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Folks suing Rec District add more documents

Laying out the stakes for a Monday morning court hearing, attorneys for Gaffney Little League Football are contending in court documents filed Thursday that Gaffney Little League Football “anticipates” it will not be able to operate this More...

LifeStyles

Sydney Ford is third runner-up in Miss S.C. Outstanding Teen pageant

Sydney Ford of Gaffney was recently named third runner-up in the Miss South Carolina Outstanding Teen pageant.  Sydney represented the title of Miss Clemson Teen at the pageant held on Saturday, July 14, in Township Auditorium in Columbia.  More...

COPD will take one’s breath away

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) literally takes one's breath away and is a leading cause of death in the United States. More...

Consignment shops donate children’s books

Children’s books were donated to the “Read to Me, Cherokee” program by several area consignment shops. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Francis, 58, director with Dept. of Defense in Chester,Va.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Michael Francis on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the age of 58 years old after a battle with cancer.  More...

Teddy Hambright, 63, native of Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG – Theodore Edward “Teddy” Hambright, 63, of 556 Leagan Drive, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. Hambright was the son of the late J. More...

Louise Martin, 64, retired RN

BLACKSBURG – Louise Jackson Martin, 64, of 345 White Farm Road, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Judge hears Gaffney Little League Football, Recreation District arguments concerning youth football - Free Access

No ruling issued yet

The possible fate of Gaffney Little League Football Inc. is now resting in a judge's hands after attorneys for the league and the Cherokee County Recreation District squared off in court Monday morning. More...

Man enters guilty plea to drug charge

Just two days after a jury deadlocked on his case, a 29-year-old Gaffney man stood before a Circuit Court judge and pleaded guilty to distributing crack after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.  More...

38 of 71 BPW employees earn more than $50,000

Few kids grow up dreaming of becoming a water plant operator or electrical lineman, but the jobs can be quite lucrative — at least if you land one at the Gaffney Board of Public Works.  According to a wage report released by the utility, a More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

No suspects in doghouse fire on Emily Lane   An estimated $40 in damage was reported after someone set fire to a doghouse on Emily Lane.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the malicious damage occurred between 8:30 p. More...

CLOWNING AROUND —

C.C. & Gage Medley are pictured with the Ronald McDonald statue at the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, SC. C.C. More...

Recreation District hires attorney to fight lawsuit

The Cherokee County Recreation District has hired a Spartanburg attorney to represent it at Monday’s court hearing.  The district’s commission voted Tuesday to retain the services of Doug Brannon in its legal battle with Gaffney Litt More...

Sports

A good first impression

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones is all about making good first impressions.  And his team did just that Friday as the Indians hit the field for the start of preseason practice.  “I felt that everything went real well,” Jon More...

Blackwell has eye on hosting Cal Ripken League World Series

You can’t blame local youth baseball chairman Tim Blackwell for thinking big.  After successfully hosting a Cal Ripken League Southeast Regional earlier this month, Blackwell is seriously considering a bid to host either a 10 or 12 year ol More...

The Big Spur’s Morrell on menu for Gamecock Club meeting on Aug. 21

Tony Morrell from the Gamecock info website The Big Spur will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Aug. 21, on the Patio at Daddy Joe’s BBQ.  Social and Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and you can order dinner and drinks from the menu. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

He’s still out there, laughing and slapping his knees

A couple of nights ago I came home a tad after it had gotten dark and after I had walked through the gate and was in my initial bending-over motion to pet the head of Molly, our outdoor cat, something slithered just in front of my shoe across the con More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Maybe we could take a lesson from the animals

People train animals to do what man does. So there are dogs that shake hands, horses that count, birds that talk and monkeys that ride bicycles.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Should South Carolina run underperforming schools?

South Carolina needs to be open to new ideas about how to rescue its failing schools. But the state shouldn’t jump at simplistic solutions to the complex problems facing underperforming school districts.  More...

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