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Assault lands man in prison

A 30-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to an assault that left another man hospitalized with a severely broken jaw. More...

LifeStyles

CAVA March exhibit features works by elementary students and CAVA members

The March exhibit at the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will highlight the work of two of its members, Judy Wyles and Cindy Wilson, and present the highly creative works by Draytonville and Corinth Elementary School students taught by Eri More...

ENGAGEMENT

Thomas and Mary Moore Creech of Columbia, SC announce the engagement of their daughter Kelsey Morgan to Mr. Jonathan Caleb Hazle of Gaffney.  The bride-elect is a senior early childhood education major at North Greenville University.  More...

PIANIST HONERED

PIANIST HONORED - Glenda Parris was honored by White Plains Baptist Church on January 31, 2016 for serving as the pianist for 50 years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edna Devine

retired from textile industry

Blacksburg — Edna Louise Bell Devine, 91, of 355 Batchelor Drive, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at her residence. More...

Mary Lamb

Gaffney, SC — Mary Pennington Lamb, 74, of Westwinds Village, Apt. 41, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at her residence. More...

Fannie Alice Phillips

Jonesville — Fannie Alice Phillips, age 72, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination - Free Access

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press    More...

New BPW budget contains no rate hike, includes raise for employees

Gaffney Board of Public Works employees will receive a 5 percent salary increase in the new fiscal year budget. More...

Wife gets 10 years for shooting husband

A 51-year-old Gaffney woman assured in Cherokee County Court on Monday that she didn’t intend to hurt her husband when she picked up a gun and fired a shot last May. More...

Bob Thomas First Tee golf scholarship earned by Corinth Elementary 5th-grade student

Corinth Elementary School fifth-grade student Ashtan Samuel is the grand prize winner of this year’s Bob Thomas First Tee golf scholarship for Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. More...

Local News

Limestone student charged with armed robbery

An 18-year-old Limestone College student was charged with armed robbery after he allegedly brandished a gun while stealing cash from other students in a college parking lot on Feb. More...

Timber company pays county $80K for trees near Midway Complex

For years, residents traveling along Overbrook Drive had a difficult time telling the forest from the trees near the county’s recycling center.  Not anymore, though, since the county cut the trees on 24 acres at the Midway Complex and anot More...

Veteran police officer shot

Shock spread through the local law enforcement community on Tuesday after a veteran Gaffney Police Department investigator was rushed to the hospital with an apparently self-inflicted injury.  More...

Sports

Kearses! Belmont-Abbey foiled

Junior guard Jasmine Kearse scored a game-high 28 points, breaking the program's all-time single season scoring record in the process, and No. More...

School board gets look at new GHS athletic facility

20,000 square foot building would include weight room and area for wrestlers and cheerleaders

A multipurpose athletic facility could offer a solution to the cramped weight room facilities at Gaffney High and the lack of space available for cheerleaders and wrestlers.  More...

YMCA Basketball Results

Biddy-Ball League  Game 1 – The BODYWORX Warriors (MVP Josiah Greene) Played The Palmetto Collision Repair Indians (MVP Gavin Turner)  Game 2 – The S.R.E. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There will come a day when we can’t make the payments

What’s the biggest problem facing the United States today? More...

OUR VIEW

Either fix it right or leave it alone

The prospect of having a community swimming pool in the city is certainly an inviting one.  But the closing of Irene Park Pool in 2012 due to structural damage has left the local kids with no place to cool off during the summer.  Now the Ir More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Exploring Trumpism

Just what is the Trump movement all about? I’ve tried to get to the bottom of it by conversing with various Donald Trump supporters on Twitter.  I have found that most outside the movement are having great difficulty understanding it. 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?