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Blacksburg council enacts smoking ban

Blacksburg banned most forms of tobacco use in public spaces in an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the town Tuesday. More...

LifeStyles

Tuesday Woman’s Club through the years

Tuesday Woman’s Club met September 12 at the CHAPS Museum. Nancy Brown, Joyce Childers, Pam Peeler and Sharon Thompson served as hostesses. More...

YMCA welcomes new child care director

The Cherokee County Family YMCA would like to introduce Madison Gregory as the new child care director.  Madison is a recent graduate from North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C. More...

For men only! Understanding and protecting prostate health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer among men in the United States. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Ingle Jr.

Clover, S.C. — Michael Robin “Robbie” Ingle, Jr., 35, 2115 Plumcrest Court, Clover, S.C., died September 8, 2017, at home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s sad that a reward is even necessary

Every day is an adventure.  Or at least that’s what an old editor advised many years ago when I became a reporter.  Some days that old advice seems true.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

There’s more to governing than government

There is a mistaken notion deeply embedded in our national political dialogue that society is naturally divided into public and private sectors. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Justices should toss Dems’ phony election lawsuit

If you can’t win, change the rules. Democrats and progressive activists are joining forces to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to interfere in how election districts are drawn in all 50 states. In Gill v. More...

City offers reward in murder cases

City of Gaffney police are hoping a cash reward announced Wednesday will loosen lips regarding two recent and as-of-yet unsolved shooting incidents that left two young people dead.  More...

Duvall, Flintstone F1yer take final laps around track

In the tight-knit world of dirt track racing, there’s often no difference between fans, friends and family and when it came time to say goodbye to a local legend, dozens came out Thursday to see Mike Duvall’s final laps. More...

Local News

White elephants no more

Once thought of as the county’s largest real estate white elephants, the shuttered DSE and ADS plants are drawing interest.  More...

Approval expected

Cherokee County Council is expected on Monday to approve third reading of a tax break for the expansion of an existing industry.  According to Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue, the public hearing will precede final reading of a fee-in More...

GOING HOME

GOING HOME — Before a caravan of buses could leave Magnolias of Gaffney on Wednesday, there was a whole lot of packing to do. More...

Sports

A RISING STAR

Gaffney sophomore comes out of nowhere to nab starting safety spot

Rod Smith needed little time to make a big impression.  Just months from playing for the Boiling Springs ninth-grade team, the sophomore has earned a starting safety spot in the Gaffney High secondary.  Through three games, he is second on More...

Indians try to keep perfect mark alive against Hillcrest

GAFFNEY (1-2) VS. HILLCREST (2-1)  Today, 7:30 p.m. More...

Wildcats set to tackle ‘mysterious’ Walhalla

Blacksburg football players will have a new mystery to solve on a long road trip Friday for a non region game against Walhalla. More...

State News

Landmark restaurant closing

SHANDON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Angelo Trifos opened the landmark Shandon restaurant Devine Foods.  More...

National News

NASA's Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn - Free Access

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is no more: It disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. More...

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. 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?