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Blacksburg will play its final game this season when it plays Powdersville in Friday’s Ledger Live Game of the Week.  Kickoff will take place at 7:30 p.m. at T.A. Campbell Stadium. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you plan to attend the Cherokee County Recreation District’s Public Input Session on Nov. 5 for development of recreational facilities?  No: 54% (31 votes)  Didn’t know about it: 26% (15 votes)   More...

LifeStyles

“Driving Miss Daisy” dinner theatre and art exhibit

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) anxiously awaits the opening of another time honored and highly acclaimed dinner theatre and art exhibit benefit, produced in conjunction with CHC Associates Casting and Services, Alfred Uhry&r More...

MLK art and essay contest

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Essay Contest will begin in Cherokee County Public Schools on Monday, Nov. 2. The theme for this year’s contest is, “Healing Hearts with Mercy, Kindness, and Forgivenes”  More...

Halloween Happenings

Treat Stop at Sardis United Methodist Church, Saturday, October 31 3-5 p.m. All are welcome. l Calling all Trick-or-Treaters: The Gaffney Downtown Business Association is hosting a Halloween event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

OBITUARY

Netha Camp

Mrs. Netha Bell Camp, 97, of 208 W. More...

Joan Haulbrooks, retired from Quincy’s

Gaffney, SC — Joan Dixon Haulbrooks, 81, formerly of 114 Cudd Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Julia Katherine Foard, known as “Kat”

Hendersonville, NC —  Julia Katherine Littlejohn Foard, "Kat," was gathered into the arms of Jesus on Monday, October 26, 2015.  More...

Apartment fills with carbon monoxide

At least three people were taken for medical treatment following a Thursday morning incident in which carbon monoxide filled a Beltline Courts apartment.  More...

IT’S TIME

Daylight Savings Time is scheduled to end at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1.  Please set your clocks back one hour prior to retiring for the evening on Saturday night.   More...

SCC gets OK to lease tech center land

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) received state approval this week to move forward with finalizing a lease agreement for the new Cherokee Technology Center to be built on college land.   More...

Local News

READ THIS

READ THIS — Volunteers with the Cherokee County Literacy Association served pancakes, bacon, sausage and coffee Saturday, Oct 17 at Fatz to raise money to further the mission of teaching illite More...

Building coming down

The former Brown Furniture building soon will be meeting the wrecking ball.  Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said the permits are in place to begin soliciting requests for proposals (RFP) to tear down the iconic building to make way for a new 300-seat More...

SPRUCING UP

Lowe’s employees volunteered on a recent Saturday morning to ‘spruce up’ the interior of the Church Builders of Gaffney facility (former DeCamp House) on Old Georgia Highway. More...

Sports

Aggies down USC - Free Access

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Highly touted true freshman quarterback Kyler Murray ran for 156 yards and threw for 223 more in his first start for Texas A&M, and the Aggies ended a two-game slide with a 35-28 win over South Car  More...

Indians want win to enhance playoff position

Heading into the home stretch of the regular season, the Gaffney Indians want wins to enhance their postseason positioning.  That playoff push begins tonight at Fort Mill (6-4, 2-3).  “This is a big game,” Gaffney coach Dan Jone More...

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Gaffney nose guard tackles double teams to free up teammates to make plays

Try to push Davante Dawkins out of the middle of the defensive line. Tough to do, isn't it?  The 245-pound Gaffney High nose guard can’t be budged.  Dawkins is a rare three-year starter for the Indians. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

But what about the elder son?

Alligator is a creature I avoid in the wild unless their meat is for supper.  More...

OUR VIEW

Spring Valley arrest challenges South Carolina to remain calm, peaceful again

South Carolina is once again in the national spotlight. Video of a school resource officer throwing a Spring Valley High School student to the floor and arresting her is, as Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott put it, disturbing. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Sorry, Hillary Clinton, VA corruption widespread

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the furor over sick vets waiting for health-care is overblown and “not as widespread as it has been made out to be.” Last Friday, Clinton accused Republicans of concocting complaints against the Veterans Affair 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?