May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Norman, Pope race headed for recount

By a razor-thin margin, former state House member Ralph Norman is the apparent winner over current speaker pro temp of the State House Tommy Pope in Tuesday’s Republican runoff for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District seat.  More...

LifeStyles

BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center to visit Gaffney

Mobile unit served more than 7,400 women, detected 30 cases of cancer throughout the Southeast in its two years on the road

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at Belk stores in Gaffney during the week on May 15 to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. More...

Prayer breakfast to be held Saturday

Ministers Sara Ellis, Terrance Gist and Julian Thompson to be guest speakers

Minister Sara Ellis, Associate Minister of Mikes Creek Baptist Church; Minister Terrance Gist, Associate Minister of Concord Baptist Church; and Minister Julian Thompson, Associate Minister of Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Fair Forest, S.C. More...

Gaffney Library welcomes bestselling author

The Cherokee County Public Library, along with the Hub City Bookshop, will welcome New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank on Thursday, May 18 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judy Wyles

10-19-1949 – 5-12-2017, 67

Judy Wyles passed away Friday May 12, after a long and courageous battle. She was preceded in death by her father JC McCraw and her mother Betty McCraw. She is survived by her husband Larry and her daughter Ramsey, of Boone, N.C.. More...

Jimmy McDaniel

Gaffney — Jimmy McDaniel, 79, passed away Monday, May 15th, 2017, at Brookview Healthcare Center.  He was the son of the late Boyce and Bertha Bolin McDaniel. Mr. More...

Dennis Pack

Gaffney, S.C. — Dennis Ray Pack, 79, of 3621 Old Georgia Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Duke Energy told to detail costs, prospects for Cherokee County nuke plant

North Carolina regulators want Duke Energy to account for what it's spent on a South Carolina nuclear power plant facing new doubts after the bankruptcy six weeks ago of the company that was supposed to supply the reactors. More...

Man killed by hit-and-run driver

City of Gaffney police are asking area body shops to be on the lookout for a vehicle that needs front-end repairs as they investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred Tuesday morning.   More...

Probation for man who shot in-law

Offering his hopes that a divided family can somehow reconcile, a Circuit Court judge on Monday sentenced a 68-year-old Pacolet man to a probationary sentence for shooting his brother-in-law during a property line dispute.  More...

Local News

Limestone College to begin interviewing executive search firms to find next president - Free Access

The list of potential executive search firms that will assist Limestone College in selecting its next President has been narrowed down to four, according to Board of Trustees Vice Chairman David Riggins. More...

Salary increases for employees putting a strain on county budget

“It won’t last long, will it?” Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis spoke those words during Monday’s meeting after council passed first reading of its new fiscal year budget that takes $3,564,422 of its local option sale More...

Scholarship recipients announced

Gaffney High senior Jared Mayfield has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by going into the health care field.  His plans took an exciting turn Monday morning when he received the prestigious Dickens Scholarship. More...

Sports

And still state champion

Gaffney finishes runner-up to 4-time champ Boiling Springs

When the Gaffney Indians teed off for the second round of the state Class 5A golf tournament on Monday, they trailed Boiling Springs by 24 strokes after shooting a 309. More...

Gaffney standout wideout commits to Blue Devils

In somewhat of a surprise, Gaffney High standout wideout committed to the Duke Blue Devils this week. Smith, considered a three- Star 2018 Wide Receiver, had offers from in-state schools Clemson and South Carolina as well as Florida State. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

The Nationwide Insurance Chevy SS car show will make a pit stop at First Piedmont Federal Bank on Floyd Baker Boulevard on May 24. The public is invited to see one of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s. race cars and enjoy the interactive racing simulator. More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

Paris agreement: Deep-six this deal

You wouldn’t think Al Gore and Donald Trump would have much to talk about, given their political divisions. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Legislature finally put some real teeth into FOIA law

It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents. For seven years, the Legislature has for one reason or the other not passed an FOI reform bill. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST - Free Access

An unforgettable Mother’s Day

What are some of the biggest, most memorable events in a person’s life? Births, deaths, weddings and engagements are four that immediately come to my mind. More...

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