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Operation Christmas Child drive kicks off

Destined for the recycling bin by most, an empty shoebox is viewed by some as having untapped potential and purpose.  Each holiday season the notion is proven correct as the mere boxes of cardboard are stuffed to the brim with a cornucopia of it More...

LifeStyles

CAVA hosts ‘Deck the Halls’

Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists is sponsoring its fourth annual “Deck the Walls” holiday exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, and a reception is set for Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30-7 p.m.  More...

Actively preparing for surgery helps minimize complications

Evidence suggests that actively preparing for surgery – pre-habilitation – is helpful to minimize complications and maximize recovery. The September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers pre-habilitation tips.  More...

Thanksgiving sides get healthy makeover

Holiday is a time to reflect on everything you have, not a time to regret all you ate

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything you have — not a time to regret everything you ate. This year, try giving your menu a healthy shakeup. You can keep the turkey but take a closer look at your side dishes. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald Sherrill, retired electrician

BLACKSBURG – Donald Eugene Sherrill, 76, of 410 McSwain Road, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the husband of Carolyn Sherrill and son of the late Fred Sherrill and Fannie Sherrill. More...

Ouida Meredith, retired from J.C. Howe Co.

Ouida Horton Meredith, 89, formerly of Maple Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Naomi Reid

Funeral services for Naomi Ethaila Littlejohn Reid, 73, of 212 Camellia Circle, wife of Thomas R. Reid, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lillie Davis, Dr. James Sanders Jr. and Dr. Michael A. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Adventures at the airports

I am not a good flyer.  I don’t like airplanes, don’t like airports and am deathly afraid to get any higher than a 2-step stepladder.  So a few weeks ago when I promised to accompany the lovely and talented Pamela on a flight to More...

PAT BUCHANAN

The oil weapon in America’s hands

In July of 1941, after Japan occupied French Indochina, the Roosevelt administration froze Japan’s assets in the United States.  Denied hard cash, Japan could not buy the U.S. oil upon which the empire depended for survival. More...

THEIR VIEW

Cleaning house at the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ systemic, protracted failure to provide former military members adequate health care is a national outrage.  More...

State shuts down school report cards for two years

South Carolina will not issue any school report cards for two years while a school accountability system receives an overhaul.  School report cards have been issued annually for the past 14 years to provide information on how students perform on More...

Hearing set on Interstate 85 widening plan

South Carolina Department of Transportation officials will hold an information meeting Tuesday about plans to widen Interstate 85 in Cherokee County.  The meeting will be held at Gaffney High from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Local News

CLOSE CALL

CLOSE CALL — At least two people were transported for medical treatment following a Wednesday evening car accident that came close to damaging a downtown monument. More...

Ministers invite parents to dinner

Local ministers have one team and one dream in mind for Gaffney Middle.  Ministers have invited parents and community agencies to a community meeting Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Gaffney Middle cafeteria. More...

Rec District waiting to hire director

The Cherokee County Recreation District will wait until the new year to hire its new athletic director.  Cherokee County Recreation District Director Marcus Bradley said his governing board plans to meet next week to finalize the qualifications More...

Sports

1ne and Done

After tight first two quarters, Gaffney gets a ‘Heavy’ dose of Fort Dorchester in second half

Typically, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.  There were no smiles to be found on the Gaffney sideline Friday night, though, as Fort Dorchester used a formation which for the past three years has been so instrumental to the Indians&rs More...

Bringing the curtain down!

Saints’ shut out 26-0 in inaugural season finale

The Limestone College (2-9) football team closed its inaugural season with a 26-0 loss to UNC Pembroke (2-8) on Saturday at The Reservation.  The Saints finished their first season with a 2-9 overall record, going 2-4 at home and 0-5 on the roa More...

Saints move forward in tournament

Senior All-American Sam Orritt scored the game-winner in the 96th minute, lifting No. 9 Limestone College (16-2-1) to a 1-0 win over No. More...

State News

‘Some of them are good, and the rest of them are marvelous.’

Darlington man has fine muscadine vineyard

DARLINGTON (AP) — "They tell me if you eat enough of them it'll make you pretty," John Ward joked. "And I'm only a boxcar load behind."  Ward considers himself addicted to muscadine grapes, a variety native to the Southeast. 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?