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Routine check of sex offender registry finds alleged violators

A routine check by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office of sex offender registry records for people living in Cherokee County resulted in warrants for the arrest of eight men.  Five were taken into custody as of Tuesday morning, Cherokee C More...

LifeStyles

GHS students learn about education options in three states on spring break college tour

Twenty Gaffney High students went on a spring break college tour this week, learning about different education options in three states. More...

‘Importance of Being Earnest’ opens April 9 at Limestone Theatre for three performances

Limestone College Theatre will present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” during a three night run April 9- 11 .  Show time is at 7:30 p.m. each day. More...

CCLA recognizes John Robinson as Tutor of the Month for April

The Cherokee County Literacy Association has recognized John Robinson as Tutor of the Month for April.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jessie Bell, 83, retired seamstress

BLACKSBURG – Jessie Martin Peterson Bell, 83, of 377 Dye Road, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, at her home.  Born in Smyrna, she was the wife of Raymond Bell and daughter of the late Standford Martin and Minnie Ramsey Martin. Mrs. More...

Charles Pearson, retired from Cherokee Finishing

Charles Amos Pearson, 88, of 3394 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday April, 4, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late James William Pearson and Polly Eva Spencer Pearson. More...

Robert Tate

Funeral services for Robert Tate, 51, of Irene Apartments, Apt. 6-B, will be held Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home with Dr. C. Dennis Rector, Minister Joe Davis and the Revs. More...

State News

S.C. State Museum presents Muzzleloader Conference, Show and Sale

2-day event brings gun experts, exhibitors from across the country to Columbia

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum will present the inaugural South Carolina Muzzleloader Conference, Show and Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday April 10, and Saturday, April 11.  More...

METH TRAFFICKING CHARGE BROUGHT

A 31-year-old Gaffney man was charged with trafficking methamphetamine following an April 4 traffic stop on Interstate 85.  More...

Gaffney trashes county’s garbage pickup proposal

Gaffney City Council on Monday voted to reject the county’s offer to take over residential curbside solid waste collection throughout the county, including the City of Gaffney and Town of Blacksburg.  Or did it?  The motion to reject More...

Local News

SETTING STEEL —

Construction workers are shown on the site of the $7.7 million Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies. More...

New city law defines ‘public nuisance’

Gaffney City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve first reading of an ordinance defining public nuisances and outlining procedures for evicting tenants after numerous violations.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $2,600 in vandalism damage was reported March 22 in a West Floyd Baker Boulevard parking lot. More...

Sports

SAFE AT HOME

Limestone’s Jose Rondon scampers in just ahead of a Newberry throw to home plate on Monday. The Saints host Coker today. ( More...

Wood dominant; Indians 3rd at SE Classic

After a loss to eventual champion Archbishop Spalding, Zach Wood gave the Gaffney High baseball team what it needed the most - a quality start.  Wood tossed a nifty 2-hitter to help the Indians to a third place finish at the Southeastern Basebal More...

GHS teams, Lady Cats in Lowe’s holiday hoop tournament

Travel definitely won’t be an issue for a trio of Cherokee County high school basketball teams or their fans this coming holiday season.  Both the Gaffney boys and girls hoops squads, as well as the Blacksburg girls basketball team will ta More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We can learn much from them

The girl being interviewed by the radio talk show host seemed a bit shy, but then she was being asked about an old boyfriend and her current “friend who is a boy,” as she put it. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

We pray you may think differently about FBCG

When you think of First Baptist Church of Gaffney, what comes to your mind? More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

We must stop the influx of meth from Mexico

As a former law enforcement officer, I have seen firsthand the unfortunate effects of meth on the state of South Carolina. 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?