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Are you ready for some football?  Gaffney High kicks off a new season tonight (Friday) with its first game in W.K. Brumbach Stadium in nine years while an artificial turf field is installed at The Reservation.  The Indians take on T.L. More...

LifeStyles

“The Savannah Sipping Society” comes to the museum

Dinner theatre and art exhibit Sept. 8-10

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society in conjunction with chc associates casting and services © is very proud to announce the South Carolina Premiere of “The Savannah Sipping Society.” This is a new, contemporary comedy by the More...

Crockers celebrate 65 years

Gantt and Jean Crocker are celebrating 65 years of marriage today, August 19. The couple was married in Spartanburg in 1951 by Rev. Guy Martin. More...

Shady Grove travels to NYC

Shady Grove Baptist Church members, family members and friends took a recent trip to New York. The group had an exciting, educational and enjoyable experience.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marquis Manning

Mr. Marquis Stephon Manning, age 19, of 630 Colonial Avenue, Apt. 9, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 4:02 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina.  More...

Catherine Long

Spartanburg, S.C. More...

LeGrand Parris, Sr.

LeGrand Richard Parris, Sr. passed away on Wednesday August 17, 2016. A service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in York. More...

National News

Brazilian police say Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and U.S. More...

Rec department referendum ready for ballot

Cherokee County residents will decide in November if they want new recreational facilities - and whether they are willing to pay for them.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said the State Election Commission has reviewed and okayed th More...

EVERYBODY GETS ONE

Gaffney Middle School students receive new laptop computers to use in school this year. More...

Local News

SUPERHEROES

SUPERHEROES — Mary Bramlett Elementary third grade students dressed as superheroes for a class activity Tuesday. This year’s school theme is heroes. More...

Students ‘pay’ for new floor

Future Gaffney Middle School Chiefs will improve their skills on a new basketball court, thanks to $12,000 in gift cards sold by students in recent years.  The gym floor at Gaffney Middle was stripped and refinished earlier this month by Stevens More...

‘Project Clean’ one step closer to reality

On Monday, Cherokee County Council approved second reading of a tax break for a company known only by the code name “Project Clean.”  The tax break is special source tax credits that will lower the tax assessment for the company from More...

Sports

IT’S HIS TIME TO SHINE

Sarratt possesses athletic skills, confidence and temperament to excel under center

Gaffney High football is known for its great quarterbacks.  There been Tyrone McGill, Kentrell Jones and Malcolm Long just to name a few.  Rising junior Tyshun Sarratt hopes to be mentioned in the same breath some day.  More...

Wildcats prepare for final tuneup

Blacksburg still has one week left before it kicks off the 2016 season. In their final preseason action, Blacksburg heads to Chesterfield for a scrimmage with a similar objective to last week’s Iron City Jamboree. More...

Young Indians face “Big” test in season opener

The Gaffney Indians face a big challenge - literally - in their season opener tonight. The Indians host an T.L. Hanna, which has been ranked as high as No. 2 in some preseason polls, and has great size at all positions. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Flying: The only way to go

“There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” More...

THEIR VIEW

Battle to legalize pot shows value of state-based regulations

For people who believe in freedom and self-governance, it’s always better to have regulations established by state governments rather than the federal government. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

How to escape Obamacare

“You get what you pay for,” the adage goes. Not with the Affordable Care Act. When open enrollment starts Nov. 1, the public will see they’re going to be paying lots more for health insurance in 2017 and getting less. 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?