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ABOUT THAT REFERENDUM ...

To clarify Wednesday’s story about the Cherokee County Recreation District referendums, the Cherokee County Recreation District will receive 10.5 mills, up from 3.4 mills, if the voters approve the referendum to increase the district’s op More...

LifeStyles

Sub Deb Club to present 24 at annual Harvest Ball

The   Sub Deb Club of Gaffney will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, November 5 at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. Festivities will begin at 7 o’clock p.m.  Members to be presented are:  Seniors   More...

Sports

Vikings top Gaffney - Free Access

Nothing could slow the Spartanburg Vikings on Friday. Not an aggressive Gaffney defense. Not the fact that a Byrnes’ victory over Dorman spoiled the Vikings chances of winning the region. Not even more than 100 yards in penalties.   More...

Saints lose third straight - Free Access

Newberry suffocated Limestone’s  offense, allowing 124 total yards without giving up a single drive of over 28 yards on the Saints’ 14 possessions in a 49-7 win at The Reservation Saturday.  It was Newberry’s ninth straight win. More...

Clemson blows out Syracuse, Watson leaves with injury - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was ready to see his third-ranked Tigers build momentum for the final regular-season push. He couldn't be happier with their performance against Syracuse.  More...

Letters

Whether to vote?

Dear Friends in the greater Gaffney area:  Wondering whether it’s worth the effort to get out and vote on Tuesday? More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘You’re not going to wear that?’

For at least a week my niece had been bugging me, wanting to know details about my costume.  I didn’t want to ruin the surprise and made her wait until we reached the parking lot at the Carolina Renaissance Festival last Sunday.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Last scandal loses?

As I write this, the election is six days away. Real Clear Politics shows Hillary Clinton with an Electoral College advantage, leading 246 to 164. The former Secretary of State cannot rest easy, however. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Last chance to get rid of Obamacare

This election is a referendum on the Affordable Care Act. Almost everyone in America is affected, and it’s harming millions more people than it’s helping. More...

Body found near where woman was chained

A prosecutor says a body was found on a South Carolina property where a woman was chained and held captive for weeks. More...

Robber who grabbed cash gets 10 years

Said he was just trying to feed his family

A 29-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to the strongarm robbery of a local store and the attempted strongarm robbery of two others last March.  More...

Sunday alcohol sales question stirring up a ‘brewhaha’

There’s a battle brewing over Sunday alcohol sales here.  Pastor Billy Elder of Silica Springs Baptist Church is ramping up his opposition to Sunday alcohol sales with an advertising campaign and by networking with other pastors.  More...

Local News

A&DA Commission gets a ‘little’ help

Gaffney resident Chrissy Little has been named the new executive director of the Cherokee County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission.  Little has worked with the commission for 26 years, primarily as a prevention specialist. More...

Woman spearheading petition drive for Internet service

Hoping to show high-speed Internet service providers that there’s enough interest, a local woman is holding a petition drive Saturday at the Goucher-White Plains Volunteer Fire Department in the hopes of getting expanded service in the communit More...

Scouts need your help to help Meals on Wheels

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels (MOW) is extremely grateful for the “Scouting For Hunger” campaign.  On Saturday November 12, Pack #145 and Troop #145 will be in the parking lot at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1600 W. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Shaw

Gaffney, S.C. — Betty Pender Shaw, 78, of 1116 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Billy Thomas

Boiling Springs, S.C. — Billy Earl Thomas, 81, of 735 Bankston Drive, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Marvin Guyton

Mr. Marvin Junior Guyton, age 52, of 1753 Parkdale Avenue, Gastonia, N.C., husband of Mrs. 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?