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GOING BACK TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thirteen Gaffney High School seniors returned to Alma Elementary for a senior walk Monday to speak with Alma students about their journey through school and plans after graduation. Pictured here with Alma students is Holden McGinnis.   More...

LifeStyles

Officers treated to home-cooked breakfast

Members of Bethel Baptist Church and the Cherokee County Coalition helped local law enforcement agencies end National Police Week on a high note Friday by treating police officers to a home-cooked breakfast.  “It’s just a way to say More...

“Redemption” to be shown at the Capri Theatre

On Thursday, May 26 “Redemption” a Nathan Winograd film will be shown at the Capri Theatre, 302 N. Limestone St.  More...

AAUW PRESENTS AWARDS

The Gaffney Branch of AAUW had their annual awards dinner on April 11, 2016 at Limestone College. Academic achievement and community involvement awards were presented to three exceptional young women. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Hyatt

Gaffney, SC — Betty Kite Hyatt, 81, formerly of 326 Overhill Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Quillen Manor in Fountain Inn.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late R. V. More...

Maggie Washington

Funeral service for Mrs. Maggie Jones Washington, age 89, of 2798 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut, widow of Mr. Robert Washington, will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 12 noon at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. More...

Patricia Catoe

Kershaw, SC — Patricia Weeks Catoe, 62, 852 Jones Road, Kershaw, SC, went home to be with the Lord, May 23, 2016, at Kershaw Health, Camden, SC. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Get something done on infrastructure

As state lawmakers enter the home stretch of this legislative session, they have a very clear mission to pass a comprehensive highway funding bill. More...

OUR VIEWS

Is a 300-seat facility worth that kind of money? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I cringe whenever plant managers tell me this

So, now that you’re graduating from high school, what do you plan to do?  I have no illusions that many graduates will read this, but perhaps some who are reading it know someone who is graduating.  Or better yet, maybe you know &mdas More...

478 high school seniors will get diplomas Thursday

Nearly 480 Cherokee County high school seniors will close a chapter in their lives Thursday when they participate in graduation ceremonies.  Blacksburg High will hold its graduation at 6 p.m. in T.A. More...

Police locate more video poker machines

For the third time in less than two months, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has busted up an alleged video poker operation. More...

Candidates may file starting Friday

Filing for positions on Gaffney City Council and mayor begin in about 48 hours.  The 2-week filing period for council and mayor opens Friday, May 27, at noon and ends June 10, less than two months before the general election Tuesday, Aug. More...

Local News

2,160 days in school without an absence

If you’re looking for symbols of dedication and hard work, it’s difficult to beat Gaffney High seniors Colton Simmons and Keveon Broadwater.  They are among 41 students statewide who will graduate high school without missing a single More...

CLEAN UP TIME

Volunteers filled two large dumpsters with trash and debris wieghing 7,340 pounds Saturday during a clean-up day in East Gaffney organized by Sheriff Steve Mueller. More...

City applies for $350,000 grant to help fund park

The city has applied for a grant to help fund its newest park project.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the grant has been forwarded to Washington, D.C., by the Department of Commerce. More...

Sports

Saint standout honed skills as hockey player

Growing up in Ontario, Canada, Limestone attackmen Jordan Saunderson played hockey.  Now, he shoots at a different net than he did in the hockey leagues he starred in growing up.  More...

Post 109 tops Spartanburg in slugfest

Post 109 Senior Team manager Terry Wright expected the pitchers to have the edge early in the season.  That wasn’t the case on Monday.  Houston Wright had two hits and three RBIs, Camron Farley had two hits and scored a run and Post 1 More...

Wildcats take step forward in spring game

Blacksburg High football coach Drew Chisholm feels his veteran team took several steps forward in a spring practice that ended in Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage.  More...

Letters

LETTER

Woman says she was denied housing because her boyfriend is black

Dear Editor: A friend of mine said I should send you this. I recently went to look at the perfect house to rent today and the man seemed very nice. I told him it would be my boyfriend, myself, and the kids who would occupy the house. More...

National News

Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial.  More...

Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet

CAIRO (AP) — Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains said Tuesday. 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?