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PRE-SALE STRATEGY?

Some county councilmen want to know ‘true market value’ of Peachtree Centre

The future course of the county-operated nursing home, the Peachtree Centre, was a hot topic again at the Cherokee County Council meeting. More...

LifeStyles

Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg will be chosen during program Saturday

BLACKSBURG – The Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Program is set for Saturday, March 7, in Blacksburg High Auditorium, sponsored by the Blacksburg Women’s Club. More...

‘Too Human’ returns to Gaffney for Music Sandwiched-In concert at Cherokee County Public Library

The Cherokee County Public Library will welcome Roger and Ellen Bruno (ie: “Too Human”) for a much requested return engagement on Tuesday, March 10, from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

CAVA celebrates Gaffney’s Irish heritage with Green Again exhibit

A new exhibit, Green Again, opened Thursday at the CAVA Gallery in the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. The exhibit honors Gaffney’s Irish heritage and is a pre-2015 Irish Fest event in downtown Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane Sanders, beloved teacher at Blacksburg Elementary School for over 30 years

Jane Mintz Sanders, 93, of Gaffney, was peacefully called to heaven on March 3, 2015. She had lived a full and active life of faith that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.  More...

Dorothy West Powell

APPLETON, Wisc. – Dorothy West Powell, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Appleton. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Hazel Self, 88, a native of Pacolet

UNION – Hazel Virginia “Tubby” Valentine Self, 88, of 201 E. Hillcrest Ave., Union, widow of Bennie Self, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Wallace Thomson Hospital.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘World class and globally connected’

An unlikely continental friendship is forming as Granard Middle School 6th-grade students discover Croatia isn’t just a place on a map, but an interesting country whose teenagers have interests similar to theirs.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Making Social Security work for today’s workers

Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and National Defense consume twothirds of all federal spending and are responsible for most of the annual spending increases.  That leaves Americans with a choice. More...

THEIR VIEW

Lack of respect for women no joking matter

South Carolina lawmakers should not confuse the issues of gun rights and domestic violence any more than an Upstate senator should confuse jokes with sexist remarks.  More...

Limestone College football players among those caught up in bar brouhaha

Six men, including several who are listed online as members of the Limestone College football team, were taken into custody on public disorderly conduct charges after Gaffney police responded March 1 to an Old Georgia Highway bar regarding a report o More...

WOMAN WHO STRUCK CHILD WITH VEHICLE AT BUS STOP BACK IN COURT

A Gaffney woman accused of striking a high school student with her car while blowing by a stopped school bus last May apologized in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Thursday afternoon, saying as a mother herself she would never want to see a More...

Local News

March 13 first make-up day

Cherokee County students will attend school Friday, March 13, as part of a district plan to make up three days missed because of inclement weather last month.  State law requires students to attend 180 days each school year. More...

Convenience store owner pleads no contest to drug charge

With a jury of eight women and four men picked and ready to hear his case, the operator of a Gaffney convenience store decided Tuesday afternoon to resolve a criminal case against him involving synthetic marijuana by pleading no contest.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

  Grassy Ponders sKi team took to the slopes in Breckenridge Col., on Jan. 31. shown in the background is the winning exhibit in the international snow sculpture Championships. shown here are (l-r): Chad W. More...

Sports

BRAGGING RIGHTS!

Rivals Gaffney, Blacksburg battle for preseason baseball tournament title today

Blacksburg baseball coach Josh Batchler matter-offactly described his team’s position heading into today’s matchup with the red-hot Gaffney Indians for the championship of the inaugural Best Pizza in Town Baseball Tournament.  &ldqu More...

Area fisherman snags state record musky in Broad River

When Cody Gilliland tossed his half-ounce football jig with a grub trailer toward a pile of submerged timber along the bank of the Broad River on Feb. More...

Gaffney’s Rice to donate brain to science for research

Former NFL player and Gaffney High star Sidney Rice has promised to donate his brain to science, as doctors continue to look for ways to curb the league’s concussion problem.  More...

State News

State Museum celebrates South Carolina art

Annual event offers a unique glimpse into South Carolina art and artist with live, interactive opportunities and hands-on activities

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate and immerse guests in South Carolina art during Art Day on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  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?