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Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen!

Pirates set sail Friday from museum; Charles Towne Few on hand Saturday for living history camp, Swashbuckler’s Soiree

The swashbucklin’ scallywags of the sea that have been residing at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on College Drive this month will set sail Friday for parts unknown.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Earls – Vinson

Lucky and Brenda Earls of Cherokee Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Cherie, to Zachery Allen Vinson of Blacksburg.  Miss Earls graduated in 2006 from Blacksburg High School and in 2010 from Spartanburg Community College. More...

Weekend events celebrate release of new book that traces the life of Rev. Dr. James W. Sanders Sr.

An author with South Carolina roots will unveil the story of Dr. James W. Sanders Sr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary S. Campbell, avid gardener, rose enthusiast

Mary Schuyler Campbell, daughter of Robert S. Campbell and Betsy Mc- David Campbell of Gaffney, died May 24, 2013, at Stonybrook Hospital, N.Y. She was 73 years old and resided in Southampton, N.Y.  More...

David Fortenberry, retired from Minette Mills

David Joe Fortenberry, 74, of 149 Andrews Drive, Grover, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his home.  More...

Alfred L. Bumgarner, former systems analyst for McDonald Douglas/ Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center

Alfred L. Bumgarner, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, born March 24, 1929, was taken to his eternal home on May 12, 2013.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Political ground shifting under the president

Despite a tough couple of weeks, President Obama’s job approval ratings are holding up fairly well. As I write this, 47 percent of voters nationwide offer their approval. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The city’s seal of approval is worth about 79 cents

In 1909, “Good Housekeeping” magazine established its Seal of Approval. Products advertised in the magazine that bear the seal are tested and are backed by a two-year limited warranty. About 5,000 products have been given the seal. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

3 STORIES OF COURAGE

Benton, Johnston, Upchurch ready for life’s next chapers

Closing the door and locking it tight, Gaffney High School senior Zachary Benton handed a key over to an instructor, never to grasp hold of it ever again.  While the memories are plentiful, he knew it was time to give up the key, one for which h More...

Mayor, BPW boss remain at odds over warranty offer

The city’s endorsement of a private company’s warranty program continues to spark a war of words between Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly and Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin.  More...

Local News

Piece of World Trade Center towers coming to town

A motorcade of motorcycles will be bringing a reminder of 9/11 to Gaffney this Saturday as part of a multi-state effort to help injured servicemen and women.  More...

Graduates basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Brian A. More...

POLICE REPORT

Shoplifters hit Michael Kors outlet store again

Gaffney police are investigating yet another shoplifting incident that resulted in several thousand dollars in theft losses at the Michael Kors outlet store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets.  More...

Sports

Sports complex to be busy spot this summer

Local site to host its first state softball tournament

The Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex will be a very busy place this summer - as usual.  For the first time ever, however, the local venue will host a state softball tournament — three to be exact.  The tournaments will begin on Mo More...

Peak to rub shoulders with KD

Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Limestone defenders key South’s thrilling 14-13 victory over North

The Limestone pairing of senior midfielder Chelsea Treat and senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan helped key a thrilling 14-13 South victory in the 2013 IWLCA North-South Game on Sunday.  Treat finished with a pair of goals while McLellan played More...

Letters

Stands by his statement that these type warranties offer very little value

Dear Cody:  This letter is in response to your article entitled “Mayor Fires Back at Critics.”  More...

National News

Gun control supporters facing recall

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state’s legislature wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer vacations.  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?