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Jazz Ambassadors Slideshow - Free Access

Photos and videos from Sunday's Jazz Ambassadors concert. More...

Man gets 10 years for his part in assault and robbery

A 20-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after he entered guilty pleas to being involved in the group assault and robbery of a man outside a bar and the burglary of a city apartment.  More...

Stabbing lands man in prison for 20 years

A Gaffney man received a 20-year prison sentence Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for stabbing two people. More...

Bands, Ledger join forces in unique promotion

A promotion starting today will enable county residents to support local high school bands while staying current on the latest community news.  More...

LifeStyles

‘Music Sandwiched In’ at the Blacksburg Library

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, The Blacksburg Public Library will host the Wilhelm Brothers for the November ‘Music Sandwiched In’ from 12:15-1 p.m. A free lunch will be served. The Wilhelm Brothers style is folk rock with cello infusion.  More...

Limestone College presents Steinway concert Nov. 17

Pianist John Kenneth Adams To Be Featured At Fullerton Auditorium

Limestone College will present its first Steinway series concert of the academic year on Tuesday, Nov. 17, as pianist John Kenneth Adams takes the stage at Fullerton Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. More...

Mary Black Physicians Group Welcomes Melissa Kimbrell, FNP

Mary Black Health System Gaffney is pleased to welcome Melissa Kimbrell, FNP, to Mary Black Health System. Melissa has joined Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cathryn Pettit

Cathryn Cooley Pettit, 89, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Eden Terrace-Spartanburg. More...

Haley says she still supports giving refuge to persecuted - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that she continues to support allowing persecuted immigrants to come to South Carolina — as long as they're not from Syria.  More...

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces One SC Fund - Free Access

Charleston's Stephen Colbert Joins Haley in Flood Relief Fundraising

COLUMBIA, S.C. —  Governor Nikki Haley today announced the One SC Fund, a fundraising effort that will help South Carolinians who are recovering from unprecedented flooding continue the re-building process.  More...

Inmate petitions court to reduce sentence on marijuana trafficking conviction

Just a few days after he was sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking marijuana through Cherokee County, a Colorado man was back in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Friday hoping a judge would lower his sentence. More...

Police report says man shot by officer a suspect in stolen debit card case

A 20-year-old Ridgeway man who died last Monday night when he was shot by a police officer in Spartanburg is one of two men named as suspects in a Gaffney Police Department investigation of a stolen debit card being used at multiple local stores Nov. More...

Public input recreation report headed to county council

The recently released consultant’s recreation report detailed a bleak future for the county’s recreation district without an increase in funding.  Cherokee County Recreation District officials aren’t wasting time in addressing More...

Local News

Stolen truck recovered

Hidden in plain sight

Apparently hidden in plain sight, a Freightliner truck stolen from a Blacksburg truck stop Nov. 2 was recovered Wednesday in Grassy Pond.  More...

Teacher files notice of intent to appeal termination

A Cherokee County School District teacher who won reinstatement to her job with back pay following a 2007 lawsuit and a lengthy legal battle, and who sued the district against last March following allegations of ongoing harassment, is now appealing h More...

POLICE REPORTS

l More than $50,000 in theft losses were reported after someone stole a truck, trailer and two tractors from an Old Post Road business.  More...

Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Balancing resume, quality in rankings

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer      Some teams get better as the season goes along. Others get worse.  More...

Saints start fast but fade in season-ending loss

PEMBROKE, N.C. More...

Gaffney travels to rival to open playoffs

The Gaffney Indians will play a rival in the first round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs on Friday.  Blythewood beat Spring Valley this past Thursday, so the Indians, the No. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I sat through the speech but I’m still not motivated

I have occasionally had to sit through presentations by what they call “motivational speakers” and I can say that the only thing they ever motivated me to want to do was go up there and smack ’em up side the head.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Of course we should let the big banks fail

At the Republican Presidential debate earlier this week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz did something unusual for a politician — he gave a straightforward answer to a question. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Assessing the GOP field

I get the feeling that the Republican presidential field is gradually beginning to narrow and that we will see interesting dynamics among the principal survivors.  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?