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School district mulls tax increase

Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor and finance director Brock Heron suggested Monday the school board consider a small tax hike in the new budget.  More...

LifeStyles

Danni’s gymnasts bring home awards from Furman Classic

Danni's Tumbling and Gymnastics competed at the first Furman Classic Gymnastics competition in Timmons Arena at Furman University on February 19-20.  Danni's Level 3 gymnasts included Chloe Johnson. More...

FANCY FOOTWORK –

The Fancy Feet Linedancers from Kings Mountain, N.C., recently entertained the residents at Peachtree Centre. More...

Peachtree Centre will celebrate National Nursing Home Week

Peachtree Centre will celebrate National Nursing Home Week with festivities May 9-13.  Themed “The Love Cruise,” a variety of events has been planned for the week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Pope

Betty Pope, 64, of 315 Carolina Ridge Road, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  A native of Chester, she was the wife of Leonard Billy Pope and the daughter of the late Eli Harrison and Mary Doster Love. More...

Dorothy Ruth Manning Guyton "Ganny"

Dorothy Ruth Manning Guyton of 214 Legacy Drive, Inman, answered the Master's Call on Saturday morning, April 30, 2011.  Daughter of Hazie Norris and Helen Norris, she was born on Nov. 28, 1942. More...

Barbara Ann Falls

BLACKSBURG – Barbara Ann Borders Falls, 61, of 5210 Canaan Church Road, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Falls was the wife of Terry C. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Regulations

This week was crossover week, when legislation must pass either the House or Senate in order to be considered by the other before the end of the legislative session in June.  Last week was busy on the House floor as members tried to get legislat More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Adrenaline rush? No thank you

A daredevil is a reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things.  One who is staid is just the opposite.  More...

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Gaffney Police Department Det. Jott Blackwell runs alongside local Special Olympics competitor Alex McAbee after handing McAbee the torch Tuesday signaling the official opening of the Games. More...

City hall site of Prayer Day gathering

Must be nice to have a place to run when the trials and tribulations of life are too much to bear.  Working under the theme of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” dozens of local ministers and area residents will gather outside Gaffney C More...

Authorities looking for oil spill origin

A woman was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center for treatment after slipping and falling on an oil slick on Petty Street that was under investigation Tuesday afternoon by the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

Local News

Man accused of taking parts of building

A Perry Street man was charged by the Gaffney Police Department with grand larceny after metal stolen from a construction site was found at a Chesnee scrap yard.  Quincy Raynard Littlejohn, 32, was served with the arrest warrant on April 27.&nbs More...

18.6 lbs. of pills collected on Rx Drug Take-Back Day

If it were a drug bust, it would have been a massive one.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Tuesday his deputies collected 18.6 pounds of prescription pills Saturday.  More...

Council adds deadline to documents

Cherokee County Council members should be thankful they had a pre-bid meeting with the general contractors for the administration building project.  That’s when county officials discovered project architect Barry Agnew had apparently faile More...

Sports

Recruiters flock to Gaffney High

It’s the corner office next to the doors at the rear of the building. But Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones’ office hasn’t been hard to find for college recruiters.  More...

Indians: 5 ?s to answer

As spring practice begins this week, the Gaffney High football team will have a different look at quarterback and on the offensive line.  There’s also holes to plug at outside linebacker and in the all-important kicking game.  More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league sign up begins The Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League has begun its sign-up period for this season. Youths can register to play at SageSport or by attending the team camps each Saturday at B.D. Lee Elementary School. More...

Letters

Sandlapper Singers drew a large crowd

Dear Editor:  Thank you for your coverage of the Sandlapper Singers concert on April 30.  More than 200 people attended, traveling from as far away as Pawley’s Island to see the performance of Music From Hard Times.  More...

Have kept memories of Gaffney in their hearts

Dear Cody (Publisher Sossamon):  More...

Thanks for supporting the festival health fair

Dear Friends:  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the Iron City Festival Health Fair. More...

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