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School trustees OK money for repairs, improvements

School roof repairs and new activity buses are among an estimated $2.7 million in capital projects approved Monday by the Cherokee County School Board. More...

LifeStyles

Second annual‘ShowYourWheels at Midway’ car show gets under way Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

Cars, trucks, bikes, food and fun to honor veterans

The second annual “Show Your Wheels at Midway” car show is set for Saturday Sept. 21, at 1579 Overbrook Drive. The event gets under way at 10 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. More...

Last week to view ‘Trackside’ exhibit at CAVA

Unique exhibit features images of railroad tracks and scenes along them

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists’ “Trackside” exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery will be on view through Saturday, Sept. 21. The gallery is located at 210 W. Frederick St. More...

Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention officers prepare for 95th annual session Sept. 24

Officers of the Woman’s Missionary and Educational Convention of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association are preparing for their 95th annual session on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Bethel Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Benson, Gaffney native

BURLINGTON, N.C. – It is shouting time in Heaven. Our Lord took our sweet mother, Frances Marie Benge Benson, home to Heaven on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.  More...

George W. McCoy, retired bridge supervisor

George W. McCoy, 84, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at his home in Southwest Ranches, Fla.  Born in Warrenton, Ga., he was the husband of Ruth Peeler McCoy for 61 years, and son of the late Eula Clyde and George W.  McCoy. More...

Shauna Johnson, 26, graduate of GHS

Shauna Alea Johnson, 26, of 630 Colonial Ave., entered eternal rest on Saturday, Sept.14, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

National News

Humphries an able replacement

Coach Dabo Swinney said Clemson’s offense will continue to run smoothly with reserve receiver Adam Humphries in the starting lineup.  More...

Football team fighting lacrosse team?

Incident at college under review

The Limestone College football team hasn’t officially taken the field yet but Gaffney police allege in a report that members of the team already have squared off against an opponent. More...

Expansion will double facility’s size

Bericap North America has launched a major expansion of its manufacturing facility in Cherokee County. The $29 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs over the next five years and double the size of the facility. More...

HITTING THE ROOF

n about $2 million of $2.7 million in capital improvement money ok’d by school trustees Monday will go for roof repair projects. n $280,000 will be spent to buy three new activity buses. More...

Local News

Numerous reports filed of cars being ‘egged’

A vehicle owned by the Town of Blacksburg was vandalized recently.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone tossed an egg at a 2008 Pontiac owned by Blacksburg as it was parked on 99 Island Road between 9 p.m. Sept. More...

AND THEY’RE OFF

— Nearly 600 cyclists left the starting line Sunday morning to begin a 60-mile bike ride from the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex to Chester State Park. More...

Residents reporting unauthorized use of debit cards

Both the City of Gaffney Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office have received reports of debit card fraud involving unauthorized withdrawals being made in Barcelona, Spain.  More...

Sports

Gaffney’s ByeWeek Blues

Special teams, defense focus of attention during Gaffney’s off week

The season is four weeks old, and yet there seems to be as many question marks for the Gaffney Indians now as there were in August.  So, it’s probably a good thing the Indians have the bye week now to sort things out.  Gaffney coach D More...

Indians finalize non-region slate for 2014

The Gaffney Indians will be moving to Region III next season under the South Carolina High School League’s new realignment plan but their non-region schedule will be packed with familiar rivals.  Gaffney will open the 2014 season in week z More...

Lady Indians win tournament; enter poll

This is a year of transition for the Gaffney High volleyball program under new coach Shanna Hughes – and so far it’s going pretty smoothly.  The Indians moved into the state rankings at No. 10 in Class 4A.  More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Lindsey Graham’s plan for war on Iran

This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism.  A grassroots coalition arose to demand Congress veto any war on Syria. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

He was wrong about the sequestration, so ...

“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”  Henny Penny (a.k.a. Chicken Little) shouted this dire warning in a well-known folk tale after being hit on the head by a falling acorn. 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?