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Lengthy detour will soon become thing of the past

With seemingly expert precision, county workers placed six pieces of bridge decking on the Wren Wray Road bridge Wednesday.  The decking pieces measured three feet in width and 50 feet in length, according to Cherokee County Assistant Administra More...

LifeStyles

Shady Grove Baptist Church sets homecoming for Aug. 18; revival services will be Aug. 19-21

Shady Grove Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. and revival services Monday, Aug. 19, through Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. More...

Circle of Grace will have early service Sunday

Circle of Grace Lutheran Chapel, located in the Camp- Swofford Chapel at Limestone College, will have an early service on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 9:15 a.m. The Rev. Laura V. Weant will bring the message.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Posey – Tate

Sheila and Frankie Posey Sr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanetta Fransine, of Charlotte to Trey Centell Tate, also of Charlotte.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leatrice Clary, 94, retired from Oxford

Leatrice Peeler Clary, 94, of 1786 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Betty Cromer, 79, homemaker and member of New Pleasant Church

Betty Millwood Cromer, 79, of 1204 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of J.B. More...

Braxton Lee Thompson, infant

Braxton Lee Thompson, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. More...

Parents sue over student body election

A rising Gaffney High School senior did everything she was supposed to and won election as the student body president fair and square last May, a lawsuit alleges.  Yet the election results were overturned by school officials and now the Cherokee More...

Pan of hot chicken grease lands woman in hot water and ultimately in prison

A 33-year-old Gaffney woman was sentenced Wednesday morning to 18 months in prison after a Cherokee County jury determined another woman’s burns from scalding hot chicken grease weren’t an accident.  More...

Local News

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to life expectancy

Cherokee County residents are living longer, but more are struggling to fend off issues such as obesity and hypertension, according to a recent health study.  More...

Rec building nears completion

Odds are the weather will be much more accommodating when Cherokee County Recreation District officials cut the ribbon next month on their new half-million dollar office building.  Unseasonably cold conditions greeted a large gathering who atten More...

Area bail bondsman faces charge in Chester County

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced it recently filed a charge against an area bail bondsman for soliciting bond services on sheriff’s office, magistrate and jail premises.  Neddie Polk, 67, of Rock Hill, was arr More...

Sports

Indians ready for tuneup for regular season

The Gaffney Indians will get their final tuneup for the start of the 2013 season when they face Woodruff at The Border Showcase Classic today at The Reservation.  The teams are familiar with each other after participating in a passing league thi More...

Local rec league to host youth football title games

Championship games to be televised by Charter Communications

Cherokee County Recreation Department Director Marcus Bradley wasn’t kidding when he called the formation of the Youth Football Alliance of the Carolinas “one of the biggest things” to happen to youth sports.   More...

Saints hit field for first-ever football practice

Exactly eight months since being named head coach, Bobby James and his staff finally got to reap the benefits of a tremendous first offseason as well over 100 student-athletes took the field Wednesday for the first day of training camp for Limestone More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The most important question: Who decides?

Americans are rightly upset with political leaders who are more interested in partisan politics and scoring ideological points rather than serving their country. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Let the national conversation begin

In his new book, “The Liberty Amendments,” my friend Mark Levin is offering a bold plan for the re-establishment of America’s founding principles and a restoration of constitutional republicanism through a series of amendments to th More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Trekking into the woods to take some dam photos

“Do you want to go see someone blow up a beaver dam?”  This was not exactly a question I expected June 28 when I dropped by a local insurance office on my way back from a haircut appointment. 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?