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BHS on magazine’s list of best high schools in state

Blacksburg High was awarded a bronze medal in a ranking of the state’s best 48 high schools by U.S. News & World Report.  More...

City officials facing tough choices as budget crisis looms

Gaffney city officials are considering dipping into cash reserves, raising taxes — and didn’t rule out cutting some positions — to plug a huge budget deficit.  The city is facing a $700,000 shortfall in its proposed 2014 budget More...

LifeStyles

Thirteen new home starts in county in March

New home construction jumped substantially last month.  There were 13 new home starts in the county in March — up by eight from the same month a year ago, according to the monthly homebuilders report. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A Honda-brand 4- wheeler was reported stolen April 24 from a Martin Ridge Road, Blacksburg, property.  More...

Local Meals on Wheels, Darden Restaurants partner to advance battle to end senior hunger

Grant is one of more than 850 awarded through Darden’s 2nd annual Restaurant Community Grants program

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels (CCMOW), a charity dedicated to providing meals, service and personal contact to those who cannot provide for themselves, has announced it has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Communit More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazel M.Wert, 99, former Gaffney resident

Hazel Musselman Wert, 99, of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord April 26, 2013, in Virginia.  Born in Nazareth, Pa., she was the widow of Don Wert and daughter of the late Paul and Estella Hoffman Musselman. More...

Doug Poole, 77, retired from Timken

Douglas Ivin Poole, 77, of 535 Peeler Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Janet Guyton Poole and son of the late Charles Clyde Poole and Mary Blackwood Po More...

Lillie Cromer, last surviving member of immediate family

Lillie Littlejohn Cromer, 88, of 3492 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2013, at her residence.  More...

THERE’S MULCH WORK TO BE DONE

More than 120 Christmas trees were ground into mulch Tuesday in the annual “Grinding of the Greens” recycling project, a partnership between the Cherokee County Recycling Center and the G More...

Sexual abuse of young girl accusations go back to ’89

A 64-year-old Gaffney man recently arrested by Gaffney Police Department investigators for the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls now faces charges by the Blacksburg Police Department that he sexually abused another young girl nearly 25 years ag More...

YOU ARE INVITED

If you would like to volunteer to serve on any of the KNOW(2) Task Forces or would just like to learn more about the initiative, you are invited to attend a meeting Thursday, May 2, at 11:45 a.m. More...

Local News

Special Olympics delayed until Thursday

Despite the fact it comes 48 hours later than expected, scores of Cherokee County’s most special athletes will receive their time in the limelight.  Following a weekend weather pattern that poured more than two inches of rain on the county More...

‘Pray for America’ theme of National Day of Prayer

Though a veil of fear and uncertainty clouds America’s view, believers nationwide Thursday will join in prayer, directing them toward the One offering rays of hope.  More...

Chief makes proposal

The city is considering a lockbox program for new buildings.  If a fire occurs at a structure when no one is there, the fire department needs to force entry into the structure. More...

Sports

Spring into football

Aside from the large blocking sled used by the offensive and defensive linemen, don’t look for much heavy lifting during the first three days of spring practice for the defending champion Gaffney Indians.  The Indians will be in helmets an More...

Lady Indians stay alive in district tourney

The Gaffney Lady Indians aren’t ready for their season to end.  Gaffney remained alive in district playoff action with a hard-fought 3-1 win at Rock Hill on Tuesday.  Gaffney now must beat No. 1 seed J.L. More...

Gaffney golfers advance to upperstate with second place finish

Gaffney High golf coach Brandon Coggins has been waiting all season for his team to play to its potential.  It was worth the wait.  The Indians turned in their best performance of the season in placing second at the Region II tournament at More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

PinocchiObama and his ongoing sequester dissembling

PinocchiObama is at it again, using his weekly address to the nation to spin tall tales, demonize and scapegoat Republicans, misidentify the nation’s problems, and propose the exact wrong solutions.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Loud and proud in vying for the Campo Giorno banner

This past Saturday, I think, was perhaps one of the most rewarding days of my life.  Unless you attended Campo Giorno, I will be hard-pressed to explain to you the atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement that filled the Reservation.  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?