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Overturned truck shuts down I-85

A Wednesday afternoon accident on Interstate 85 led to the complete shutdown of the northbound lanes, a temporary detour, and miles upon miles of backups in both directions just as rush hour was starting.  More...

LifeStyles

Remembering victims - Free Access

By TIM GULLA  Ledger Staff Writer  tim@gaffneyledger.com     More...

‘MUD, SWEAT AND CHEERS’ SALUTES HOMETOWN TEAMS

Special day Saturday spotlights local, regional sports history

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive, invites the community to come learn more about local and regional sports history during “Hometown Teams Day” at the museum on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. More...

What's Up?

CAVA Night at McDonalds McDonalds on Floyd Baker Boulevard will host a fund raiser for the CAVA Art Gallery on Monday night, May 4. The restaurant is giving a portion of the profits to the organization from 5-7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellaree P. Upton, native of Union

Ellaree Patterson Upton, 79, of 419 Ford Road, widow of Wofford Upton, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, at her home.  Mrs. Upton was born Dec. 1, 1935 in Union, daughterof the late Fred and Plummie Franklin Patterson. More...

Mary S. Carr, retired radiology film librarian

Mary Simmons Carr, 76, of 203 Pine St., entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Spart anburg Regional Healthcare System.  Wife of James Carr, she was born in Cherokee Falls and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Gaston Simmons. More...

Mattie Foster

Funeral services for Mattie Allen Foster, 81, of 207 Drucilla Drive, widow of Willie Foster Jr., will be held Saturday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Senate passes bill that extends fees to cellphone customers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Cellphone customers would help pay for phone services for rural customers and people with disabilities under a bill that narrowly passed the state Senate. More...

School District holding job fair - Free Access

More than 70 jobseekers have pre-registered to attend Saturday's first teacher recruitment fair held by the Cherokee County School District.  More...

More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.  More...

Thousands expected at Relay for Life festivities

Cancer may not be cured over the course of one night, but Cherokee County residents sick and tired of the disease most certainly plan to do their part to draw the world ever closer to one.  More...

HEY GUYS, LOOK

You can help show how much we want the Dollar Tree distribution center to locate here.  Go to our Facebook page and “Like” the post about that story.  The post had received 3,876 “Likes” as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Camouflage-colored moped stolen

l A moped was reported stolen April 27 from a 5th Street property. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone took a camouflage colored Tao Tao-brand moped from the 200 block between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. More...

Eplee named hospital’s employee of the year

Kim Eplee has been named 2014 Employee of the Year for Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Co-op annual meeting is Saturday

Broad River Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members, will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the Broad River Electric Auditorium (811 Hamrick Street) in Gaffney. More...

Sports

Springing forward

High school football teams around the state have questions on offense, defense, and special teams as spring drills begin this month. At Gaffney, there is no question about who will play quarterback. More...

Gaffney golfers claim region crown

Brandon Coggins figured his Gaffney High Indians would be the team to beat.  He also figured freshman Zack Gordon was due to shoot a low score.  He was right on both assumptions.  Gordon led the way, shooting a 74-70 to finish as the m More...

Trench Warfare:

Wildcats look for linemen this spring

There will be new starters in the trenches when Blacksburg starts spring football practice later this month.  Blacksburg lost five starters on the offensive line, including two college football signees. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Twitter has opened a whole new world

My wife often asks me, “How are you a newsman, yet have no want to look at a television newscast?”  My response is sharp and straight to the point: “On a daily basis, all the news I want can be found on this little thing called More...

OUR VIEW

We all have a stake in achieving a diverse police presence

If you read our story on the front page of your newspaper Wednesday, then you understand there are some disproportionate numbers in the police agencies that serve and protect Cherokee County.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Hillary’s own damning words

Contrary to what has been reported in The New York Times and elsewhere, the Clinton Foundation never agreed to stop raising money from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. 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?