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Tax break highlights county agenda

Cherokee County Council on Tuesday is expected to give its final approval of a tax break for a $22 million expansion project at Freightliner Custom Chassis.  The ordinance provides a 6 percent fee-in-lieu for Freightliner to expand its operation More...

LifeStyles

Raven’s ‘sister’ helps the ‘birthday boy’ celebrate

Raven Ross lit up the room with a wide grin inside Substation II as the birthday boy patiently waited to have his cake and eat it, too.  Substation II employees held a special birthday celebration Thursday afternoon to honor Ross on his 61st bir More...

Sean Gaskell to perform at library

Sean Gaskell will give a performance on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Koras musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.  More...

Ledger tour

Students from the Ola Copeland Center recently took a guided tour of The Gaffney Ledger facilities. Anita Chambers, mentor, arranged the tour as part of the center’s mentoring program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annette Nance - Free Access

Loved fishing and her family

Union, SC — Annette Haney Nance, 63, of 683 Rice Avenue Ext., Apt. 7H, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at her residence. More...

Brenda Fowler-Stuard - Free Access

Retired as a bookkeeper for Service Electric

Gaffney — Brenda Gail Reynolds Fowler-Stuard, 65, of 115 Camp Drive, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. More...

Carolyn Johnson, loved to crochet

Cowpens, SC — Carolyn Phillips Byars Wood Johnson, 88, formerly of 6230 Cannons Campground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

SECOND ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST

Another sad scene played out Saturday afternoon when family and friends said their goodbyes to the second of two Gaffney High School seniors killed in a Feb. 5 crash in York County. More...

Man killed in Saturday accident

A 30-year-old Gaffney man was killed Saturday afternoon during the first fatal traffic accident in Cherokee County this year. Cpl. David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 1:40 p.m. More...

Councilman wants junkyard cleaned up

County officials want the owner of Cole’s junkyard to clean up their mess.  Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said the property on Cherokee Avenue and River Drive is an eyesore and in violation of the county’s junkyard ord More...

Local News

Body Cams

Policies, cost pose dilemmas for police agencies

When lawmakers enacted a measure last June to make police officers across the state wear body cameras, a measure prompted by high-profile police shootings, it was expected it would take about a year to make it happen and get all agencies on board.&nb More...

‘Sex Ed Boot Camp’ Feb. 18

Authors and radio hosts Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique, creators of the college speaking series “Sex Ed Boot Camp,” will be appearing at Limestone College on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. More...

POLICE REPORTS

An 18-year-old Gaffney man was arrested Feb. 10 after a backpack containing alleged marijuana and a gun was seized from a vehicle during a traffic stop. More...

Sports

Valkyries add twelfth sport: Acrobatics and Tumbling - Free Access

Converse Director of Athletics Joy Couch announced on Monday that the school will introduce Acrobatics and Tumbling as a varsity sport beginning in the Fall of 2016 and compete in the Spring of 2017. More...

Father & son get national exposure for shot and reaction

Jordan Rodgers’ playmaking and scoring abilities have earned him heaps of recognition in the area. But the Blacksburg point guard, who helped lead his team to the region championship, never expected to be recognized at the national level. More...

Upset vaults Indians to No. 3 seed

Indians on road at Laurens after York upsets Clover

Ah. The playoffs.  The larger crowds. The increased sense of urgency. The bracket-busting upsets.  Wait a minute, the upsets started early as York beat highly-favored Clover Friday to give the Gaffney Indians the region’s No. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

David Brooks and Obama’s ongoing pant crease

If you read The New York Times “conservative” columnist David Brooks, you might better grasp the chasm between true and phony conservatives, between Reagan conservatives and establishment Republicans.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Responding to North Korea’s latest provocation

For many years Korea has been known as “The Land of the Morning Calm.” Sunday, Feb. 7, I could have added a post-script: “The morning calm and the afternoon chaos!”  More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. women deserve an equal-pay law

While Gov. Nikki Haley is predictably conservative on most issues, she sometimes is willing to go against the grain, such as when she recently helped lead the effort to bring down the Confederate flag that had flown on the grounds of the Statehouse. 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?