May 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

FIELD AFIRE

Tis the season for hay baling and, unfortunately, a hay fire. More...

LifeStyles

“One wish, two wish, you wish, we wish for a cure”

Cherokee County residents will gather Saturday afternoon to celebrate hope in a Dr. Seuss-themed Relay for Life event at the Timken Track.  More...

Organization collects prom dresses

The Outreach - Home Party Divas is an organization that provides needs of people in the community, form helping with rehabilitation, food and sometimes bill assistance.  More...

Picking at the Park being held tonight

The Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park is hosting the spring Picking at the Park on May 19 from 6-8 p.m. The Harris Brothers from Lenoir, N.C. will be performing. This event is free to the public who love great music. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Darrel Littlejohn

Mr. Darrel Littlejohn, affectionately called “Zip” by family and friends, age 60, of 614 Broad Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  More...

Lenoria Camp

Mrs. Lenoria Dawkins Camp, age 85, of Golden Living, Charlotte, North Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Thursday morning, May 18, 2917, at 5:05 a.m. at her residence.  More...

Wesley V. Griffin, Jr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Wesley Vernon Griffin, Jr., 69, of 115 14th Street, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Wesley Vernon Griffin, Sr. More...

National News

Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel only to be ousted from his media empire at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, More...

Recount begins in GOP runoff for US House in South Carolina - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. More...

Nuke project in trouble?

Utilities commission demands answers

Duke Energy has been put on a 60-day clock to answer some very important questions by the North Carolina Utilities Commission regarding the proposed William States Lee III Nuclear Station here in Cherokee County.  More...

Local News

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

A Confederate Memorial Day service was held Saturday, May 13, at the Confederate Memorial monument on Buford Street. Members of the Moses Wood Camp 125 sponsored the event. More...

25 graduate from Leadership Cherokee program

It was graduation day for 25 high school juniors and local businessmen involved in a Leadership Cherokee program.  More...

Granard students taught life-saving methods

Sixth grade students at Granard Middle School went home with a little extra homework Thursday. More...

Sports

....Are you ready for some

....Spring football games?

During the 2016 season, the Gaffney High offense averaged nearly 30 points a game.  That group, which featured quarterback Tyshun Sarratt, who threw for more than 200 yards a game, and running back Cam Rice, who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards des More...

New faces will get fresh look at Blacksburg spring game

Blacksburg football fans will get a sneak preview at the future tonight when the Wildcats play their spring football game. Coaches plan to evenly split the 68-member Wildcats into two separate teams for a 6p.m. scrimmage in T.A. Campbell Stadium. More...

GHS soccer team picks up hardware

After a historic season, it’s no surprise the Gaffney High boys soccer team dominated the postseason awards with six players on the all-region team, including the player of the year,  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Should manhole covers be painted bright colors?

Reporters get tips all the time and there are many kinds.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

New tool highlights Dems’ challenges in fight for Senate control

Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics has become one of the nation’s top political analysts. Sean and his colleague David Byler have just released a new tool for analyzing the 2018 U.S. Senate elections. More...

STAR PARKER

Trump should move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

This weekend President Donald Trump departs on his first overseas trip, which will include visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican and Europe.  Trump’s Israel visit coincides with a very special day — the 50th anniversary of the 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?