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Granard gets new principal

Spartanburg school administrator Gavin Fisher was unanimously hired Monday to become the new Granard Middle School principal.  More...

Work truck destroyed by fire

A work truck was destroyed Tuesday afternoon after it caught fire on Old Post Road. More...

LifeStyles

Hot fun in the summertime

City of Gaffney police and firefighters have been on a mission to help local children beat the heat and the smiles seen in these photographs indicate they are having success.  More...

South Carolina Peach Festival Parade

The South Carolina Peach Festival Parade was held July 16 in downtown Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest Hill

Gaffney, S.C. — Ernest Wyatt Hill, 85, of 403 11th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2016 at his residence. More...

Claudette S. Austin

Greer, S.C. — Claudette Austin from Lexington, SC, passed away peacefully at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, S.C. on July 16, 2016. She had been a resident of Thrive Assisted Living in Greer, S.C. More...

Virgie Wray

Sister Virgie L. Manning Wray of 2439 Prospect Church Road, Mooresboro, N.C., answered the Master’s call on Sunday night, July 17, 2016, at the White Oak Manor Nursing Home, Kings Mountain, N.C. More...

National News

Duke’s purchase of Piedmont Gas signals fuel shift

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —Duke Energy Corp.’s purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. More...

Meth charges earn man 24 years in prison

A 36-year-old Gaffney man previously given a suspended 10- year prison sentence for distributing methamphetamine was sentenced to a total of 24 years in the state Department of Corrections on Monday after he pleaded guilty to additional meth-related More...

WORKING IN THE HOT SUN

A church youth volunteer saws a board for a new roof Tuesday morning while working with the Jerusalem Project. More...

Former college student has felony DUI charge dismissed

A former Limestone College student was sentenced to 18 months of probation under the state’s Youthful Offender Act after she entered a plea Monday in Cherokee County Court to assault and battery for striking another student with her car. More...

Local News

Going to the beach? Don’t go through Lockhart

On Monday, July 18, 2016, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) closed the SC 9/SC 49 Bridge over the Broad River in the Town of Lockhart for structural repairs.  More...

Ham radio operators from all over the world make contact with SC Peach Festival

Amateur radio operators contacted the South Carolina Peach Festival from as far away as Mexico and North Dakota on Saturday for a special event station hosted by the coroner’s office.  More...

QT expanding Gaffney’s Hyatt Street location

The QT (QuickTrip) travel center soon will be able to park more trucks.  Cherokee County Building Official Donald Elder said the QT Corporation has demolished the adjacent strip mall on Hyatt Street to make way for more truck parking.  Elde More...

Sports

GHS coach to receive prestigious honor

There are coach of the year awards, and then there is the South Carolina Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award, Gaffney Athletic Director Mark Huff said.  Count Gaffney High golf coach Brandon Coggins among the few who have received the So More...

Post 109 retains key building blocks for next season

The bar is set high for Gaffney’s American Legion baseball team.  Post 109 finished the season with a 22-8 record after capturing the League VI championship and falling one game short of returning to the state tournament. More...

Gaffney ranked 18th in magazine; Indians to play six ranked teams

Gaffney Indians football fans - don’t make plans for the state championship game just yet.  According to Friday Night Football Carolinas magazine, the Indians come in at No. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Clarence Thomas: Standing up for what’s right

“It’s not my Constitution to play around with.” I’ve read many quotations from Clarence Thomas over the years, especially now, as he marks 25 years as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

LETTERS

Thank you from police, fire departments Dear Citizens of Gaffney and Cherokee County: The men and women of the Gaffney Police Department and the Gaffney Fire Department want to graciously thank you for the outpouring of support that each of you have More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A gift that lasts a lifetime

To those of you who are loyal readers of this column (Freddie Harmon and maybe one or two others), I apologize for depriving you of your weekly ‘fix’ last Wednesday. 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?