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South Carolina floods leave a shared sense of memories lost - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gills Creek flows past the Columbia Ballet School, and, a few miles downstream, a shop where people can pawn car titles to pay monthly bills. More...

Gunman sentenced to six years

A 32-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he entered into a plea agreement related to a Dec. 13, 2013, shooting.  More...

GHS-YORK GAME CAN BE VIEWED LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE

Gaffney seeks to go into its bye week on a positive note Friday, hosting No. 10 York in a crucial Region III-4A matchup. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

Meetings The Tuesday Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 13, beginning at 4:00 pm at Cherokee Alliance for Visual Arts (CAVA), 210 W. Frederick Street More...

Mikes Creek Church Celebrates 150 Years

Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating 150 years. The church began worship in August of 1865 and was officially organized in 1866. Mikes Creek Pastor, Rev. More...

Catie Allison, Voter registration and Elections, AAUW October Speaker

Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, October 12, at 12:00 pm at the House of Pizza on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Sports

Limestone football drops heartbreaker - Free Access

The Limestone College football team could not overcome three near misses in the endzone and a total of four interceptions on the night, falling in heartbreaking fashion to Catawba College by a final of 10-3 on Saturday, October 10 at The Reservation More...

HIGH EXPECTATIONS: IT COMES WITH THE JOB

Ward handling well the toughest job in the county as GHS quarterback

What’s the highest profile job in Cherokee County?  County Administrator? President of Limestone College? More...

Stopping York QB a key for Indians in big region tilt

It’s been a while since the Gaffney Indians have beaten the York Cougars. In fact, the Cougars come into The Reservation tonight on a 3-game win streak against their hosts, including last year’s 38-13 victory, More...

Volunteers needed to help remove neighborhood debris - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C.- The United Way of South Carolina is asking for volunteers across the state who can help victims clean debris from their flood-stricken homes and sort the debris at the curb.  United Way requests that volunteers register here More...

Two pedestrians struck, one pronounced dead at the scene - Free Access

Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles within minutes of each other in separate incidents in Gaffney on Thursday evening. One survived being struck and was transported by helicopter for medical treatment. More...

Rain resumes as South Carolina recovers from massive flood - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After four dry days, rain has returned to South Carolina — but not in the record-breaking amounts seen last week that caused devastating floods. More...

Gunman sentenced to six years in prison

A 32-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he entered into a plea agreement related to a Dec. 13, 2013, shooting. More...

Blacksburg to dedicate museum Sunday

While the word “legacy” isn’t one at the front of Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue’s mind, what certainly is there is the opportunity to invest in the town’s past, present and future.  More...

Firefighters pull off tricky rescue

Two people were transported for medical treatment following a Wednesday morning accident on Highway 18 in southern Cherokee County during which a vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a deep gully.  More...

Local News

‘TIS FLU SEASON

DHEC: Don’t wait to get vaccinated

Currently, the flu has not made its annual round through the Palmetto State, leaving many sickened, weakened and awful for days at a time. More...

COVER GIRL

A “Gaffney Girl” recently graced the cover of a Spartanburg area fashion magazine. More...

Employers, students can find each other through STEM Premier application

Middle school students can use their computer skills to gain interest from future employers while training in school for future careers.  STEM Premier lets students create their own online profile with their academic and technical skills, creden More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brad Elliott Douglas, Self employed barber

Brad Elliott Douglas, known as “Sug”, age 41, of 123½ Moss Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday evening, October 6, 2015, at 6:23 P.M. More...

Betty Rector, Avid Nascar fan

Gaffney, SC — Betty Elizabeth Winstead Rector, 79, of 108 Rector Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Ann Crotzer

Gaffney, SC — Ann Beam Crotzer went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Water up to the 2nd floor

Perusing through an old photo album at my folks’ house the other day I stumbled upon my very first newspaper clipping.  It’s been yellowed by time, and it’s faded a little, but it’s amazing how something like that can tra More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Newspaper week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.  This week marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and the theme — The Power of the Press — points to the importance of watchdog journalism More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Why community newspapers matter

“I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…” —Roger Miller   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?