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American Revolution comes to life at Cowpens National Battlefield

234th anniversary celebration is set for Jan. 15-18; USS Cowpens (CG-63) crewmembers will be on hand

More than 100 reenactors in Revolutionary War period clothing will bring the American Revolution to life and visitors can hear different perspectives about the Southern Campaign, as Cowpens National Battlefield celebrates the 234th anniversary of the More...

Sports

Offensive

Indians score a mere 2 points in first quarter, 7 in first half

The Gaffney boys basketball team likely set a new school record for futility Monday before a sparse crowd at The Burial Ground. More...

Gaffney teammates reunite on Belgium court

More than a decade ago, AZ Reid and Donald Sims were about to embark on a special adventure; they just didn’t know it yet. Reid and Sims both played their high school hoops at Gaffney, helping the Indians to multiple state championships. More...

Blacksburg tops Cardinals

Malique Parker was Mr. Second Half for the Blacksburg Wildcats on Tuesday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Honey, you hold down the cat and I’ll get the syringe

How many of you parents out there have ever had a difficult time giving medicine to your children?  Do I see everyone raising their hands?  Even with the good-tasting stuff they’ve developed over the years, it can be quite an adventur More...

OUR VIEW

Wow trustees, that’s really generous of you

It’s easy to spend someone else’s money.  That holds true, perhaps especially true, when it’s money that belongs to taxpayers.  On Monday night, Cherokee County School Board trustees voted — unanimously at that &mdas More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama handcuffs America in war on terrorism

In the wake of President Obama’s pathetic disengagement over the Islamic jihadist attacks on Paris, people are once again decrying his lack of leadership, but the problem is something more fundamental than leadership.  More...

Superintendent gets raise, contract extension

Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore received a3-yearcontractextensionanda6percentpayincrease Monday following a closed door meeting by the school board.  More...

Ceremony Saturday will combine town’s past with its future

History has a way of drawing people together.  Preparing for the imminent opening of its new civic center and museum, Blacksburg town officials will place pieces of history into the structure’s foundation.  The town will hold a cerem More...

Local News

City poised to pass cost-recovery ordinance

People who live outside the incorporated area of the city take note: there might be extra expenses if you cause a major accident, waste spill or fire here.  Gaffney City Council will consider for final reading next month an ordinance authorizing More...

City councilman wants to discuss ‘issues’ with BPW

Gaffney City Council agreed at its Monday meeting to refinance the Gaffney Board of Public Works’ (BPW) bonds but it came with a catch.  The utility floated about $11 million in bonds about 10 years ago to fund sewer or water projects.&nbs More...

DONATION

  DONATION — Libby Cheek of the United Way of the Piedmont, accepts a contribution of $6,700 from Barry S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Bradley, worked 35 years as emergency room nurse

SPARTANBURG – Linda Kay Bradley, 63, of 225 S. Blackstock Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Gerald E. Coggins, served in U.S. Army

CHESNEE – Gerald Eugene Coggins, 60, of Chesnee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.  Mr. Coggins was the son of the late William Thurston and Rachel Willingham Coggins. More...

L.D. Wright, retired from Limestone Mills

Leslie Dobins (L.D.) Wright, 86, of 374 Ashworth School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his residence.  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?