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Exhibit features works of 10 upstate African-American artists

Reception Feb. 1 at CAVA Gallery

Ten Upstate South Carolina African-American artists are spotlighted in a new CAVA exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery.  The exhibit celebrates the works of 10 black artists with ties to Cherokee and Spartanburg counties and co More...

CAVA plans February classes

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists has announced the following classes for February.  Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m.: Photoshop with Noah Lindeman. Call him for cost and more information at 489-3812.  More...

Humane Society fund raiser Jan. 29

Sara Setzer poses in front of the Capri on Main with a notice about a fund raiser for the Humane Society of Cherokee County there on Thursday, Jan. 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene Henderson

PACOLET – Walter Gene Henderson, 84, of 290 Jerusalem Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Mary Sue Mosley

Mary Sue Skipper Mosley, 73, of 329 Sycamore St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Hospice House of Rutherford County in Forest City, N.C.  More...

James Robert Dodd

James Robert Dodd, 74, of Chesnee, answered the Master’s call on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his residence.  Son of the late Nathaniel and Minnie Lee Dodd, he was born Nov. 11, 1940. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Yankees don’t handle the snow any better than we do

So, the news for the past couple of days has been all about the weather. Specifically, Juno, the super storm blizzard of 2015 that was forecast to dump up to three feet of snow in parts of the Northeast, including New York City.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Poem should have been read at Haley inauguration

The poem “One River, One Boat” requires little time to recite. We know because when U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn read it into the congressional record Jan. 14, it took him four minutes and 10 seconds.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Kudos to Congress, Netanyahu

Kudos to Congress for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session on the issue of imposing tough sanctions on Iran and to Netanyahu for accepting.  More...

JOBLESS NUMBERS FALL SHARPLY

In a month during which South Carolina posted very strong numbers in its unemployment and jobs report, Cherokee County appeared to be among the biggest winners.  More...

Fuller hands KNOW(2) reins over to new director

Robin Reed never imagined a brief conversation with KNOW(2) founder Oscar Fuller several years ago would turn into a second career after retirement.  More...

Local News

Faces firearms charge

Man arrested after foot chase

A Gaffney man was arrested early Thursday after a foot pursuit that ended with officers recovering a gun.  Cleavon Elliott Phillips, 32, of 209 Hampton Ave., was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, according to a warrant on file at th More...

Audit shows county’s revenues exceed expenses

With a few exceptions, Cherokee County received a clean bill of health on its audit for the year that ended June 30, 2014.  Stan Halliday of McAbee, Schwarz, Halliday & Co. More...

Youth Tour applications being accepted

Four full days in our nation’s capital, face-to-face meetings with members of Congress, new friends from around the state and the country, an experience of a lifetime – that’s the opportunity available to high school juniors in Unio More...

Sports

Still flawless

Blacksburg moves to 9-0 in Region I-2A play with dominant win over rival Woodruff

Blacksburg head coach Danny Ham called it one of his team’s “most complete” efforts of the season. And honestly, it could not have come at a better time. More...

CREME OF THE CROP

Following run to national title, Limestone lacrosse team is back where it finished — No. 1

Coming off the program’s third NCAA Division II National Championship, the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team has been selected as preseason No. 1 in both the USILA DII Coaches’ Poll and the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Division II Men’s Top 15. More...

Limestone’s Simmons listed among D-II’s best

BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Limestone College freshman cornerback Joshua Simmons has been named to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Two Team as announced earlier this week. 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?