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City seeks site for fire dept. training facility

Gaffney City Council on Monday gave the go-ahead to its administrator to begin talks to secure a site for a fire department training facility.  The motion came after a 15- minute closed-door session during which it was briefed on potential sites More...

LifeStyles

BPW MEETING MONDAY –

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Aegean Pizza. Guest speaker will be Betsy Manning with the S.C. Youth Advocate Program. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Camp – Fowler

Dean and Barbara Camp of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheena Marie, to Thomas John Fowler, son of Tommy and Melissa Fowler of Gaffney.  More...

Come meet the GHS varsity basketball team at ‘Pancakes for Preservation’ breakfast

Tom Crabtree, WSPA Channel 7 News Anchor, will be guest server

The second annual Pancakes for Preservation fundraiser for the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie Pettit Pearce, graduate of Limestone

LITHONIA, Ga. – Annie Lou Pettit Pearce, 88, of Lithonia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Gentiva Hospice in Atlanta.  More...

Bettie Knight, 76, retired private nurse

Bettie Jean Tate Knight, 76, of Baltimore, Md., wife of Reginald Oscar Knight, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at 6:12 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.  More...

Frances Harbaugh, loved her family and pets

CHESNEE – Mary Frances Collins Harbaugh, 86, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home.  More...

Letters

No Kill Advocates ask for your help

Dear Editor:   No Kill Advocates of South Carolina would like to ask all animal lovers in the area to help us in two ways.  1. More...

State News

Federal site gives unusable Medicaid data

COLUMBIA, (AP) — People shopping for insurance on the federal marketplace may be informed they're eligible for Medicaid and that their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up. More...

National News

Milk prices going up?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. More...

'House of Cards' return set for Feb. 14 on Netflix

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second season of Netflix's political thriller, "House of Cards," will debut on Valentine's Day next year.  All 13 episodes will be available immediately Feb. 14.  More...

Big rig loaded with pharmaceuticals stolen at Blacksburg truck stop

A tractor-trailer hauling an as-ofyet unidentified load of pharmaceuticals was stolen from a Blacksburg truck stop Wednesday evening when a trucker stopped for dinner. More...

Downtown to transform into holiday wonderland

Snow may be in sparse supply locally, but it won’t be needed tonight (Friday) to put Gaffney residents in the holiday spirit.  More...

School district approves salary scale for administrators

In an effort to fall more in line with neighboring school districts, Cherokee County school trustees Monday adopted guidelines for how much administrators will be paid.  More...

Local News

Carolina Panthers mascot “Sir Purr”

  Carolina Panthers mascot “Sir Purr” made a visit to Gaffney the Your Best Body Gym & Spa on Monday, taking part in the fitness facility’s 23rd anniversary celebration. More...

Your Best Body celebrates 23rd anniversary

Flanked by friends and a host of the facility’s most avid supporters, Your Best Body Gym and Spa owner Lisa Fink welcomed the community Monday to take part in a celebration paying tribute to the local fitness facility’s 23rd year of busin More...

POLICE REPORTS

lAn estimated $1,500 in theft losses were reported after someone stole a multi-drawer toolbox from a work truck parked on Chandler Drive.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, the theft occurred between 11 p.m. Nov. 25 and 5:45 a.m. Nov. More...

Sports

Indians must improve offensive execution

In their opener, the Gaffney High boys basketball team shot a solid 45 percent from the field.  Not bad, considering that coach Mark Huff said the team struggled in its offensive execution against Rock Hill on Tuesday.  “We didn&rsqu More...

Gamecocks have interest in GHS running back

South Carolina is showing some interest in Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster.  Foster said this week that he’s had a conversation with the Gamecock coaching staff, and that the interest might heat up even more if the Gamecocks’ top More...

Indians get off on good note with pair of wins

It was the season debut the Gaffney High wrestling had hoped for.  Austin Chandler, Derek Turner and Cole Delashmet posted a pair of wins as the Indians beat Creat 46-24 and Patton 39-37 in a trimatch at Crest on Wednesday.  “Everybod More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health care law maintains conspiracy to keep prices high

For all the confusion it is causing, President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment did not fundamentally change the health care industry. More...

THEIR VIEW

White House success not linked to resume

The case has been made by at least two possible 2016 presidential contenders - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker - that serving as governor should be a prerequisite for anyone seeking the White House.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The decision was easy

I knew having a child would change my life in ways I could never imagine.  Those long nights and even longer mornings have been traded for earlier bed times and much earlier mornings, some in which yours truly rises before the sun rises over the 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?