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Old abuse case finally goes to court

Approximately eight years after he was charged, and almost a full decade since he allegedly committed the crimes, a Gaffney man pleaded no contest in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Monday to having inappropriate contact with three children More...

LifeStyles

Civilian Conservation Corps storyteller to visit museum

Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on Monday, March 28 at 2 p.m. More...

Home League celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year was the theme of a recent education program at The Salvation Army Church’s women’s fellowship club known internationally as The Home League. The evening’s meeting was led by pastor Lt. More...

Registration open for “Run for Life 5K”

Race through the streets of historic downtown Gaffney to support the Cherokee Pregnancy Center/Options Medical. The “Run for Life 5K” run/walk is being held Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m. at Gaffney City Hall, 201 N. Limestone St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Higgins,

volunteer for Peach Center Ministries

Gaffney, SC — Mary Frances Scruggs Higgins, 77, of 304 Sycamore Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Letters

Deeply grateful for generous contribution from GHS

Dear Editor:  What a tremendous blessing and joy it was to partner with Gaffney High School for Wish Week.  They raised a breathtaking $7,672 and in doing so made possible transformational wish experiences for children facing life-threateni More...

Do you hold the key to unlock a child’s future in foster care?

Dear Editor:  Parents across the state have demonstrated that citizens who were willing to share their time and had the desire to help others could make a lasting, positive impact in their community by becoming a resource foster parent.  More...

THEIR VIEW

South Carolina needs clarity on definition of public bodies

A recent court ruling is a step in the right direction for increasing transparency.  But the case needs a vetting before the S.C. Supreme Court for the important issues it raises to be settled once and for all.  More...

Judge puts burglar away for 25 years

A 40-year-old Gaffney man accused of committing a home invasion just a few hours after he received a probationary sentence in court in 2014 pleaded guilty to 1st-degree burglary Monday afternoon and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. More...

2ND-FLOOR RENOVATION

Tommy Lee works on an outside window Monday afternoon while renovating a second story apartment next to the former Kimbrell’s Furniture building in downtown Gaffney. More...

Building report indicates barbecue eatery will add dining room

A popular restaurant is expanding.  Granddaddy’s BBQ on Lemmons Lane is adding a dining room area, according to the monthly report from the Home- Builders Association of Cherokee County. More...

Local News

Once is enough, councilman says

Steven Blanton decided that one term on Cherokee County Council is enough.  In a surprise announcement on Monday, Blanton informed family, friends and colleagues that he would not seek re-election to his District 3 council seat.  More...

Event raises more than $4,000 for MOW

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels held a very successful event at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ Sunday, March 20. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Chris Jefferies is shown here during a visit to LegoLand in Winter Haven, Fla. Chris is posing in front of a Las Vegas MGM made entirely of Legos. “Always traveling with The Ledger!” he said.   More...

Sports

Lady Indians outlast Rock Hill

Gaffney overcomes loss of pitching ace Henson with offensive onslaught

The Gaffney High softball team brought out the bats and made short work of Rock Hill on Tuesday.  The Indians scored runs in four out of six innings.  Ashlyn Wallace, Makayla Wilson, Emma Price and Hannah Medley all had multiple hits for th More...

GHS golfers place second at tourney

The Gaffney High golf team continued its hot streak with a second place finish at the Spartanburg County Invitational on Monday.  Two-time defending state champion Boiling Springs won the event with a 290.  The Indians shot a 300, a stroke More...

Cards rough up Wildcats, 19-7

The Landrum baseball team made it look easy against Blacksburg on Monday.  The Cardinals scored nine runs in the third and seven more in the fourth to cruise to a 19-7 win in a game called after five on the mercy rule.  Eddie Green, who st More...

Other News

Brussels shows vulnerability of airports to terror attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — The airport attack in Brussels highlights one of the most vulnerable stages of aviation security: the time travelers spend between the curb and the checkpoint.  As travelers wait first to check luggage and then go through 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?