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History a big factor in plethora of weekend events

History will take center stage this weekend as events honoring our nation’s past will be held throughout Cherokee County. More...

LifeStyles

Pianist, vocalist Jo Kokri-Bhatt will present Music Sandwiched In concert on Jan. 22 at library

On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Cherokee County Public Library will welcome pianist and vocalist Jo Kokri-Bhatt who will present the library’s first Music Sandwiched In concert of 2015. Her performance will be from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

Winners named in MLK art, essay contest; will be recognized at annual MLK program at Limestone

Judges for the 2015 Martin Luther King Art and Essay Contest in the public schools have announced the winners in three categories – elementary, middle and secondary.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Parker – Crowe

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Parker of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Mitchell Crowe of Chesnee.  Ashley is employed by Boyd Corporation in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Floyd Hall, formerly worked in textiles and as a taxi driver

BLACKSBURG – Floyd Anderson Hall Jr., 69, of 122 Woody Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Floyd Hall and Floy Hall. Mr. More...

William Spencer, 63, retired textile worker

FOREST CITY, N.C. – William Donald Spencer, 63, a resident of Southern Manor Retirement Home, died on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.  A native of Cherokee County, S.C., he was born on Nov. 28, 1951, the son of the late Mack D. More...

Portia Phillips, last employed by Magnolia Textiles

Portia Phillips, 43, of 119 General Drive, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at her residence.  Daughter of Audrey B. Davidson Melton of Gaffney and Sammy L. Phillips of Rock Hill, she was born on Feb. More...

State News

State Museum presents ‘Museum Road Show: Winter Edition’ Jan. 17

COLUMBIA – The Museum Road Show: Winter Edition, one of the South Carolina State Museum’s most popular events, is back from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. More...

James Applewhite to be speaker at USC Union’s Literary Festival

UNION – USC Union will host the Upcountry Literary Festival on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21.  This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the Literary Festival and also the beginning of USC Union’s 50th anniversary that More...

JUDGE CONVINCES MAN TO SET WEDDING DATE

A 21-year-old Gaffney man facing a number of burglary charges was spared a prison sentence Wednesday but not without having to answer a very big question posed by a Circuit Court judge. More...

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Jan. 10 wreck

A Gaffney woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Horry County. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you agree with the decision not to show Sony’s movie “The Interview? More...

Local News

Still time to apply for diploma

County residents who did not pass the exit exam still have a few months left to ask for a high school diploma.  Starting with the Class of 2015, South Carolina high school students no longer need to pass an exit exam to receive a diploma since s More...

Police say cabbie filed false claim of being robbed at gunpoint

City of Gaffney police charged a taxi driver from Taylors with filing a false police report following an investigation into a reported armed robbery outside a local hotel.  According to an incident report, police responded at 9:20 p.m. More...

Trustee OK clean up of underground storage tank at middle school

School trustees approved spending $22,500 Monday on an aggressive fluid vapor recovery to help clean up an underground storage tank on a middle school campus.  More...

Sports

Road Warriors

Indians begin critical road trip with tonight’s game at region-leader Nation Ford

Beginning tonight at Nation Ford, the Gaffney boys basketball team begins a critical stretch that might decide their playoff fortunes. The Indians (2-3) will play three road games against region foes, including York on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Shaq out to win starting spot

Former Gaffney star Shaq Davidson has a simple, yet challenging goal for next season at the University of South Carolina.  “I’m going to start,” said a confident Davidson, who returned to Gaffney during the holiday break.  More...

Scoring drought sinks Limestone, 82-55

A six-minute scoring drought in the middle of the first half saw Limestone fall too far behind to make a run as the Saints fell 82-55 at Emmanuel on Tuesday night.  Junior guard Brolin Floyd scored the first two points of the game and Limestone More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Never quit, no matter the circumstances

Creative lulls are not something anyone wants to get used to.  But, when all you see upon looking out the window are clouds and rain, along with the notion that your favorite football team’s season came to an abrupt end, such is life.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Bush, Clinton, and the political class

Charlie Cook, a veteran inside-thebeltway political analyst, recently wrote of a focus group discussing the 2016 presidential election.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Council should hold its retreat in town

ONCE AGAIN, Richland County Council plans to take its annual retreat on the road — this time to the Wampee Conference Center in Berkeley County.  Why?  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?