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‘Caveman with Rock’ prevails in robotics finals

Sporting names like “Caveman with Rock” and “Pokebots,” high school students brought a unique sense of humor to the serious business of competing in Saturday’s state robotics championship.   More...

LifeStyles

BRIDGING THE GAP

Students prove science, ingenuity know no bounds at recent FIRST Tech robotics challenge
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Funds from state allow library to further mobile services

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the South Carolina State Library (SCSL), the Cherokee County Public Library is expanding its outreach services to the community.  More...

CORRECTION

In the Feb. 4 edition of The Gaffney Ledger, the correct picture of sophomore 2015 Miss Cherokeean pageant contestant Lindsey Fowler was not published. Her photo is shown above.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

DELORES MARTIN

COWPENS — Delores Robbins Martin, wife of Martin T. Martin, went home to her Heavenly Father, February 4, 2015, at home.  Born June 10, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Lillian Ruth Spencer Robbins.  Mrs. More...

KELTON ALLISON

Kelton L. Allison, 74, of 927 Ellis Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Thelma Patterson

Thelma Mae Pruitt Patterson, 89, of 183 Pumping Station Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum.  More...

Man faces child porn charges

The South Carolina Attorney Generals Office on Thursday announced the arrest of a Gaffney man on child pornography-related charges.  Joseph Kevin Mills, 41, is charged in two arrest warrants by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with se More...

High-speed chase lands man in prison for 3 years

Finding that a 27-year-old Spartanburg man endangered the lives of other motorists in leading police on a chase that exceeded 100 mph, a Circuit Court judge handed down a 3-year prison sentence Wednesday in Cherokee County Court.  More...

Variance sought for small lot

The Peachtree Marketplace owner and several other interested parties will seek a variance in hopes of adding a new tenant to the shopping center. The City of Gaffney Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. More...

Local News

WINDY MONDAY —

Heavy winds on Monday knocked down limbs and branches over power lines and felled some trees that resulted in several roads across Cherokee County being blocked. More...

With a minor change

City council OKs final reading of cost recovery ordinance

With one slight tweak, Gaffney City Council approved final reading Monday of an ordinance authorizing the city to recover reasonable costs associated with a significant fire, traffic accident, car fire or hazardous waste spill.  More...

Duke Energy spent $23.2 million on nuclear plant in Cherokee County during last six months of 2014

Duke Energy spent $23.2 million in the past six months of 2014 in its ongoing push to build a new nuclear facility in Cherokee County, according to a Jan. 29 filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission.  More...

Sports

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Prep athletes make their college plans on national signing day

Blacksburg linebacker Ryan Scruggs took an unusual route towards realizing his dream of one day playing college football.  More...

Saints make big catch on signing day

Limestone College reeled in its third big football recruiting class Wednesday as coaches continued to remake the roster in preparation for their first year playing South Atlantic Conference opponents.  Limestone signed 62 football players on nat More...

Indians face big road test at FM

Winners of two straight region road games, the Gaffney boys basketball team appears to be hitting their stride just in time for the start of the playoffs later this month.  At least that’s what coach Mark Huff is hoping.  “Now i More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Basic ‘man sense’ should apply

Today we discuss the intricacies of golf.  The concept is simple – maneuver a dimpled 1.68-inch diameter ball around the course into 18 holes that are 4 inches in diameter in as few strokes as possible.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A federal budget on auto-pilot

President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2016 envisions never-ending growth of federal spending.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Protect South Carolina’s coast from oil exploration

On Tuesday the Obama administration announced plans to highly restrict offshore oil exploration off Alaska’s North Slope while opening waters off the Atlantic coastline from Virginia to Georgia for leasing.  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?