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‘I’m the first of my mother’s five children to graduate from high school’

Patricia Davis is finally a high school graduate.  It has taken a few days for these words to sink in since Davis passed her last test to receive a high school equivalency diploma Dec. 11. More...

LifeStyles

Those we lost in 2017

Local business owners, community servants, doctors, educators, and children who were taken too young; Cherokee County has experienced much loss in 2017. Below are a few who made an impact on this community. More...

Sports

Wildcats ready to roar in holiday tourneys

Blacksburg High girls basketball players were in a festive mood following a 63-52 win over York Prep. Sam Toney scored 13 points and Mikala Logan added 11 points in the Dec. 21 win over York Prep. More...

It’s holiday hoops time for Gaffney basketball teams

Gaffney High basketball coach Mark Huff is no stranger to playing in big tournaments against nationally ranked opponents.  More...

Why is South Carolina playing Limestone in basketball? - Free Access

Limestone men’s basketball team will return to action on Wednesday, against the University of South Carolina. The exhibition game is set to begin at 3 p.m. in Columbia and will be televised on the SEC Network. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Opioids a health emergency

Opioid addiction is nothing less than a public health emergency in South Carolina, and Gov. Henry McMaster is right to recognize the problem as such.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

To deregulate America, dump DC bureaucrats

Flanked by a towering 185,000 pages representing the federal regulatory code now and a short pile of 20,000 pages — the code’s length a half-century ago — President Trump pledged last week to return us to the days of fewer regulatio More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘The finest place on God’s green earth’

I was in a meeting a few weeks ago in which one of the attendees was questioning whether to move to Gaffney or not.  She owns and operates a business here and is considering the move to avoid driving 45 minutes each day to and from work.  More...

Belue could be taking another job - Free Access

Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue may be leaving for another job. According to a source, Belue has been offered another job with a substantial increase over his present salary of $96,000 as administrator here. More...

EYES LIKE A HAWK

One local family was treated to a special visitor as they sat down for an early meal on  Christmas. This hawk perched on a tree right outside their kitchen window and stayed there for approximately  20 minutes.   More...

Lawmakers could see more financial scrutiny

In the wake of an ongoing State House corruption investigation, South Carolina state Rep. Gary Clary said it’s critical for lawmakers to strengthen state ethics laws.  More...

Report shows economy feeds off education

Cherokee County and South Carolina graduation rates reached an all-time high of 84 percent this year. What would be the economic impact if graduation rates were as high as Iowa’s 91.3 percent or New Jersey’s 90.1 percent? More...

Local News

Woman sues county for injuries suffered in 2015 fall

A California woman has filed a civil lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against Cherokee County and its Public Works Department seeking unspecified monetary damages for injuries she received in December 2015 when she fell on an allegedl More...

THANKS, SANTA

Camp Howell shows off the Mega Nerf gun Santa left under the tree for him. Camp is the 6-year-old son of Katie and Jonathan Howell.   More...

Dollar Tree employees donate

Dollar Tree DC 11 Distribution Center presented Cherokee County Meals on Wheels with a check for $14,392.50. This came through an unprecedented type of donation. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Frady

Gaffney, S.C. — Larry Thomas Frady, 70, of 322 Morris Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at his residence. More...

Alma Mayfield

Gaffney, S.C. — Alma Coleman Mayfield, 84, of 1034 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 25, 2017 at her residence.  More...

Roger Pennington

Gaffney, S.C. — Roger Dale Pennington, 64, of 141 Arlington Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at his residence.  More...

State News

SC senator wants bigger fine for slow left lane drivers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina lawmaker wants to increase the fine for drivers who go slowly in the left lane. State Sen. More...

Having stroke in your 20s: Man shares his story of survival

GREENVILLE, S.C. More...

Fire that left 54 without homes was intentionally set

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say 54 people are without a home after a Christmas Eve fire at a South Carolina apartment complex that investigators say was intentionally set.  More...

National News

Everybody's doing well under this (tax) bill, economist says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. 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?