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HATS IN THE RING

The following candidates have signed up to run for political offices that will be decided in August:   BLACKSBURG TOWN COUNCIL   *David Hogue (Mayor) *Joe Ross (Dist. 1) *Mike Patterson (Dist. More...

McMASTER TO VISIT GAFFNEY SATURDAY

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Henry McMaster will be making a campaign stop on Saturday, June 5, in Gaffney.   McMaster, who currently serves as South Carolina's Attorney General, will be at the Capri on Main at 302 N. Limestone St. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Members of Limestone Presbyterian Church before rock-hopping in Montreat, N.C., on their annual church retreat. More...

Dorian Michael will give concert at library June 9

Talented guitarist takes the stage for Music Sandwiched-In performance

The Cherokee County Public Library will host musician Dorian Michael in a free Music Sandwiched-In concert Wednesday, June 9, from 12:15-1 p.m. The Friends of the Library will serve a free lunch.   More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Rhodes – Jefferies Nashawn DeNeen Rhodes and Alan Trenell Jefferies, both of Newport News, Va., will be married June 12 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hampton, Va.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

SCHEDULE

Today American Legion Baseball Union at Post 109. 7 p.m.   More...

James (Jim) Rouse Sr.

James Edward Rouse, Sr., 61, of 116 Frontier Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at his residence. More...

James A. Kee Sr.

James Arthur (Jimmy) Kee Sr., 60, of 2833 Wyeth St., Durham, N.C., departed this life on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Duke Homecare and Hospice of Durham.   More...

Columns

Water, water everywhere, including lots tainted with oil

Sometimes I wonder whether Mother Nature has a vendetta against me. More...

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Primary races head into home stretch

As the primary elections head into the final few days, The Gaffney Ledger will provide previews of the races and other news as it develops. More...

Teen rodeo competitor Gallup-ing off to nationals

Rising Blacksburg High ninth grader Garrett Keeter is headed out west to compete at the world’s largest junior high rodeo, which will be held in New Mexico this summer.   More...

2 more incumbent school trustees file for re-election

Incumbents seem to be the only ones making waves in regard to this August’s elections. More...

Local News

Plow Day events scheduled for this weekend

County residents will get the rare opportunity to see how their ancestors lived and worked the land this weekend as the Broad River Antique Power Association presents its annual Plow Day and Tractor and Engine Show. More...

CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF

I was born and raised in Cherokee County. I am the son of Neb and Jean Allison (both deceased) and am married to Renee Ramsey Allison, daughter of Ronald and Marilyn Ramsey (deceased). Her step-mother is Juanita Ramsey. More...

Official Ballot

Shown above is the sample ballot for the Republican (GOP) primaries taking place June 8. Below it is the sample ballot for those opting to vote Democrat. More...

Sports

Committee should be finalized next week

A school official with knowledge of the subject expects the district to disclose early next week the members of the committee to conduct a search for a new Gaffney High football coach. More...

Post 109 tops Inman for first win

After an 0-4 start, Post 109 manager Zach Clary couldn’t be happier about his team’s first league win. More...

Wilkerson, S.C. State look to take next step

Former Gaffney High star has designs on NFL career

South Carolina State teammates describe Julius Wilkerson as a fun guy to be around.   But as soon as the former Gaffney High standout steps onto the football field, he’s all business. More...

State News

Texting ban among South Carolina bills likely dead this year

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina efforts to ban texting while driving, legalize charity raffles, and yank driving privileges from teen dropouts are among bills that died Thursday as the regular legislative session ended.   More...

SC Legislature OKs final compromise on $5B budget

COLUMBIA — House Republican leaders cleared a logjam Thursday tied to abortion coverage in the state’s health insurance plan and approved a nearly $5 billion state budget but the issue resurfaced later as the Senate barely beat the clock More...

S.C. Gov. hopeful Haley again confronted with allegations of an affair

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina lobbyist resigned from a rival political campaign on Wednesday and then became the second man to claim he had a tryst with a Republican lawmaker trying to become the state’s first female governor.   More...

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