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Murder suspect’s bond revoked

An 18-year-old Gaffney man awaiting trial for murder will have to remain in the Cherokee County Detention Center for at least another 180 days after a judge this week refused to reinstate his bond.  More...

Judge has beef with thief; steaks him to 30-month sentence

A Gaffney man was sentenced to 30 months in prison and probation after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to shoplifting steaks from a local supermarket on two separate occasions.  More...

LifeStyles

The principal and the daughter

Former B.D. Lee Elementary Principal Dr. Bertha Harris speaks with the daughter of the school’s namesake Pat Smiley on Monday after a groundbreaking for the new school. B.D. More...

Mary Black-Gaffney welcomes new physician

Mary Black Health System Gaffney is pleased to welcome its newest physician, Dr. Deepak Joshi, M.D., to Cherokee County. Dr. Joshi has opened a new office, Mary Black Physicians Group-Cherokee Cardiology at 104 Professional Park in Gaffney. More...

The Tuesday Woman’s Club now in its 81st year

The Tuesday Woman’s Club held its first meeting of the 2016-2017 year September 13 in the ladies parlor at First Baptist Church Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terrian Gibbs

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Jack Coyle

COWPENS, S.C. — Jack Lipscomb Coyle, Sr., 82, of Cowpens, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Spartanburg Medical Center. More...

Edwin Dale

Cowpens, S.C. — Edwin Louis Dale, 87, born on March 15, 1929, of 309 Crenshaw Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send gas prices higher - Free Access

DALLAS (AP) — Motorists in parts of the country could pay a little more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama.  More...

A LESSON IN LIFE SAVING

Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department personnel provided an overview Thursday of the use of extrication tools to Cherokee Technology Center firefighting students. More...

Turf company will foot bill for moving prep games

A contractor installing the new organic turf field will cover $24,000 in Cherokee County School District costs for moving Gaffney football games to W.K. Brumbach stadium. More...

Local News

Shelby officer to be laid to rest today

A 23-year-old North Carolina man arrested early Wednesday in Rhode Island for the murder of a Shelby, N.C., police officer allegedly gave up quietly but apparently isn't coming back to North Carolina easily. More...

Out with the old...

Aluminum bleachers will be temporarily installed at the Ewing Middle School gymnasium Thursday and Friday ahead of planned athletic field improvements next summer.  More...

Exit exam failure leave you without a diploma?

It’s back.  Did failing the exit exam keep you from graduating high school?  Former Blacksburg and Gaffney High students who met all other graduation requirements can request a South Carolina high school diploma.  State lawmakers More...

Sports

high school prep scores

PREP FOOTBALL Abbeville 34, Clinton 16 Allendale-Fairfax 56, Charleston Charter 0 Andrew Jackson 26, North Central 0 Arden Christ School, N.C. 56, Northside Christian 6 Augusta Christian, Ga. More...

Takeaways from college football's Top

Week three of the college football season set the tone for the College Football Playoff race and will rearrange the AP Top 25 poll. Observations, thoughts and takeaways from a weekend during which new national championship contenders emerged and More...

Limestone loses home opener

Limestone scored on a pair of interception returns but it wasn’t enough in a 42-39 loss on Saturday to Mars Hill at historic Brumbach Stadium. Redshirt-junior PJ Brown returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown Junior Joshua Simmons More...

Letters

Says we already have a cultural center

Dear Editor:   In recent months there have been letters to the editor either in favor of or against the building of a cultural center in downtown Gaffney. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We will never forget

Sunday was a day of mourning as many Americans took time to reflect on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Our forgotten national birthday

We celebrate every July 4th with fireworks, parades, speeches and other tributes. And rightly so — our Declaration of Independence heralded a new age in human history. So why does  Sept. 17 come and go with so little notice?  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?