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Educator takes GOP council race

Gaffney High assistant principal David Smith beat out Bryson Parris in Tuesday’s Republican runoff election for the Cherokee County District 6 seat. More...

ONLINE Poll

THE RESULTS Would you vote for a tax increase to improve county recreational facilities? More...

LifeStyles

Miss Painter is the bride of Harrison Lee Gilbert - Free Access

Amy Elizabeth Painter and Harrison Lee Gilbert were united in marriage Saturday, June 11, 2016, at one o’clock in the afternoon at Park Hills Baptist Church in Gaffney, S.C. The Reverend Bruce Jennings performed the double ring ceremony. More...

BIRTH

Brian, Kristen and Liam Whelchel of Blacksburg announce the birth of their son and brother, Abel Thompson, on June 21, weighing 7 lbs., 15 ozs.  More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of June 16, 2016:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steven Mullinax

Gaffney — Steven Ray "Rat" Mullinax, 53, of 1508 Ford Road, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Sandra Painter “Nat” Mullinax and the son of the late Marvin Mullinax Sr. More...

Kendrell Foster

Ms. Kendrell Leeonba Foster, age 27, of 209 Mount Zion Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Friday, June 24, 2016, at Greenville Memorial   Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Defining and defeating the next strain of terrorism

It’s been only 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. But when you look at how the terrorist threat has evolved since then, it seems as if a century or more has gone by.  More...

OUR VIEW

Keep Sundays dry

No doubt you will read and hear much — pro and con — in the coming months about whether the City of Gaffney should allow the sale of beer and wine on Sundays.  Indeed, less than a week after city council approved a referendum on the More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance — that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” — Herbert Sp More...

Van with 8 on board flips on I-85

Four people were transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and four were taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following a Tuesday morning accident in which a work van veered off Interstate 85 and overturned on Peachoid Road. More...

3-year-old airlifted after Union Highway accident

A 3-year-old girl was flown for emergency medical treatment following a Monday afternoon accident on Union Highway that involved three vehicles. The accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. as the three vehicles were headed north on Union Highway. More...

Ford Complex to get $350,000 worth of lights

The Ford Complex softball facility has a brighter future. Literally. More...

Local News

S.C. Peach Festival is going to the dogs

The South Carolina Peach Festival will roll out the red carpet July 9 for a dog show celebrating pet owners’ best friends.  Pet owners are invited to the festival’s “Red Carpet Dog Show” at noon on Timken Field at Limesto More...

OWL BALL!

Katelyn Hogg paints an owl onto a golf ball Friday at a children’s art camp held by Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) at the Gaffney Visitors Center. More...

F.Y.I.

Do you know that the Internet contributes to over $2.2 trillion in annual retail sales?  More...

Sports

Arizona's 5-4 loss to Chanticleers makes it 1-game CWS final

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arizona got all it could have hoped for from Kevin Ginkel. What it didn't get, at least not yet, is the national championship.  More...

Indians hope to get a passing grade

Gaffney to face Spartanburg, Chapman, Hanna, Greenville and Wren

Football season never really ends.  Before the pads go on and the games count in the standings in two months, the Gaffney Indians will showcase their skills at several passing leagues, beginning Thursday at Chapman.  The Indians will take o More...

Farley tosses gem to propel Post 109 over Spartanburg

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Cameron Farley pitched like the ace of the Post 109 staff on Monday.  Farley allowed only a double in the fifth inning in lifting Post 109 to a 12- 0 win at Spartanburg on Monday.  Gaffney improves to 12-2 with the win and remains ahead of More...

National News

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women’s game to national prominence during her 38- year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday. She was 64.  More...

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. 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?