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I-85 ROLLOVER

A 64-year-old North Carolina man was taken for medical treatment following a Tuesday morning accident during which his truck flipped over a guard rail on Interstate 85. More...

LifeStyles

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!

Annie Bell Fowler celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at White Plains Baptist Church, where she has enjoyed a long life serving the Lord. More...

CAVA beginning art classes for kids

First class Jan. 18 explores watercolor and fun ways to paint trees

For the past three years, the Cherokee Alliance for Visual Artists has sponsored a Summer Art Camp in June and July for children ages 8-14 and plans to continue the same events in 2014. More...

Acetaminophen is safest choice for nonprescription pain relief

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Acetaminophen, taken as directed, is the safest nonprescription pain reliever choice available, according to the December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazel Roberta Vinson, retired form Nestlé

UNION – Hazel Roberta Vinson, 71, wife of Robert Vinson of 125 Pineland Ave., Union, took her heavenly flight Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014, following an extended illness.  More...

Alta Thomas, 95, retired from textiles

CHESNEE – Alta Mae Durham Thomas, 95, formerly of 763 Pickens St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Rutherford County, N.C., she was the widow of James E. More...

Linda Reynolds, 58, employed by Hamrick Industries for 15 years

Linda Mace Reynolds, 58, of Gaffney, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.  Born June 14, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Nelson Mace and the late Helen Elizabeth Mace. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The ‘crud’ can create some strange cravings

Some words are just soooo appropriate for their meaning.  Even if you don’t know the meaning, the way they sound provides clues.  The next time you’re reading something or listening to someone speak, think about the sound of eac More...

OUR VIEW

It’s a perfect time to visit one of our national parks

Those of us who live and work in Cherokee County realize that our geographic location is a great attribute . More...

THEIR VIEW

Increased teacher pay a smart idea for state

Teacher salaries in South Carolina need a boost, but it must be done in a fiscally responsible way. The average South Carolina teacher was paid $48,375 at the end of the 2013 school year, nearly $7,000 less than the national average.  More...

Band of Gold finds no gold at board meeting

Despite vocal support from a few trustees, the Gaffney High Band of Gold did not receive any money Monday evening towards its fundraising efforts for an upcoming trip to Washington.  More...

School district ends year with deficit

The Cherokee County School District finished with a $775,126 budget deficit for the 2012-2013 school year as it dealt with the financial impact of increasing salaries.  More...

Local News

WATER OVER THE DAM

WATER OVER THE DAM — Water surges over a waterfall by the historic Furnace Mill Dam site Saturday as severe thunderstorms resulted in flooding along some Cherokee County roads. More...

Blacksburg negotiating refund from contractor

A downtown Blacksburg site projected to be the future home of a museum dedicated to the town’s vintage 1941 Chevrolet fire truck remains vacant, the project delayed as a result of a mixup in communication by town officials and the man tabbed to More...

Two face gambling charges

Two Gaffney residents were arrested Thursday following the seizure of gambling equipment by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Sports

TIED UP

  Gaffney’s Chase Delashmet (right) ties up his Union County opponent during a match earlier this season. The Indians traveled to Mauldin on Tuesday but the results weren’t available at press time. More...

Saints set showcase for potential recruits

The opportunity to be among the first players to help build a program from the ground up is one that doesn’t come along often and Limestone College Football is proud to offer that opportunity with their Second Annual Martin Luther King Day Show More...

Local Brief

The Cherokee County Gamecock Club will have a business meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Daddy Joe’s BBQ. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and board members. More...

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Poll

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?