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Ledger brings home 16 awards from SCPA ceremony

The Gaffney Ledger received 16 South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) awards Saturday during the organization’s annual meeting at Folly Beach.  More...

Former publisher honored

For all his exploits in various places around the U.S., retired Gaffney Ledger Publisher Louis Sossamon saved his best for “his people” — the people of Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

Circus Magic

Whether they're held under the big top or within the more cozy confines of a National Guard armory, there's always something magical when a circus comes to town. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Gordon Smart

Gordon Elmer Smart, 93, of West Stagecoach Trail, Shelby, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice House in Kings Mountain, N.C.  More...

Esther Thomas

CHESNEE – Esther Lou Miller Thomas, 58, of Chesnee, went home to be with her Lord on March 15, 2012.  Born August 4, 1953 in Spartanburg County, she was the loving wife of James Bailey and daughter of the late Walter Miller and Eva Ridings More...

Sharon Nicola Haney Rising

April 21, 1976 – March 7, 2012  A memorial service for Sharon Nicole Haney Rising was held March 10, 2012, at God's Harvest Church in Blacksburg, officiated by the Rev. Kevin Mathis and David Whitener.  More...

Canadian bread company will reportedly open bakery here; hire 50 people

A building in the Cherokee Corporate Park might not be vacant much longer.  Breadmaker ACE Bakery of Toronto, Canada, has expressed a strong interest in purchasing the former Romeo Rim building, according to sources familiar with the project.&nb More...

IRISHFEST MUSIC

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Celebrating the heritage of its founding father, as well as getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, the City of Gaffney went more than green Saturday as local residents had an opportunity to immerse themselves in Irish culture. More...

Suspect in murder case taken into custody

A 30-year-old man wanted by Gaffney police for a Wednesday night murder on Camelia Circle was apprehended in North Carolina on Thursday evening, the City of Gaffney Police Department confirmed Friday.  More...

Local News

City resolution a necessary step in process to qualify for $500,000 grant

Gaffney City Council will convene in a special called meeting today to pass a resolution in support of a local match for a federal grant.  However, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly cautioned the action doesn’t signal the city has been awarded the More...

Youth football controversy spilling over into county council chambers

Gaffney Little League Football official Ray Head will take his battle with the county’s Recreation District to another venue today — Cherokee County Council.  More...

Longtime county finance director resigns

In the wake of an auditor’s call to restructure the county’s finance department, longtime county finance director Mike Vassey has resigned.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg coordinator leaves for head coaching job

Blacksburg High defensive coordinator Tony Sullivan has been hired as the new head football coach at Green Sea-Floyds.  Sullivan spent the past four years as the top defensive assistant for Blacksburg coach Mickey Moss. More...

Hughey hits, but Saints drop eighth straight

Gaffney’s Michael Hughey had three hits and sophomore leftfielder Chad Balderman went 3-for-7 with a pair of homeruns, a triple and six RBIs on the day but the Limestone College (8-19, 1-11) baseball team had no answers for the bats of Belmont More...

Indians face Cavs, Clover back to back

Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment understands that it is still early in the season. More...

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Rush and the new blacklist

The original “Hollywood blacklist” dates back to 1947, when 10 members of the Communist Party, present or former, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the House Committee on Un- American Activities.  The party was then a wholly owned s More...

THEIR VIEW

The right message on texting

Seat belts have saved an untold number of lives since they became mandatory. So have laws banning people from driving while intoxicated. More...

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