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Police, shop owners work together to curb crime

Pawnshops in Cherokee County still interact with police the old-fashioned way in some respects.  Police not only talk with pawnshop owners, and seek their help when needed, Sheriff Steve Mueller said his office still collects pawn tickets on a r More...

LifeStyles

Not initially planning to make a career of it, Milliken plant employees still enjoy punching the clock — 50 years later

“I LOVE MY JOB!”

Over the past several decades, the Milliken Limestone Plant has changed names several times, in the process seeing more than its share of managers and employees come and go.  But in every circumstance, there is an exception.  In this case, More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events West End Baptist Church will hold its “Day of Refreshing Fall Revival” on Sept. 27-30. Guest speaker for the occasion is Michael Keel More...

LITTLE MISS YORK COUNTY

Sydney Nance, 7, daughter of Jeremy and Kristina Nance, was crowned Little Miss York County on Sept. 20 in Lancaster. She will compete for the Little Miss South Carolina crown in July 2016. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JOHN MICKLES SR.

John William Mickles, Sr., known as “Big John”, 77, of 100 Ellis Ferry Ave., Apt. 211, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, on Hwy. 29, Gaffney.  More...

WILBERT LITTLEJOHN

Wilbert Littlejohn, 74, of 503 6th St., entered eternal rest on Friday, Sept. More...

HELEN WIRTZ

Helen Patrick Wirtz, 86, daughter of the late Jasper Franklin Lee Patrick (born in 1864 during the Civil War) and the late Minnie Lee Blanton Patrick, went home to her dear Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. More...

Breaking News - 9/30/2015 1:55 PM

Man killed in wreck died from natural causes, coroner says - Free Access

    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a North Carolina truck driver involved in a fiery crash September 24 on S.C. Highway 11 near Gaffney died from natural causes prior to the collision.     More...

City councilman might change his mind on performing arts center project vote

Could spell doom for project

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith is having second thoughts about the city’s $5 million performing arts center, contending that the project is too costly and would not draw enough business to the downtown area. More...

Local News

City gets update on project

The city’s Building and Grounds Committee will meet this morning (Wednesday) to hear an update on the city’s controversial performing arts center project.  Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly, an avid supporter of the center, said the archite More...

ANYBODY HOME?

ANYBODY HOME? — Two men were transported for medical treatment following a Monday afternoon accident that sent one vehicle into the front yard of a North Logan Street home. More...

1 pole, 2 poles and a fire hydrant

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate following a Monday afternoon accident on Railroad Avenue in which a pickup truck driver plowed through two utility poles and a fire hydrant. More...

Sports

Saints men's basketball team releases schedule - Free Access

The Limestone College men's basketball team and head coach Brandon Scott have officially announced the 28-game schedule for the 2015-16 season which includes 13 home match ups within the ever friendly walls of the Timken Center.   & More...

Limestone seeks to crack Wingate defensive riddle

Limestone College coach Bobby James will have a reunion of sorts Saturday when his second year program takes on undefeated Wingate.  More...

Posey uncertain for tilt at Rock Hill

Gaffney leading rusher Ikeem Posey has a hip bruise, leaving his availability uncertain for Friday’s big region game at Rock Hill.  Posey was injured early in the loss to Nation Ford this past Friday. More...

Letters

Deeply appreciates CKC Fire Department

Dear Editor:  The month of October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and being the parent of a Downs Syndrome child, I would like to thank the CKC Fire Department for taking in my son.  They have been willing to spend time with him and teach More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Robert and Polly Owen, former Gaffney residents, are shown here on their tour of Denali Park, the Yukon Territory, Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This TV dispute has my wife ‘all tore up’

Is 7 really on your side? Guess that depends on who you ask, but for all you DIRECTV customers out there, me included, that might be up for debate. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

GOP, let Obama shut it down and own it

Establishment Republicans inside and outside Washington miss the grassroots’ point. Even if we don’t eventually prevail with defunding Planned Parenthood, we need to take this issue to the American people . 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?