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Families of Charleston 9 forgive shooting suspect in court - Free Access

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press   More...

Summer Robot Fun - Free Access

Cherokee County students were involved in a robotics camp June 15-18 at Spartanburg Community College. See audio slide show More...

Inmate sues county jail, claims he contracted MRSA

The Cherokee County Detention Center and its health care provider have been named in a lawsuit by an inmate who claimed he contracted a severe MRSA infection in the jail and that he wasn’t treated properly despite requests for help.  More...

‘THE NATURE OF THE BEAST’

Work outdoors continues as usual despite scorching heat

Despite temperatures nearing triple digits, a lot of outdoor work has been continuing this week in Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

CITY SALUTES OLD GLORY

The City of Gaffney held its fifth annual Flag Day program last Friday evening to celebrate the history of the United States flag. Members of the Fort Jackson-based 282nd U.S. More...

ANNIVERSARIES

Campbells married 45 years

John and June Hughey Campbell celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary at Cherokee National Golf Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  The couple was originally wed on Saturday, June 13, 1970, at Clemson Baptist Church in downtown Clemson.  A More...

Jay Thompson receives Humanitarian Award at recent Shady Grove missionary program

Jay Thompson, a Trustee at Shady Grove Baptist Church, was recently presented the 2015 Humanitarian Award by the Senior Missionary Ministry president, Dorothy Manning.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thelma McDaniel, worked in textiles

BLACKSBURG – Thelma Martin McDaniel, 87, of 715 Seven Springs Road, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  More...

James N. Edwards, a native of Gaffney

James Nathaniel (“Jimmy”) Edwards, 68, of Birmingham, Ala., answered the Master’s call on Monday, June 15, 2015.  More...

Howard L. Jefferies Jr., Cherokee County native

Howard Lee Jefferies Jr., 57, of 203 Short Peeler St., husband of Partheana Conley Jefferies, departed this life on Wednesday, June 15, 2015, at his residence.  Son of the late Howard Jefferies and the late Mattie Sue Dershaw Jefferies, he was More...

Rec Distict to decide Tuesday to raise fees

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Sports Editor  larry@gaffneyledger.com     It will likely cost more to play youth sports here. Just how much is still in question, though.   More...

US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears - Free Access

By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press  More...

WikiLeaks says it's leaking over 500,000 Saudi documents - Free Access

By RAPHAEL SATTER and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press  More...

Charleston shockwaves - Free Access

Long known as a place of refuge, a different question is being asked in the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting at a downtown Charleston church. More...

No bond for teen murder suspect

A teenage murder suspect was denied bond in Cherokee County General Sessions Court following a Wednesday afternoon hearing during which prosecutors released new details on an allegedly deliberate attack.  More...

Local News

County’s budget includes $160,000 additional funds for community college

Prior to the decisive final vote Monday on the county’s new spending plan, Spartanburg Community College (SCC) President Henry Giles asked council to up his funding .  Turns out, he didn’t need to — his request for $160,000 in More...

BETHEL HONORS GRADUATES –

Bethel Baptist Church recently held a baccalaureate service honoring its 2015 graduates from kindergarten, Head Start, high school and college. More...

New exhibits open at Riverbanks Zoo

COLUMBIA – Be sure to brake for grizzly bears and river otters on your next visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. More...

Sports

US Open mystery solved

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer  UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — One mystery was solved Thursday in the U.S. Open.  More...

Stenson, Johnson share US Open lead; Tiger shoots 80 - Free Access

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College of Charleston's Lee hired as Clemson baseball coach - Free Access

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Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A ray of hope far from Washington

Listening to the political junkies discuss the 2016 presidential election more than a year ahead of time is enough to depress just about anyone who has a life outside the political bubble. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

HUD war against the suburbs

An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. More...

THEIR VIEW

Haley’s view on bonds entirely contradictory

There’s little room for argument that attracting Volvo to South Carolina isn’t a huge boon for our 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?