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State lawmakers form committee to oversee road project decisions

The Cherokee County Legislative Delegation has appointed an independent county transportation committee to make decisions on future road improvements, with W.B. More...

LifeStyles

Local church collecting gift cards for Louisiana flood relief

As the state of Louisiana begins recovering from massive flooding, the country’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, one local church is working to help aid the relief efforts.  More...

Adult Ed graduates 86

Cherokee County Adult Education had 86 total graduates who received a Gaffney High or Blacksburg High School diploma, high school equivalency diploma or WorkKeys Credential during the 2015-16 school More...

What do most Americans do, eat and drink for Labor Day?

With Labor Day Weekend nearly here, the Budweiser Labor Day USA Survey asks the toughest questions about America’s most flag-waving, beer-drinking and charcoal-grilling end of summer holiday: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Dean Davis

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Dean Messer Davis, 83, of 1114 E. Georgia Road, Woodruff, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Woodruff Manor.  More...

Tricia Pedersen

Gaffney, S.C. — Tricia Treen Phillips Pedersen, 77, of 211 Ruth Drive, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.   More...

Ollie Merriweather

SHELBY – Ollie Wright Merriweather, 87, of 910 Surry Dr., Shelby, passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Hospice Cleveland County. Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. More...

State News

Gas prices lowest in 11 years on Labor Day in Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Travelers from the Carolinas hitting the road for the holiday weekend will find gasoline prices up a bit from recent weeks, but still the lowest on Labor Day in 11 years.  More...

Dry Toga Parties: Charleston bans alcohol at Greek events

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Man sentenced to 25 years in criminal sexual conduct case

A defense attorney claimed there was “too little evidence, too much doubt,” but a jury of nine women and three men disagreed.  Following a little more than three hours of deliberations Thursday, a 55-year-old Cowpens man was convict More...

Watch Wildcats live on our site

Blacksburg will seek its first win in tonight’s home opener against Indian Land.  The game will be webcast at 7:30 p.m. More...

Local News

OH DEER

OH DEER — A woman was taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following a Monday afternoon accident on Blacksburg Highway in which a very large deer ran in front of her car. More...

Champs reunion, hall of fame ceremony postponed

Heavy rain from Hurricane Hermine has led Blacksburg High to postpone plans for a ceremony honoring new athletic hall of fame members and the school’s 1976 state championship team.  More...

21-year-old sentenced to five years on criminal sexual conduct charge

A 21-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to five years in prison after he admitted having inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile several years ago .  Michael Alexander Burgess was 17 to 18 years old at the time of the al More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This and that

LIFE ON MARS never quite tasted this good.  In January of 2004, Long John Silver’s offered a free giant shrimp to Americans if NASA found evidence of an ocean on Mars. More...

RASMUSSEN

America is still the land of opportunity

America has long been known as the land of opportunity. More...

OUR VIEW

Committee to oversee road projects is a great idea

We wrote a story (July 29) and editorial (Aug. 3) regarding the paving of a half-mile road in Blacksburg that deadends on property owned by a state representative.  The road, newly named Big Rock Road, is off Bear Creek Road. 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?