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Limestone trustees approve tuition hike

The full price for a Limestone College education is nearly $30,000 to attend classes and live on campus this year.  The college’s board of trustees has approved a 5 percent tuition increase for fulltime day students. More...

LifeStyles

Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarships go to Phillips, Rainey

Aaliyah Symone Rainey and Jordan K. Phillips are recipients of this year’s Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarships.  Jordan will be attending the University of South Carolina Upstate. More...

Chimney Rock’s Annual Great American Backyard Campout® set for June 22-23

Park offers one special night for families and friends to camp out under the stars

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. More...

Magnolia trees are icons of the American South

Psychologists have long delved into people’s memories trying to identify early events that influenced later behavior or choices.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris Smith, 69, retired LPN, served in U.S. Army

Doris Marlene Pilkington Smith, 69, of 317 Dry Fork Road, went home to be with the Lord at her residence. More...

Eula Erwin, devoted wife and mother; worked in textiles

SPARTANBURG – Eula Faye Childers Erwin, 83, of 376 Brooklyn Road, Spartanburg, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her residence.  Born Sept. More...

Thomas L. Brown III, accountant and retired partner from Pope, Smith, Brown and King, PA

Thomas Lafayette Brown III, 73, husband of Thayer Fleming Brown, died Saturday, June 15, 2013. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Thomas Lafayette Brown Jr. and Willie Thomson Brown. More...

National News

Urinary tract infections: Common in women, treated with antibiotics

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Up to 50 percent of women experience a urinary tract infection in their lifetimes. A recent issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers causes, symptoms and treatments.  More...

Christmas bonus fund in county budget includes council members

Cherokee County Council members have appropriated $50,000 in the new fiscal year budget for Christmas bonuses for county employees and themselves. More...

Boy, 5, plunges into pit of oil

A young boy was taken for medical treatment after he fell into an underground pit filled with used cooking oil and grease.  More...

Duo accused of sexual assault enter plea agreement

Two young Gaffney men accused in early 2009 of raping a 15-year-old girl avoided jury trial Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court by entering into plea agreements for reduced charges and negotiated prison sentences.  More...

THE COST TO BE A SAINT

l Trustees OK’d a 5 percent tuition increase for fulltime day students. l The increase amounts to $1,380 more for students enrolling for the 2013-2014 academic year. More...

Local News

Bounty put on drunk drivers

The AAA Carolinas’ Foundation for Traffic Safety and the City of Columbia are putting a $100 bounty on drunk drivers as part of a first-of-its-kind safety initiative to get drunk drivers off the street.  More...

RECOGNIZED

The Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual recognition program May 23 at the Lake Whelchel picnic shelter. More...

Mighty Dollar coming to town

A dollar store that really sells everything for a buck or less is coming to Gaffney.  Mighty Dollar will locate in the former Fred’s retail space at the shopping store at Wilkinsville Highway and Highway 18.  The deal was finalized Tu More...

Sports

Indians looking for leaders to step up

The Gaffney Indian leaders last year were defensive linemen Rod Oglesby and Jaylen Miller and offensive lineman Don Manning.  However, these players will not be lining up for the Indians in 2013.  So, who will be the new voices on the team More...

Yelton pitches gem in Post 109 win over Greer

Jimmy Yelton was the model of efficiency.  Yelton pounded the strike zone, displayed stamina and pitched out of jams to help Post 109 to an 8-3 win over visiting Greer on Monday.  Post 109 notched its second league win in a row to improve t More...

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Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

It would be hard to exaggerate how outrageous this is

I’m not much into Washington scandals. Generally I think they tend to distract us from the fundamental problems that we face as a nation. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Big Brother is watching you... ...seriously, I’m not kidding

George Orwell was a few years off, but he got it right.  Big Brother is watching you. And me.  What? More...

Political Cartoon

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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?