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Duke makes pitch for nuke plant project to NRC brass

While a firm date has not been announced, the three members of the U.S. More...

LifeStyles

Peaches: not just in July anymore

The City of Gaffney has been working on a special project for several months, and Thursday night they let the “cat” out of the bag. More...

Mural unveiled

Downtown Gaffney is a bit more vibrant after the City unveiled its first mural Wednesday night. More...

AAUW to meet Monday

Gaffney branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, October 10 at 12 p.m. at House of Pizza.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jim Johnson

Gaffney, S.C. — James “Jim” Allen Johnson, Sr., 70, of 576 Old Race Track Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

John Thompson, Sr.

Newberry — John Russell Thompson, Sr., of Newberry, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his residence.  Born on August 10, 1945 in Laurens, he was a son of the late John and Edna Weathers Thompson.  John was a U.S. More...

Jennette Lipscomb

Funeral service for Ms. Jennette Lipscomb, age 76, of 824 South Johnson Street, Gaffney, S.C., will be held on Saturday, October 8, at 1 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. Burnside, Minister John E. More...

State News

School officials hope to turn shooting site into park

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An elementary school playground where a South Carolina teen opened fire could be turned into a "tranquility park" to honor the 6- year-old boy who died.  More...

National News

Japanese scientist wins Nobel for study of cell recycling

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a busy city, a cell works better if it can dispose of and recycle its garbage. More...

Matthew batters Florida - Free Access

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew's howling wind and driving rain pummeled Florida early Friday, starting what's expected to be a ruinous, days-long battering of the Southeast coast. More...

Hurricane evacuees arrive here

The population of Magnolias of Gaffney assisted living community jumped about 50 percent overnight Wednesday as evacuees from a sister facility in Beaufort sought shelter from Hurricane Matthew.  More...

KNOW(2) ready to get ‘Plugged In’

KNOW(2) will hold its first ever “Plugged In” event Oct. 25 to help community groups learn more about education efforts to transform the county’s workforce. Modeled after a trade show, KNOW(2) will host the drop-in from 4-6 p.m. More...

Local News

YELLOW OUT

YELLOW OUT — The Gaffney High girls tennis team held a “Yellow Out” on Tuesday in a special tribute to teammate Peyton Cooper, who is undergoing treatment for bone cancer. More...

County looking at fixes for HVAC system

Administrator briefs public works committee

Fixing the county administration building’s heating and air conditioning system has become a hot issue for Cherokee County Council.  More...

HISTORY COMES ALIVE

HISTORY COMES ALIVE — Hundreds of area school children got a chance to learn about the area’s rich Revolutionary War history Monday. More...

Sports

Clemson blasts BC

BOSTON (AP) — By Tuesday, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney could tell his team needed a break. More...

Limestone blanks Catawba for fourth road win - Free Access

With less than ideal field conditions from a steady rain from Hurricane Matthew, the Limestone College football team forced seven turnovers and only needed a defensive touchdown in the first quarter to improve to 4-0 on the road with a 6-0 win over C More...

Unbelievable!

In a game where the teams combined for nearly 1,100 yards of total offense and exploded for six fourth quarter touchdowns, it was a mere five yards that separated the Gaffney Indians from victory Thursday night at The Reservation. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There should never be a reason for a brick like that

When my church was raising funds a few years ago for a building project, it used a variety of fundraisers but one of its most visible was the sale of bricks for the walkway leading to the church.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A journey from pessimism to optimism

This week, I’ve had the opportunity to review a couple of important milestones in my life. More...

FRENCH O’SHIELDS

Voting for president from a Biblical perspective

On Nov. 8 we have the opportunity to vote on our choice for president for the next four years. This is a privilege and awesome responsibility made possible by brave men and women.  Whomever you vote for president is your decision to make. 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?