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State jobless rate down, up a tad here

Unemployment rates in a majority of South Carolina’s counties rose in January, including in Cherokee County, but the job market on a statewide basis — even if it’s only on paper — showed continuing improvement, according to th More...

LifeStyles

2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg

Carlie Norman was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg on Saturday, March 10. Carlie is the daughter of Chris and Cindy Norman. More...

HOMESTYLE HEALTHY:

Snack attack!

I t’s that time of year: the groundhog has gone and the bloom is off the Valentine’s Day rose. It’s that time of year when we’re most vulnerable to a Snack Attack.  More...

Sorority has March meeting at Harvey’s

Xi Alpha Delta chapter 4037 of Beta Sigma Phi held its monthly meeting on Monday, March 5, at Harvey's Restaurant.  The president, Ann Loftis, called the meeting to order and the secretary, Patty Andrews, called the roll with nine members answer More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Velma Blanton

Velma Dean Phillips Blanton, 96, formerly of 332 Blanton Estate, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Lloyd Blanton Sr. More...

Lorrie Hedstrom

Mary Lorraine “Lorrie” Griffenberg Hedstrom, 58, of 615 W. More...

Katherine Eason Laing

Katherine Eason Laing, 85, of 630 Colonial Ave., died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  Widow of Michael Laing, she was born in New Bern, N.C., daughter of the late Hurley and Matilda Eason.  Mrs. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Don DeStaffino of Port Orange, Fla. (pictured here) writes, “I am no longer a resident of Gaffney, but I am, and have been, a “Reader on the Road” of The Gaffney Ledger. More...

Man sentenced for robbing same woman three times in six weeks

A 41-year-old York man was sentenced Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a Blacksburg woman on three separate occasions in 2007.  More...

Judge gives gunman 3 years

A Gaffney man was sentenced Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to three years in prison for a 2008 shooting outside Connecticut Village Apartments.  More...

Peeler falls just short in bid to become senate leader

State Sen. Harvey Peeler fell 10 votes short Tuesday in a bid to become the leader of the South Carolina Senate.  Following closed-door discussions by the Republican and Democratic caucuses, state senators voted Tuesday to elect state Sen. More...

Students introduced to wonderful world of plastic

Plastic played a role in the sudden popularity of M&M candies with American troops during the Korean War.  Chocolate had emerged as a favorite item requested by the military in the 1950s but unfortunately, the chocolate often melted while on More...

Local News

Two suspects taken into custody after hounds lead police officers to residence

Two Blacksburg men were arrested Saturday after the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office bloodhound tracking team led investigators from a crime scene to a nearby home.  More...

Development Board report shows numbers similar to 2009 version

Capital investment flatlined in Cherokee County in 2011, according to a report presented recently by the Cherokee County Development Board.  Companies poured about $72 million into capital investment here during 2011, including new, expansion an More...

POLICE REPORTS

ffi An estimated $100 in damage was reported following the discovery of a burglary at a church-owned storage building.  More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Globetrotter

A.Z. Reid earns MVP award of Philippines professional league

Like Lebron James, Gaffney’s A.Z. Reid took his talents to a south beach. More...

Tate leads Gaffney past Clover, 5-2

Josh Tate has been a pleasant surprise for the Gaffney High baseball team this season.  Tate put together another strong outing Tuesday, allowing only five hits and no walks in Gaffney’s 5-2 win at Clover.  More...

Lady Indians open region with 5-1 win over Clover

For a change, the Gaffney Lady Indians were all smiles on Tuesday.  Rebecca Campbell went the distance, Sara Michaels drove in three runs and Celeste Cash made the defensive play of the game with a running catch in the outfield to lift the Lady More...

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H. 3235 lets sunlight pour quicker, at reasonable cost

Sometimes residents rightfully worry about new legislation. What are lawmakers going to do to us this time, they wonder.  In the case of H. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

A very busy week at the Statehouse

DOT reform editorials around the state have been calling for reform of the S.C. Department of Transportation to stay on the front burner. The DOT reform legislation was sent back to committee after heated floor debate. More...

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