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Three people charged with trafficking methamphetamine

A search warrant executed by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators May 23 led to the arrests of three people on methamphetamine trafficking charges.  More...

LifeStyles

More than 1,000 students enjoy first Youth Living History Day at museum

The Sons of Confederate Veterans set up an encampment and presented a number of demonstrations at the first Cherokee County Youth Living History Day on Friday, May 23, at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. More...

Choosing the right time for cataract surgery

Some degree of vision clouding caused by cataracts occurs in most people as they age. But according to the May issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, there’s no need to rush scheduling the surgery to remove the cataracts.  More...

Gospel Truth Trio highlights homecoming at Midway Baptist

The multi-talented Gospel Truth Trio will highlight homecoming services Sunday, June 1, at Midway Baptist Church in Gaffney.  The trio will present a concert beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gloria Jean Allen

Last employed by Charles Lea Center in Spartanburg

COWPENS – Gloria Jean Allen, 53, of 251 Parris Road, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Betty Wilson

Last employed at the former Heritage House in Gaffney

Betty Stevenson Wilson, 77, of 530 Oakland Ave., widow of Carl Lee Sims, answered the Master’s call on Monday, May 27, 2014, 2:20 p.m. at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Marion S. MacDowell

Veteran of WorldWar II  CONOVER, N.C. – Marion St. More...

NO!

Majority of attendees at meeting opposed to school consolidation

A group of Corinth Elementary teachers are united in their support for community schools instead of moving towards creating large schools through consolidation.  More...

McEntire says he won’t seek another term

Citing his frustration with high taxes, Cherokee County School Board member Alan McEntire said he does not plan to seek reelection.  McEntire was elected to the school board in 2010. More...

Suspected pot found when home searched

A May 27 traffic stop on Interstate 85 by a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit deputy led to a search of a Blacksburg home and the overall seizure of 10 bags of suspected marijuana.  More...

Performing arts center likely to come with big price tag, mayor says

City officials should soon learn just how much money it will take to turn the former Brown Furniture building into a performing arts center.  And Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly is expecting that number to be high.  Jolly said the aging structure More...

Local News

Local troops to receive “gift” in form of wrestling show

Take a load off local troops, this one’s for you.  Referenced as a “gift that keeps giving” by local promoter Jason Blackwell, the Southern Wrestling Association (S.W.A.), will host a free “Support Our Troops” show More...

SCDOT amends lawsuit stemming from 2011 accident damaging Highway 150 bridge

Just two days after its initial filing of a lawsuit seeking more than $3 million in damages, the South Carolina Department of Transportation filed an amended complaint on Thursday in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas naming additional defendants. More...

Probable cause found in kidnapping, domestic violence case

A Gaffney Municipal Court judge on Wednesday found probable cause during a preliminary hearing to forward kidnapping and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature charges against a 27-year-old city man to Circuit Court for trial.&nbs More...

Sports

White blanks Black, 13-0

The squads may have split into Black and White sides for Gaffney Indians’ annual spring game, but it was the player wearing the red jersey who received most of the attention. More...

Thompson, Grant lead Post 109 to 9-5 win over rival Spartanburg

Tristan Thompson pitched six plus strong innings to give Post 109 what it really needed on Wednesday - a win. More...

QB coach leaves staff

In his four years on the Gaffney High staff, quarterback coach Caleb Sorrells built strong bonds with his players through his Christian faith and his coaching abilities.  That’s what made Thursday’s announcement that he was leaving to accept a p More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So what’s the big deal?

So much for the old credo that “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”  Following a recent trip to “Sin City,” I’m sure Cleveland Browns quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel wishes that statemen More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT THEIR VIEWS

Companies like Uber encourage innovation and improve consumers’ lives Sales tax project must meet objective

For people who’ve ever struggled to find a taxi, Uber is great news. If you’re in a decent-sized city, download its app, register, and you’ll never wait for a taxi again.  More...

NSA reform falls short

A large bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives last week passed a bill, the USA Freedom Act, to end the bulk collection of American telephone records by the National Security Agency. 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?