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Pastor forgives youngsters; judge has mercy, sentences all four to YOA supervision

A local pastor practiced what he preaches Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court when he forgave the four young people involved in a burglary at his home and asked Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes to be lenient with them. More...

ONLINE Poll

RESULTS  Is Cherokee County a good place to live?  YES: 167 votes (56%) NO: 129 votes (44%)  TOTAL VOTES: 296  THE NEW POLL QUESTION   More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg High School celebrates homecoming Oct. 18

Blacksburg High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday, Oct. 18. The Homecoming Court presentation and entertainment assembly will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. More...

Spook-tacular‘Boo at the Zoo’ is set for Oct. 18-30

COLUMBIA – Halloween is coming and Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is once again preparing to scare up a fall favorite for costume-clad kids and their families. More...

Couple exchange vows in August 10 ceremony

Katie Wilson and Ramon Vanlue, both of Gaffney, were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Cherokee History and Arts Museum. Dr. Michael Bridges officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception followed at the museum. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Flossie Ragan, owned Ragan Auction Barn in Gaffney for many years

BLACKSBURG – Flossie Hamrick Ragan, 85, 147 Ragan Trail, died Sept. 30, 2013.  Born in Cleveland County, N.C., she was the widow of Lester Ragan Sr., and daughter of the late Joseph Claude and Clara Cooper Hamrick. More...

Henry Cloninger, retired from Laxton Construction

BLACKSBURG – Henry Carlisle Cloninger Sr., 95, of 770 Holly Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  More...

Serphe Livsey, 83 Cherokee County native

Serphe Webb Livsey, 83, of Gaffney, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. More...

FROM CELL PHONE TOWER

Thieves pillage $250,000 in copper

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators are scouring scrap yard records in both South Carolina and North Carolina in the wake of a brazen copper theft that resulted in $250,000 in losses.  More...

Man who broke into home of intensive care patient sent to prison for 5 years

A 25-year-old Gaffney man pleaded guilty Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to twice burglarizing the home of a Lyman Street man earlier this year at a time the homeowner was hospitalized and in intensive care.  More...

SLED investigating scam aimed at electric co-op customers

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina is warning customers to be wary of a phone scam that has been referred to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for investigation.  More...

Local News

HEADING OUT

— Motorcycle riders head out on a 100-mile trek Saturday morning from Central Baptist Church for the third annual "Supporting Our Troops, Gaffney Strong" charity ride. More...

Tabled

City council delays vote on park land purchase

Gaffney City Council agreed Monday to wait before casting a vote on a deal that would increase the size of a new park.  Councilman Bernard Smith made the motion to table a discussion on the potential purchase of two properties adjacent to the ne More...

Co-worker’s death leads to employee action

For some reason, things don’t seem to matter as much until they strike close to home.  Though considered quite the health concern, breast cancer was a disease which inflicted its pain on everyone else, not those whom local resident Rebekah More...

Sports

Land of the GIANTS

“We know we have to beat (Byrnes) to win a state championship.”

“Big” doesn’t quite describe it when looking for adjectives for Friday’s matchup.  “Game of the Year” would fit if it weren’t so overused.  Rather than search for words to sum up what will transpire More...

Gaffney’s 1-2 punch love spotlight

The bigger the stage and brighter the lights is when Gaffney coach Dan Jones gets the best out of running back Hyleck Foster and quarterback Shaq Davidson.  More...

Liberty scores late to beat jayvees, 21-14

Blacksburg High junior varsity lost 21-14 to Liberty this past Thursday.  Blacksburg was leading the game in the fourth quarter and needed one more first down to win. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

But that’s not Gaffney; that’s anywhere

On first viewing, ‘the video’ was shocking.  It was just as bad the second time I watched it.  ‘The video’ was made about 3:15 last Tuesday at the Gaffney High School bus port.  It was obviously made by someone More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

State Guard trains to help communities

Here in South Carolina, where we are relieved to be nearing the end of another quiet hurricane season, we recently witnessed the destructive force of torrential rainfalls.  More...

THEIR VIEW

ShakeOut about being prepared for earthquake

A lot of focus on nature in South Carolina goes to thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. But on Thursday, South Carolina will be shaking.  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?