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Currin – Keller

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Irvin Currin of Rolesville, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Blue, to Jacob Michael Keller, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Cobb – Falls

Thomas and Nina Cobb of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Charli, to Brian Falls, son of Herbert and Linda Falls of Blacksburg.  Miss Cobb is the granddaughter of Nefford and Ruth Cobb and Ronald and Brenda Martin Tompkins, a More...

Miss Kite, Mr. Ruppe wed at Surfside Beach

Kaley Suzanne Kite and Dillon Thomas Ruppe were united in marriage Saturday, April 27, 2013, beside the sea at Surfside Beach. Richard Crout officiated the 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eddie Taylor Jr., former employee of Cherokee County School District

Gene Edward (Eddie) Taylor Jr., 55, of 414 Grace St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Linda Brasington, retired English teacher

Linda Flowe Brasington, 66, of 1133 South Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Pacolet.  More...

Benjamin M. Fowler, services today at 6 p.m.

Memorial services for Benjamin Matthew Fowler, 31, of 121 Bromley Village Drive, Apt. 105, Fort Mill, will be held Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert L. Dover officiating. More...

GUILTY:

Satterwhite will spend life in prison for killing girlfriend

A 31-year-old Gaffney man claimed Wednesday in Cherokee County Court he never intended to shoot his girlfriend in the back of her head.  More...

$1,500 in oxycodone taken from pharmacy

Gaffney police are investigating the robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard pharmacy during which a threatening telephone call led to the theft of more than $1,500 worth of the narcotic painkiller oxycodone.  More...

Local News

JROTC nationally recognized

The Gaffney High School Air Force Junior ROTC has once again flown to the highest levels nationally.  Gaffney High was selected as one of 64 units nationwide to receive the Distinguished Unit Award with Merit. More...

School district unveils 5-year strategic plan

Cherokee County students could have access to tablets and bring their own electronic devices to use in school under a technology vision included in a new 5-year strategic plan approved Monday by school trustees.  More...

County music legend Doug Stone will perform at Shindig event

Local music enthusiasts will find themselves in the presence of royalty Friday night.  Country music legend Doug Stone returns to Gaffney tonight, headlining this month’s edition of the “Shindigs at the Michael Gaffney Cabin” c More...

Sports

Shaq, Foster lead White past Black

Spring practice is over for Gaffney, and coach Dan Jones knows there’s a lot of room for improvement. “We just have a lot of work to do,” said Jones after Thursday’s spring game. More...

Marshall offers Gaffney running back

Hyleck Foster Gaffney tailback Hyleck Foster has picked up an offer from the Marshall Thundering Herd.  Gaffney High coach Dan Jones said the scholarship offer was made Thursday.  “(Hyleck) is very excited about this one,” Jones said. More...

Recruits get first look at new football helmet

The Limestone College football team will take to the gridiron in 2014 with one of the most unique and stylish helmets in all of college football. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Controversies doom effort to restore faith in government

It’s impossible to predict the lasting impact of the controversies now besetting the Obama administration, but the risks to the president’s agenda are sizable.  More...

OUR VIEW

What city council is doing is wrong — JUST WRONG!

There they go again.  A Christmas bonus for Gaffney City council members and the mayor is being considered for inclusion in the 2013-’14 budget.  For the past several years council has approved bonuses for themselves, as well as city More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The buck stops here, or at least it should

In periods of pressure or distress, one’s true characteristics as a leader are revealed.  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?