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Main Street group here to meet with officials, public

A team of revitalization experts have been in town this week walking around the downtown area and asking questions to come up with ways to revitalize Gaffney’s main drag.  More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg’s 2014 Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program is set for Saturday evening

BLACKSBURG – The Blacksburg Women’s Club will sponsor the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Scholarship Program on Saturday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Town of Blacksburg, City of Gaffney issue proclamations supporting Meals onWheels’‘Week of Champions’ campaign

Proclamation of Blacksburg, South Carolina   Whereas, people of every walk of life inspire the citizens of South Carolina with their devotion to serving those in our community who have served us for so many years; and  Whereas, we believe p More...

CHAPS will host annual pottery show and sale on May 17

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is preparing for its annual Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field Pottery Show and Sale on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Potters from South Carolina and North Carolina will be on hand.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clara Vinesett

Clara Martin Vinesett, 82, of 510 S. Thompson St., Gaffney, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Brookview HealthCare.  Mrs. Vinesett is survived by a son, Terry Vinesett of Fort Mill.  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. More...

Brady Parker Sr., U.S. Army veteran

Brady Myrick Parker Sr., 84, of Monroe, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in The Hospice of Union County's McWhorter House in Monroe. Mr. More...

Hayes Martin, retired from U.S. Army; loved hunting and puzzles

Winford Hayes Martin, 78, of 167 Stagecoach Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 24, 2014, at his residence.  More...

National News

How Dwayne Johnson kept ‘Hercules’ look a secret

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It was extremely hard for Dwayne Johnson to keep his “Hercules” look under wraps while filming the Brett Ratner-directed movie in Hungary last year. But he did it for the greater good of the big reveal.  More...

Accountant becomes newest member of Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame

All seek the road to prosperity, yet few actually take the time to find it.  For newly minted Clemson University president Jim Clements, there was little choice.  More...

Irene Park pool among workshop topics

Gang activity, a proposed new public swimming pool, the new Railroad Avenue Park and enhancement of the I-85 interchanges will be on the minds of Gaffney City Council members when they gather Thursday for a 2-day workshop.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Robber threatens 45-year-old woman in dark alley

A 45-year-old city woman reported being the victim of a strongarm robbery while walking on a dark alley off 5th Street on March 15.  In a police reported dated March 21, Gaffney police wrote that the woman was walking in the alley at approximate More...

Hard Rock’s last ride

The City of Gaffney’s Public Works department will soon lose one of its greatest and most dependable assets, officials said.  Charles “Hard Rock” Dillinger, currently the longest tenured member of the department, will be retiri More...

School board begins 2014-15 budget process

The Cherokee County School District spent $12 million on school operations this past year, an amount small enough to avoid criticism from State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais.  More...

Sports

THE BOYS OF SPRING

A local little leaguer loosens his chinguard on his helmet while walking back to the dugout after taking a couple of healthy cuts during Saturday’s coach’s pitch game. More...

Saints’magic ride ends in Elite 8

The magical run that featured the program’s first ever NCAA Southeast Regional Championship and the team’s inaugural trip to the Elite Eight came to a close as the Limestone College (27-6) women’s basketball team fell to No. More...

Indians continue slide with loss to Riverside

The Gaffney High baseball team continued its slide Monday with a 7- 2 loss to Riverside.  The Indians now have dropped four straight region games after beginning the season with a win over Dorman.  “We are definitely not playing to ou More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Highfalutin neighborhoods demand impeccable attire

There I was, sitting in my recliner minding my own business. More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t wait SC, update the laws on upskirting

For all the advantages modern technology has brought us, pretty much everyone now has at least a mild understanding of the compromises it has made on our privacy.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Ambassadorships: Qualified applicants need not apply?

“I’m no real expert on China.” Sobering words to hear from the man nominated by President Obama … to be U.S. ambassador to China.  But that’s what Sen. 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?