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Jones remains GHS head football coach

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones and athletic director Mark Huff are no longer “interims.”   More...

Taylor will stay for one more year

Interim Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor has agreed to stay one more year and will year and will work at a reduced salary.   Taylor received a one-year contract extension with the school board school board Monday. More...

LifeStyles

Just in time for Christmas...

Wayne Brown releases CD of seasonal favorites

Former Cherokee County resident Wayne Brown has recorded a CD of seasonal songs.   Brown grew up in Blacksburg and attended Blacksburg First Baptist Church. More...

Danni’s Gymnastics competes in Rock Hill

Danni’s Tumbling and Gymnastics participated in its first competition of the 2010-2011 season Nov. 20-21 at The Crown of the Carolinas in Rock Hill. The competition team participated in levels 3, 4, 5 and 7.   More...

Hallmark Channel presents world premier of animated ‘Martha and the Christmas Tree’

The Hallmark Channel will present an original animated special, “Martha and the Christmas Tree,” on Monday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlie McKinney

Mr. Charles Eugene “Charlie” McKinney, 46, of 753 Star Ridge Road in Gaffney, passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. McKinney was born Oct. More...

Prial Lee

Prial Nesdiptt Lee, 70, of Waldorf, Md., passed on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Surburban Hospital in Maryland.   Son of the late Prial Nesdiptt Lee and the late Bessie Martin, he was born on June 13, 1940, in Gaffney. More...

Richmond Phillips

Richmond Phillips, 63, of 110 3rd Avenue in Gaffney, passed Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2010, at 10:50 a.m. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg. More...

Other News

Best remedy may be acceptance

Poll reveals baldness treatments overhyped

YONKERS, N.Y. – Snake-oil treatments for baldness have been around since the days of Hippocrates, says Consumer Reports Health, and those empty promises continue to this day.  More...

National News

One last feast on pork

WASHINGTON (AP) — The spending barons on Capitol Hill, long used to muscling past opponents of bills larded with pet projects, are seeking one last victory before tea party-backed GOP insurgents storm Congress intent on ending the good old day More...

School district employee terminated

trustees meet until 2 a.m Wednesday

Cherokee County Alternative School Director Dr. Ron Cope was fired in the early morning hours Wednesday following 10 years with the school district. More...

Temps plummet, freezing rain on the way

Upstate residents might want to keep some sort of heater available for the next few days.   According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Greer, you’re going to need it.   More...

Man shot, airlifted

A 23-year-old Welford man was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center late Monday with gunshot wounds to his mouth and torso after gunfire erupted outside a Huntington Square Drive apartment. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS DONORS

Here is the   list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. More...

Local News

Trustees OK reorganization of district office staff

The Cherokee County School Board approved a new organization chart Monday for the district office.   More...

POLICE REPORTS

 The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reported a break-in on Sabrina Drive in Blacksburg.   According to an incident report, someone kicked open the back door of a home in the 100 block between 8:50 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. More...

Mobile mammography unit will provide screenings here

Cherokee County has one of the highest rates in the state.

More than 50 women will receive screenings for breast cancer Dec. 21-22 when a new mobile unit makes its debut in Cherokee County.   More...

Sports

SWIMMING CHAMPS

SWIMMING CHAMPS - Jasmine Tate, Taylor Covington and Brittany Martin were among the CCFY Dolphins to capture state championships at the Carolina Swim League state meet. More...

Limestone wrestling

Bradley comes up big for Saints in tournament

Redshirt-senior Casey Bradley captured victories against both of his opponents as Limestone dropped both of their matches at the Newberry Duals on Sunday.   The Saints fell to No. 7 Findlay and No. More...

LIMESTONE RESULTS AND SCHEDULE

Last Week:   Wednesday, December 8   Men's Basketball: Limestone 67, North Georgia 62   Saturday, December 11 Men's Basketball: Catawba 105, Limestone 104 3(OT)   Sunday, December 12 Wrestling: Findlay 30, Limestone 9 Wre More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

F-35s are good economic news

On Thursday, December 9th, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its decision to base many of its new F-35 fighter jets in South Carolina. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

While touring New York City with their families, Mekayla Allison and Kaitlyn Toney took The Gaffney Ledger on the Staten Island Ferry to view the Statue of Liberty. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We will just have to wait and see

Time will tell.   Did school trustees make a good decision in deciding to keep interim superintendent Ed Taylor at the helm for next school year?   More...

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