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AAA Carolinas tracking Hurricane Irma’s path - Free Access

Motorists can expect continued rise in gas prices

AAA Carolinas is urging Carolinians to adhere to government officials as Hurricane Irma heads toward the U.S. At this time, Irma’s path is not fully clear. AAA Carolinas will continue to closely track the storm to provide the most up-to-date details. More...

Sheriff adds military surplus gear

Laptops, first aid kits and ‘throw bots’

While the 40-ton mine-resistant armored personnel (MRAP) vehicle it recently obtained gets all the attention, the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office has been able to snag a lot of other equipment through a military surplus program. More...

Something on your mind? Here’s how to present it to elected officials

Whether you are a social activist or simply a concerned citizen, speaking to your elected officials is a great way to show that you care about something and to get your thoughts across to the public. Here’s how you can be heard. More...

LifeStyles

Broad River Electric donates 3,000 book bags

40 local schools benefit from operation Round Up

Broad River Electric Charities has provided 3,000 book bags to elementary students across the upstate of South Carolina.  Over 40 schools and community centers in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties received book bags the week before the ac More...

Mary Black Health System – Gaffney recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Mary Black Health System - Gaffney is honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States – that means about 258,000 Americans each year.  More...

Groups volunteer to sweep waterways of trash

Beach Sweep / River Sweep, organized by S.C. Sea Grant Consortium in partnership with S.C. Department of Natural Resources, is the largest one-day litter cleanup of South Carolina’s beaches and waterways. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Sarratt

Gaffney, S.C. — Johnny Lyman Sarratt, 69, of 399 Concord Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 4, 2017 at his residence. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Low literacy costs billions in productivity, health, safety

Lack of reading, writing and basic math skills probably impacts the lives of more than 38,000 Horry County residents, and the number could be much higher.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Total eclipse provided a welcome distraction

For a period of a few weeks, the news seemed like it couldn’t get any worse. North Korean military exercises triggered new fears of nuclear war. Racism and violence in Virginia shook the country. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sidetracked while researching family tree

DNA testing to trace one’s roots seems to be all the rage lately. Several companies offer this service ranging from under $100 to $199. More...

Other News

Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rock and roll fan with a penchant for harmony and obtuse references, Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more than 40 million albums and produced such hit sing More...

AAA Carolinas urges motorists to move vehicles to higher ground - Free Access

With the threat of Hurricane Irma impacting the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid flood damage. Approximately 57 percent of Carolinians have auto insurance policies that don’t cover flood damage. More...

AG warns price gouging laws in effect - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General Alan Wilson says South Carolina's anti-price-gouging law is in effect for the next 15 days. More...

South Carolina Governor Declares State of Emergency - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. More...

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm - Free Access

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands More...

Dawkins wins county council seat - Free Access

Running as the voice of the county’s younger generation, Lyman Dawkins III overcame a crowded field to win Tuesday’s Democratic Party Primary to fill the vacant Cherokee County Council District 1 seat. More...

Local News

Literacy Association schedules tutor workshops - Free Access

The Cherokee County Literacy Association will hold a six-hour tutor workshop Monday, Sept. 11, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. More...

Wanna make $100,000?

If the sticker shock on a new car doesn’t cause heartburn, having your car repaired might do the trick. More...

AND THE BAND PLAYED ON

Blacksburg High marching band members perform Friday in the stands during a break in action during Blacksburg’s football game at Indian Land in Lancaster County.   More...

Sports

Game-changing wideout set to make season debut

Offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn said the words Tuesday Gaffney football fans have been dying to hear since wideout Dennis Smith suffered a shoulder injury this past spring.  “(Dennis) will play,” Littlejohn said.  Smith More...

Gaffney defense to face huge test Harding’s Crouch

How do you stop Harding High’s Quavaris Crouch? Gaffney hopes it has the answer. Gaffney (1-1) travels to Harding University (3-0) Friday and its star tailback. More...

Three juniors anchor Gaffney girls golf team’s rebuilding season

The Gaffney High girls golf team is looking for revenge when it hosts region rival Dorman at Cherokee National today. This year’s team is a mix of veterans and newcomers. More...

State News

3 in 'critical condition' after car falls into river

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two children and one adult are in critical condition after a vehicle went through a concrete barrier, off a bridge and into a South Carolina river.  Local news outlets report Horry County Fire Rescue Capt. More...

South Carolina won't sue after Trump immigration decision

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina   Attorney General Alan Wilson says he won't go forward with a lawsuit fighting a presidential executive order that protected some young immigrants from deportation.  More...

Man shot to death in South Carolina on Labor Day

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a Labor Day shooting in South Carolina.  North Charleston Police Capt. Scott Perry told media outlets that officers were called around 6 a.m. 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?