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Investigation of Clinton emails re-opened - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. More...

Residents can expect higher natural gas bills this winter

Piedmont Natural Gas customers will see higher heating bills this winter.  The Charlotte-based company is projecting the wholesale cost of natural gas will be substantially higher this winter and that monthly natural gas bills will go up $20 to More...

LifeStyles

Harris Brothers to perform free concert at veterans park

Folks are invited to bring their lawn chairs to a special free concert slated for Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park on South Logan Street in Gaffney.  More...

Halloween Happenings

Trick-or-Treating in Gaffney will be held on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.l The Cherokee County Family YMCA’s annual Halloween event is back and better than ever.It will be held Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. There will be games and candy for children. More...

Students practice life skills at the Field of Scream

The Cherokee Technology Center advanced life skills class and a class from Gaffney High School recently visited the Field of Scream where they were able to play games such as bowling, ring toss and c More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Morrow

Gaffney, S.C. — Dr. Maurice Bernard Morrow, Jr., 87, of Sheraton Loop in Gaffney passed away at home on October 25, 2016. More...

Willie Corry

Mr. Willie A. Corry, age 81, of Roosevelt Long Island, N.Y., passed Friday October 21, 2016. Son of the late Willie Alonzo Corry and the late Novella Corry, he was a native of Gaffney. He was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dot Kirby

Gaffney, S.C. — Dorothy “Dot” Blanton Kirby, 87, of 125 Pleasant Meadows Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Breaking News - 10/30/2016 9:11 AM

Gaffney man fatally stabbed - Free Access

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} A Gaffney man was fatally stabbed during an altercation early Sunday at a local apartment complex, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.Fowler identified the victim as Jason Edward More...

Rep. Gowdy reacts to FBI director's letter to Congress

SPARTANBURG, SC – Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after FBI Director Comey’s letter informing Congress the FBI is investigating new emails pertinent to its investigation into former Secretary Clinton’s email ser More...

Vacant home totally destroyed by fire

A Wednesday afternoon fire at a vacant home located just feet from Interstate 85 led to a 22-hour effort by volunteer firefighters.  More...

Local News

Cleanup delayed, but will be completed, sheriff says

While it’s taking a little longer than planned, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said cleanup of a now shuttered River Drive scrap yard remains ongoing and that a second property on Warren Drive will soon be getting attention as well.  More...

10 groups seek A-tax funds

Local tourist-related organizations made their pitch Tuesday afternoon for funds from the City of Gaffney Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee.  More...

BHS band in state finals — again

The Blacksburg High marching band will spend the weekend before Halloween in a musical battle for a state championship.  Blacksburg finished second Saturday in the Class 1A Upper State finals hosted by Gaffney High. More...

Sports

Indians edge Cubs, 1-0 - Free Access

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians crashed a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making. Leave it to that sensational bullpen to silence the Chicago Cubs and their revved-up fans.  More...

IRON CITY’S GENTLE GIANT

Fair flips the switch to dominate when Blacksburg takes the field

Gentle giant.  These are the first words coaches use to describe Blacksburg offensive lineman Emmanuel Fair after meeting him off the field. More...

Region champs hope to avoid letdown vs. rival

Fresh off a region title game, Blacksburg will look to avoid a letdown in Friday’s away game against traditional rival Landrum. More...

Letters

Says Fullerton Auditorium would be good alternative to building a new arts center

Dear Cody: I want to express my appreciation for you and your staff for keeping the people of Gaffney and Cherokee County informed of news that concern us and also of being able to express our opinion concerning the building of a multi-million dolla More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How much time is spent actually learning?

I have a love-hate relationship with numbers.  I love math when it involves sports statistics. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Election 2016 is my favorite presidential election ever!

Amidst all the grumbling of how horrible and unpleasant the 2016 presidential campaign has been, I must confess that it’s my favorite presidential campaign of all time. More...

OUR VIEW

He truly was one of a kind

There are a handful of people whose persona is so unique that they can’t help but stand out from the crowd, even if that’s really not what they’re trying to do.  There’s something about them, something that draws people t 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?