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City’s new fire engine ready in Wisconsin

There were snow flurries Thursday in Appleton, Wis., while City of Gaffney Fire Department officials conducted their final inspection of the city’s brand new fire truck.  The custom-made 2015 Pierce Manufacturing fire truck was commissione More...

LifeStyles

Two Gaffney artists to be featured in Spartanburg exhibit

An exhibit of eclectic works by Southern Exposure, a Spartanburg artist’s cooperative, “Southern Exposure at the Bijou Gallery: Bijou, Be Then, Be Now,” opens Nov. 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. More...

Meals on Wheels in need of donations and volunteers

Gaffney Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi, a local fraternity, donated 30 large turkeys, weighing over 750 pounds to Cherokee County Meals On Wheels. The fraternity has been supporting Meals on Wheels for 11 years.  More...

Vitality Chiropractic grand opening

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Vitality Chiropractic of the Upstate with a Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Elliot, Vietnam War veteran

James Robert Elliott, 68, of 2061 Cottonwood Drive, Shelby, NC, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 18, in Shelby Regional Hospital.  Husband of Earnestine Hopper Poole Elliott, he was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a son of the lat More...

Gene Swofford, retired from Freightliner

Cowpens, SC — William Eugene Swofford, 70, of 324 McGinnis Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Johnny Martin, retired from the US Navy

Gaffney, SC — John Edward Martin, 83, of 223 Midway Terrace, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.  More...

Retirement Drop-In Planned For Long-Time College Administrator - Free Access

Limestone College is a much different place than it was in July of 1986 when Dave Rilling first stepped on campus.  More...

Charging pit bull shot, killed by police officer

A City of Gaffney Police Department patrol officer was forced to use his service weapon to stop a charging pit bull during a Nov. More...

State high school grads earn $1.34 billion in scholarships

South Carolina high school graduates headed off to pursue higher education this year after earning more than $1 billion in college scholarships.  The Class of 2015 earned a total of $1,344,307,493 in scholarships, the fourth year in a row the st More...

Local News

Carjacking suspect arrested

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller on Wednesday announced the recent arrest of a Gaffney man charged in connection with the alleged Oct. 19 carjacking and shooting of a woman who later flagged down help in Grassy Pond.  More...

Clemson makes pitch to help grow technology companies locally

Clemson University technology villages is a concept under consideration as Gaffney works to attract entrepreneurs to Cherokee County. More...

City seeking residents’ cooperation on leaf pickup

The City of Gaffney Public Works Department is requesting the citizens’ help with our leaf collection.  More...

Sports

How the Top 25 fared

No. 1 Clemson (11-0) beat Wake Forest 33-13. Next: at South Carolina, Saturday.  More...

REASON TO SMILE

Gaffney wideout gives teammates, coaches plenty to smile about

If Kobe Rodgers is on the football field, it’s a good bet that he’ll be smiling.  “He always has a smile on his face. He enjoys the game,” Gaffney coach Dan Jones said. “He is what makes coaching fun. More...

Indians hope to shut down Byrnes offense

Defense wins championships.  And playoff games - especially when Gaffney and Byrnes get together.  Although they have a long and storied rivalry, the teams have met only three times in the playoffs, including the 2011 Class 4A Division I ch More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Reflections on Black Friday

It was about 10 years ago I last set out with a professional photographer to document the craziness of Black Friday.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Restoring confidence in the IRS

Over time, there has been some disturbing and troublesome problems occurring within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that have affected many taxpayers all across our nation. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Refugee screening is a sham

At least one of the bombers in the Paris massacre last weekend allegedly sneaked into France posing as a Syrian refugee. ISIS is infiltrating refugee camps to penetrate Europe and the United States. 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?