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Fowler soon to be sole owner of station

When Dennis Fowler was in the 3rd grade he received the promise of a job in radio when he reached high school age.  More...

County election board preparing to deal with crowded ballot

Get ready. They will be here soon.  The yard signs. The mailers. More...

LifeStyles

SERVING MANKIND

  Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. stands on its motto “Service to Mankind” and this past weekend members of Lambda Rho Omega along with their Emerging Young Leaders did just that. Starting early Saturday morning, Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. More...

History and Arts Museum cooking up championship chili for ‘Super Sunday’ game

This year’s Super Bowl  XLVIII Championship game advertisers will be dropping $4 million dollars for each 30-second commercial that they air during the championship game between Denver and Seattle, of which all commercials are already sold More...

CLASS RESCHEDULED

The "Paint-In” class at CAVA has re-scheduled to Monday, Jan. 27, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $25 with all materials supplied. Call Cindy Wilson, 489-9560 or 491-7553, to register. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

NANCY H. WILLIAMS

Nancy Hill Williams, 81, of Gaffney, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home.  Born Sept. 15, 1932, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late George William Hill, former Gaffney Chief of Police, and the late Florence Hammett Hill. More...

ROBERT HUMPHRIES

Robert Humphries passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.   More...

DANIEL C. TURNER

BLACKSBURG – Daniel Clayburn “Dan” Turner, 77, of 238 Bridges Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at his home.  More...

National News

So many Grammy moments to keep you glued to tube

Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year.  More...

Gaffney man dies in I-85 crash

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man was killed Thursday night in a motor vehicle collision  on Interstate 85 near Blacksburg.  Fowler identified the victim as 38 year old Brannon Keith Harrison of 1229 Wilcox Avenu More...

Rescued dog called up to ‘the show’

If it weren’t for a half-inch of muscle on the top of her shoulders, Emma would be competing against dogs more her size.  Thanks to that muscle, though, she’s placed in a category with dogs up to 4-inches taller — a likely disa More...

Former detective indicted by feds

More than a year and a half after a SLED investigation was launched, a former Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office detective was indicted by a federal grand jury and arraigned Wednesday on federal corruption and extortion charges. More...

Local News

Band boosters selling butts to help pay for trip to Washington

A Super Bowl barbecue fundraiser is on tap to help the Gaffney High band raise money for its trip to play in the 2014 Memorial Day parade in Washington.  More...

Bridge replacement project nears 50 percent completion

The Double Bridge Road bridge is nearly halfway complete.  Workers have finished work on the abutment on the Hwy. More...

DONATION

DONATION — Tammy McGee, right, Director of Peach Center Ministries, accepts a contribution of $11,300 from Kathy A. More...

Sports

Indians set for road test at region rival Boiling Springs

Fresh off a big win at rival Spartanburg, the Gaffney boys varsity basketball team looks to keep up its winning ways with another road test today at Boiling Springs.  The Indians are 14-2 overall and share the region lead at 6-1 with Dorman.&nbs More...

Indians climb in coaches poll

The Gaffney boys varsity team moved up a spot in the latest South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A poll after going 2-0 last week, including a win over then region-leading Dorman.  The Indians clobbered Riverside 79-47; and ralli More...

Men’s College Basketball

Foster leads Saints past Erskine, 76-65

Senior guard PJ Foster lit it up to the tune of a personal best 11 threes and career-high 35 points as Limestone earned a 76- 65 victory over Erskine in an NCAA Division II men’s basketball game on Wednesday.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Obama weakness makes GOP early favorite for 2016

The conventional wisdom in Washington was succinctly expressed in a recent Washington Post article, “The GOP’s Uphill Path to 270 in 2016.” The Electoral College, claims Dan Balz, now gives the Democrats a decided advantage that wil More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Nothing like waiting until the last minute

I had to stop in a local jeweler’s store the other day to check if my wristwatch was broken.  The second hand wasn’t ticking correctly. It was skipping seconds and jumping four or five seconds at a time. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A Resolution For 2014: Saving For College

A report from the Institute for College Access & Success recently found the average debt for college graduates in South Carolina is now a staggering $27,416.  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?