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Broad River Electric announces retirement of president & CEO

The retirement of the president and CEO of Broad River Electric Cooperative, a 43-year veteran of the company, was unceremoniously announced in a brief press release Wednesday morning.  Rumors have been swirling for several days about the depart More...

LifeStyles

CAVA adds another new instructor

Fawn Leigh will teach ‘Date Night’ painting class for couples in April

In March, CAVA introduced the public to a new instructor for its classes – More...

EASTER BUNNY VISITS PEACHTREE CENTRE

EASTER BUNNY VISITS PEACHTREE CENTRE – Peter Cottontail posed and hugged the residents of Peachtree Centre on Wednesday and Thursday mornings to wish them all a very Happy Easter! More...

Habitually grateful people reap much greater happiness from life

Transient moments of thankfulness aren’t enough to explain the wider concept of gratitude

Scientists are finding that people who are habitually grateful reap greater happiness, more positive relationships, increased sense of fulfillment and even sleep better, according to the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Howard ‘Monk’ Martin, retired sergeant of the S.C. Troopers

SMYRNA – On April 1, 2015, William Howard "Monk" Martin, 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior.  The funeral service to celebrate his exemplary fight and his finishing of the race, will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Patricia Burroughs, born inWashington, D.C.

Patricia Mae Burroughs, 79, of Gaffney, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Brookview HealthCare Center.  Widow of Leon P. Burroughs Sr., she was born in Washington, D.C., and was the daughter of the late Roland and Louise Taylor Richard.  More...

Elizabeth G. Gunter, former Gaffney resident

Elizabeth Gaffney Gunter, 86, of Mableton, Ga., died Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Born March 18, 1929, in Gaffney, Mrs. Gunter was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. More...

Breaking News - 4/4/2015 9:19 AM

Woman killed in head-on collsion

     A Gaffney woman has died following a two vehicle head on crash in Cherokee County Friday afternoon.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says Edith Dill Cox, 89, of 433 Star Ridge Road died at 10:28 p.m. More...

Human trafficking and underage prostitution

POLICE ROUND UP 7 SUSPECTS

A 2-month investigation by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies into an alleged underage prostitution and human trafficking operation has resulted in the arrests of seven people, including a man who was located at a Gaffne More...

Coach Prevatte receives an early birthday present

Legendary Gaffney High School head football coach Bob Prevatte received an early gift Wednesday afternoon as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday later this month.  Limestone College paid its own tribute with a new plaque during a rededica More...

Local News

Clemson football great Tahj Boyd giving back to communities

Former Clemson quarterback Tahj Boyd was back in his element Wednesday as he watched Gaffney students go out for a few deep throws.  More...

Pay hike for county employees depends on several factors

Cherokee County could face another tight budget next year even though state money will likely remain unchanged from the current year.  “The cost of business continues to go up,” Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue s More...

City begins budget process

Call it the local government officials’ version of March Madness.  The madness is a result of trying to balance a city budget with rising costs and declining revenues.  Nonetheless, city department heads have until April 6 to turn the More...

Sports

Limestone sends a‘Messenge’er to rival Crusaders

A dominant effort by junior Mike Messenger helped nationally second-ranked Limestone College (11-1, 3-0) men's lacrosse cruise to a 18-8 victory over rival Belmont Abbey (6-4, 0-3) on Wednesday, April 1 at Saints Field.  Messenger's five goals t More...

Indians unbeaten in prestigious tournament

The good news for Darlington is that the Falcons baseball team held Gaffney to only three hits.  The bad news was the Indians still had more than enough to earn a 7-2 victory at the Southeastern Baseball Classic on Wednesday.  The Indians w More...

Newberry outslugs Saints, 10-7

The Limestone College (10-23) baseball team dropped a non-conference decision to the Wolves of Newberry College (21-16) 10-7 at Founders FCU Stadium at Bob Prevatte Field on Wednesday.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What I meant was what kind of food will you have?

For the better part of the past week I’ve asked pretty much everyone I met how they will celebrate Easter but perhaps my question hasn’t been specific enough.  “I’ll celebrate in my own way,” one person graciously r More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Guns vs. budget

The Republican majority’s budget plan — enacted in a blitz of votes before lawmakers rushed home for spring break — tells us which GOP presidential hopefuls are serious about halting the nation’s soaring debt. Sens.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

GE and America’s corporate bootleggers

I recently highlighted an important book that describes how politics really works. 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?