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Ledger gets OK to webcast GHS football games

Radio and webcasts of school events can be viewed live over the Internet this school year.  More...

LifeStyles

Col. Edmonds addresses Gaffney Middle students

Gaffney Middle School held its 8th- grade promotion ceremony Wednesday, May 30. The keynote speaker was Col. George Edmonds of the United States Army. Col. More...

Local toddlers strike a pose, receive rave reviews

Zoe Bell participated in the Little Miss South Carolina Pageant Saturday, June 9.  Bell is 2-years old and is from Gaffney. More...

BIRTHS

Jonathan Adam Medford  Amanda Powell of Gaffney and Adam Medford of Buffalo announce the birth of their son, Jonathan Adam Medford, on May 17, 2012, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs.  Maternal grandparents are Harold and Do More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norman Dee Hummon

SANTA FE, N.M. — Norman Dee Hummon, 93, of 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at home. More...

Ann Rollins

Elizabeth Ann Dixon Rollins, 70, of 169 Junies Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Charlotte, NC, she was the widow of the late Romeo Max Rollins. Mrs. More...

Charles Rolen

Lance Corporal Charles Richard “Pawpaw Butch” Rolen, 69, 115 Bancroft Road, Gaffney, died at home June 14, 2012. More...

Is there a tax hike in county’s future?

Will they or won’t they?  Raise taxes, that is.  Cherokee County Council will consider second reading today of its new operating budget that might — if council’s workshop is any indication — include a tax hike.  More...

A PATRIOTIC GATHERING

(TOP) Members of the 282nd Army Band performed traditional marches, patriotic music and jazz songs Friday evening prior to a Flag Day ceremony outside Gaffney City Hall. More...

Slate of candidates now set

Saying he wants to revive the West End community, Harold Littlejohn announced his intention Friday to run for Gaffney City Council.  Friday was the final day to file for the Aug. More...

Local News

Public hearing today on proposed school budget

The Cherokee County School Board will hold a public hearing Monday on its proposed $60.8 million budget for next school year.  The proposed spending plan represents a 2.5 percent increase in revenues over the current $59.4 million budget which i More...

Group won’t go whole-hog, just ‘ham’ during field day

Amateur radio operators will “ham it up” across the airwaves June 23-24 during a 24- hour field day of training for local and statewide emergencies.  More...

State, local numbers increase but there’s also good news

UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT

Sometimes, it seems, it’s not such a bad thing when the unemployment rate goes up.  More...

Sports

McIntosh has new NFL home

Former Gaffney High football standout Rocky McIntosh has a new NFL home.  McIntosh signed a free agent contract with the St. More...

Bats sputter as Post 109 splits games

Even an outstanding performance from starting pitcher Grant McKinney couldn’t overcome Post 109’s meager offense.  McKinney allowed two runs over seven-plus innings but Post 109 managed only three hits in a 3-0 home loss to Greer on More...

UNC keeps close eye on Gaffney’s Foster

Gaffney’s rising junior Hyleck Foster has yet to pick up a cherished scholarship offer. But that could soon change after his performance this past Thursday at the University of North Carolina football camp.  More...

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AGING MATTERS

Be properly prepared

If you are over 40, you may already have issues with parents who are chronically ill or who no longer have the ability to care for themselves. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Q: what kind of advance planning should families do to insure the care of their loved ones?   A: they should:  1. Discuss and execute advance directives (Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, Five Wishes);  More...

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