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COLLEGE DRIVE WRECK

Two people were taken for treatment at Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following a Monday afternoon accident at College Drive and South Petty Street.  More...

Boulevard grocery store falls victim to armed robber

City of Gaffney Police are investigating the armed robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard supermarket that occurred late Monday.  The suspect remained on the loose as of Tuesday and anyone with information about the crime is being asked to cal More...

LifeStyles

Hartzog’s celebrating 70th anniversary

Charles and Glenda Hartzog spent many high school date nights making trophies inside Hartzog’s Gifts and Fine Jewelers. More...

Downtown Gaffney to have a ‘Grand Grand Opening’

Downtown Gaffney shopping district is preparing for a grand time.  More...

BHS Cheerleaders perform at USC game

Blacksburg High School varsity cheerleaders and coach Miranda Grigg are pictured in the indoor practice facility of the South Carolina Gamecocks (above). The cheerleaders performed during the halftime show at the USC VS. ECU game on Sept. 17. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Joseph (Joe) C. Swayngim, Sr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Rev. Joseph (Joe) Commodore Swayngim, Sr., 91, of 3138 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Robert (Bob) Smalley

Gaffney, S.C. — Robert (Bob) Loyd Smalley, 82, of 426 Beaver Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Michael Spake

Blacksburg, S.C. — Michael Spake, 71, of 805 Dravo Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded; teen in custody - Free Access

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A law enforcement officer says two students and a teacher have been wounded and flown to hospitals after a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school. More...

Montgomery wins city council seat

Election could impact future of proposed performing arts center

Radio station owner and favored candidate Charles Montgomery won the special election Tuesday to represent Gaffney City Council District 2. Montgomery won 61 percent of the vote, beating Harold Mc- Cluney, 90-57. More...

GHS, BHS improve SAT scores

A focus on college readiness is bearing fruit as local high school SAT scores increased for a second straight year while nearly half of graduating seniors scored high enough to receive Advanced Placement college credit. More...

Local News

City submits grant application for Tank Branch revitalization

Keeping to their word, city leaders officially submitted a grant application last week they hope can help revitalize the Tank Branch community.  City Administrator James Taylor said the city should know by the end of the year if they’ve be More...

County will handle Blacksburg’s tax collection

Blacksburg residents will start receiving tax notices from the county next month.  Blacksburg Town Council reached an agreement Tuesday for Cherokee County to take over the town’s tax collection duties. More...

86 percent career ready

Nearly 90 percent of Cherokee County and South Carolina students earned national career readiness certificates, according to WorkKeys data released Friday by the state Department of Education.  More...

Sports

Louisville vs. Clemson capsule

No. 3 Louisville (4-0, 2-0 ACC) at No. 5 Clemson (4-0, 1-0), 8 p.m. ET (ABC) Line: Louisville by 2. Series Record: Clemson leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE  More...

Texas A&M - USC capsule

No. 9 Texas A&M (4-0, 2-0 SEC) at South Carolina (2-2, 1-2), 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network) Line: Texas A&M by 18. Series Record: Texas A&M leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE  More...

Limestone men's basketball releases 2016 schedule - Free Access

The Limestone College men's basketball team and head coach Brandon Scott have revealed the 29-game schedule for the 2016-17 season which includes matchups with powerhouse schools in the Peach Belt Conference, South Atlantic Conference and the More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

S.C. Senate rules an impediment to progress?

Depending on which senator is talking about the S.C. Senate rules, they hinder progress or are good for the Senate as a deliberative body and protect the rights of the minority. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Clinton and Obama, first heal yourselves on race

Hillary Clinton is the worst kind of political animal, one who will exploit anything for political gain, distort facts and shift her positions at will for votes, significantly more than your garden-variety pandering politician.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I don’t like anything mixed in with my hamburger steak

Food is a subject most everyone likes to talk about. 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?