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ChristmasTour of Homes Dec. 7 in Union

Four homes and Church of the Nativity are featured on tour sponsored by Union County Health Care Foundation

UNION – The Union County Health Care Foundation will host its 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4-7 p.m. Stops on the tour include the Gibson Home, the Martin Home, the J. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Mack – Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson Mack. Jr. of Newberry announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lynn, of Lexington to Derek Steven Phillips, also of Lexington.  More...

‘Farewell Concert’ planned Dec. 3 as Marching Saints head to London

Band will march in London New Year’s Day Parade

The new Limestone College marching band is preparing for its trip to the London New Year’s Day Parade, and students, faculty, and staff as well as the local community will have the opportunity to send them off in style on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jason Norwood, 31, Little League coach for Cherokee Recreation

Jason Norwood, 31, of 137 Warrior Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Chauncey Sims will preach initial sermon on Nov. 24

Trustee Chauncey Sims will preach his initial sermon at Green Bethel Baptist Church, 3125 Old Pacolet Cowpens Road, Spartanburg, on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m.  More...

Elnita Poole, retired from textiles

Elnita McCraw Poole, 89, of 504 River Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Ralph Eugene Poole Sr. and daughter of the late Thomas F. More...

Festival has $141K as it plans ’14 event

The South Carolina Peach Festival has more than $140,000 in the bank as board members begin preparations for the 2014 edition of the event.  More...

County to adopt ‘Smart911’ technology

The county’s 911 system just got a little smarter.  More...

Granard Middle School students use Skype, special guest to help celebrate Veterans Day

Gaffney natives Hannah Guthrie and Ginger Tate have learned just how small the world really is while serving in the same communications unit in Afghanistan.  More...

Local News

KNOW(2) grant enables program to continue

Cherokee County Adult Education has received $16,000 to resume a popular project which has helped local residents complete their high school educations and take college courses.  More...

Solicitor recognized for service

Seventh Judicial Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette has received statewide recognition for his service to crime victims.  More...

County council gives final approval to federal grant

The county coroner’s office soon will be better equipped to handle a mass casualty event.  Cherokee County Council on Monday approved a $33,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  More...

Sports

Who will be Shaq?

Replacing dual-threat Davidson biggest question mark for Indians next season

The biggest question mark for the Gaffney Indians next season will be under center.  More...

Local Indians capture bracket title

Heavy rains did little to dampen the enthusiasm or the scoring of the Gaffney Varsity No. More...

Indians get early present with football players joining the team

The Gaffney Indians basketball team added to its numbers and talent level this week with the addition of several football players.  Football players Jordan Destaffino, Jordon Shippy and Greg Ellis are expected to join the team immediately, while More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A farm bill in name only

To paraphrase a famous Mark Twain quote, suppose you passed a farm bill. And suppose you passed a food stamp bill. But I repeat myself.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What shall we do about the 1-cent sales tax?

First off, I must do a little ‘house cleaning.”  In my column last week I mentioned running into someone I knew while in Hendersonville: “Phil Orr, a former Gaffney resident, now living in Spartanburg I think, was walking down More...

THEIR VIEW

Curb NSA’s data collection

When the National Security Agency’s routine collection of Americans’ telephone and electronic communication records became known last summer, President Barack Obama defended the program and said the nation “is going to have to make 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?