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Coroner awaiting test results in shooting investigation

Investigations remained ongoing Tuesday into the death of a 20-year-old woman following a Sunday afternoon shooting incident on Morris Drive in Gaffney.   More...

LifeStyles

Erica Bennett, Zach Clary to exchange vows March 4

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bennett of Spartanburg, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Nicole, to Zachary Ryan Clary of Boiling Springs, S.C., son of Andy and Rainee Clary of Gaffney.  More...

Miss Lane is the bride of Craig McCarty Murray

Family and friends of Craig McCarty Murray and Brooke Marie Lane gathered at Neverland Farms in the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains on October 29 to witness and celebrate Craig and Brooke’s exchange of wedding vows.  The groom is the son of L More...

Stephanie Bass, Adam Murray to wed April 29

Adam McCarty Murray and Stephanie Renee Bass, both of Savannah, Ga., will exchange wedding vows on April 29 in Savannah’s Warren Square.  Adam, a graduate of Clemson University and The University of South Carolina, is the son of Lee and Be More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. John Rowley Hubbard

Gaffney, S.C. — Dr. John Rowley Hubbard passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Mary Black Hospital Gaffney.  More...

Dot Martin

Gaffney, S.C. — Dorothy “Dot” Vonelia Humphries Martin, 87, formerly of 406 Mikes Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

Clara Davis

Clara Posey Davis, 91, of Cincinnati, Ohio transitioned from earth to eternity on Thursday, January 5, 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Ebb and Bessie Linder Davis. More...

National News

IRS delaying tax refunds for millions of low-income families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. More...

A SLIPPERY SLOPE

City workers were busy removing snow and clearing sidewalks Monday afternoon in downtown Gaffney following a winter storm this past weekend.   More...

Indoor rec center plans could be ready by next week

Cherokee County Recreation District officials said they might have preliminary plans for the proposed indoor recreation facility ready as soon as next week.  Cherokee County Recreation District Director Marcus Bradley said although there has bee More...

Local News

Feb. 17, Feb. 20 and March 31 scheduled as snow makeup days

Freezing temperatures and the threat of black ice led Cherokee County schools to stay closed Tuesday following a winter storm last weekend.  More...

Council chairman sees jobs and recreation as priorities

Also wants to keep county employees from leaving

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer can sum up his council’s top priority in 2017 in one word.  Well, actually three words.  “Jobs, jobs, jobs,” Spencer said.  While the new year is an ideal time to reassess More...

TEST DRIVE?

Trying to get more familiar with their newest truck so they could better understand its operation and capabilities, City of Gaffney firefighters underwent special training last week on some very muddy and hilly terrain.  More...

Sports

Gaffney-Trojan matchup rescheduled for Jan. 25

The Gaffney boys basketball team will be well rested when it hosts Byrnes in a big region opening game on Friday.  Because of the postponement of the game with Northwestern, the Indians will have nine days off between their last game against Clo More...

Great Scott

Limestone College men’s basketball coach Brandon Scott reacts to a referee’s call during a recent game. Scott, who has the Saints undefeated in conference play, travel to Emmanuel today.   More...

Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground

Standing on college football's biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ultimate hug and a few private words. A formidable pairing. An improbable championship. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Public safety is not government overreach

Helmets, vests, flashing lights, licenses — all are needed in South Carolina to curb the rise in moped-related collisions and deaths. The small motor bikes are slow, hard to see, hard to hear and grossly under-regulated. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Aviation and animal rescue — making a positive impact

Throughout the country, each year more than 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

School uniforms idea sparks lots of discussion

A bill has been pre-filed in the SC House of Representatives that would require all public school students to wear uniforms to school. The idea is not as unorthodox as you might think. 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?