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Scouts look for Eagles at Blacksburg High

Alex Guest found a novel way of giving back when he decided to renovate the Blacksburg High School office area during the Christmas holiday period.  More...

LifeStyles

Get ‘A Taste of Cherokee’ Thursday evening

Festivities begin at 5:30 at Broad River Electric Auditorium

Never has giving back to the community tasted so good.  The chief fundraiser for the Cherokee County branch of the American Red Cross, the local office has partnered with the Dialysis Clinic Inc. More...

Local schools celebrate Black History Month

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Eat right with color

Red snapper, sweet potatoes, green salads, mandarin oranges and strawberries are healthy, colorful foods that may promote good vascular health. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy McElveen Glover

MOUNT PLEASANT – Peggy Cook Glover, 81, wife of the late Charles Lloyd Glover, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.  The relatives and friends of Peggy Glover are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. More...

Kathy Everage

Kathy Cornett Everage, 57, of 632 W. Buford St., passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Hazard, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Betty Jo Cornett. More...

Shanquilene Jackson

BLACKSBURG – Shanquilene Dené Jackson, 42, of 202 N. Mountain St., passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 6:20 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

Repairs to Peachtree Centre could cost county $230,000

The county’s elderly care facility is showing its age.  County officials said last week that repairs to the Peachtree Centre could cost as much as $230,000.  More...

Storm damage sparse

Cherokee County opened up its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Monday afternoon to handle an overflow of 9-1-1 calls stemming from a fast-moving thunderstorm that had the potential to produce high winds, hail and even a tornado.  When the st More...

Soldier who survived insurgent attack awarded Purple Heart

Being the parents of an Army serviceman brings great pride to James and Susan Brown of Gaffney.  But with each passing day, the two of them count their blessings, knowing it is only by God’s grace their son is alive.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Two saw blades found at the scene of a crime were taken into evidence by the Gaffney Police Department.  According to an incident report, someone cut the catalytic converter from a 1998 Toyota Tacoma truck parked outside a business at 136 Peach More...

Children testify in trial of man accused of sexually assaulting them

Two young girls told a Cherokee County jury Tuesday how a man made them watch “nasty” movies with him and how he subsequently began forcing them to perform a sex act on him.  “I didn’t think he would do something like thi More...

ON TV SHOW —

Local artist and teacher Noah Lindemann was recently flmed for a segment on “Focus on the Palmeto State” a TV newsmagazine. It will air every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Westlane Bowl Results

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Indians explode in Chester tourney

The Gaffney High boys soccer team was making it look easy at the Chester Cup preseason tournament.  The Indians outscored their opponents by a combined score of 17-1 to advance to Tuesday night’s championship game with Indian Land.  More...

UP AND OVER

– Limestone Jarrell Douglass scores after rebounding a missed shot in the team's tournament-opening victory over Mount Olive on Monday. Douglass scored 18 points in the win. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Living within our means

The House of Representatives will debate the 20010-2011 budget in a few weeks, that was completed by the Ways and Means Committee this week.  More...

CODY SOSSAMON

It’s too hot (or cold) to do it right now

We’ve been talking about doing it for years.  Years, I tell you.  “We really need to clean out the attic,” one of us would say.  “Yeah, It’s so packed with stuff I can barely get in the door.”  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Darby Ryan Blanton, Jr. recently visited family in Silva, N.C. He is pictured in the mountain snow with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger. The photo was taken by Beverly Blanton.  More...

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