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Senior with highest score will be crowned Miss Cherokeean 2014

GHS beauties compete for titles

Forty young women from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney Senior  High School will compete in the 2014 Miss Cherokeean pageant on Saturday, Feb. 1, in GHS auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news There will be a Bible study on the end times at New Harvest Ministries, 215 Pecan St., beginning Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. l King James 1611 Boys will be singing Saturday More...

Sports

Gaffney running back leaning heavily to Marshall - now

It’s time for the mad dash to the finish line for the Class of 2014.  And Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster is apparently nearing a decision.  He has become a must get for Marshall, which had coaches visit the talented running back this w More...

Basketbrawl gains national attention on websites

The basket brawl between Gaffney and Boiling Springs has gone viral.  The fight and the resulting overtime win by the shorthanded Indians was picked up by Yahoo Sports and several other national sports websites.  More...

Wildcats travel to Crescent in meeting of region heavyweights

The Blacksburg boys varsity basketball team has a not so simple task tonight - contain Crescent star Anthony Adger.  Adger averages more than 30 points a game for Crescent, which is tied with the Wildcats with 6-2 region records.  The Wildc More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Short days and long nights ... yuck

The sun is shining outside today in a sign of optimism this cold weather cycle is one day closer to ending.  There are many people who look forward to the winter. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The numbers show DC theory colliding with reality in America

A theoretical listing of the best states put together by a publication for Washington insiders rates New Hampshire as the best state in the union, and finds that nine of the 10 worst states are in the American South.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Keep pushing for incremental immigration solutions

President Barack Obama recently sounded this alarm: “If Congress continues to stand only for dysfunction and delay, then I’m going to move ahead without them.”  The president reportedly will reprise that warning of executive or More...

City councilman arrested for DUI

Gaffney City Councilman Shadrick Bernard Smith Jr. was charged with driving under the influence Thursday evening by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. More...

TRYING TO RESCUE CAT

Man falls into well, trapped for two hours

A man trying to rescue a cat from an old water well needed rescuing himself when he fell an estimated 40 to 50 feet to the bottom of the pitch-black pit.  City of Gaffney firefighters ultimately needed to demolish a bathroom to get the man out.& More...

55: Not the speed limit, the number of wrecks over a 12-hour period

The official measurements might have shown that Cherokee County received only a half-inch of snow Tuesday evening, but icy conditions led to more than just a few inconveniences.  From 4 p.m. Tuesday until 4 a.m. More...

Local News

Clean-up time

Though a mere half-inch of snow fell on Cherokee County during this week’s winter weather event, one likely would have begged to differ locally from the sight of vehicles large and small.  More...

School days missed due to snow will have to be made up

March 10 & 26 listed as make-up days on school calendar

While students enjoyed an unexpected holiday this week, they will have to make up the missed school days.  State law requires students attend 180 days of classes each year except in special instances during which lawmakers can forgive missed day More...

Souper Sunday?

Merely 60 minutes separate either the Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos from football immortality, joining an elite company of those with the opportunity to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy, given to the NFL champions following the contest.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tessie Mae Fernanders, lived in Flint, Mich.

Tessie Mae Fernanders, 81, of Flint, Mich., widow of Anderson Fernanders, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, Jan. More...

Susie Smith, 98, retired from Central Elementary School

Susie Jackson Smith, 98, of Brookview Health- Care Center, formerly of Carlisle Street and 103 Carver St., Gaffney, widow of Henry Smith, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Brookview.  More...

Flora Bell Williamson, homemaker and mother of her church

The sweet life of Flora Bell Williamson, 82, of 2940 Solola Ave., San Diego, Calif., wife of Ernest Williamson, came to a close on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.  Mrs. Williamson was the daughter of Florinda Robinson of San Yisidro, Calif. More...

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