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JOBLESS REPORT

Most county rates increase, state rate down

Unemployment rates went up in 43 of South Carolina’s 46 counties in January but the state’s overall rate managed to fall dramatically once again.  More...

Thousand bucks on the line in state Battle of the Brains event

Granard Middle School students will attempt to bring home a championship Thursday from the popular Battle of the Brains academic competition.  More...

LifeStyles

GONE GREEN

Irish eyes indeed smiled upon Gaffney this past weekend, blessing the city with great weather and a large crowd to take part in this year’s Irishfest activities.   More...

Limestone theatre team places well in recent state competition

Limestone College Theatre recently had 15 students participate in the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA) College Festival at Newberry College.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l Hopewell Baptist Church in Blacksburg will present “Shelter in the Storm,” a Judgement House walk-through drama that presents the truth of people's choices versus the consequences of those decisions both in this life More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sheila Harris

Funeral service for Mrs. Sheila Diane Allen Harris, known as "Bloddie," 45, of 123 Holland St., Gaffney, wife of Mr. Jim Riley Harris III, will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 3 p.m. at Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church with Dr. Kerwin Wray, the Rev. More...

Tommy Patterson

BLACKSBURG — Tommy Edward Patterson, 63, of 225 Hickory Hollow Road, passed away March 18, 2014 at Kings Mountain Hospice House.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Marshall David Patterson and Viola "Boots" Bolin Patterson. Mr. More...

Geraldine Parris

SPARTANBURG — Geraldine Lanier Parris, 81, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born January 15, 1933, in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Shuford and Juanita Jones Lanier.& More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2014 3:49 PM

County worker injured in crash

A Cherokee County code enforcement worker was seriously injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on a bridge near Gaffney. More...

Defense says cops arrested wrong person

A still-grieving mother testified Tuesday in Cherokee County Court that both she and her daughter had wanted Joey Lynn Clark out of their Songbird Lane home.  Winter Delane Wingard had told Clark to leave just before her 26th birthday in October More...

County SCC branch campus to get multimillion dollar training center

Spartanburg Community College has a name and location for a multimillion dollar training facility in the planning stages at the Cherokee County branch campus.  More...

Local News

‘Special’ friendships are being developed through Project Unify

Smiles, sounds of encouragement and highfives are a common sight each morning in special education classrooms at Granard Middle School.  A peer group has changed attitudes and developed greater acceptance for special education students since the More...

Incumbents file for re-election

The campaign season is officially under way as candidates file with the Cherokee County Election Commission.  Monday marked the first full day of filing in the 2- week period candidates have to submit paperwork and pay fees. More...

Two masked men invade home

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that was reported late Sunday at a Chesnee home.  According to an incident report, two masked men forced entry to a home in the 1300 block of Montgomery Drive by kicking More...

Sports

NCAA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL

Saints in Elite company

HICKORY, N.C. - The Limestone College (27-5) women’s basketball team is making it look easy.  Right from the start.  More...

Wet weather gives pause to hectic spring sports schedule

This spring’s cold, wet weather has caused a timeout for prep sports this week.  Gaffney High School athletic officials called off Tuesday’s baseball and softball games with Mauldin. More...

Saints enter new phase as spring practice starts

Limestone College football coach Bobby James is thrilled about the interest his football team has received since players arrived on campus last fall .  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s rapidly becoming a bitcoin kind of world

It’s a brave, new world we’re living in and I’m not too sure I like it.  At least certain aspects of it.  The one Aldous Huxley wrote about in 1931 was certainly not too appealing and described a life in 2540 that seems a More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Fiscal transparency a key to quality government

Each year, the week that includes March 16 is designated as “Sunshine Week.”  It’s a time to remind government officials about the laws that govern them… laws that require meetings to be held in the open and public recor More...

THEIR VIEW

Keep court data secure

Before legislators decide on next year’s budget, they should remember 2012. That’s when the S.C. 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?