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Judge denies bond in resisting arrest case

A City of Gaffney Municipal Court judge has denied bond for a 20-year-old West Buford Street man who allegedly resisted arrest by striking two city police officers during a Jan. 16 incident.  More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Spencer – Gilbert

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Spencer of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lea, to David Charles Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mr. Joseph Gilbert of Hopkins. Miss Spencer is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE –

Kristina Juliet Pava (left) and her cousin, Jennifer Elizabeth Bell, both graduated from college this year with bachelor degrees. Kristina received a B.S. More...

Fantastic Shakers will highlight BeachBlast in Kings Mountain

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The water, the sand, the sun, the music and the fun – that’s life along the Grand Strand! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pam Sarratt, 57, retired LPN

SPARTANBURG – Pamela Grace Wood Sarratt, 57, of 201 Powell Mill Road, Apt. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

It’s time for President Obama to live up to his race-uniting promise

On the heels of the George Zimmerman verdict, when this nation deeply needs a tense situation defused and soothing, reassuring words of racial unity, the president and attorney general give us just the opposite.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This could have all turned out very differently

There’s always three sides to any story — the two people involved, and the truth.  As a result of last week’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, many are drawing conclusions as to what may — or may not — have oc More...

THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Confronting America’s racial divide

Sixty-four percent of Americans say that it’s possible to have an honest discussion about race in America. More...

Festival heads for muddy ending

The South Carolina Peach Festival will go out in a shower of mud Saturday when it hosts one of the largest mud bog races in the Southeast.  More...

Killer gets life

A jury of seven men and five women rejected a 30-year-old Gaffney man’s claim that a December 2010 killing was a matter of self-defense, convicting him late Wednesday afternoon of murder.  Prince Deven Snipes, formerly of Conner Drive, wa More...

ROOF FIRE

A Wednesday afternoon fire that damaged a North Limestone Street rental property likely was sparked by a construction crew that was doing roof repairs, according to the City of Gaffney Fire Departmen More...

Local News

BICYCLE COLLIDES WITH TRUCK

An 11-year-old boy was taken for medical treatment following a Wednesday morning accident on Broad Street in which he collided with a truck while riding his bicycle. More...

Five Cherokeeans among 10 sentenced for their parts in mail theft ring

Five Cherokee County residents were among 10 people sentenced this week in U.S. District Court for their involvement in a large scale mail theft ring that operation in the Upstate, according to the U.S. More...

County council approves tax break for ‘Project Apple’

After a brief closed-door session, Cherokee County Council returned Monday to approve first reading of an ordinance granting a tax break for the expansion of an existing industry.  Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook requested t More...

Sports

Workout Warriors

Offensive linemen participate in strenuous early-morning workout

Clutching at the bottom of his soaked shorts, Gaffney High center Dylan James frowns and utters a gutteral sound that nearly all of his offensive linemen express at some point in this early-morning workout. More...

Recreation department hires former GHS assistant coach

Former Gaffney High assistant football coach Kevin Phillips has been named as the Cherokee County Recreation District’s new athletic director. More...

COUNTY’S TOP AMATEUR-

Former Gaffney High standout Cabrick Waters proudly displays his trophy as the 2013 Cherokee County Amateur golf champion. Waters won the award by six strokes. More...

State News

Riverbanks shatters record with all-time high attendance

COLUMBIA – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is once again boasting record attendance numbers – welcoming 1,039,372 guests during the 2012-2013 fiscal year that ended June 30. 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?