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Man gets 196 months for selling $20 worth of crack

A 29-year-old Gaffney man, facing the possibility of a life sentence under the state’s threestrikes law for the sale of a $20 crack rock, pleaded guilty Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

LifeStyles

History lesson

Members of the 1st Maryland - Southern Campaign of the American Revolution reenacting unit were on hand Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at Cowpens National Battlefield to present a living history encampment.  More...

Still cruising after 50 years of marriage

Ken and Lynda Moore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2014, with a trip to the mountains and a family dinner. The couple was married in 1964 in Gaffney. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news Rock Springs Baptist Church, 1184 Rock Springs Road, Blacksburg, will have a buffet breakfast Saturday, June 14, from 8-10 a.m. Enjoy gospel singing while you eat. A minimum $5 donation is requested. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Zuyler “Ted” McKnight McDaniel, retired from Springs Industry

ROCK HILL – Mrs. Zuyler “Ted” McKnight McDaniel, 95, of 350 Cannon Drive, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Piedmont Medical Center.  More...

Bobby Johnson, retired from Bonitz Construction after 45 years of service

Bobby Gene Johnson, 70, of 384 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at his residence.  Born in Cowpens, he was the husband of Sandra Lanier Johnson and son of the late Richard Johnson and Lucille Stanford More...

Jayla Stuard

Jayla DyNce Stuard, infant daughter of Jazzmen McKissick and Jontrey Stuard, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A quiet tear shed for something dear lost

I shed a little tear the other day — the tear of a frugal man parting ways with something he held dear.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Tech industry looks forward, politicians look back

Silicon Valley and the tech industry exude so much optimism it’s contagious. There is a desire to solve the planet’s most difficult problems and a belief they can do it.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The search for an autism breakthrough

In early May, thousands of people turned out at Finlay Park in Columbia for “Strides for Autism,” a fundraising walk to raise support for the South Carolina Autism Society. More...

Cabinet shop destroyed by fire

A Wednesday morning fire destroyed a McKowns Mountain business but a relative of the business owner said there was no doubt the business would be rebuilt.  Firefighters were awakened at 4:46 a.m. More...

Trustee who wasn’t going to run ... is

Cherokee County School Board member Alan McEntire, who previously said he would not seek re-election, filed Thursday to seek another term.  McEntire will face Elaine Fowler for the District 7 school board seat. More...

Foster will make motion to keep curbside recycling program alive

A Cherokee County councilman will request the county restore the funding to continue the curbside recycling program.  About $450,000 in vital capital equipment was excluded from the county’s new fiscal year budget. More...

Local News

CLOSE CALL

CLOSE CALL — No serious injuries were reported although two people were taken to Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center following this close call on North Logan Street on Monday afternoon. More...

Dentists oppose proposal

Some local dentists believe there is no need for Cherokee County schools to offer preventive dental care outside a regular dentist’s office.  Dentists Michelle Bedell, Hank Jolly, Craig Karriker, Mac Carroll and Rocky Turner appeared befor More...

Couple assaulted in hotel room

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate the armed invasion of a hotel room and the robbery of two occupants June 8.  More...

Sports

Errors cost Post 109

You won’t win too many games when you commit eight errors, and Post 109 found that out the hard way on Wednesday.  The errors led to seven unearned runs in an 8-5 home loss to Inman.  Although the loss was disappointing, it wasn&rsquo More...

Former Indian picked by Padres

Tyler Wilson first GHS product selected in MLB draft in decades

The only obstacle preventing Gaffney’s Tyler Wilson from achieving success was Tyler Wilson.  “I always had the talent but off the field issues held me back,” Wilson said. More...

Gaffney player to test skills at all-star game

Before he disembarks for college baseball, Josh Sereno has some unfinished business in his high school career.  The Gaffney High senior will play in the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games that will be contested in Myrtle More...

State News

Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival this weekend in Tryon

TRYON, N.C. – The 21st Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival gets under way today and continues Saturday at Harmon Field in Tryon. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. both days.  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?