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Committee wants college to get slice of A-Tax pie

The City of Gaffney’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee has recommended filling the wallets of eight local organizations with some much-needed funds.   More...

Prosecutors tell murder suspect ‘no thank you’

The 7th Circuit Solicitors’ Office had a simple response to an offer from triple homicide suspect Cass Franklin Smith — thanks, but no thanks.   More...

LifeStyles

Tate – Deer

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee Tate of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Leigh, to Justin Ryan Deer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jeffrey Deer of Gray Court. More...

Ramsey – Price

Teresa Ann Ramsey of Boiling Springs and Dennis James Price of Gaffney will be married on May 27 at Limestone Street United Methodist Church.   Ms. Ramsey is the daughter of JoAnn Brown of Spartanburg and the late Jack Brown. More...

Kings Mountain National Park to hold Military Through the Ages program Memorial Day weekend

BLACKSBURG – The public is invited to visit Kings Mountain National Military Park during Memorial Day weekend to honor our nation’s miliary.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ellen Rollins

Mary Ellen Smith Rollins, 74, of 115 Country Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at her residence. More...

Blair Herndon III

BLACKSBURG – Blair Herndon, III, 56, of 123 Cooksey Dr., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

South Carolina’s Military Base Task Force

There’s no way to adequately thank the men and women of the U.S. military, who throughout our nation’s history have made sacrifices — and laid down their lives — in our defense. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘I would like this never to happen to anyone’

From time to time I receive letters that are especially heartfelt and provide me with the opportunity to bring matters of importance to the readers of this newspaper. More...

Political Cartoon

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ANDRE'S IN TOWN

ANDRE'S IN TOWN — With just two weeks to go before the June 8 primary, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate and current Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer made a stop in Gaffney on Tuesday evening. More...

525 get diplomas Thursday

Graduation marks a crossroad of sorts, the point for students where one journey ends and another begins. More...

TALKING RACING

TALKING RACING — NASCAR driver Ken Schrader (middle, hands on hip) talks with some fans at Tuesday's Carolina Collision Customer Appreciation Day. More...

Local News

Local company expanding

Activity is on the rise at one area company, so much so that it needs more space. More...

HONORED

HONORED — Gaffney High girls basketball junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach Susan Wade recently received the S.C. Special Olympics Area 12 Coach of the Year Award. More...

POLICE REPORTS

 A beer thief stole two cases of Bud Light beer from the Ingle’s grocery store on 3rd Street on May 20.   According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, an unknown suspect grabbed the beer and left without paying at 8:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Burris, Hardy score 22 points

DeEdward Burris and Tee Hardy each scored 22 points to lead the Heat to a 70-65 win over Sidney Rice DreamChasers in the opening night of the Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League Monday. L.J. Peak had 19 for the losers. More...

Cherokee Speedway results

Extreme 4 1) 3s Jonathan Surrett 2) 6 Will Monteith 3) 27 Robbie Strain 4) 3 Chris Surrett 5) 1 Brook McGarter   Crate 1) 57M Zach Mitchell 2) 22 Joey Phillip 3) F1X Mitchell Duvall 4) 57y Adam Yarbrough 5) f1 Jonathan Duvall   More...

Cherokee County Gamecock Club preps for annual golf tournament

The Cherokee County Gamecock Club will hold its golf tournament on Saturday, July 17 at the Gaffney Country Club with tee off time at 9 a.m.   The event's special guest will be South Carolina football assistant coach Ellis Johnson. More...

State News

Columbia lawyer seeking attorney general post

Dressed in a blue suit, Leighton Lord looks as if he could play a high-profile lawyer on television.   For now, he’d settle for becoming the state’s top prosecutor. More...

Sex, scandal are again in S.C.’s political air

A year ago, it was Gov. Mark Sanford's tearful confession of secretly skipping out of the country to rendezvous with an Argentine woman he called his soul mate. More...

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