball team finished with an unbeaten record this year. More...

Clemson Club to meet Feb. 26

The Cherokee County Clemson Club will hold its spring meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Sequester puts elected Washington on trial

There’s a panic bubbling to the surface in Washington, D.C.  It’s being brought about by the socalled sequester, scheduled to take effect next Friday, March 1. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Fate of the SCHSL hangs in the balance

For once, it looks like the S.C. 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?