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Fire from stolen car spreads to, destroys Lockhart Lane home

Flames from an apparently stolen car that was intentionally set on fire spread to a vacant home on Lockhart Lane early Saturday.  City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of Lockhart Lane at 2:38 a.m. More...

BLESSING

Rev. Jenny Gettys, rector of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, gets a kiss from Scout, a pit bull mix, during a St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals service held Sunday afternoon. More...

LifeStyles

Class of ‘76 gives back

The Gaffney High Class of 1976 presented a monetary gift to the Cherokee County Children’s Home and the Humane Society of Cherokee County after celebrating their 40th class reunion.  More...

Peace-Educator to speak at Limestone College on Oct. 4

Dr. Arthur Romano, an international peace-educator, consultant and certified nonviolence trainer, will be speaking at Limestone College on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. More...

New Hampshire hotel is home to supersized cat

WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Jones

Mooresboro, N.C. — Brenda Gail Ruppe Jones, 73, of 2702 Bailey Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, N.C.  More...

Annie Ruppe

Annie Lou Hammett Ruppe, 84, of Charlotte, N.C., entered into rest on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Harris Hospice House at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center.  More...

Dorothy Osment

Gaffney — Dorothy Estelle Erwin Osment, 85, of 106 Sams Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at her residence.  More...

State News

Young boy shot at school dies Saturday from injury

COLUMBIA (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was critically wounded in a school shooting died Saturday, days after a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a school playground, authorities said. More...

Winthrop board: Resolution to change building name is futile

ROCK HILL (AP) — A South Carolina law makes it futile to even consider a resolution to change the name of a Winthrop University building named after an avowed racist and former governor, the school's Board of Trustees said. More...

SC authorities identify 3 killed in possible murder-suicide

BUCKSPORT (AP) — South Carolina authorities have identified the two adults and the 10-month-old baby killed in a possible murder-suicide. More...

Spartanburg Community College welcomes thousands of students to 2016 Colllege & Career Showcase - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Staff Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com  More than 700 Cherokee County students will spend Wednesday exploring different opportunities for their futures at the second annual Upstate College &a More...

Limestone College reaches $12 million capital campaign goal - Free Access

Limestone College’s capital campaign, “Today’s Needs…Tomorrow’s Dreams,” has reached its $12 million goal. The campaign, which started in April of 2010, is the largest fundraising effort in Limestone’s 171-year history. More...

Police recover equipment stolen from Antioch Volunteer Fire Dept.

While it’s not quite a happy ending, the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department got pleasant news Friday from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Second ‘Project Winslow’ reading slated by council

Second reading of a tax break for an existing industrial expansion known by the code name Project Winslow highlight’s today’s Cherokee County Council agenda,  At its most recent meeting, council approved first reading of the 6 percen More...

Local News

County students earn Advanced Placement scholar designation

Almost doubles last year’s number

Forty Cherokee County students were recently named Advanced Placement scholars for their success in earning college credit while still in high school.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $950 in theft losses were reported after someone took car stereo equipment from a home on Old Buffalo Church Road in Spartanburg. More...

Career day planned for Oct. 13

Cherokee County Adult Education has partnered with area employers Oct. 13 to hold a college and career day focused on preparing students for life once after graduation. More...

Sports

ACC riding high - Free Access

These are good days for Atlantic Coast Conference football.  More...

Finally...USA wins Ryder Cup - Free Access

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Patrick Reed shook his fists with fury for every big putt he made. Phil Mickelson leaped higher than when he won his first Masters.  More...

Back on Track

Rice runs for 134 yards, Sarratt throws for 252 in Rock Hill win

For those fans curious how the Gaffney Indians would respond to their first loss of the season. They didn’t wait long to get their answer. More...

Letters

LETTER

Expresses gratitude to Tour de Peach sponsors

Dear Editor:  The Robert Allen Group’s Tour de Peach Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of our 2016 Tour de Peach bicycle ride for Relay For Life.  The ride was held Saturday, Sept. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The power of the press

WASHINGTON – The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of More...

IT’S JUST ME

This used to be a big deal

Going to town.  Remember when that was, as they say, “a thing.”  It once was a big deal.  I remember as a kid that getting to go to town was huge. Are you kidding me? Going to town? 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?