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Crash claims life of moped operator

Police say meth materials found at accident site

A Monday afternoon moped accident near Northwest Elementary School proved fatal after a 26-year-old Gaffney man died from his injuries Tuesday evening at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, according to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.  More...

LifeStyles

LOCAL YOUNG WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN STATE COMPETITION –

Distinguished Young Woman of Gaffney Mary Ann Huff and Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Payton Burgess spent the week of July 22-27 in Lexington to compete for the Distinguished Young Woman of More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Shelton – Butler

Vickie Shelton of Gaffney announces the engagement of her daughter, Jessica Lynn, to Benjamin Paul Butler of Gaffney.  Miss Shelton is also the daughter of the late John Shelton. More...

Long – Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Larry F. Long of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen  Erin, of Charleston to Dylan Ross Davis of Columbia.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrea Grigg Mathis, retired after teaching for 32 years

Andrea Grigg Mathis, 66, of 292 Goucher-Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Patricia Quinn, 62, retired cosmetologist

Patricia Owensby Quinn, 62, of 131 Quail Run, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Joe Hamrick, retired from Carter’s Chevrolet after 45 years of service

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C., – Joseph "Joe" Landrum Hamrick, 78, of 107 Over Look Drive, passed away July 27, 2013 , at Hospice Wendover following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Cleveland  County on April  More...

Multimillion dollar training center planned for local SCC campus

Spartanburg Community College has hired a Greenville architect firm to begin design work on a multimillion dollar training facility planned for the college’s Cherokee County branch campus. More...

Councilman wants state to ‘reclaim’ damaged road

Joe Blanton said he must adroitly swerve to another lane to avoid the massive potholes that dot heavilytraveled Buck Shoals Road. More...

Local News

Blacksburg Town Council switches insurance carrier

The opportunity to save money was too sweet for the Town of Blacksburg to pass up .  More...

Delegation reviews session

A hopeful tone was struck at Monday’s legistative luncheon sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. State Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) said he felt more optimistic than ever about the longawaited widening of I-85 here. More...

Couple arrested in murder case

Authorities in Cherokee County and Spartanburg County said they have reviewed their open case files but don’t believe they have any links to a chilling double-homicide in Union County.  More...

Sports

Indians set to open practice

Stressing fundamentals with a rash of newcomers, the defending state champion Gaffney Indians will begin practice Friday.  “A lot of fundamentals especially on defense,” Gaffney coach Dan Jones said. More...

Gaffney to return to Region III - again

The Gaffney Indians will be moving back to Region III under the latest South Carolina High School League reclassification.  The change will be for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, and reclassification is implemented every two years to refl More...

Former LC guard stars at Vegas tournament

A three-year member of the Limestone men’s basketball program, guard Ryan Bogdan has been named as one of 10 All-Stars at the 2013 Eurobasket Summer League held in Las Vegas.  More...

Columns

SENIOR MATTERS

Making the aging network efficient & accountable

Our state is facing the greatest public health challenge of our lifetime. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sitting on the ship’s top deck watching the vineyards go by

“What was the favorite part of your trip?”  That’s the question everyone asks when you return from a vacation or “holiday” as Europeans say.  When the “holiday” included visiting four countries and 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?