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BPW rate hike likely

It appears that Gaffney Board of Public Works customers will be paying higher rates this year.  BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said a steep 6.7 percent increase in wholesale electric power costs could boost rates across the board by as much a More...

LifeStyles

ROCKET SCIENTIST —

  Blacksburg Elementary School student Maggie Grace Shytle attended a Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., during the Christmas holidays.   More...

Senior with highest score will be crowned Miss Cherokeean 2011

GHS beauties compete for titles

Forty young women from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney Senior High School will compete in the 2011 Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in GHS Auditorium. More...

Simple, noninvasive treatments often ease jaw pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Pain when opening and closing the mouth to chew or talk usually doesn’t signal a serious problem, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CHARLES P. BARNHILL

Charles Patrick Barnhill, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the son of K.C. and April Yeargin Barnhill of Gaffney.  More...

Catherine Duncan

Catherine Thomas Duncan, 86, of 125 N. Logan St., formerly of Spartanburg, left with an angel of God on Thursday morning, Jan. 27, 2011, from her residence.  More...

Tiffany Trowell

Tiffany Marie Trowell, 27, of 630 Colonial Ave., Apt. 47, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 27, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Daughter of Lee Trowell and Jacqueline Foster Trowell, she was born on Feb. 11, 1983. More...

PARADE HONORS DR. KING

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  The Gaffney High School band's color guard performs Saturday during the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Gaffney. More...

EPA meets with residents to discuss cleanup at former fertilizer plant site

It might not have been the answers they were looking for, but they were answers nevertheless.  More...

Local News

Anyone for bagels?

Offering a taste of New York City, Broadway Bagels will open Wednesday morning at its new location on Hyatt Street. It is the eatery’s second location (the first is in Spartanburg). More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $1,400 in theft and damage losses were reported following a break-in of vending machines at the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone broke into two vending machines be More...

Identity theft is a growing – and costly — problem

It happens almost on a weekly basis in Gaffney. A woman’s purse is stolen from her vehicle or a man’s wallet is dropped on the street and never returned. More...

Sports

Must see TV

It may be still unclear if the Limestone women’s basketball team is ready for prime time, but they proved they are more than up to the task for a noontime national television audience.  Playing with polish, poise and a tremendous amount of More...

Lady Indians remain perfect with twin wins

The Gaffney girls basketball team’s sixth region game resembled all the others - hitting clutch shots, forcing turnovers and playing well down the stretch. And the result was the same, as well - a win.  More...

Indians cement region lead

The Gaffney Indians knew they would be in for a tough, grinding game Saturday night because the Clover Blue Eagles prefer a methodical, slow-paced game.  And true to form, Clover held the ball to frustrate the Indians, but also true to form, the More...

Columns

WHEN IN ROME...

I know I sound like a broken record, but cold weather stinks. Fortunately, the best thing about not going outside in the winter is staying inside and reading. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Looks like we’re in for 6 more weeks of...

So we’re supposed to believe the ground hog is able to forecast weather conditions.  I ain’t buying it.  More...

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