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Students pledge sobriety during prom weekend

Gaffney High students ended their prom weekend with an accomplishment worth celebrating. No local high school students have lost their lives in a drunk-driving crash in the 15 years that Gaffney High has held a Prom Bash event. More...

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Gaffney AAUW honors senior women

The Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently honored senior women who were at the top of their class during their annual awards banquet. More...

Sorority meets April 21; new officers installed

Xi Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi had a Founder's Day brunch on Saturday, April 21, at the home of Ruth Ann Ohlsen. The chapter celebrated the 81st anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi.  More...

City of Kings Mountain hosts triathlon May 19

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kenneth Garrett

After a short illness, Kenneth Marshall Garrett died on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the age of 86 .  More...

Bill Mullinax

Billy Charles Mullinax, 80, of 307 Forest Lane Drive, went home to bewith the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Mertha Poston

As peaceful as the setting of the sun, our Mother, Mertha Magnolia Epps Lindsay Poston died Friday evening, May 11, 2012, at Abbotts Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 96.  More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

TheAntietam of the culture war

It took Joe Biden's public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke himout.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Getting stoned

The doctor came into the room with his trusty clipboard, glanced at the top page, flipped it over, looked at the second page and then looked at me.  More...

Inmate found dead in cell

A Gaffney man was found dead Friday afternoon in a cell at the Cherokee County Detention Center.  Rickey Lanier Gay of 135 Goforth Road was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. by Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.  More...

No tax hike in projected city budget

Here’s some good news for local taxpayers: the city will bridge a projected revenue shortfall without raising taxes in the new fiscal year budget.  More...

Authorities investigate stabbing

A 37-year-old Beech Street man was rushed to the hospital Thursday with a knife wound to his shoulder following a stabbing incident that occurred while two employees of Brown’s Packing were on break.  City of Gaffney police investigators w More...

Local News

Local race team gets sponsor

Tradebank International and JD Motorsports

A recent string of bad luck for Gaffney-based JD Motorsports didn’t begin or end with a fire that wiped out its race car hauler and much of its equipment.  But heading into this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Darlington, More...

DREAM COME TRUE

— The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce welcomed “Quilting Sew Easy” with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Shown cutting the ribbon is owner Ann Barnhill as her husband Dr. More...

Rec department will seek grants to bring pool into compliance

County recreation officials will seek grants to fund a new federal guideline that requires all public pools be accessible to people with disabilities.  Cherokee County Recreation District officials have estimated it will cost $6,000 to $12,000 t More...

Sports

Gaffney runner finishes second at state meet

On the verge of making history, Gaffney High junior Leah Fair came up a bit short.  Fair was running stride for stride with the leader before falling behind to finish second in the 400 meters at Saturday’s South Carolina High School League More...

BHS's Martin takes second in state meet

Despite turning in their best times, Blacksburg track athletes fell short in their bid to bring home a state title Saturday in Columbia.  Amelia Martin finished second in the 1600 and 3200 meter races in the Class A state meet at Spring Valley H More...

West Chester upsets Saints

Facing a team making its 10th appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament, No. 4 Limestone (17-2, 6-0 CC) saw its 15-game win streak come to an end as No. More...

Other News

Spirit of Indian, a 12th definition

Have you ever really thought about the word “Indian”?  What does it mean to you?  When you hear the word, does it conjure up images of an exotic culture and a people of Indian ancestry?  Does broken phrases of the Indian la More...

Gaffney High students make history

The Great Gatsby has been called the great American novel and inspired four Gaffney High students to put together one of the nation's top history websites this year.  More...

Educators chosen for CERRA board

Corinth Elementary teacher Virginia Scates has been chosen to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) Advisory Board.  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?