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Injured GHS wideout close to returning to action

Star Gaffney wideout Dennis Smith had been a notable absence during the team’s summer passing league.  But Smith returned to practice Monday for a light workout in shorts and helmets.  The wideout was moving well while going through n More...

Gaffney opens fall practice

The Gaffney Indians hit the gridiron Monday for the first official practice of the 2017 football season. The Indians got things kicked off with an 8 a.m. practice. After a short rest, the Indians returned to the field to work on special teams. More...

Huff steps down as school athletic director

Citing health reasons, Mark Huff is stepping down as the Gaffney High athletic director but he will remain as the boys varsity basketball coach.  Huff has been athletic director since 2009.  Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones will take o More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

Coal is No. 1

Quick: What was the No. 1 source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you were wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Americans: Optimistic no more?

“The present is getting better. The future, not at all.”  So begins a recent New York Times article about a Pew study that shows the public adopting a rather dim outlook. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How hard can it be to figure this out?

Questions about where a candidate or elected official lives are nothing new — in Cherokee County or anywhere else in the United States for that matter.  Most recently right here in Cherokee County, questions have arisen about two candidate More...

End of nuclear project prompts overhaul of review process - Free Access

The abandonment of two multibillion-dollar reactors that South Carolinians have been funding since 2009 have legislators on Wednesday calling for an overhaul in how utility projects are reviewed. More...

State Dem boss says candidates clear to run

Despite allegations that two of the candidates really don’t live in the district, there will be five names on the Democrat Party ballot for the special election to fill the vacant District 1 Cherokee County Council seat.  More...

WinShape camp here is largest one in U.S.

Screams of delight, boisterous laughter and loud cheering are filling the air around Limestone-Central Elementary school this week.  Classrooms are packed and playgrounds are full. No, school hasn’t started, but WinShape Camp has.   More...

Local News

Don’t ‘eclipse’ your eyes

Special ultra-dark glasses are flying off the shelves ahead of a total solar eclipse Aug. 21 that will cross parts of the United States and Canada.  A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun. More...

New commissioner ready ‘to get to work’

Meredith Bridges McKey had a message to her voters after her easy win in the Gaffney Board of Public Works special election last week: “It’s time to get to work.”  That work begins today when the right-of-way agent for the stat More...

Fundraiser started to help shooting victims

The Put Down The Guns Now Young People Organization held a press conference today Monday at the Gaffney Police Department with the police there asking the public to help the police find out who shot Barry Jefferies and Darrius Shippy at Club Empire e More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Angelia Dover

BOILING SPRINGS — Angelia Marie Dover, 43, of 230 Wynbrook Way, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  More...

Charlotte Brown

GAFFNEY — Charlotte Peeler Brown, 77, of 500 S. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 31, 2017, at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

Carl Breakfield

BLACKSBURG — Carl Ray Breakfield, 52, 116 Jordan Lane, Blacksburg, died unexpectedly July 31, 2017, at Mary Black - Gaffney. A Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Mission Of Grace, 616 N. 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?