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OUTLET MALL

Burglars take $16K in designer merchandise

City of Gaffney police detectives are investigating yet another burglary targeting high-value items.  Early May 11, according to an incident report, at least four men broke into the Michael Kors outlet store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets and st More...

LifeStyles

Taking the fight to cancer

Keeping the battle being waged by thousands in mind and the memory of lives lost on their heart,  Relay for Life of Cherokee County supporters plan to give cancer all they have, raising funds for research in an effort to conquer the disease once More...

Renowned author to pay visit to Limestone

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe will kick off the book tour for her highly anticipated upcoming novel “The Summer Girls” at Limestone College on Wednesday, June 19, at noon.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events  l Mt. Paran Baptist Church will observe its annual Homecoming on Sunday, May 19.  This year, Mt. Paran Church will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the church’s founding. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wade Bright Jr.

BLACKSBURG — Wade Hampton Bright, Jr., 75, of 104 Brull Street, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Peak Resources in Shelby, N.C.  More...

Linda Brasington

Linda Brasington, 66, of 1133 S. Green River Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Benjamin Fowler

Benjamin Matthew Fowler, 31, of 121 Bromley Village Drive, Apartment 105, Fort Mill, passed on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.  Son of the late Lillie Louann Fowler, he was born on May 13, 1982, in Cherokee County. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Let the governor govern, let the Legislature legislate

The House plan to dismantle the Budget and Control Board, up for debate this week, is bulky and balky and far from perfect.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Please show the respect the Class of 2013 has earned

This column was first published on May 23, 2012. With both local high school graduations set for Thursday, May 30, the message remains appropriate.  More...

South Carolina gun bills defy trends

If you, like the U.S. Senate, can’t find a gun bill to like, try South Carolina. More...

Man faces new charge after bolting from officers

A 26-year-old Gaffney man taken into custody Monday morning on a bench warrant now faces the more serious charge of escape from custody after he bolted from two Cherokee County Detention Center officers and ran away.  More...

CASH-FLOW PROBLEM?

Trustee’s math: Blacksburg High getting $2,332 more per student than Gaffney High School

All schools are not created equally.  More...

I gotta get some sleep

Gaffney police said in an incident report that it appeared someone broke into a West Fairview Avenue home to sleep.  More...

Local News

Salvation Army honors soup kitchen volunteers

From the bottom of one’s heart, the richest treasures thrive.  But for nonprofit organizations like the Salvation Army of Cherokee County, however, such riches typically come in the form of charitable acts by volunteers.  More...

All-Men’s Rally features local success stories

Afforded a front row seat through the years at the Cherokee County Recreation Department, local resident Eddie Dean Allison has received the opportunity to look on as Cherokee County youths allow their athletic talents to blossom, in some cases thrus More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Bill and Sylvia Caldwell took The Ledger with them to the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Ga. More...

Sports

Sports Briefs

l Cherokee County Soccer Club will be conducting a summer camp for kids grade level K-7. More...

COLLEGE SIGNINGS

- Gaffney High basketball player Thomas Hardy has signed a letter of intent with Sand Hill Community College in Pinehurst, N.C. He is pictured with his parents, Bobbie Phillips and Thomas Hardy. More...

Huff’s top assistant in line for head job at York

The Mark Huff coaching tree will apparently develop another branch when top Gaffney High assistant coach Michael Dalton is expected to be named the new head basketball coach at York.  However, the York School Board had yet to vote on the hire as 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?