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Couple, BPW settle dispute over right of way

A property dispute over the Gaffney Board of Public Works’ decision to expand a right of way through a local couple’s land has been settled out of court.  Joseph and Deborah McCluney had filed suit against the BPW last year claiming More...

LifeStyles

Palm Sunday feast benefits Cherokee County Meals on Wheels

Local mayors and councilmen along with Sen. Peeler will deliver meals next week

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels is participating in the national 2013 March For Meals and Mayors For Meals campaigns. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Richards – Bright

Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Richards of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Suzanne, to Kenneth Jason Bright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bright of Gaffney.  More...

STUDENTS COLLECT MORE THAN $1,000

– The Luther Vaughan Beta Club participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pasta for Pennies service project. Students helped to collect the money and even helped by rolling coins. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tim Martin, member of Elks Club and Cherokee National

Timothy Dale Martin, 51, of 3002 Cherokee Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Bobby Cooper, retired from Triangle Ice and Nestlé

Robert Gene Cooper, 53, of 918 Grassy Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Iris Buchanan, Gaffney native and avid Star Trek fan

Iris Humphries Buchanan, widow of Gil Buchanan, passed away at her home in Lynwood, Calif., on Jan. 14, 2013.  More...

Sen. Scott will be keynote speaker for ‘Cherokee Education Liftoff’

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott worked his way out of poverty in a single parent home and grew up to become a successful small businessman and congressman.  More...

Principal at GHS will call it quits

Gaffney High Principal Marlene Davis will retire at the end of the school year.  Davis has worked as a school administrator at Gaffney High since 1997 and is finishing her sixth year as principal. More...

Local News

Trash pickup fee discussed

For the first time in more than a decade, a Cherokee County Councilman wondered out loud if the county should start charging a fee for trash collection in the county.  Presently, trash collection is paid from the general fund, which is comprised More...

Why are there so many Bibles?

Dr. Matthew Skinner, Associate Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN will be the guest of Limestone Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 17 . At 10 a.m. More...

Iron City Festival planning underway

The Iron City Festival is approaching and the Blacksburg Business Association’s eighth annual event promises more than enough entertainment to fill dozens of rail cars when the entertainment train rolls into town for a stop on April 20.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg search committee will review applications next week

Blacksburg High will take its next step towards hiring a new football coach Monday when a search committee meets to begin reviewing applications.  More...

Saints march on

LC men’s and women’s hoop teams earn at-large bids to Division II tourney

The Saints will go marching on after both the men’s and women’s basketball teams received at-large bids to the NCAA Division II tournament.  The men’s basketball team, the No. 5 seed, will play No. More...

Seventh-inning rally lifts Gaffney past Clover, 6-5

The Gaffney High pitchers finally found the strike zone and the Indians found the win column.  Five pitchers allowed a combined three walks to help the Indians to a comefrom behind 6-5 win at Clover on Monday.  Jackson Propst pitched the si More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Here, something is being done about it

Everybody grumbles about education, but nobody ever does anything about it.  I’ve changed the original quote about weather and believe my adaptation to be quite appropriate and possibly even more accurate.  Everybody does talk about t More...

THEIR VIEW

It’s time for us to get real about our weight

South Carolina officials get credit for recognizing a very serious and costly health issue facing state residents — obesity.  But if recognizing you have a problem is the first step toward solving it, officials have a much tougher job ahea 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?