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Mill Village facelift should begin within 60 days

A portion of the Mill Village section of Gaffney will get a much-needed rehabilitation after Gaffney City Council awarded the project to RJJ Construction on Monday.  More...

LifeStyles

Lots of fun taking place in Gaffney during June

Lots of great fun things are going on in Gaffney throughout June. Check ’em out!!   Wine Tasting Seminar: Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m., Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive. For reservations, call 864-489- 3988.  More...

S.C. Peach Festival’s New Talent Night set for July 11 in Fullerton Auditorium

The Blacksburg Rotary Club is again sponsoring the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night.  The event will be held Thursday, July 11, in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College.  More...

20 graduate from Junior Leadership Cherokee

Twenty students from Blacksburg and Gaffney high school graduated from the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Cherokee on Thursday, May 16, in Stephenson Dining Hall at Limestone College.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry Wylie, 64, maintenance supervisor with Nestlé for many years

BLACKSBURG – Jerry Franklin Wylie, 64, 132 Owensby Drive, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, while a patient at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston.  More...

Lillie D. Watkins

Funeral services for Lillie Dukes Watkins, 93, of Peachtree Centre, Gaffney, formerly of 111 Lincoln Drive, widow of King Watkins, will be held Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Linda T. Littlejohn

Funeral services for Linda Tate Littlejohn, affectionately called “Fuzz”, 58, of 108 Oakview Drive, wife of Robert Littlejohn, will be held Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. More...

County tractor crashed; man facing charges in two states

A 42-year-old North Carolina man is facing charges in two states after he allegedly stole a Cherokee County-owned tractor parked on Highway 11 and led Cherokee County deputies on a slow-speed chase across the state line late Tuesday evening.  More...

Rash of vehicle burglaries reported near outlet mall

City of Gaffney police reported a rash of vehicle break-ins near the Gaffney Premium Outlets in recent days.  More...

ELECTRICIANS AT WORK

Ryder Campfield, Timothy McGill and Terry Dawkins use electronic snap circuit kits Thursday afternoon to explore the basics on how electricity works in powering lights, doorbells and other electrical More...

Local News

52 of 189 bridges in Cherokee are ‘substandard’

While Cherokee County didn’t make a list of the top 20 substandard bridges in the state, it fared worse than other counties in some respects, according to AAA Carolinas, when it comes to its percentage of substandard bridges.  More...

CROSSES OF HONOR

CROSSES OF HONOR — On Saturday, June 1, 10 members of the Moses Wood Camp 125 in Gaffney, along with Walker-Gaston Camp Commander Donny Raborn and Thomas E. More...

Council delays decision on rezoning

Gaffney City Council on Monday delayed voting on rezoning and subdividing a dilapidated apartment complex because of concerns about how it would impact a court order.  Under the court order, Windmill Investments had 18 months to bring Berkeley A More...

Sports

Foster and friends to visit Marshall

Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster will be visiting Marshall this weekend.  And he’ll have some company.  More...

Statement Win

Tony Stewart makes move late, wins FedEx 400 in Dover

Jimmie Johnson should have won. Juan Pablo Montoya could have won.  The winner, however, was Tony Stewart, a guy who needed it more than perhaps any other driver.  More...

Miller leaves for Boiling Springs, search begins for new hoops coach

It’s official - longtime Blacksburg boys basketball coach and assistant football coach Travis Miller has resigned to become the offensive coordinator at Boiling Springs High School.  The school district will post the job for a new Blacksbu More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Odds grow longer for immigration reform

Many pundits assumed that this would be the year that comprehensive immigration reform became law. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

State Senate update

We’ve had a good year in the Senate, and I’m pleased of the progress we’ve made on a number of bills important to the people of this district.  But just like it always happens in the last week of the legislative session, now we More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No more teachers, no more books, no more ... fisticuffs?

As if you didn’t know already, time flies.  It’s relatively hard to believe it has been six years since I began working here; a young, wide-eyed journalist with an assortment of ideas, yet not a clue of how I hope to turn them into r 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?