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3 PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Three people were taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following a Tuesday afternoon accident involving three vehicles at Providence Road and Mimosa Drive in Gaffney. More...

LifeStyles

Go, Go Jonah

The cast of “Go, Go, Jonah” is pictured here. The great Kathie Hill children’s theatre musical will be performed by the Family Life Christian Theatre April 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and April 24 at 3 p.m. More...

RELAY FOR LIFE

Cancer survivors celebrate hope

More than 200 cancer survivors gathered Friday evening for a dinner held to celebrate hope as Cherokee County prepares for another Relay for Life.  More...

“Daddy’s Dyin’...Who’s Got The Will” opens April 28

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society in conjunction with chc associates casting and services is excited to bring to the community another “Night Out at the Museum.” This cocktails and canapés event will feature a professional More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mr. John Cornelius Brown,

retired from Pacolet Mills

Mr. John Cornelius Brown, age 78, of 776 Dogwood Circle, Pacolet, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, S.C.  More...

Mr. Gatchet Logan, Jr.,

retired from Sloan Construction

Mr. Gatchet Logan, Jr., age 69, of 401 North Morgan Street, Shelby, N.C., formerly of 531 North Ellis Street, Salisbury, N.C., husband of Mrs. More...

Gloria Peterson,

faithful member of Salvation Army Church

Gloria Peterson, age 74, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   Services to celebrate her life will be held 3:30 p.m. April 20, 2016 at Oakland Cemetery.  More...

Tax break granted for company expansion

Project is expected to create 177 jobs over next several years

Cherokee County Council on Monday approved an inducement resolution and first reading of a tax break for the expansion of a local manufacturing plant. More...

County boss won’t propose tax increase in new budget

When it comes to the county’s next budget, Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue is certain about one thing — he won’t call for a tax increase.  Belue said he is “tying up loose ends” on the new fiscal More...

Local News

Alcohol sales to underage operative down from previous years

A joint operation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and SLED on Thursday was labeled a success because deputies issued very few citations.  More...

DEMOLISHED

— Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church demolished its Kirby building Tuesday so people will have a complete view of the historic church sanctuary. Built in 1936, Kirby was used for Sunday School and education activities for many years. More...

Stolen wallet found empty

POLICE REPORT

A wallet stolen from a vehicle parked on West Rutledge Avenue was later found in a nearby abandoned home, empty of cash but not of other contents. More...

Sports

Spring Football is in the air

Indians to open spring ball on May 2 with spring game on May 20

There’s more than the usual amount of mystery surrounding Gaffney High football this spring.  During spring practice, the Indians will renew a quarterback battle, rebuild their offensive line, try to identify the next playmakers on offense More...

Win and Indians are in playoffs

Gaffney varsity baseball head coach Jeff Osment said his young pitching staff would play a huge role this season in the plans to advance deep in the postseason.  Recent success in that category would indicate the Indians definitely are on the ri More...

Gaffney golfers blow away field at tournament

Gaffney High golfers put their rivals on notice this past weekend.  Zack Gordon led the way as the Indians blew away the competition to win by 21 strokes over two-time defending state champion Boiling Springs at the Fleischer Invitational at Roc More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

Kudos to Cook and his board

When it comes to things pertaining to industry, commerce and the economy, the Cherokee County Development Board has put in a lot of hard work and is responsible for multiple success stories in recent months.  The recruiting, locating and convinc More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Demonizing Christianity as a global menace

Can you believe anyone even organizes a “white privilege” conference these days — seven years into Barack Obama’s presidency? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I never knew dogs had arthritis ... or allergies

When a co-worker goes on vacation, someone in the company has to take up the slack, right?  That’s when you find out just how much, or little as the case may be, they do to earn their paycheck.  Especially if the vacation is for more 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?