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Human remains found in woods

A timber surveyor’s chance find of human bones Tuesday morning led to a long, cold night for Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies as investigators looked to solve a 206-piece jigsaw puzzle while missing 203 of the pieces.  More...

LifeStyles

Smart 9-1-1

Program can reduce response times for police, paramedics, firefighters by linking personal information to residents’ home or cell phone number

Looking to help their family members, friends and neighbors in times of need, members of Concord Baptist Church in Gaffney teamed up with Cherokee County 9-1-1 on Saturday to help sign people up for Smart 9-1-1.  More...

Pawbrokers Jewelry Party Thursday benefits Cherokee County Humane Society

A Pawbrokers Jewelry Party to benefit the Humane Society of Cherokee County will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on O'Neal Street. Donations of pet food will be accepted for Flossiest Food Bank.  More...

What’s Up?

Craft shows Northside Baptist Church, 944 N. Logan St., will host a craft show on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. until. u El Bethel Baptist Church will have its third annual Christmas craft show on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 pm. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herman Martin, last employed by Cone Mills

Herman Martin, 76, of 302 Cedar Wood Drive, Shelby, N.C., widower of Lillian Rebecca Martin, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Elizabeth Seals, retired from Oxford Industries

Margaret Elizabeth Gordon Seals, 81, of 413 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. More...

Annelle White

GREENVILLE – Annelle Plaxico White, 94, of Greenville, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Abbeville. More...

National News

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger rumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out.  More...

Breaking News - 11/13/2014 8:45 AM

Judge sets bond for father in fatal crash

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Breaking News - 11/12/2014 12:11 PM

Father charged in death of his child

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Accident claims life of 2-year-old

A Tuesday afternoon traffic accident on White Plains Road claimed the life of a 2-year-old child, authorities said.  More...

Trustees proceed with next steps in building plan

The Cherokee County School Board voted unanimously to certify the penny tax referendum results Monday as school administrators outlined the next steps in planning a $60 million building program.  More...

Local News

Wrestling legends in town

Only on a few occasions can one say they have been in the presence of excellence.  For local residents, such an opportunity arrives this weekend as a pair of wrestling legends pay a rare visit to Gaffney.  More...

Dunkin’ Donuts open soon

Fans of Dunkin’ Donuts could soon be rejoicing with the opening of its Gaffney store.  A city official said the shop could open by Thanksgiving, giving coffee and donut lovers another reason to celebrate the season.  The shop will be More...

ROBIN HOODS?

ROBIN HOODS? — Gaffney High students prepare to fire an arrow at targets Monday while involved in an archery unit taught in the school’s physical education and JROTC classes. More...

Sports

Ready to roll?

Gaffney overcomes adversity to turn in top performance of season against region champs

The going is getting tougher for Gaffney as the playoffs begin, and so are the Indians’ opponents. But the Indians are showing tenacity.  More...

Indians anxious to test skills against opponent, not themselves

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff will learn more about his team after their first scrimmage on Thursday.  The Indians will face perennial power Southside at 6 p.m. More...

Loaded Saints prepared for another stellar season

After last season’s run to the Elite 8, the Limestone women’s basketball team is poised to take the steps necessary to achieve their goals of challenging for another conference championship and trip to the national tournament.  The 1 More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What we saw Friday night was extraordinary

I don’t write much about sports, because, well, I think that topic is better left to the pages that bear that name.  This column, however, is an exception.  Those of you who witnessed the Gaffney High football team’s performance More...

THEIR VIEW

Cyberbullying another aspect of big problem

Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation’s youth.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

A smoking gun for us ‘stupid American voters’

Recently, a very disturbing video emerged that contains the metaphorical smoking gun concerning President Obama’s many lies about Obamacare. 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?