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‘Pretty in Pink’ wins CAVA’s People’s Choice ‘Upcycled’Art Award

“Pretty in Pink” by Tracy Will received the People’s Choice “Upcyled” Art Award of $100 during CAVA’s May 9 reception.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Goode – Sarratt

Veronica Goode and Contee Sarratt, both of Gaffney, will be married on June 28, 2014, in a sand ceremony at Myrtle Beach.  Ms. Goode is the daughter of Virginia A. Jeter, the late John K. Wilson Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Jeter Jr. More...

ALTRUSA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER –

Ashley McCraw, a 2014 graduate of Blacksburg Senior High School, is winner of Altrusa International of Gaffney's scholarship. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest Graham, Vietnam veteran

Ernest Bernard Graham of 114 Graham Drive, Pacolet, answered the Master’s call on Friday, May 23, 2014.  Mr. Graham was the son of the late Horace Graham and the late Leonia Littlejohn Graham. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. More...

Leroy Osment, retired from Vulcan Material

Everett Leroy Osment, 80, of 3246 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Barbara Mullinax Osment and son of the late R More...

James Keller, former owner and operator of Keller Pontiac

James Richard Keller, 91, of 137 Sunset Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his residence.  More...

School trustee filing period opens Friday

Five school board seats are up for grabs Friday when filing opens for Cherokee County School Board elections in August. More...

County residents pause to honor fallen warriors

Wreaths were placed Monday in front of the Cherokee County War Memorial as county residents gathered to remember the men and women who died for our country.  More...

Local News

Unknown subject passes counterfeit $100 bills at 4 a.m.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies took possession of four counterfeit $100 bills that were passed May 18 at a Shelby Highway convenience store.  According to an incident report, an unknown subject passed the bills at the Kangaroo T More...

Local publisher releases latest coloring book

“Just in time for summer vacation, when you’re trying to find something quiet for your little ones to do,” said Donna Lee Houle, PitziGil Press publisher, said about ‘A Pony Tale,’ her latest coloring-book publication.&n More...

Homeowner lowers the boom on suspected burglar

A local homeowner reported firing a shotgun towards an alleged burglar during an early May 27 incident on Brights Road. More...

Sports

GAFFNEY FOOTBALL: Players to watch in Black/Gold Spring Game

Time: Thursday, 6 p. m. at Reservation

With the Gaffney High spring game on tap for Thursday at 6 p.m., Gaffney fans will get their first glimpse of what’s in store for 2014.  There will be plenty of new faces in key positions. More...

Post 109 juniors romp past Greer, 8-3

Post 109 celebrated Memorial Day and a victory on Monday.  After the county’s vets were honored in a pregame ceremony, Tristan Whelchel threw four solid innings and Landon Batchler had a pair of hits to lead the Post 109 juniors to an easy More...

Martin caps career with state gold

Amelia Martin has blazed her own trail as her days at Blacksburg High rapidly come to a close.  Martin won Class 2A state track championships in the 1,600 and 3,200-meters May 17, at Spring Valley High School. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We men kind of ignore that pre-birthing stuff

“Aren’t you excited? You don’t act excited.”  Of course I am, I told my wife. More...

OUR VIEW

Sunday’s game capped magical season for LC men’s lacrosse team

National champion.  It’s a description rarely placed in front of whatever team in whatever sport to which one might be referring.  The reason is simple enough. There can be ONLY ONE national champion.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Graham looking strong despite S.C. tea party

The headlines following Tuesday’s political primaries proclaimed the tea party movement has been diluted as mainstream Republicans such as Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell scored victories.  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?