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District to revisit administrator salary scale

The Cherokee County School District is spending more money on school administrator salaries than neighboring school districts.  More...

LifeStyles

GLT, Limestone Theatre join forces to present ‘How I Became a Pirate’

Three performances Sept. 20-21 in Fullerton Auditorium

Aonce- in-a-lifetime experience for the family of a children’s book author will play itself out in front of live audiences at Limestone College later this month.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Oliver – Warren

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Oliver of Statesville, N. C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Jerrel D. (J. J.) Warren III of Statesville. Miss Oliver is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

HBA of Cherokee County hosts 25th annual golf tournament

Play gets under way Friday, Sept. 20, at 12:30 p.m. at Cherokee National

The Home Builders Association of Cherokee County will host its 25th annual HBA Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 20, at Cherokee National Golf Club. The tourney will have a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and will follow a Captain's Choice format.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Wiedemann, retired from Fluor Daniel

George Francis Wiedemann, 91, of 111 Littlejohn Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Peachtree Centre. Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late George and Marian Appleby Wiedemann. Mr. More...

Susie Phillips, 72, Cherokee County native

Susan “Susie” Phillips, 72, of 107 Avondale Drive, entered eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late J.B. More...

Ronnie Lockhart, 59, retired from U.S. Army

Ronnie E. Lockhart, 59, of San Antonio, Texas, answered the Lord’s call on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at his residence surrounded by family and friends.  A native of Gaffney, he born Sept. 17, 1953, to the late Theodore Alexander Lockhart Sr. More...

Woman sues over alleged buried treasure

A Gaffney woman has filed suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against a local heating and air conditioning firm, claiming two workmen from the firm took her husband’s hidden treasure.  More...

Blacksburg fire chief anxious to clear the air

Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Cline Gore said he’s anxious to clear the air in the wake of a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigation into allegations a Blacksburg fuel card was misused by his department.&n More...

Local News

Free prostate screening offered

When it comes to cancer, early detection can mean a world of difference, particularly in regard to prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the U.S. More...

9-11 MEMORIAL TRIBUTE —

Gaffney High School JROTC cadets stood in silent formation before school Wednesday morning during a memorial tribute to mark the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York Cit More...

DANKE

BMW recently donated 100 laptop computers to Corinth Elementary. More...

Sports

NO PLAYS OFF

A playful character off the field, Destaffino’s intensity cranks up a notch when he hits the gridiron

Walking the halls of Gaffney High School, it is hard to find anything wrong with Jordan Destaffino, the junior often seen with a smile draped from ear-to-ear and boisterous laughter which can be heard by all nearby.  More...

Mirror images to face off in pivotal non-region matchup

Through the years, Gaffney head coach Dan Jones and York’s Bobby Carroll have prided themselves on fielding stout defensive units that were stingy with points but laden with attitude.  More...

No. 13 South Carolina offense getting it done

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has displayed an offensive surge that even "Fun-n-Gun" creator Steve Spurrier didn't fully see coming from the No. 13 Gamecocks.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Biggest loser of 2013: The political class

This year has been a tough one for the political class.  The most recent evidence comes from Colorado.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Christian liberties, the stepchild of today’s 1st Amendment

You may say that there is no discrimination against Christians in America or casually dismiss it because Christians need no protection here because this is allegedly a Christian nation.  But there is plenty of such discrimination, as I documente More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Don’t go! It’s rough out there

Almost every time I talk to my niece I always ask her the same questions.  “How was school today?”  “Good,” she always replies.  “What did you learn today?,” I always follow up.  “Nothing, 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?