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Get set for ‘The Amazing Grace Race’

High-energy musical offers the key to running a successful race of life

On your mark... get set... More...

Harry Folsom exhibits in CAVA art gallery

Limestone College grad brings 28 artworks for his first retrospective show

Harry Folsom, New York artist and Limestone College graduate, will exhibit approximately 28 artworks at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, 210 W. Frederick St., beginning March 6. More...

WHAT’S UP

Steel drum lessons   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha (‘Cindy’) Harry, retired from Cherokee County Public Library

BLACKSBURG – Martha “Cindy” Shillinglaw Harry, 64, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.  Cindy was born to the late Andral and Georgia Shillinglaw on March 20, 1949, in Blacksburg. More...

Henry (‘Bate’) Parker, a special person who never met a stranger

BLACKSBURG – Henry C. ("Bate") Parker, 86, of 370 Parker Road, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Deacon Mandret Bill English Wilkins Sr.

Funeral services for Deacon Mandret Bill English Wilkins Sr., 87, of 419 W. Birnie St., husband of Mary Ann Gibbs Wilkins, will be held Friday, March 7, at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. James W. Sanders, Jr., the Reverend Michael L. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Oh no, not again; why don’t you wear a hat?’

Did you know that men gradually lose an inch in height between the ages of 30 and 70? More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Tune out the War Party!

With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. More...

THEIR VIEW

Senior protection reform due

The movie “Nebraska,” one of the Best Picture nominations in the 86th Annual Academy Awards, is about a senior citizen’s determined quest to collect the $1 million he thinks he has won in a sweepstakes.  It is a poignant story More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2014 9:59 AM

two dead in fire

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been found dead after a house fire in Gaffney.   More...

Coroner calls SLED in on hit-and-run case

Asked to investigate elderly care facility; Bond denied for suspect charged in incident

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said he has requested a State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigation to determine whether a local assisted living facility adequately protected a 46- year-old Gaffney woman killed in a hit-and-run accident More...

No rate increase in BPW budget

A local utility is holding the line when it comes to rate increases.  At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners approved their new budget that keeps sewer, water and electric rates unchanged andgivesa3 More...

Local News

SHUCKS

— Local residents shuck oysters Saturday during an oyster roast and Lowcountry Shrimp Boil fundraiser at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More...

POLICE REPORT

Clerk reports theft after being distracted by children ‘running all over the place’   Cash and a bank card were reported stolen from a woman’s purse inside an East Frederick Street business.  More...

LEARNING THE ROPES

— A Blacksburg High School student receives a crash course in what paramedics and those in emergency medical services do on a daily basis courtesy of a member of Cherokee County EMS during Frid More...

Sports

Top-seed LC tries to sweep No. 4 King

The top seeded Limestone women’s basketball team hopes to continue its run to its second Conference Carolinas tournament championship in three years with a win today in a semifinal matchup with No. More...

Saints look to pull upset of No. 1 seed Mt. Olive

Two hot teams collide today when the No. 4 seed Limestone men’s basketball team meets top seeded Mt. Olive in a Conference Carolinas tournament semifinal game.  Mt. Olive (12-4) has won 11 of its last 12, including its last six in a row. More...

New scoreboard brightens Commissioners Field

The Gaffney Indians will have a brand new eye-catching addition to their baseball field this season.  A new larger scoreboard has been installed behind the left center wall at venerable Commissioners Field.  It will replace a scoreboard tha 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?