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March for Babies

The Cherokee County March for Babies walk was held Saturday at Thomson Park in Gaffney. K.C., April, Charlie, Conrad and Collin Barnhill served as this year’s ambassador family. K.C. More...

Miracle Hill Ministries to host 11th annual Turkey Fry for the homeless

“Thanks for Giving Food & Care Campaign” kicks off with Golden Ticket Surprise

Miracle Hill Ministries, Upstate South Carolina’s most comprehensive provider of services to the homeless, has begun preparations for the 11th annual Great Possible Turkey Fry on November 21, 2017, the largest of its kind in the state of South More...

Library continues to expand digital offerings; Joins Jasmine Overdrive Consortium

Only weeks after beginning to offer digital service through Hoopla, the Cherokee County Public Library has further expanded its digital offerings by joining the Jasmine Digital Consortium through Overdrive. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vera Gibson

Gaffney, S.C. — Vera Mae Gibson, 88, formerly of Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney. More...

Glen Porter

SANTEE — Glen Austin Porter, 81, husband of Erika Anna Westhauser Porter, died Monday, October 23, 2017, at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.  More...

Rose Eudy

Blacksburg — Rose Hall Melton Eudy, 71, of 401 North Mountain Street, passed away Monday, October 23rd, 2017, at the home of her daughter. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. More...

State News

Citadel to dedicate war memorial Oct. 27, honoring alumni killed in action - Free Access

“When country calls, The Citadel answers,” John Warley, Citadel Class of ‘67

The memorial honors Citadel alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is the vision of the class of ’67 which celebrates its 50th reunion beginning on the same day that Homecoming Weekend gets underway. More...

National News

Body found is missing Texas toddler; father says she choked

DALLAS (AP) — The father of a missing toddler whose body was found in a culvert under a road in suburban Dallas has changed his story to say the girl didn't wander off two weeks ago, but that she choked to death while drinking milk in the famil More...

Tale of 2 brothers: 1 victim, 1 rescuer in Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nicholas and Anthony Robone are about as close as two brothers can be. They are the only two kids in their family, born and raised in Las Vegas. More...

TORNADO!

‘All we could do was huddle and pray’

As high winds tore off portions of the roof of her grandparents’ Fairview Road home, Carlee Bishop and other family members did the best they could to protect her two young children, ages 3 and 3 months, huddling together in the center of the h More...

Local News

NO STRESS

Gaffney Middle School students make stress balls in an activity held Friday for the school’s annual “Fall Into Reading” program. Students chose to read one of 10 books distributed by Gaffney Middle early this school year. More...

Ninety-Nine Islands reservoir to be lowered

In order to perform maintenance activities at Ninety-Nine Island Hydro Station, Duke Energy will lower the reservoir to 94 feet, or four feet below the normal minimum elevation of 98 feet (100 feet equals full pond elevation), beginning Monday, Oct. More...

School tornado drills came in handy Monday

Cherokee County schools received a scary reminder about the importance of severe weather drills Monday when a tornado struck the area.  Students and teachers regularly practice emergency weather drills. More...

Sports

Reserved seats and reserved parking available for Limestone’s home football game Saturday - Free Access

After this past Saturday’s thrilling 27-24 victory at Newberry, excitement surrounding Limestone College football has never been higher. More...

Growing pains over for defense

Sophs now playing like juniors to lift defense

The Gaffney defense - which had as many as five starters missing because of injury early in the season - continued its learning curve Friday with one of the best performances of the season, limiting Byrnes offense to only 321 total yards and just 48 More...

Gaffney’s Tate picked for North South all-star game

Gaffney’s Dashun Tate willingly made the switch to guard from tackle this season to bolster the team’s offensive line. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Make commitment for a secure voting system

Faced with increasingly convincing evidence that electronic voting systems can be hacked to alter election results, a majority of states are wisely moving to adopt voting methods that enhance security, in part by producing a paper ballot record that More...

LETTER

Thanks to everyone who helped make our golf tournament a success

Dear Cody, Scott:  To all who contributed and played in our 3rd Annual Mission of Grace Transportation Golf Tournament, I want to say thank you. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What are the odds?

Monday’s storms impacted a lot of people and will no doubt be the topic of conversations for days to come.  A lot of us were inconvenienced by the loss of power or detours from our normal routes to or from work.  Some of us will be pi 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?