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USC named one of 50 most beautiful campus quads - Free Access

BEXLEY, Ohio —College Rank has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campus Quads. College quads serve as communal spaces where students, faculty, and visitors study, gather, and enjoy a park like setting. More...

City-County garbage pact in the dumpster ... for now

The county was supposed to begin picking up residential garbage in the city today.  But government leaders failed to reach an agreement on the contract’s remaining sticking point — collecting garbage at the city’s housing autho More...

LifeStyles

Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says - Free Access

Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says  MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer    More...

Sending students back to school in style

Combined efforts from Broad River Electric Cooperative members, employees and one of its industrial accounts have provided 3,000 book bags, with school supplies, to students across the upstate of South Carolina.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church seeking pianist l Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 509 Cherokee Falls Rd., Blacksburg, is seeking a pianist for Sunday morning and night services. For more information, contact 864-839-0084, or Michael Borders at 864-812-0495. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CORRIE BRACKETT

Mrs. Corrie Willie Mae Logan Brackett, 88, of 142 Old Pacolet Road, Cowpens, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Donnell Brackett, answered the Master’s call on Sunday morning, August 30, 2015, at 1:25 a.m. at her residence.  More...

LESTER ISLER

Blacksburg - Lester Lee Isler, 77, of 212 East Jones Street, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. More...

DELLA JOHNSON

Della Johnson, 86, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Frederick Memorial Gardens. More...

Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage - Free Access

CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press     More...

Pentagon to survey South Carolina brig for Guantanoma detainees - Free Access

MEG KINNARD, Associated Press  LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press     More...

Alaska-bound Obama renames America's tallest peak - Free Access

JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press     More...

July housing starts show steep drop from 2014

There was a sharp decline here in housing starts in July in comparison to figures 12 months earlier.  In the most recent report from the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County, the group said there were eight new home starts in the county d More...

ENTRAPPED

At least three people were taken to area hospitals following a Saturday afternoon collision on Shelby Highway at Pleasant School Road. The crash involved a station wagon and a sport utility vehicle. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Union woman says car vandalized while she attended Gaffney football game

An estimated $800 in damage was reported following an Aug. 22 hit-andrun incident on Hyatt Street during a Gaffney High School football game.  More...

READERS ON ThE ROAD

  Jason Smith keeps up with the news from back home by reading The gaffney Ledger. Jason is in Japan teaching English to Japanese students. "That's my city, ayabe, in Kyoto prefecture," he says of the photograph. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $200 in damage was reported following an Aug. More...

Sports

fan death raises stadium safety issues - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.  More...

NFL, Brady await deflategate ruling - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute o  More...

A ‘Cav’alanche

Dorman QB Hill throws 2 fourth-quarter TDs to bury Indians, 35-13

It was a sputtering, inconsistent and pretty mundane performance by both the Gaffney and Dorman offenses.  Until the fourth quarter.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

The dilemma of the buttless hospital gown

There’s a whole boatload of etiquette books on the market that cover everything ranging from which silverware to use when, to how to greet foreign dignitaries.  And I’ve not read a whole lot of etiquette books so I’m not really More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t give up on board of regents concept

For decades, South Carolina’s public colleges and universities have lacked adequate statewide oversight and control. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

It depends on what the meaning of ‘Crazies’ is

Yeah, I get President Obama’s point. He wants to disarm lawabiding Americans but entrust the Iranian Islamist theocracy to police itself on nuclear arms and subsidize its funding of global terrorism. 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?