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$42,500 bond for man accused of fleeing police, wrecking car

A Belton man who crashed an alleged stolen car in Blacksburg on Tuesday morning while leading law enforcement authorities on a chase in two counties will have to post a total of $42,500 in bond to be released, a Cherokee County Magistrate ruled durin More...

LifeStyles

Santa and Mrs. Claus along with two elves help deliver meals to local MOW recipients

Santa came to town during Christmas, and he brought along his wife and a few elves.  More...

Bethel Day Care celebrates Christmas

The clients and staff of Bethel Senior Day Care Center Inc. celebrated Christmas throughout December.  More...

Humane Society of Cherokee County alumni dog to compete in Masters Agility Championship

‘Emma’ will show off her talents at Westminster in New York City

A Humane Society of Cherokee County alumni dog will be competing in the first Masters Agility Championship at Westminster in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 8, part of the famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show week.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Minister Marilyn Ann Edrington Frazier, co-founder and co-pastor of Life Changers Church

Minister Marilyn Ann Edrington Frazier, 59, of 153 Sizemore Road, wife of Pastor Ronald Frazier, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg.  More...

Cephus Thompson Jr., last employed by Davidson Concrete

Cephus (“C-Bo”) Thompson Jr., 50, of 907 Hetty Hill St., answered the Master’s call on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at 6:40 a.m. More...

Matthew Dickson, 30, loved remodeling and working on cars

Matthew Boyce Dickson, 30, of 186 Farm Wind Road, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Time for Washington to speak the American people’s language

Like toddlers who believe they are the center of the universe, many in official Washington whine about the fact the American people don’t devote more time to studying politics and talking about the things that matter in our capital city.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Much to our delight, the sun glistens through...

Literally, it was as if God himself had pulled all the air from the Carolinas, the swiftest of punches to the gut.  It’s something how a mere 60-minute competition between muscle bound brutes can bring boundless exhilaration, and equally t More...

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Local man new chair of SCDOT Commission

The focus of W.B. Cook’s work on the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission was greatly expanded Thursday, the longtime local resident elected by his peers to become the governing body’s new chairman.  More...

Windows at GHS reportedly leaking

Leaking windows are the latest problem at Gaffney High School.  Stafford Consulting Engineers submitted a $4,500 proposal Monday to perform water testing after leaks were reported in various window locations around the high school.  If the More...

Local News

MEANINGFUL FLAGS

MEANINGFUL FLAGS — Blue and pink flags dot the front lawn in a “Sanctity of Life” display outside St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Local residents donate $12,112.50 to help fund band trip

A total of 34 businesses and residents opened their wallets this week for a Gaffney High band trip to Washington.  More...

THE GIVERS

School trustee Alan McEntire collected $12,112.50 in donations for the Gaffney High Band of Gold. The money will be used so 26 band members can afford to participate in the 2014 Memorial Day parade in Washington. More...

Sports

Round 1: Indians vs. Cavs

First of three potential matchups, including playoffs, with Dorman

The fact that gets Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff’s attention about today’s opponent, the Dorman Cavaliers, is that they beat defending state champion Irmo by 19 points earlier this year.  Yes, the same Yellow Jacket team th More...

First place ‘Cats travel to rival

If playing at Chesnee isn’t worrisome enough, the Blacksburg Wildcats now must contend with a healthy Darrius Proctor when the teams battle tonight.  Proctor missed the Eagles’ first eight games but he is back now. More...

‘Old ball coach’ in Gaffney

The ‘old ball coach” strolled the halls of Gaffney High on Thursday.  South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier was in town to visit commit Shaq Davidson.  South Carolina is hosting a number of its top verbal commitments and More...

Letters

These two great programs made Christmas a joyful season for some special needs kids

Dear Cody:   On behalf of the board of directors of the Cherokee County DSN Board and Habilitation Services, Inc., the staff and consumers we serve, I would like to thank you and your readers for the kindness and generosity that the “Chris More...

The Salvation Army is appreciative of all the help you provided during the Christmas season

Open Letter to Cherokee County:   The Salvation Army of Cherokee County would like to offer heartfelt thanks from 235 families who enjoyed this past Christmas season due to your generosity!  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?