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Victim shot in leg, suspect charged with unlawful possession of a weapon

A 42-year-old Gaffney man who admittedly shot another man in the leg during a Tuesday evening incident on North Limestone Street was charged in an arrest warrant Wednesday with unlawful possession of a firearm.  More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County School District Art Expo

More than 400 students from the Cherokee County School District participated in the 14th annual Art Expo at Gaffney High Tuesday night. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reynolds will celebrate 50 years of marriage on April 3. The couple was married in 1966 in Cherokee County by probate judge Bobby R. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of March 18, 2016:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mike (Pa) Childers

Former owner/operator of Sco-Mar Textiles

Gaffney, SC — Michael “Mike” Ray Childers, 65, of 1781 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence. More...

Meda Blackmon, retired from Southern Bell

Gaffney, SC — Meda Wood Blackmon, 96, of 1195 Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg.  More...

Robert Millwood, former Boy Scout Leader

Gaffney, SC — Robert Allen (Buddley) Millwood, 75, of 128 Brendon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Brenda Anglin   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Remember when you used to drop off your film?

In search of a photograph the other day, I was perusing through a digital file folder here at the office and came across my own mugshot.  The word mugshot might seem like a bad thing, but that’s just what we call “head and shoulders& More...

THEIR VIEW

Law’s hurtful words need to be fixed

South Carolina’s perpetual ranking in the top 10 nationally when it comes to domestic violence is tragic enough. Now, not only does the state frequently hit the No. 1 and No. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Hillary Clinton’s phony health care fixes

The Clinton campaign is finally owning up to what most Americans learned the hard way. The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. In fact, its costs are “crushing” people who have to buy health insurance. More...

BPW boss tosses hat into county election ring

Another person has joined the race for the Cherokee County Council District 3 seat.  And it’s a familiar name.  Gaffney Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin kept his intentions pretty quiet until he announced his candid More...

Murder suspects arrested

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office manhunt for one of two murder suspects wanted in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting in Blacksburg didn’t involve a whole lot of mileage.  More...

Local News

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES — Former and current Cherokee County adult education students fill out job applications Tuesday during a college and career fair at the Ola Copeland Community Learning Cent More...

Filing opens May 27 for city elections

2-week period ends June 10

Gaffney City Council and mayoral hopefuls should circle May 27 on their calendars. More...

School district in line for $400,000 in teacher incentives

The Cherokee County School District could receive $400,000 in additional state funding from a state proposal to boost teacher salaries and recruitment efforts in high poverty areas.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians blast rival Rock Hill, 18-1

Gaffney’s injured ace hurler Olivia Henson should return to the mound next week

After a disappointing region setback to Northwestern on Tuesday, the Gaffney High softball team rebounded in a big way with a dominating 18-1 win over Rock Hill on Wednesday.  The game was played on March 14 but was halted by rain in the fourth More...

Super Saint selected national POW

Limestone College senior attack Kyle Rhatigan was rewarded for a historic week by being named as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/ Lids Team Sports Division II Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week following a 17-point per More...

Indians chilled by Northern Exposure

The Gaffney Indians have twice taken home the Southeastern Baseball Classic championship trophy.  They’ll have to wait a while longer to claim their third.  After opening the tournament with a 6-5 win over South Florence on Tuesday, t More...

Letters

LETTER

Dear Cody:  The story about Steva Kizer’s grandson is the most heartbreaking story.  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?