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City council passes 5-mill tax increase

Littlejohn, Smith, Montgomery, Jolly vote in favor

Four members of Gaffney City Council stuck together Monday to defeat an amendment to stop a millage hike on final reading of the new fiscal year budget.  Gaffney City Councilman Boone Peeler offered an amendment to take $186,000 from the city&rs More...

LifeStyles

Blacksburg native competing in Miss South Carolina Pageant

Maria Julianne Phillips, of Blacksburg, is in Columbia, S.C. this week and will be competing for the title of Miss South Carolina. Her current title is 2017 Miss Spartanburg Methodist College, a title her sister, Logan Phillips, held as well in 2014. More...

Limestone College professor selected as reviewer for 2018 national conference

Limestone College Professor of English Erin Pushman was recently invited to be a reviewer for the 2018 Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC) to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, in March of next year.   More...

Moorhead attends Rotary International Convention

Asst. District 7750 Governor and Gaffney Rotary Club member, Gene Moorhead, attended the 2017 Rotary International Convention June 10-14 in Atlanta. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia “Patty” Jenkins

Patricia “Patty” Higgins Jenkins was suddenly taken from this world Thursday, June 16. Patty is survived by her son, Blaine (Charlotte, N.C.). She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Stuart Jenkins, Jr. More...

Naize “Buford” Blanton

Blacksburg — Naize “Buford” Blanton, 51, of 195 Old Chester Road, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence. More...

Homer Lipscomb

Mr. Homer Lee Lipscomb, age 78, of 115 Springdale Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey, husband of Mrs. Anne Lipscomb, answered the Master’s call on Monday, June 12, 2017, at East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, New Jersey.  More...

National News

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

CINCINNATI (AP) — A public funeral service is planned Thursday at a high school attended by a 22-year-old college student who was held for nearly a year and a half in North Korea and died shortly after he was sent home to Ohio in a coma. More...

Football player reportedly uninjured when car flips en route to practice

A Gaffney High School football player on his way to practice Tuesday morning was involved in an overturned vehicle accident on Twin Lake Road.  The young man’s name was not released by the South Carolina Highway Patrol due to his age. More...

Consolidation study costs $5K

The Cherokee County School District paid $5,000 for an education consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study on the cost savings involved in combining Ewing and Gaffney middle schools.  The study was conducted by retired Spartanburg District More...

Local News

Parker named Deputy Coroner of the Year - Free Access

Cherokee County Deputy Coroner Joshua Parker has been named Deputy Coroner of The Year by the South Carolina Coroner’s Association. More...

South Carolina’s unemployment rate continues to drop; Cherokee’s remains the same

South Carolina’s unemployment rate continued to fall in May as the number of people counted as unemployed fell to a level that hadn’t been seen since April 2001.  More...

Home near Chesnee destroyed by Saturday night fire

A Saturday night fire destroyed a Chesnee home despite the efforts of five fire departments to save it.  Cherokee Creek Volunteer Fire Department was called to the 300 block of McDonald Farms Road in the far northwest corner of Cherokee County a More...

Sports

Houston, “We have a winner!”

Wright knocks 8 out of the park to capture SAL home run derby

Gaffney’s Houston Wright put on his own fireworks show Monday night.  Wright, who has signed with the College of Charleston, won the home run derby as part of the South Atlantic League all-star game festivities at Fireflies stadium in down More...

Indians travel to Crest for another passing test

Gaffney High offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn likes what he’s seen from his team during the first two passing leagues.  “It’s been great so far,” Littlejohn said.  Gaffney travels to Crest for a 10 a.m. More...

POST 109 JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILES

Nathaniel Jones Age: 15 Bats: Right Throws: Right School: Gaffney High School Last Season Stats: .200 BA More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

How we can start taking back our country

Americans are justifiably frustrated regarding what is going on in Washington, D.C.  But let’s not forget that we elect these folks. We may have a mess, but we can at least be proud that it’s our mess.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

After the ISIS war, a US-Russia collision?

Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war.  Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It was an act of crape murder, but I was right

Don’t you just love it when you’re right?  I’ve been wrong about things so much in my lifetime that the few times when I am right are really satisfying.  Especially when the disagreement is with my wife.  ‘You&r More...

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