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Stabbing lands man in prison for next 6 years

With a jury picked and ready to start hearing testimony in an attempted murder case Wednesday afternoon, a 25-year-old Gaffney man reached an agreement that allowed him to plead guilty to a lesser offense.  More...

LifeStyles

City hosting exhibit featuring collection of artwork by the late Edith Martin Cobb

The City of Gaffney is hosting an exhibit featuring a collection of artwork by the late Edith Martin Cobb.  More...

David Parker guest speaker at February AAUW meeting

Just in time to consider planting a spring garden, David Parker will present a program entitled “Green Thumb- Ology” at the February meeting of American Association of University Women. More...

Local Democratic Party will have reorganization meeting on Feb. 22

The Cherokee County Democratic Party will be reorganizing with the holding of precinct meeting Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium of Gaffney Middle School, 803 E. Frederick St.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

C.A. (Squirrely) Burgess Jr., retired from construction

Columbus Augustus Burgess Jr., 84, formerly of Cherokee National Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Peachtree Centre .  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Columbus Augustus Burgess Sr. More...

Clarence W. Glymph II, services Feb. 8 in Georgia

Funeral services for Clarence William Glymph II, 23, of Snellville, Ga., son of Clarence and Carla Glymph I, will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, Lithonia, Ga.  Mr. More...

Jerry Lipscomb, 55, born in France and employed by Monarch Mills

Jerry Dean Lipscomb, 55, of 104 Soapstone Road, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in France, he was the husband of Shirley Ann Summey Lipscomb and son of the late James W. Lipscomb,Jr. More...

Police: Student sold stolen gun at GHS

A Gaffney High School student was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he brought a stolen gun into a classroom and later sold it to a juvenile for cash.  Gabriel Alexander Craig, 17, of East Frederick Street, is charged by the Gaffney P More...

Magistrate says destroy gambling machines

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office might get some parking spaces back now that a magistrate, for a second time, has authorized the destruction of more than 130 video gambling devices seized by investigators in February 2013.  More...

City official says $10,000 raise was to avoid excessive overtime

A normally reserved and softspoken councilman had plenty to say at the Gaffney City Council meeting Monday.  More...

Local News

Newborn blood samples taking too long to get to lab

Health officials on both the local and state levels are moving swiftly in an effort to overhaul how newborn blood samples are sent to the state lab, this following a report showing the Palmetto State has done a poor job of getting tests to their dest More...

Junior Achievement volunteers begin training for program startup

A love for public speaking and a flair for business could help teenagers earn college scholarships while having some fun in class.  More...

United Way offering tax assistance

United Way of the Piedmont is again taking much of the hassle out of tax time, offering a quick and easy service allowing qualifying Upstate taxpayers to file their income taxes.  More...

Sports

Look Who’s Back

The Gaffney boys basketball team will be at full strength when it plays a big region game at Wade Hampton today.  Superstar L.J. Peak and point guard Shaq Davidson are back after serving a 3-game suspension. More...

Shaq to USC; Foster picks Marshall

Despite committing to the school more than six months ago, Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson spent a restless night before he finally put pen to paper to sign with South Carolina on Wednesday.  “I was up until 5 last night. More...

SIGNING DAY

Saints sign 67 to bolster roster

Limestone College signed 67 football players Wednesday in a recruiting class that sought to add more size and athleticism before their first season starts this fall.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Our view changes once we put our big boy pants on

Even without getting to know someone, in many cases an opinion has already been wrought, and a battle line drawn.  It can happen in the confines of one’s home, place of work, society or social media, both through words and actions. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Why the people don’t trust government

No one tests the historic optimism of the American people quite like your average politician. Poll after poll finds a deep distrust of government, with more than two-thirds saying they can’t believe what they hear from Washington.  More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. must get serious about teaching reading

Research shows again and again that a child’s ability to read is paramount to future success. 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?