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‘The code’ drawing some negative feedback

Complete text of school district dress code appears on Page 9A

Jackie Goble spent $150 on an unexpected shopping trip Monday and even drove to stores in Greenville so she could find clothes for her daughter to wear at Gaffney High this school year.  More...

LifeStyles

Bethel Baptist Church‘Women’s Day’ services will feature Sabrina Greenlee

Annual Women’s Day services will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 218 West Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane. The theme will be “Christian Women: Our Tests Lead To Testimonies About Our Triumphs.”  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Watts – Williams

Kerin Elizabeth Watts of Gaffney and Luke David Williams of Western Australia will be married in the Fall of 2013. Miss Watts is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watts of Gaffney and Mr. Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Citizen scientists needed for butterfly count in September

The public is invited to join park staff in September for two free butterfly programs at Congaree National Park.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Mrs. Julia Tate

Rev. Mrs. Julia Tate, 92, widow of Lemuel Tate, made a peaceful transition from this Earth to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, surrounded by her family at Bortz Health Care Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. More...

Lurlean Black

Funeral services for Lurlean Parker Black, 96, of Brookview Healthcare Center, widow of L.B. Black, will be held Friday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with Dr. Larry J. Brooks officiating. More...

Mike ‘Deadeye’ Guthrie, retired from Fluor Daniel

Michael Lynn “Deadeye” Guthrie Sr., 65, of 187 Angelicus Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Chain-reaction wrecks snarl traffic on I-85

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department personnel had their hands full Wednesday afternoon when three separate chain-reaction accidents on Interstate 85 occurred within a few hundred feet of each other near the More...

REDISH LAWSUIT

Trustees discuss settlement offer of $40K

School trustees discussed a proposed $40,000 settlement offer Monday in a federal job discrimination lawsuit filed by former Cherokee County assistant superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish.  More...

Local News

Blacksburg High ACT scores above state average

Blacksburg High seniors scored above the state and national average on the ACT college entrance exam for the first time, according to scores released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.  The ACT is a curriculum achievement test desig More...

LIMESTONE CARES

— Limestone College students put together 100,000 packages of rice, vegetables and vitamins in a kickoff event Monday for the college’s third year of a Limestone CARES community service g More...

Gaffney and Union fans join together to battle common foe

Friendly competition will help raise money for ‘Relay for Life’ campaign

Typically when one refers to a “kickoff,” the mind drifts swiftly to the gridiron and the beginning of a new game or season.  But for once, a kickoff has less to do with the action taking place between the white lines and more to do More...

Sports

Player Profile

Talented Foster sets sights on 2,200 yards

Hyleck Foster is thinking about a nice, round number —- and it wasn’t the 1,800 yards he gained in 2012.  It was more like 2,200.  Gaffney’s Foster has set his sights on eclipsing the magical 2,000 yard rushing mark for ru More...

Wildcats to see mirror image at jamboree

The Blacksburg High football team will see a mirror image in tonight’s opponent Walhalla at the annual D.W.D jamboree outside Central. Blacksburg will play Walhalla at 7:30 p.m. More...

Storied rivalry kicks off season for state champs

Northwestern coach Kyle Richardson couldn’t think of a better way to open the season than play traditional power and defending Class 4A Division I state champion Gaffney on national television.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The digital threat to the political class

You might expect a story about wine, The Washington Post, Twitter and polling to be about the lifestyle of the nation’s political elite. But this one is about the digital threat to America’s Political Class.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Who owns the future?

In the near term, bet on the men with the guns.  The Egyptian Army, being slowly squeezed out of its central role in the nation’s life by Mohammed Morsi, waited for the moment to oust the elected president and crush his Muslim Brotherhood. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Is the computer turned on, or plugged in?

Have you ever tried walking someone through a computer technical problem over the telephone?  Do it just once and you’ll likely find newfound respect for tech support personnel.  One of just dozens of such experiences occurred last we More...

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