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Triple murder suspect pleads guilty

A 48-year-old Cowpens man was spared the possibility of a death sentence on the relative eve of his long-pending trial in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he was allowed to plead guilty late Thursday afternoon in Spartanburg to three coun More...

LifeStyles

Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert Nov. 15

The Gaffney Ledger and Limestone College will co-host the U.S. Army Field Band’s “Jazz Ambassadors” on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at Fullerton Auditorium.  More...

Bethany Baptist observes Fall Mission Emphasis

Bethany Baptist Church observed Fall Mission Emphasis on Sunday, Oct. 25. Kim Blanton presented a clock from the church to Duck McAbee to help with the Jerusalem Project. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Greene-Owens

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Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Huffman, retired educator

1/23/46 – 10/31/15  Thomas, or Olin, for those who knew him, was born into humble beginnings in Cherokee County on January 23, 1946. His parents were Maggie Turner Huffman and Theo Oliver Huffman. More...

Richard Smith

Funeral service for Richard Smith, age 73, of 107 Woodlawn Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. Janie L. Smith, will be held on Monday, November 2 at 3 p.m. More...

David Keener, retired from Nestle

Gaffney, SC — David Keener of 158 Farmwind Road, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Breaking News - 11/2/2015 3:05 PM

United Way of the Piedmont President to Step Down

The Chairman of United Way of the Piedmont announced today that President and CEO Doug Eberhart has tendered his resignation, effective late November. More...

Teens spend nine hours a day with media - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) -- Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.  More...

Three burglary suspects arrested by sheriff's office - Free Access

Men allegedly caught walking away from wrecked get-away vehicle in Cleveland County, N.C.

Staff Report Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller on Monday morning announced the arrest of three Clover men charged with the armed robbery of a Blacksburg convenience store on Oct. 29.   More...

CORRECTION

The advertisement that appears on Page 7B regarding the appearance of the Jazz Ambassadors, America’s Big Band, should have had a performance date and time of Sunday, Nov. More...

Local News

First deaths caused by flu in SC this year confirmed

Like an unwanted visitor, flu has made its annual appearance in South Carolina to keep people home from school and work until the dreaded illness runs its course.  More...

County takes over garbage pick-up

The county began picking up residential garbage in the city this week.  So far, the transition has gone smoothly, according to Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly.  “I haven’t heard of any real glitches,” Jolly said.  Jolly sai More...

YMCA Capital Campaign Donation

YMCA Capital Campaign Donation - Ed Elliot presents a check for $250 to the YMCA, in support of the YMCA Capital Campaign to build an athletic field. More...

Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Weird finishes hardly affect rankings

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer    More...

The Great Escape

Narrow win sets up showdown Friday at Northwestern for region championship

The Gaffney Indians found a way to win at Bob Jones Stadium in Fort Mill on Friday, keeping their hopes of winning a region championship alive.  D.J. More...

Gaffney backer provides spark with a pick 6 and blocked punt

The difference between winning and losing is often one player on one play.  In Gaffney’s case against Fort Mill on Friday, make that two plays.  With a region championship possibly on the line, Gaffney linebacker Lolo Dawkins stepped More...

Letters

Please come to the meeting Thursday to tell them what recreational needs and activities you want

To the Residents of Cherokee County,  For over a year and a half, the Cherokee County Recreation District has been working on a plan to completely overhaul our county’s recreational needs and facilities.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Oh, there it is; well, never mind then

Who uses ink anymore?  In this hi-tech, computerized world we have nowadays, why would we ever need to print anything?  Well, believe it or not, there are still those times when you need a piece of paper in your hand instead of a smart phon More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Power to walk away matters more than the right to vote

Politicians from both major political parties often talk of empowering the middle class or some other group of voters. But in reality, they’re just seeking power for themselves. It is important, of course, that we have the right to vote. More...

THEIR VIEW

Port pumps up the Upstate economy

There should never have been any doubt about how important the Port of Charleston is to the manufacturing-rich Upstate, but if there had been it was permanently removed last week. 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?