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DISTINGUISHED CADET

Danielle Smith is presented with the Distinguished Air Force JROTC Cadet award by Gaffney High JROTC instructor Lt. Col. Morris Miller at an awards ceremony. More...

LifeStyles

18th century weapons demonstrations and encampment highlight April activities at Cowpens National Battlefield

N.C. Highland Regiment/71st Highlanders will present Scottish military encampment and firing demonstrations April 26-27

Cowpens National Battlefield will present a number of special events in April, all of which are free and open to the public.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Eagle – Rydzik

Sherry and Tim Brown of Gaffney announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Matthew Eagle, to Milissa Marie Rydzik, daughter of Paul and Debbie Rydzik of Endwell, N.Y.  More...

Little Mister and Miss Tiny Tot Blacksburg

The Blacksburg Women’s Club sponsored the Little Mister and Miss Tiny Tot Blacksburg Program on Saturday, March 29, during the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Malinda Whitesides

Malinda Howell Whitesides, 94, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Blacksburg, entered eternal rest on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Heartland Living Center, Greensboro.  Widow of Roscoe Whitesides, she was born in Waco, N.C., and was a daughter of th More...

Cheryl Dawkins

Cheryl Norris Dawkins, 49, of Carlisle, S.C., entered eternal rest on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Widow of James Dawkins, she was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Ernestine Norris. More...

Dean R. (‘Shorty’) Dover

Dean “Shorty” Dover, 79, of Gaffney, passed away at Gaffney Medical Center on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Mr. Dover was born Oct. 9, 1934, to the late Jessie William and Carrie Inez Whelchel More...

State News

TAX DEADLINE LOOMS

Five tips you need to know

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and unscrupulous tax preparers as the deadline for filing taxes approaches.  SCDCA encourages consumers to follow th More...

Feds sue now-closed restaurant

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced Wednesday afternoon the Department of Labor has filed a civil action against a now shuttered Gaffney restaurant to recover unpaid wages and overtime compensation for wait staff.  More...

Spartanburg Regional expected to open urgent care center here

According to sources close to the project, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is considering a development on Floyd Baker Boulevard.  The development would be located on a 3-acre site on the former Movie Gallery property and an adjacent parc More...

Blacksburg officer gets another tool to help educate students about drinking and driving

DUI goggles will help Blacksburg schools educate students about the dangers of underage drinking and impaired driving.  More...

Local News

A LIFE SAVER

Mike Goforth (left), CEO of Cherokee County Family YMCA, presents a plaque to Tom Hatcher after Hatcher saved the life of a gym member by performing CPR. More...

Youth players to benefit from Burns Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, family

Burns Chevrolet is partnering with the Gaffney Youth Baseball league in Gaffney.  Burns Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instruc More...

POLICE REPORTS

l A pit bull puppy reported stolen recently from a Beltline Road yard was recovered by Gaffney Police after it allegedly was sold for $30. More...

Sports

IN A FOUL MOOD

- A Gaffney youth baseball player fouls off a pitch during the recent preseason tournament. More...

Wildcats open against power Great Falls

This year’s Blacksburg football schedule will provide an early indication on the progress made by players following a productive winter program.  The 2014 season gets underway with a Week Zero matchup Aug. 22 against Great Falls. More...

Farley catalyst for Gaffney win over Generals

Starting pitcher Camron Farley didn’t post eyecatching stats, but he simply got the job done to lead the Gaffney Indians to a 9-1 win over Wade Hampton on Wednesday.  Farley scattered eight hits over seven innings, struck out four and walk More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Paying athletes forever changes college landscape

We live in an age of entitlement.  This is why it’s not surprising a movement has unfolded to take the word “amateur” out of college athletics. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

65 million reasons for optimism

I am an optimist. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama tackled in the end zone

It’s one thing to spike the football when you actually score a touchdown, but why is Obama celebrating in the end zone when he just got tackled for a safety?  What on earth is this man boasting about? 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?