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Goucher student fulfills campaign promise

Wise beyond his years, Goucher Elementary school president Lake Adler has come up with a catchy name for a new service project to help tackle a serious issue in the community.  More...

Limestone names new MBA Program director

Limestone College recently welcomed Shannon Creighton as the new Director of its Master of Business Administration program.  More...

Shady Grove honors veterans

Shady Grove Baptist Church recognized its veterans during a recent morning worship service to show appreciation for dedicated and loyal service to the United States of America. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace Vinesett

Gaffney, S.C. — Grace Phillips Vinesett, 86, of 508 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney. More...

Peggy Robinette

Gaffney, S.C. — Peggy Ann Petrea Robinette, 83, of 117 Crescent Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Garland Johnson, Jr.

Shelby — Monroe Garland Johnson, Jr., age 87, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living. Born in Rutherford County on March 18, 1929, he was the son of the late Monroe Garland and Una Louise Setzer Johnson. More...

THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN

The old Battery and Mullinax department store was torn down this week in downtown Gaffney. It was built in 1881 by Gaffney businessman Adolph Knott Wood and demolished to make way for future development.   More...

County mourns deaths of two beloved servants

Cherokee County lost two longtime public servants Monday and Tuesday with the passing of retired Family Court Judge Wesley Brown and former Blacksburg Police Chief Wayne Elder.  “Judge Brown and I have been friends for over 20 years and he More...

Local News

Graduation rate falls below 80 percent (barely)

County’s at 79.9; state’s at 82.6; nation’s best ever at 83.2 percent

The Cherokee County School District saw a slight drop in its graduation rate as the number of students earning a high school diploma in four years statewide reached an all-time high, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Educa More...

HEADED TO THE STATE

The Gaffney High School varsity competitive cheerleading team is hoping to win the first ever 5A South Carolina Cheerleading State Championship. More...

How will the A-tax money be spent?

Limestone College plans to put its Accommodations Tax money to good use by constructing handicapped-accessible restrooms at its baseball complex. More...

Sports

Clemson looks to clinch division - Free Access

No. 5 Clemson (9-1, 6-1 ACC, No. 4 CFP) at Wake Forest (6-4, 3-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Clemson by 22½. Series record: Clemson leads 63-17-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE  More...

florida can clinch east - Free Access

The Associated Press  Here are some things to watch in Week 12 of the Southeastern Conference football season:  More...

Former Indians hook up on game-winning play

Luke Lancaster and Jordon Shippy both went to Gaffney High.  The quarterback-running back connection is translating well at Tusculum.  Lancaster connected with Shippy on a two-point conversion in overtime as Tusculum College edged Carson-Ne More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Asks president-elect to watch movie Hidalgo

Dear Editor:  If I could…  We, our country, has a new president elect.  The next four years of our lives are in his hands.  How courageous – for us all.  After hours of thought, words written with the best of int More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Americans are right to worry about insurance quality

Of all their concerns about healthcare, Americans are most worried about whether they can afford their insurance. That’s the key finding from a new Morning Consult survey of over 20,000 people.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Everyone has a talent for something

Life imitates art, or so they say. Not really ‘they,’ unless Oscar Wilde changed his name. The full quote, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life,” was written in the 1889 essay “The Decay of Dying.” 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?