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CTC students use career fair to pass on what they’ve learned

A car ignition simulator, deer antlers and cake decorating tools were a feast for the eyes and ears of Draytonville Elementary School students Thursday inside the school’s multipurpose room.  The young students got to break bricks, change More...

LifeStyles

“Sanctity of Life” display on the lawn outside St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

  Blue and pink flags are arranged in the shape of a cross for a “Sanctity of Life” display on the lawn outside St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Joseph and Clydean Kanipe Lee of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 24, 2015.  Mr. and Mrs. Lee were married in Gaffney in 1965. Their children are Larry Lee and wife, Diane and Melissa Lee, all of Gaffney. More...

Bipartisan bill revises school meal standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill recently released would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve.  School nutrition directors and first lady Miche More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74 - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, h More...

Annette Horn, member of Macedonia Baptist Church

Gaffney, SC — Annette Sentell Horn, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was beloved by her family and friends, and was known for looking for the best in people. More...

Gayle White, retired from Robert Allen Fabrics

Gaffney, SC — Patricia Gayle Painter White, 68, formerly of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. More...

National News

Educators remember NASA astronaut aboard Challenger

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard Challenger 30 years ago.  More...

Thieves strike school bus on field trip

Seven children from Gaffney, along with several chaperones, fell victim to a thief Wednesday evening in Rock Hill after someone entered a Cherokee County School District bus and stole student belongings during a field trip.  More...

Some county salaries could be adjusted

The county’s low pay scale has resulted in high turnover rates in departments and low morale.  That could change sooner than expected.  Last fall, Cherokee County Council approved a pay study, including benefits, to help create a wage More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you agree with the proposal from two state senators to give state employees a 5 percent pay raise?  Yes: 55% (81 votes)  No: 40% (59 votes)  Don’t Care: 5% (7 votes)   More...

Local News

Gaffney vs. Shelby: Man charged in stabbing

A Chestnut Street man was charged with 2nd-degree assault and battery following a reported stabbing that occurred Jan. 22.  According to an incident report from Gaffney police, officers were dispatched to the 400 block at approximately 5 p.m. More...

Building destroyed by Sunday night fire

A Sunday night fire that destroyed a building on Old Georgia Highway was turned over to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for investigation.  More...

City applies for $500,000 grant

Construction of the newest city park could soon get a serious financial boost.  The city submitted a grant application this week to the Appalachian Regional Commission that could net as much as $500,000 for the construction of the 3.65-acre park More...

Sports

Surging Indians seek revenge

Indians must clamp down on Clover’s Robbins who scored 46 in first matchup

Mark Huff knew if his Gaffney Indians were to defeat defending Region III-4A champion Clover that they would have to stop Quise Robbins.  However, that didn’t happen when the teams met in early January when Robbins scored a career-high 46 More...

Earls ready to show stuff in spring training

It didn’t take long for Kaleb Earls to regain his swag after missing some time with an injury.  In his first full season in the minor leagues, the 6-5 right hander from Blacksburg posted a solid 3.15 ERA in 2015.  But there were some More...

Bradley scores big win over No. 6 ranked York wrestler

Gaffney’s Mason Bradley continued to solidify himself as a threat to advance to the state tournament by posting a big win against York on Wednesday.  In the highlight match of the evening, Bradley posted a majority decision 10-2 win over C More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Republicans and Democrats need to take it outside

Hundreds of “Star Wars” fans took to the streets for a massive snowball fight in the nation’s capital following last weekend’s blizzard.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Certificate of need process needs reform

With the need to fix state roads and reduce the inequity in public education, the Legislature may have too much on its agenda to get around to streamlining the certificate of need program.  But, as the endless dispute over who gets to build a ho More...

LIBERTY BELLE

CDC dropping the ball on Zika

If you’re pregnant or planning to be, rethink your vacation plans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against travel to Puerto Rico, the U.S. 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?