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Man accused of attempting to rob motel

A City of Gaffney police detective filed an arrest warrant against a Blacksburg man who is accused of attempting to rob an Ellis Ferry Avenue motel.  More...

Local students preparing for state HOSA conference competitions

Concussions and hearts are not typical subject matter for artwork found in a high school student’s portfolio. More...

LifeStyles

Doo Dah Parade to celebrate City of Gaffney

Celebrations of the City is the theme for this year’s Doo Dah parade. City residents, businesses, organizations, schools, churches and others are invited to participate in the annual parade March 17. More...

Make-A-Wish grants Upstate teen’s wish to give back to a local children’s charity

A fundraiser will be held at Cherokee Speedway Sunday

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Patrick, a 17-year-old from Spartanburg, S.C., will receive his wish from Make-A-Wish South Carolina.  More...

Salvation Army in need of hygiene products

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County’s emergency pantry is almost out of basic grooming products to share with the local residents they serve. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John W. Fowler

Virginia Beach — John William Fowler, 89, of 4117 Richardson Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455, peacefully passed away February 25, 2017 at home in the care of his family.  More...

Marie Bowen

Gaffney, S.C. — Marie Madsen Bowen, 103, formerly of Lyndon, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Phillip Todd Pridmore

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Phillip Todd Pridmore, 47, of Gaffney, SC, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2017 8:56 AM

Gaffney man killed in car accident - Free Access

A Gaffney man was killed early Sunday in a single vehicle accident on Beaverdam Road. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Alfred Walter Farr Jr., 45, of 610 S. Limestone St. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2017 8:10 AM

North Carolina man dies after injured in Gaffney industrial incident - Free Access

A North Carolina man died Saturday after he was injured in a Gaffney industrial incident, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. Fowler identified the victim as Johnny Kent, 68, of Mooresville. More...

Man gets 7 years after judge revokes his probation

Two weeks after a Cherokee County jury acquitted a Gaffney man of an attempted murder charge in connection with a shooting outside a bar, but found him guilty of participating in a bar fight that rose to the level of an assault and battery by mob, a More...

Local News

CLOUD WAVES

CLOUD WAVES — Ledger reader Freddie Harmon took this picture of an unusual cloud formation while on his way to Landrum a couple of weeks ago with Billy ‘Doodle’ Osborne. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Security camera records burglar

A South Petty Street resident’s security camera captured images of a burglar Feb. More...

School districts sponsor career fair

Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg school districts will hold a joint career fair Saturday. The event will be from 9 a.m. until noon at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Campus Life Center.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 3/4/2017 7:27 PM

Gaffney wideout offered by Clemson - Free Access

National champion Clemson wants Gaffney’s Dennis Smith.  The junior wideout was offered a scholarship during a visit to the campus on Saturday.  Smith, who was accompanied by Gaffney offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn, met th More...

Looking Forward

Saints battle Barton for trip to finals

The Limestone forward combination of 6-7 Donovan Harris, 6-4 Evans Moreau and 6-8 Papy Kane is capable of a strong performance as they showed in the team’s 90-56 win over Barton on Jan. More...

Indians ride Hambright’s arm to McDonald’s title game

Devin Hambright was the Gaffney Indians’ best weapon Tuesday.  Hambright fanned eight over six innings in leading the Indians to a 2- 0 win over Chapman to advance to today’s championship game of the Mc- Donald’s of Gaffney Pre More...

Letters

Thanks to everyone for everything

We can’t thank you enough for your support of us at this unbelievably painful and difficult time in our lives. Not only did I lose my husband, we lost our home.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Really? The BPW needs my Social Security card?

Normally there are only two kinds of mail that arrive at my home.  I’d say about half of the envelopes contain bills. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Trump finds common ground with official Washington

President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress was remarkable partly because it was so unremarkable. What I mean is that it was very much like speeches to Congress given by countless presidents before him. More...

STAR PARKER

Chuck Schumer’s fake news

Appearing recently on ABC’s “The View,” Senator Chuck Schumer painted a picture of Republicans unhappy with the their new president and getting ready to bolt for the door.  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?