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New Chamber of Commerce director will take over Monday

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously voted to select Cherokee County native Pam Foxx to replace retiring Executive Director Kayla Robbs.  More...

LifeStyles

Community steps forward to help students and their families during Christmas season

Every year some children return from the holidays with ill-fitting shoes and missing a winter coat because they don't have another option.  Mary Bramlett Elementary guidance counselor Patricia Grant has started a shoe closet with a $1,100 grant More...

SANTA’S HELPERS –

The Cherokee County SCEA-Retired is ready for Christmas. Linda Bostic, Jan Sarratt and LaRue Douglas hold a few of the many toys that were donated to a local charity. More...

BPW GRANT WRITING MEETING –

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women officers met recently to complete their BPW Legacy Grant writing. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Crow, 71, retired from textiles

David Lee Crow, 71, of 523 W. Montgomery St., Apt. 3, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Spartanburg Restorative Care.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Tyra Crow and Lula Mae Pierce Crow. Mr. More...

Arnold Upchurch, Vietnam veteran

Arnold Ben Upchurch, 64, of 134 Millwood Lane, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Sherrie Jo Simmons Upchurch and son of Floyd Upchurch and Frances Mullinax Upchurch of Gaffney. Mr. More...

Henry Little, 89, retired from Oxford

Henry Falls Little, 89, of 210 Chestnut Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Roland Thomas Little and Nola Ellen Greene Little. Mr. More...

Other News

A new era

Open House - Thursday, December 13, 2012 114 Railroad Avenue, Gaffney, S.C.

The opening of the new Cherokee County Administration Building marks the beginning of a major shift in the way others view us and how we see ourselves. More...

Once home to “Big Mill,” site is again home to large share of county business

On a site once occupied by a giant textile mill, local officials will celebrate the opening of the county’s new administration building that was more than a decade in the making.  Or, maybe more appropriately, a century in the making.  More...

County administration building provides glimpse of past, glance to bright future

If you listen hard enough, the sounds of machines churning and coordination of mill workers can still be heard at the former Milliken “Big Mill” site.  While the days of bustling mills and factories employing large portions of a loca More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:   Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger  P.O. More...

Woman with local ties is part of historic flight

‘DREAMLINER’ DELIVERY

Maggie Robinson marked a historic milestone Nov. 15 when the international flight attendant took part in the delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flown in the United States.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Thieves have a taste for rum and coffee

A bottle of rum and coffee were reported missing after a Gaffney man discovered a burglary in progress at his residence, according to a police report on file at the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

Local school officials visiting other districts to learn from their successs

With its own archery team, Hickory Tavern Middle School has hit the target in recent years in academic improvement and innovative student activities.  More...

HELPING THE KIDS

— Billy Pruitt, right, is shown presenting a check from Cherokee County Cogeneration Partners for $1,500 for ‘Christmas is for Kids’ to Cody Sossamon of The Gaffney Ledger. More...

Sports

Miller makes most of Shrine Bowl week

Playing in big games is nothing new for Gaffney’s Jaylen Miller.  But even Miller admits the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is something special.  “It was one of my goals and I’m excited,” Miller said.  Miller an More...

South Pointe stunners

The Gaffney Indians win by virtue of a stifling defense that turns turnovers into easy baskets. More...

Gaffney High boys and girls hoop teams fall to athletic Stallions

Gaffney point guard Shaquisha Dawkins can orchestrate a fast break like a skilled maestro.  However, a combination of foul trouble and gimmick defense limited her effectiveness in a 44-42 loss Monday at South Pointe. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

House prepares for new session

The House of Representatives “organized” this week ahead of the beginning of the session in January, with representatives immediately getting to work on ethics reform and the data hacking issue at the Department of Revenue.  More...

OUR VIEW

A new star in Cherokee County’s crown

THE NEW CHEROKEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS, IN A WORD, “IMPRESSIVE.”  And that’s just the exterior.  Wait until you see the inside. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

How we know the president isn’t serious about averting the fiscal cliff

At a recent town hall meeting I had a constituent ask me a fairly straightforward question: “Why won’t you compromise with the president?”  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?