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Granard student bee-comes winner of district event

Students encountered their share of tricky words Tuesday in this year’s Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee.  “Anathema” was the championship word spelled by Granard Middle School 8thgrader Ivy Lu to win the competitio More...

Dogs die in fire; woman faces charges

Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies have charged a Gaffney woman with arson and ill treatment of animals in connection with a Dec. 2, 2014, house fire that killed two dogs.  More...

LifeStyles

2015 Miss Cherokeean Pageant

GHS beauties vie for titles

Thirty- nine young women from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney High School will compete in the 2015 Miss Cherokeean pageant on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the school’s auditorium. More...

What's Up?

Church news Praise Cathedral of Gaffney announces a number of new programs: A new "Beginners Bible Study" meets on Mondays from 5-6 p.m.; a Community Clothes Closet is now open Mondays from 4-6 p.m. More...

Letters

Humane Society offers its thanks

Dear Cody (publisher Sossamon):   The Humane Society of Cherokee County wishes to publicly thank the Hudson family for partnering with us for our fundraiser.  Capri On Main provided an excellent venue for this very successful event. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Your eyes and ears around the world

Quite often, I hear, see and read a lot of disparaging comments about reporters.  Shoot, sometimes it’s me making the comments. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s mad dash to the finish

President Obama has no intention of heeding the call of American voters to curb his statist agenda. More...

THEIR VIEW

Ruling stands, so fix schools

Plenty of obstacles stand in the way of improving schools in the state’s poor, rural districts, but in November the S.C. More...

American Idol competition

LOCAL TEEN FACES KEY HURDLE

It’s Hollywood or bust for local talent Ali Henderson.  The Gaffney High student is among a select few set to take center stage this week, surviving past the general audition phase of the FOX hit reality show American Idol to advance to &l More...

BPW rate hike likely

Declining revenues are prompting Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) officials to consider raising rates to bridge an anticipated budget shortfall.  BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said he will offer his 5-member commission alternatives, each More...

‘Spec building’ project gets a boost

The county’s effort to construct a muchneeded industrial spec building — known as “Project New Idea” — moved a step closer to reality Monday.  Cherokee County Council and a property owner who owns 26 acres where the More...

Local News

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS — Students at Limestone-Central Elementary School recently graduated from the Too Good For Drugs program. Shown here is Sgt. More...

Man escapes serious injury

A 60-year-old Gaffney man suffered only minor injuries Wednesday following an accident on Highway 105 near the McKowns Mountain Road junction.  More...

Bridge over I-85 closed after being hit by truck

Some Blacksburg-area residents will have to deal with detours for at least the near future in the wake of an accident that damaged an Interstate 85 overpass.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Melissa Hallapaska

Melissa Jean Lankford Hallapaska, 38, of Gaffney, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  Services to celebrate her life were held 4 p.m. More...

Linda Byars

Linda Darlene Weaver Byars, 66, of 118 Chandler Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Lancaster, she was widow of the late Richard Byars and daughter of the late Sidney R. More...

Claude Parris

Claude Parris, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the husband of Margaret Allen Parris and son of the late William Augustus Parris and Sallie Proctor Parris. 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?