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School boss gets contract extension

Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore received a one-year contract extension Monday following her annual evaluation by the school board. More...

LifeStyles

Parson’s Pantry walk by ministry’s founder raises $55,000 for needy recipients

(Editor’s note: The following article was printed in the Baptist Courier, a monthly newsletter distributed to Baptists across South Carolina.)   Ron Jackson, director of Parson’s Pantry, recently walked 117 miles to raise more than $ More...

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority elects new officers

Members of Theta Beta Gamma Sorority, Inc. recently had their first meeting of 2017, where they installed new officers, and named committee chairpersons. The meeting was held at The House of Pizza and hosted by Hyacinth Phillips.  More...

Storybook Breakfast to be held February 11

Junior League Celebrates Children’s Literacy

The Junior League of Spartanburg is excited to present Storybook Breakfast, one of its annual fundraising events that helps to promote literacy in Spartanburg County, and benefit local community projects, on Saturday, February 11. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Benton

Gaffney — Betty Jo Keller Benton, 79, took her eternal path to be with her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2017 at the home of her beloved daughter, surrounded by those she loved. More...

Bobby (Pop) Swanger

Gaffney, S.C. — Bobby Gene Swanger, Sr., 75, of 137 Swanger Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Reverend Bob Oltman

Swansboro, N.C. — Reverend Robert Brooks “Bob” Oltman, 70, of Swansboro, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.  More...

Blacksburg woman dies in crash

A 69-year-old Blacksburg woman was killed and a 17-yearold high school student was injured in a head-on crash on Highway 5 south of Blacksburg on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Former White House chef regales BHS students with culinary tales

Sleeping underwater next to a torpedo inside a nuclear submarine helped prepare chef Marti Mongiello for the challenge of preparing state dinners for presidents at Camp David and the White House. More...

Local News

Family displaced after fire destroys home

A Saturday evening fire destroyed a Timberbrook Road, Spartanburg, home in southwest Cherokee County, displacing a family and their young daughter.  More...

Tech students preparing for competition

Austin Cromer never realized competing in heating and air conditioning could be so much fun until he visited Kentucky two summers in a row for the national Skills USA competition.  Cromer would love to make a return trip this year to Louisville, More...

The parade must go on ...next year

If the Gaffney City Christmas parade gets rained out this year, don’t despair. A rain date has already been set.  Gaffney City Council on Tuesday agreed to hold the 2017 Gaffney Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. More...

Sports

Alone at the Top

Mystikal Tate missed some shots he would normally make. But he delivered when his Gaffney teammates needed him the most. More...

Gaffney’s Jones helps Scarlet Knights to 2nd-place finish

Jones scores 9.875 to finish first in balance beam

The balance beam is the ultimate test of nerves for female gymnasts, unforgiving in exposing any lack of focus, preparation or poise. More...

The Citadel coaches take look at Indians

Gaffney High is always a must-stop destination for college recruiters. This time, it was The Citadel which stopped to take a look at the talent. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

National titles a reminder of state’s potential

For many South Carolinians – including a lot of die-hard Gamecock fans like me – the early morning hours of Jan. 10 won’t soon be forgotten. More...

LETTER

Mayor takes exception to councilman’s Facebook post

Dear Editor:  My wife and I received a Christmas gift of beautiful rooster coasters. One said, “Don’t ruffle my feathers.” Well, my feathers are ruffled.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This man is not very different from you

This is the third time I’ve published the column below, but if you’re like me, you don’t remember it. 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?