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Trustees shoot down Blacksburg FB stadium idea

Months of tension over a proposed Blacksburg High stadium and Gaffney High athletic projects left Cherokee County school trustee Mark Nix shaking his head Monday night.  More...

School district honors top teacher and support staff member - Free Access

Ewing Middle School 7th-grade English teacher Shamona Fernanders and Limestone-Central Elementary school nurse Vickie Williams were honored Tuesday as the Cherokee County teacher and support staff persons of the year. More...

Recent Videos

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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

Will the performing arts center be revisited? — “Of course,” mayor says

More than eight months after Gaffney City Council voted to stop the proposed construction of a $5 million performing arts center, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said he intends to bring the issue back up.  Jolly made that comment last week after coun More...

Future looking bright for county building

The Cherokee County administration building parking lot has a bright outlook.  However, it will be a few more weeks before that bright future becomes a reality.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said LED light fixtures have been More...

SAYING GOODBYE

Firefighters from across Cherokee County traveled to Blacksburg on Friday afternoon to say goodbye to one of their own. More...

Sports

Blacksburg football wraps up fall camp, junior varsity to play Dixie - Free Access

Blacksburg held a 150-play scrimmage Wednesday against Clinton. Blacksburg junior varsity will travel to play Dixie Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. in the season opener. Dixie replaces Lewisville, which dropped its junior varsity program due to low numbers. More...

Gaffney coach has no problem with Week ‘Zero’

To play early or not to play, that is the question.  It’s a debate high school football coaches around the state wrestle with every year.  Do they risk sacrificing a second scrimmage for a Week Zero game? More...

WRs must pick up slack in Smith’s absence

It’s already a next-man-up situation for the Gaffney Indians. Make that, the next men up. Three wideouts will get reps Friday against T.L. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Is Trump entering a kill box?

Given the bravery he showed in stepping out front as the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions deserves better from his boss than the Twitter-trashing he has lately received.  The attorney general has not only been loyal to Trump More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Heather is really getting on my nerves

I just received a call from Heather.  I have no idea who Heather is, but she has been calling me a lot in the past several months.  She must do a lot of traveling, because every time she calls, it is from a different number in a different c More...

Political Cartoon

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Confederate monument here protected by Heritage Act

While some cities around the country are removing Confederate memorials, the statue of a Confederate soldier in Gaffney is protected by state law. More...

Burglary spree continues

A rash of business burglaries has law enforcement warning local business operators to take some extra steps to protect themselves.  While incident reports weren’t immediately available Tuesday, two more business burglaries occurred early T More...

LifeStyles

BACK TO CLASS

Students at The Village School of Gaffney began the 2017-2018 school year Monday. On Tuesday, the annual dedication service was held, followed by the school picture. Kim Bagwell (front left) is the director of The Village School.   More...

Sheriff, coroner team up for annual school supply drive

Thanks to the generosity of local residents, and even some from outside the state, a meeting room at the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office looks like an office supply store at the moment.  There are tables full of tablets, reams upon reams More...

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority awards three book scholarships

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority Inc. recently awarded book scholarships to three 2017 Gaffney High School graduates. Recipients were Summer Jamison Bailey, Myleesha Ayuna Phillips, and Jada Monique Sarratt. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

D. T. Elliott

Cowpens, S.C. — Dewitt Talmadge Elliott, Jr., 91, of 860 Swofford Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Linda Duncan

Linda Edwards Duncan, 63, of Gaffney S.C., passed away surrounded by loved ones at Providence Hospital in Columbia S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, following a brief illness.  Beloved wife of Rev. William L. More...

Lola Mae Doran

Lola Mae Ward Doran, age 75 of Blacksburg, S.C. died Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home. Born August 15, 1941 at Newhall, WV, she was a daughter of the late Edward Paul and Bonnie Faye Stacy Ward. More...

State News

Man shot by 2 trying to steal his car in S. Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say two people have been arrested in the shooting death of a man whose car they were trying to steal.  News outlets reported the shooting happened around 1 a.m. More...

Is there a craft beer bubble in the Upstate?

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — It seems like anything popular is subject to the dreaded “bubble” question.  Is the bubble about to burst on smartphone apps? Is the bubble about to burst on fidget spinners? More...

Other News

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. More...

National News

US college teams near Barcelona van attack - Free Access

Men's basketball teams from Oregon State, Clemson and Arizona were staying at a hotel in Barcelona, Spain, near where a van drove into pedestrians on Thursday, but team officials said everyone was safe. More...

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Do you agree with Blacksburg and Gaffney councils’ decision to ban smoking in public places and restaurants? (See the entire ordinance on Page 3 in the Wednesday, August 8 edition of The Gaffney Ledger)