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What makes depression so deadly?

Eight reasons why it’s so hard to climb out of the darkness

OAKLAND, Calif —“My dear family, after four long years of battling this illness, I just can’t take it any more…”  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Davises married 50 years

Tom and Judy Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married in 1964 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis is the former Judy Elizabeth McCraw.  More...

Recovery from elbow pain is quicker working with a health care provider

When elbow pain stops golf, tennis, gardening or household chores, it’s wise to see a doctor to determine the cause and a treatment plan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace Kirby, retired from Hoechst Fibers

PACOLET – Grace Lee Weathers Kirby, 90, formerly of Pacolet, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Miles (‘Butch’) Dawkins, worked in construction

Miles (“Butch”) Dawkins, 63, of Brookview Healthcare Center, husband of Mildred Weeks Dawkins, answered the Master’s call on Monday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:33 p.m. at his residence.  More...

Andy Goode, selfemployed mechanic and truck driver

PACOLET – Clyde Andy Goode, 55, of 375 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Council OKs $300,000 for repairs to showers, courthouse

County council could spend as much as $300,000 on detention center and courthouse renovations in projects approved at Monday’s meeting.  Council gave the green light to advertise for bids on renovations to the shower room at the jail. More...

Local News

Welcome back, Limestone!

It’s “College Night” on Limestone Street this Thursday, as the City of Gaffney and local business owners welcome college students back to the community with open arms.  For the seventh consecutive year, the city has joined forc More...

Accusations made about voting irregularities during Aug. 12 election in Blacksburg

The Cherokee County Voter Registration office is looking into accusations that some of those who voted should not have been allowed to do so.  More...

Police Report

Good Samaritan steals bank card from wreck victim

A Chesnee man filed a police complaint after his wife’s bank card allegedly was stolen during a recent traffic accident.  More...

Sports

Countdown to KICKOFF

Indians fine tuning for Friday nights

Putting a disappointing jamboree result behind them, the eyes of Gaffney players and coaches are now locked on Union County and getting the 2014 campaign off to a good start.  More...

Soccer to be offered by Rec. Dept.

After watching an exciting World Cup, Cherokee County Recreation District has partnered with SCORE to provide a new soccer youth league this fall.  More...

Gaffney High girls’ golf team tryouts Wednesday

Any Lady Indians interested in joining a proposed Gaffney High School girls golf team are being asked to show up at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club on Wednesday at 4 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No T-bone collisions, lots more fist-shaking

I first heard the term “roundabout” while vacationing in Italy.  Actually, the first time I DROVE in Italy, which was the second time I visited there. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Every honorable citizen must condemn partisan indictment of Rick Perry

I hope and pray that my Democratic friends are outraged by yet another criminalization of political differences with the bogus criminal indictment of Texas Gov. 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?