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Fire training center site cleared

It sure pays to have the right equipment. In less than three days, contractors working for the City of Gaffney completely cleared a 5- acre parcel along Beltline Road that will soon become a permanent fire training facility More...

LifeStyles

Kick off fall season at State Museum’s annual Fall Festival & Pickin’Party

Enjoy South Carolina barbecue, bluegrass and art on Sept. 20

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is kicking off the fall season with a festive day packed full of barbecue, craft beer, live music and folk art at its annual Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

What’s Up?

Yard sale benefits Marine Corps League The Cherokee County Marine Corps League will have a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

128th ANNIVERSARY –

Youngs Grove Baptist Church, 222 Young Grove Road, Blacksburg, will have a 128th anniversary celebration service Sunday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. The church was organized in 1886. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Lee Ross, last employed by Tropical Food Co.

COWPENS – Thomas (“Toma Lee”) Ross, 43, of 747 Love Spring Road, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 11:40 a.m. at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

A.L. Curtis, former athletic director and head football coach at Gaffney High School

A.L. Curtis, 84, died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his home.  Born March 16, 1930, he was the son of the late A.L. Curtis and Bertie Phillips Curtis.  More...

Tammie Hodge, 53, employed by Wal-Mart

Tammie Hayes Hodge, 53, of 201 Oak St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of James “Jimmy” Donald Hodge Jr. More...

National News

Seven reasons why you may be suffering

Are you caught up in America’s misery epidemic?

America certainly has all the building blocks for prosperity and happiness. So why is our population so stressed, depressed, addicted, dysfunctional and (let’s just admit it) miserable? More...

Now, that’s odd...socks, eye shadow and cobras

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 1/2 socks   PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Authorities investigate ‘alarming’ burglary

City of Gaffney police detectives on Thursday were continuing to investigate an early Aug. 30 burglary during which an 83-year-old city woman awoke to an intruder in her home.  More...

Watch the Wildcats game live on our website

Blacksburg returns to its home digs at T.A. Campbell Stadium tonight (Friday), hoping to stretch its winning streak to two games against Indian Land.  More...

Local News

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS HONORED

Limestone College men’s lacrosse players and coaches were honored by county council Monday for winning the 2014 national championship. More...

Events scheduled at Cowpens

Join the staff at Cowpens National Battlefield for four free living history events in the upcoming weeks. On Sept. More...

‘Race for the Cure’ Sept. 27

The annual SC Mountains to Midlands Komen Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, celebrates its 20th race in Greenville on Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

Sports

Saturdays will never be the same

Dream meets reality Saturday for Carroll, finally getting his shot at college ball

Spencer Carroll will savor the moment when he steps into The Reservation for his first game as a Limestone College quarterback.  Carroll may not know until shortly before kickoff whether he will take the first snap as the Saints’ starting More...

Limestone set to begin a new era vs.Wingate

There will be a seemingly endless list of “firsts” that will occur Saturday when Limestone College takes on Wingate in the Saints’ first-ever foray into the world of gridiron competition.  Virtually every play will require the More...

Gaffney intent on notching first win

Jones: We can’t focus on 2013 playoff loss to Boiling Springs

Neither Gaffney or Boiling Springs have any idea what to expect tonight (Friday).  But if the teams' past meetings are any indication, fans from both sides are again in for a doozy.  Splitting a pair of wild affairs in 2013, the two Upstate More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Vote for me; no, vote for me; no, vote for ...

Some reporters are political junkies but I’m not one of them.  While reporters are supposed to be watchdogs, with watching over government a key responsibility we take seriously, the process of monitoring people getting into politics or st More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Courageous board members

Three school board members in the Lowcountry took a courageous step last week when they refused to attend an executive session they felt was illegal.  If more public officials refused to participate in improper or illegal secret meetings, we wou 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?