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SLED arrests local man in probe of thefts from Cowpens garage

A Cherokee County man was among two people charged Thursday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) following an investigating into the theft of two motorcycles and an all-terrain vehicle from a garage in Cowpens, according to a report More...

LifeStyles

Partnership delivers life saving gift and freedom to Gaffney resident - Free Access

Twenty-five years of living with polycystic kidney disease. Three years of dialysis treatments four times a day. Sharon Cauthen dreamed of a better quality of life. More...

Residents of the Loop gearing up for annual parade

Residents of a Gaffney neighborhood are busy shining up and decorating their golf carts as they prepare for the 17th annual Sheraton Loop 4th of July Golf Cart Parade.  More than 25 carts will make the lineup for the parade that will begin at 10 More...

Sun safety tips for infants

Taking a baby to the beach is different from pre-parent days of sipping fruity drinks, reading, and relaxing, but a seashore vacation can still be the highlight of the year.  Babies have delicate, sensitive skin that’s easily damaged by th More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vernon Wilson

Gaffney, S.C. — William Vernon Wilson, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Rev. Isaac H. Wilson and Ada Ratliff Wilson. More...

Jackie Wray

Blacksburg, S.C. — Jackie R. Wray, 59, 274 Hopewell Road, Blacksburg, S.C., died June 28, 2017, at Mary Black Health - Gaffney. He was the son of the late Carl M. and Marie Cash Wray and the fiance' of Lynda Hannon. More...

Deborah A. Wright

Cowpens, S.C. — Deborah Frady Wright, 51, of 659 Sunny Slope Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Spartanburg.  More...

National News

Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

LONDON (AP) — It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat.  Bond would go on to see his creation enchant children for mor More...

MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on bridge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Creator of Paddington bear dies at at 91

LONDON (AP) — It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat.  Bond would go on to see his creation enchant children for mor More...

Walgreens ends bid to purchase Rite Aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. More...

LEARNING THE ROPES

Firefighters from across the region — including Spartanburg, Greenville and Rock Hill — visited Gaffney this week for a special South Carolina Fire Academytaught high angle rescue course at the Gaffney Fire Department Training Center. More...

Local News

Cherokee Tech student wins bronze in national competition

Connor Brandt was cool under pressure in winning one of the nation’s highest awards in a Skills USA championship in Kentucky.  More...

Police investigate report of shots fired at apartment complex

City of Gaffney police were called to a report of shots fired June 28 outside a South Oliver Street apartment complex.  No gunshot injuries or damage was reported.  The call came in at approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

College names interim chief of safety

Howard Cook, who recently retired from the Columbia College Police Department after serving for 17 years, has been named as the Interim Chief of Campus Safety for Limestone College.  Limestone’s long-time Chief of Campus Security Richard S More...

Sports

Kearse and Reisman Named Conference Athletes of the Year - Free Access

For the second time in each of their respective careers, Limestone College senior faceoff specialist Kevin Reisman and senior guard Jasmine Kearse were named the Conference Carolinas Male and Female Athletes of the Year as announced on Friday. More...

Indians fail passing test at tourney

Timing off with wideouts as Gaffney falls to Greer

Passing league wins don’t count for anything once the season starts and historically they haven’t even proved to be much of an indicator of whether a team will succeed or struggle in the fall. More...

Queen delivers for Post 109 seniors

Wanting to give some of his pitchers a rest, Post 109 senior manager Terry Wright decided to turn to little used Landon Queen.  And he delivered.  Queen pitched well and Damian Eubanks, Bryson Ward and Houston Wright supplied just enough of More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Festivals are wonderful, and often strange, things

July in Cherokee County is generally marked by three things — hot weather, vacations and another installment of the South Carolina Peach Festival. The festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary this month. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Happy 10th birthday, iPhone

RASMUSSEN   Societal changes take place so slowly that we rarely see them unfold on a day-to-day basis. Our culture and lifestyles adapt so quickly to new technology that we soon can’t remember life without the latest innovation. More...

STAR PARKER

The cost of Medicaid

The number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid has increased from 29 million in 1990 to 73 million today — an increase of 252 percent over a period when the nation’s population increased 30 percent.  Total spending on Medicaid today is 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?