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Bronco celebrating 25 years in Gaffney

Lupe Alvarez moved from Mexico to the United States in the 1970s, hoping to create a better life for himself. More...

Gaffney native competing in Miss SC

Sydney Ford of Gaffney will be competing in the Miss South Carolina pageant. Ford was crowned Miss Spartanburg January 14 at Chapman High School. Pageant week will begin on June 16 with the crowning of the new Miss South Carolina on June 24. More...

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Jack and Shirley Byers Parker of Gaffney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 11. They have two sons, David Parker of Spartanburg and J.J. Parker of Gaffney; two grandchildren, Jocelyn Parker of Moore and Alex Parker of Pacolet. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dewitt Duckett, Jr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Dewitt Duckett, Jr., 71, of 443 Silica Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Lynn Black

Gaffney, S.C. — Dora Lynn Black, 53, 434 E. Junior High Road, Gaffney, died June 7, 2017. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., she was the daughter the late Johnny Black and Sheila Moore Tucker. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church.  More...

Jordin Lynn-Marie Davidson

Funeral service for Baby Jordin-Lynn- Marie Davidson, age 9 days, of 205 Chestnut Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Reverend Clarence Davis, Pastor. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Does building a wall really work?

There was a powerful flashback to the early 1980s when my fingers picked up a wellworn family photo album.  My parents have steadily been going through boxes over the past couple of months, throwing away items they feel are no longer worth savin More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Ending the federal monopoly on regulation

Not too long ago, Democrats complained about Republican governors and state legislators using their authority to fight Obamacare. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Police seek man who fled officer at 100-plus mph

Police in two states remain on the lookout for a driver who fled from Blacksburg police at triple digit speeds Tuesday.  More...

Former county employee returns as tax assessor at $80,000 a year

Robert Weaver got a hefty pay raise to return to the Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s Office.  Weaver earned $59,600 when he resigned less than two years ago to take a similar job in York County.  More...

Local News

MOSS INSURANCE GROUP

MOSS INSURANCE GROUP - Due to the significant growth we have seen at our current location at 325 Chesnee Hwy (Hwy 11), we made the decision to construct a new building which is approximately twice th More...

Sooner rather than later

At the time of its announcement, Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries called the construction of the proposed veterans nursing home here “one of the best things ever to come to Cherokee County.”  That “best t More...

High school dropout fulfills promise to wife; earns GED

It was a simple promise to his wife, but it meant the world to Alonzo Manley.  His wife, Michelle, was diagnosed with breast cancer last April. More...

Sports

Indians tip off summer workout program

Four months after a difficult loss to Dorman in the upper bracket championship game, the teams renew their rivalry this week.  The Indians and Cavaliers were among the schools at Thursday’s shootout at Landrum High.  The Indians also More...

MAKING HIS PITCH

Chase Carver delivers a pitch for the Post 109 junior team during a game this week with Post 22. The team hosted Spartanburg on Thursday but the results weren’t available at presstime. More...

Future Saints camp June 21-23

Limestone football coach Mike Furrey will host the 2017 Future Saints Camp for rising third through eighth graders on June 21-23.  Furrey and his staff will focus on character development and skill instruction at all positions. More...

Letters

Cherokee Avenue Baptist will bestow dean emeritus status on Allison

Dear Editor:   Jack Allison is a very dear friend of mine and has been a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church for more than 79 years.  Jack has been elected by the church to serve as a deacon at least four 3-year terms and has served th More...

Calling 811 before you dig is important – and it’s the law

Dear Editor:   More...

State News

Painstaking work yields clues to understand Confederate sub

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For years, two scientists have been painstakingly cleaning a century and a half of sand, sediment and corrosion from the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.  More...

South Carolina woman ticketed after 6 dogs die in hot car

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

SC Legislature approves state budget, despite opposition

COLUMBIA, S.C. 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?