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Window dressings take visitors center back in time

A little window dressing went a long way Monday at the Gaffney Visitors Center.  More...

LifeStyles

County cornhole championships scheduled

Cherokee History and Arts Museum sponsors Oct. 19 event

Youths, teens and adults will have the opportunity to be crowned Cherokee County’s cornhole champion when competition takes place at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on Saturday, Oct. 19.  More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Hatley – Player

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hatley announce the engagement of Mr. Hatley's daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Will DeCamp Player.  Miss Hatley, also the daughter of the late Mrs. J. Ellen Hatley, is from Cary, N. More...

Pair wed June 17 in Jamaica

Ashley Danielle Erwin and Kelly "Brian" Rochester, both of Gaffney, were married on June 17, 2013, in Negril, Jamaica. Joseph A. Campbell conducted the double ring ceremony at 11 a.m.  Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Danny Waldrop, 60, retired from textiles

Danny Ray Waldrop, 60, of 323 Miley Farm Road, passed away on Monday, Sept. More...

Tom White, founding partner of MIKAW Corp.

Thomas “Tom” Dean White, 72, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, N.C.  More...

Sara ‘Sada’ Patterson

Sarah Allen Patterson died July 27, 2013, at her home.  A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with Dr. Dwight Easler officiating. More...

National News

Why is the Dow getting a makeover?

NEW YORK (AP) — The barometer of America’s stock market — the Dow Jones industrial average — is getting a makeover. More...

Student ‘trying to be funny’ charged with assault

A Limestone College student was arrested for 3rd-degree assault & battery after he allegedly threw an ice cream cone at a McDonald’s employee, later telling police he was “trying to be funny.”  More...

WANTED

Thief grabs $20,000 worth of rings, bolts out door

City of Gaffney police continued to ask for the public’s assistance Tuesday in trying to identify a man suspected of a jewelry store heist that netted $20,000 in gold rings.  More...

Local News

$40,000 for fruits and veggies

Students in four Cherokee County elementary schools will snack on fresh fruits and vegetables in their classrooms this year.  More...

Local Relay for Life effort surpasses $200,000 goal

Karen Dixon is not one to issue a challenge if she didn’t believe it could be accomplished.  So as she stood before dozens of local Relay for Life supporters at a January kickoff event, the outgoing campaign chairperson provided a benchmar More...

Donations make purchase possible

The City of Gaffney Fire Department is getting a boost from local businesses to add a new truck to its fleet.  More...

Sports

Patience is a virtue

Hard work pays off for Gaffney’s Ellis in breakout effort vs. Union Co.

Feeling he was being underused in the Gaffney offense, wide receiver Greg Ellis let his frustration show during the Indians’ 51-19 loss to Northwestern in the team’s 2013 season opener.  With his helmet cast to the side and an exaspe More...

No. 10 Flagler slips past Saints, 2-1

The Limestone College (1-1) men's soccer team dropped a close 2-1 decision to No. 10 Flagler College (2-0) in a regional matchup on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Saints Field.  More...

WEEK 3 STORYLINES

This year’s Gaffney- York matchup has the potential to light up the scoreboard   More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

The implications of fundamental change

Do you ever get the idea that this nation is not only in decline but completely rudderless under the Obama administration? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Each had a positive impact on the lives they touched

Two of Cherokee County’s most well-known and well-liked residents — Dr. 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?