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LGBT official steps down after 2000 conviction comes to light

A Charlotte man who led the LGBT business community and championed an anti-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte resigned from his post recently after a criminal conviction from his past in Cherokee County drew the ire of opponents. More...

Building, wooded acres burn in fire

Investigation of a Wednesday afternoon fire that burned a storage building and several acres of woodlands off Garvin Lake Road was turned over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in the hopes of finding a cause.  More...

LifeStyles

“The way the timing worked out, this had to be from God.”

Family tradition leads to unexpected response

Gaffney business owner Linda Cox has been packing and sending shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child since 1994. She enjoys spending time picking out items and thinking of the child who will receive the shoebox. More...

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN

  - The Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Scholarship Program was held March 5 at Blacksburg High School. More...

SC AAUW President to speak at Gaffney AAUW branch luncheon

Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, March 14, at 12 p.m. at the House of Pizza on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. The speaker for the luncheon will be Carol Temple, state president of AAUW. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Riker Pennington, worked as a landscaper

Gaffney — Riker Travis Pennington, 34, of 460 Carson Drive, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Scarlet Pennington and the son of William Pennington and the late Rita Pennington. More...

Paul Walukewicz, graduated from NC State

Paul Duncan Walukewicz passed away at home on March 5, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He died peacefully surrounded by family and his dogs and cats.  More...

Roger Simmons, member of the Elks Lodge

Gaffney, SC — Roger Van Simmons, 67, of 497 Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Chase ends with car stuck on railroad tracks

Two people were taken into custody following a Thursday morning high-speed police chase that ended when a car became stuck on train tracks in Blacksburg. More...

New company brings 70 jobs; begins hiring immediately

Cherokee County is gaining up to 70 jobs as a result of an international company’s decision to locate a new plant here. More...

Longtime county councilman won’t run again

There will be at least one new face on Cherokee County Council next year. More...

Local News

Church leaders hope to make an ‘Impact’ on broken lives

A Christian illusionist and worship services will bring a message of hope for broken lives during this weekend’s “Impact” youth retreat.  More...

Doctor joins Mary Black-Cherokee Surgical Associates

Mary Black Health System- Gaffney is pleased to welcome its newest physician, Dr. Robert Hennon, M.D., F.A.C.S., to Cherokee County. Dr. Hennon has joined Mary Black Physicians Group- Cherokee Surgical Associates located in Gaffney.  More...

Three local schools receive state incentive awards

Three Cherokee County schools have received state incentive awards for their high test scores and efforts to close student achievement gaps.  More...

Sports

FCA TRUE CHAMPIONS AT HEART

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented Bill Bradley Memorial True Champion Awards Tuesday to outstanding athletes and coaches in Cherokee County. More...

March basketball madness starts at Limestone

Columbus State women’s basketball coach Jonathan Norton is in familiar territory this weekend.  The road to the Elite Elite once again runs through Gaffney as Limestone hosts the NCAA Southeast Regional. More...

Top-ranked Saints sprint past rival

Senior midfielder Mike Messenger scored a game-high six goals to lead the nationally topranked Limestone College men’s lacrosse team to a convincing 19-8 win over No. 14 Queens University of Charlotte Tuesday at the Queens Sports Complex.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Kathie Kennedy Finocchi is pictured here with The Ledger during a trip to the British Virgin Islands. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

The 2016 finalists: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Donald Trump’s lead in the Republican race is real, but far from secure. At the moment, the billionaire has 458 delegates and Ted Cruz has 359. That’s a 99 delegate lead with more than 1,400 delegates still to be selected. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Adios, Guantanamo

President Obama is heading to Cuba in two weeks, eager to unveil more travel and trade concessions to the country’s Communist regime. But is he too eager to befriend Fidel and Raul Castro, no matter the price? 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?