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Lawsuit vs county to proceed

Unable to reach an out-ofcourt settlement, the estate of a man who died in 2013 while jailed at the Cherokee County Detention Center recently moved forward with a lawsuit against the county and the jail’s contracted medical provider.  More...

Woman escapes burning mobile home

A Tuesday morning fire sent a woman to the hospital and claimed the life of a dog.  City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 700 block of Stephenson Street at approximately 4:30 a.m. More...

LifeStyles

Take a (Grand) hike

Aubrie Frye enjoyed peaceful solitude, breathtaking views while trekking secluded trails in the Grand Canyon

There were many ways Aubrie Frye could have chosen to spend her one week off before resuming her graduate school studies in psychology.  More...

What's Up?

Childbirth classes Mary Black Health System – Gaffney offers free prepared childbirth classes to moms who deliver their baby at the hospital. More...

BPW MEETING TODAY –

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women will meet today, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. at Olive Garden. The BPW's Career Woman of the Year and the Woman of Accomplishment will be honored. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mark (Red) Ramsey, formerly employed by Doghouse Café

Mark Quentin Ramsey, 48, of 154 Turner Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2015, in Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Patricia Diane Turner Ramsey and the late Terry Lynn Ramsey. Mr. More...

Patsy McLaurin, retired as a CNA

Patsy Roxanne Jones McLaurin, 71, of 510 Thompson St., passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Brookview Health- Care Center.  Born in Shelby, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Samuel Jones and Mildred Jones Pearson and retired as a CNA.&nbs More...

Connie D. Fortanbary, retired school teacher

BARNWELL – Connie Jean Davis Fortanbary, 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, of Barnwell, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Tranquility Hospice Care in Marietta, Ga .  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There’s a weed to blame for every bad shot

There are many things in this life I enjoy, but one pastime that gives me extreme pleasure and gratification is working in my yard. There is nothing I so admire when riding in my car as seeing a nice, wellmanicured yard. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Giving kids a chance to succeed

It’s hard to say which is more galling: when politicians want to extend the life of a program that doesn’t work, or when they want to pull the plug on one that does.  More...

Readers On The Road

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Woman hurt in collision with police car

A 48-year-old Cowpens woman was taken for medical treatment Tuesday after she was involved in an accident with a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputy.  More...

No tax hike in proposed school budget

The Cherokee County School Board wants to erase a $101,677 deficit in its new budget without a tax increase.  The district administration has whittled down new budget requests from $550,000 in April to $341,282. More...

Refinancing bonds saves district just under $4M

Taxpayers will save $3.8 million on interest payments after a 2008 school bond issue was refinanced earlier this month.  More...

Local News

THEY'RE OFF

THEY’RE OFF — Luther Vaughan Elementary special education students took a limo ride with their principal Nan Ruppe and teacher Jennifer Rodecki to catch a late night train Thursday from C More...

Workshop planned to discuss sites for new schools and renovations

The Cherokee County School Board plans a workshop May 26 to receive information on new school sites and proposed renovation projects in a $60 million building program.  The building plan includes renovation work at every county school except Ol More...

County making recycling more ‘convenient’

County residents are finding dropping their recyclables into strategically-placed convenience center containers well, convenient.  “The transition to convenience centers is operating very well,” Cherokee County Assistant Administrato More...

Sports

The Great 8 ‘Poking the Bear’ refocused Saints

Eight Saints selected to All-American teams

Limestone College junior midfielder Mike Messenger and sophomore faceoff specialist Kevin Reisman both were named USILA First- Team All-Americans, highlighting a total of eight selections for the Saints. More...

Post 109 opens season amid high hopes

The Post 109 baseball team is going to learn a little bit about itself when it hosts Spartanburg in an American Legion season opener at 7 p.m. today at Jerry Wallace Field. More...

What offseason? Key NFL owners meeting this week

What offseason? There hasn't been a week — make that a day — since the Super Bowl that the NFL hasn't made news. As the owners gather this week at their spring meetings, their plate couldn't be much fuller. More...

Letters

Impressed by, grateful to Peachtree Centre

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was submitted to The Peachtree Centre and a copy provided to us for publication.) To the staff, Unit One Peachtree & Administration: A few years ago our dear Rosemary came to live at your facility due to a de 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?