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Development director sees positive signs

A new year is bringing a brighter outlook for local economic development.  Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook has seen an uptick in Requests for Information from manufacturers looking to expand their operations.  More...

LifeStyles

Competition Saturday evening in GHS Auditorium

39 beauties vie for titles in Miss Cherokeean pageant

Thirty-nine young women from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney Senior High School will compete in the 2012 Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday, Feb. 4, in GHS Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Christian comedian Kim Coleman special guest at ‘Spectacular Thursday’ event Feb. 23

The women’s event "Spectacular Thursday" will be held Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Dr. Mower, Sheriff Mueller, Sgt. Mullinax speak at JanuaryWilliam’s Garden meeting

William's Garden, a retreat for Autistic children in Cherokee and surrounding areas, recently held its monthly “meet and greet” at New Harvest Church of God in Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Inez McCluney

Inez McCluney, 56, of 125 Creekview Lane, Gaffney, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Myrtle Phillips McCluney .  More...

Tammie Ruppe Matheny

Tammie Ruppe Matheny, 52, of 304 Kraft St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Shirley Watts Ruppe of Gaffney and the late Bill Ruppe. Ms. More...

Kayden Lee Randall

Kayden Lee Randall of 103 Maxine Lane, Blacksburg, infant son of Samantha E. Ward and Joshua Randall of Blacksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

FIREHOUSE CHEF

— At practically any firehouse across the country, chances are good you’ll find at least one great cook. Gaffney Fire Department is no exception. More...

Sheriff hopes for new leads in Posey case

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators will once again try to solve a mystery that’s now a decade old.  More...

Local News

FCA sponsors National Girls and Women’s Sports Day observance

Converse College basketball player Ashlee Tate sensed the excitement in the air on national signing day Wednesday as she returned to her alma mater.  Tate signed her own letter of intent last year to play basketball for Converse College. More...

WHAT’S UP

Gospel singing ffi There will be a gospel singing Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at Freedom, 820 Bill Lattimore Road, Chesnee. Featured singers will be the Orchard Street Choir fromOrchard Street Baptist Church in Chesnee.   More...

POLICE REPORT

Parked car damaged by hit-and-run accident

An estimated $1,000 in damage was reported following a hit-and-run accident on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone struck a 2004 Pontiac while it was parked at Walgreen’s between 10 p.m. Jan. More...

Sports

Kickin’up his Heels

Sign(ing) of the times... ....Five other Indians earn scholarships

Unlike his teammates, Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis preferred to draw out his national signing day decision to build suspense.  With family and friends as well as many media members gathered nearby at the noon ceremony at the Gaffney High gym, More...

Local standouts a big hit for Limestone baseball team

Limestone College head baseball coach Chico Lombardo is going with a little more local flavor this season.  Former Blacksburg High standout Kaleb Earls and Gaffney’s Cameron Culp are expected to fill crucial spots on the pitching staff, wh More...

Indians can clinch region championship with win over Clover

The Gaffney boys basketball team’s game against Clover tonight is big for no other reason than the Indians can clinch the region championship with a victory.  With three games remaining in the regular season, the Indians are two games on t More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Future employability depends on tech skills

The other day, a group of friends and I went to lunch at the Eggs Up Grill in Myrtle Beach.  More...

THEIR VIEW

General or Government Motors?

Some House Republicans say the Obama administration cut General Motors self-serving slack on a safety hazard. Officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deny it. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My parents went toVietnam and all I got was some coffee

A bag filled with Trung Nguyen coffee is sitting on my work desk waiting for me to feel a sense of adventure and actually open it.  More...

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