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Mandate makes Irene Pool’s future uncertain

Irene Pool is a welcome option for youngsters seeking relief from the summer heat. More...

Drought conditions persist across most of the state

While plants, trees and gardens no doubt loved Thursday’s passing rain showers, practically no corner of South Carolina is blessed at the moment when it comes to water.  More...

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Cherokee County Meals onWheels hosts annual Piedmont Golf Classic on May 4

Sponsors, teams still needed for 25th anniversary event

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels' 25th annual Piedmont Golf Classic is set for Friday, May 4, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. The tourney is the organization's primary fund-raising event for the year. More...

Danni’s gymnasts Levels 5, 7 take part in state competition

Danni's Tumbling and Gymnastics Levels 5 and 7 traveled to Rock Hill to participate in the state competition at Winthrop Coliseum on March 23-25.  Erin Quinn and Kennedi Branch both competed Level 5 this year.  More...

East Gaffney having weekend revival; neighborhood block party Saturday

East Gaffney Baptist Church is having weekend revival services today and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with a neighborhood block party Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Sunday service starts at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harold James Bailey

Harold James Bailey, 54, of Gaffney, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home.  Born Feb. 5, 1958, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Billy Robert Bailey Sr. and Ruth Ann King Bailey.  More...

Douglas (Buddy) Blanton

Douglas Will (Buddy) Blanton, 60, of 131 Draytonville Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Gloria Hollis

Gloria Jean Hollis, 55, of 130 Huff Road, Cowpens, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home.  More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Healing the Blind

JOHN 9:1 And as Je’sus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.  2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  3 Je’sus answered, Neither hath this More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

O Happy Day

Philip Doddridge was born on June 26, 1702 in London, England. He was the 20th child born to Daniel Doddridge and his wife; 18 of the Doddridge children were either still born or died in infancy. One daughter was living when Philip was born. More...

Veterans will take center stage during appreciation event

Area residents will have an opportunity to give thanks to veterans and immerse themselves in history Saturday during American Legion Post 109’s annual Veterans Appreciation Day.  Events will begin at the post, which is located on North Log More...

Gentlemen (and ladies), start your robots!

Students compete Saturday

County students will compete Saturday in a LEGO robotics competition at Cherokee Technology Center.  The robotics competition is the first step in an effort by local companies to help local students develop an interest in science, technology, en More...

EARTH CAKE

Zak Sampson applies decorative icing to a 4-layer, 80-pound earth cake he made. More...

Local News

Christian music supergroup in concert here tonight

While the opportunity to travel the globe has its perks, it can never replace the comforts of home.  Spending weeks at a time on the road, the typical sentiment for the five members of Christian music supergroup Big Daddy Weave is one of exasper More...

TheVillage School is 10 years old

The Village School of Gaffney will celebrate its 10th anniversary today (Friday) of providing a private Christian education to elementary and middle school students.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Woman says she was sexually assaulted after being drugged   Gaffney police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred between April 21 and April 22 on West Rutledge Street.  More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers blow away field

First-year Gaffney High golf coach Brandon Coggins had plenty of reasons to be proud of his team’s performance at the Region III-4A tournament Wednesday at Riverhills Country Club.  Try 32 of them - the number of strokes the Indians won by More...

Abbeville nips Wildcats, 4-3

In walkoff fashion, Abbeville beat Blacksburg 4- 3 Thursday in the first round of the district playoffs.  With the game tied at 3 in the bottom of the seventh, an Abbeville hitter doubled, advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on a safety More...

Dixie tops Lady Wildcats

Dixie scored three runs in the top of the third to go on top for good en route to a 6-3 win over homestanding Blacksburg in the opening round of the state softball playoffs Thursday.  Malory Sanders suffered the loss, allowing nine hits and str More...

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Well-deserved kudos to The Village School

A strong public education system is vital to the success of this county, our state and nation.  The vocational skills and societal lessons learned at public institutions by the majority of our residents are invaluable to a prosperous, fulfilling More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Newspaper stories now come complete with video

“Good morning, Gaffney, S.C.  This is Scott Powell reporting from Ledger Live on our Web site. More...

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