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Local office left in limbo after DEW cuts staff

Falling unemployment is leading to unemployment at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, which announced Tuesday as many as 153 layoffs amid less work for employees, falling federal reimbursements and a push to get more unemploye More...

LifeStyles

Grilling out, tailgating, picnics…

Use special care when cooking outdoors

(The following article is provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.)   If you’re heading for a picnic or event, prepare as much food as you can at home, where you have access to good refrigeration. More...

WMU Spring Meeting set April 15 at Pacolet Road Baptist Church

The Broad River Baptist Association’s annual WMU Spring Meeting is set for Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. More...

GAFFNEY BPW MEETING APRIL 15

– The Gaffney Business and Professional Women will have its next meeting on Monday, April 15, at noon in the meeting room at Aegean Pizza. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marvin W. Charles, 87, retired from WSPA-TV

SPARTANBURG – Marvin W. Charles, 87, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1925, in Boiling Springs, S.C., he was the son of the late Fred Eli and Cassie Mae Seay Charles.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. More...

Nellie W. Littlejohn, 83 retired from Monsanto

Nellie Watts Littlejohn, 83, of 509 Filter Plant Road, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Peachtree Centre.  Widow of Larry Charles Littlejohn, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of John Henry Watts and Sadie Manning Watts. More...

Allene Mathis, loved gardening and flowers

Allene Phillips Mathis, 87, of 1014 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2013, at her residence.  More...

National News

The Bible’s devil Obama lookalike

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Mehdi Ouazzani isn't the devil, but he has played one on TV — only he didn't realize that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.  More...

Trustees meet Thursday to issue contracts

BHS football coach might or might not be included

The Cherokee County School Board will hold a rare meeting Thursday so teacher contracts can be issued in a timely manner.  State law requires school districts to issue teacher contracts by April 15.   More...

Peach Festival officials announce music lineup of rock funk, country, rock and roll, blues and R&B

And this year... ...IT’S ALL FREE

Mother’s Finest will have its own answer to a trivia question Saturday, July 13, when the national rock funk act headlines a concert at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Local News

City councilman organizes cleanup

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith was always told “home is a reflection of who a person is.”  With that in mind, the city official is doing his best to help residents of Hetty Hill Street move a step closer to some semblance of o More...

ORDER OF THE SILVER CRESCENT —

Family, friends and local and state officials gathered Tuesday evening at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church to pay tribute to the newest member of South Carolina's Order of the Silver Crescent. More...

Mulvaney discusses issues with local constituents

A friendly crowd questioned U.S. Rep. More...

Sports

New Blacksburg coach to be named Thursday

Superintendent Dr. More...

Caggiano named as defensive coordinator

Armed with an impressive resume, secondary coach Josh Caggiano has been named as the Gaffney Indians new defensive coordinator.  Gaffney head coach Dan Jones made it official this week.  “(Josh) is very organized,” Jones said. More...

GET TOGETHER -

Gaffney High baseball players come together for a word of encouragement during innings of a recent game. The Indians traveled to Mauldin on Tuesday. More...

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DAVID LIMBAUGH

The world is upside-down

What right-minded person can deny the current uncanny applicability of the admonition by the Prophet Isaiah, uttered some 2,700 years ago, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness”? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Changing attitudes is first hurdle to jump

By now, I do hope you have at least heard of KNOW(2) and possibly have some idea of what it’s all about.  Yard signs about it are sprouting up all over the county. 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?