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Murder case suspect changes his mind at plea hearing

SPARTANBURG — Prosecutors tore up a plea agreement in a Gaffney murder case after a 31- year-old city man decided at the start of a plea hearing Monday morning in Spartanburg County Court that he would rather go to trial next week.   More...

LifeStyles

‘The Bully Plays’ project at GLT explores prevalent issue of bullying

4 performances set for May 17-19

Bullying – the not so talked about pervasive and prevalent issue in our nation, if not globally – is the topic and foundation for the next production of the Gaffney Little Theatre.  More...

Limestone presents awards to outstanding alumni

Seven honored during Alumni Weekend festivities

Limestone College recognized seven outstanding graduates with alumni awards during its Alumni Weekend events that were held April 19-21.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Auditions l The Gaffney Little Theatre will hold auditions for the final show of its 2012- 2013 season, “Til Beth Do Us Part,” tonight, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the GLT Playhouse. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Holmes, 62, retired from Cherokee County School District

Helen Massey Holmes, 62, of 118 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Doris Smith, 69, retired LPN and U.S. Army veteran

Doris Marlene Pilkington Smith, 69, of 317 Dry Fork Road, went home to be with the Lord at her residence.  Born in Canton, N.C., she was the wife of the late James Truman Smith and daughter of the late Archie William Pilkington and Cleo  Fa More...

Patricia Meredith Crump, served as personnel clerk in U.S. Woman’s Army Corps

June 27, 1922 – October 29, 2012

Patricia Crump (nee Meredith) passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90 at her home in Modesto, Calif., on Oct. 29, 2012, after a short illness. More...

Spartanburg native will take over at Gaffney High

Carver Middle School Principal Dr. More...

MEET DR. FITZPATRICK

CURRENT JOB: Carver Middle School principal eXPeRieNCe: Assistant principal at Spartanburg High and Whitlock Junior High School. He taught social studies and coached at Chesnee High before he became an administrator. More...

Deluge! Broad River crests at nearly 4 feet above flood stage

Emergency officials in Cherokee County were able to breathe a sigh of relief after water levels in the Broad River and other local streams began their retreat from flood stage Tuesday.  More...

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POLICE REPORTS

Hair dye causes $800 in damage to motel room

City of Gaffney police received a malicious damage complaint after a guest allegedly caused an estimated $800 in damage at an Ellis Ferry Avenue motel.  More...

“A good man, one with a golden heart”

Meals on Wheels volunteer honored for 20 years of service

Age may have slowed him a bit and his memory might not be as sharp as it once was, but one trait remains common to local Meals on Wheels volunteer Horace Whelchel — giving of himself for the benefit of others.  More...

Proposed county budget includes 6.2-mill tax hike

County leaders unveiled their 2014 fiscal year budget on Monday that includes a 6.2-mill tax hike and no cost-of-living raise for employees.  County leaders had contemplated a 10-mill tax hike to plug a $1.5 million budget hole but opted to use More...

Sports

GHS golfers head for state

Indians rebound from last year’s disappointment

Despite some midseason struggles, the Gaffney High golf team is living up to expectations.  The Indians put together a solid 302 to finish fourth at the upper state tournament on Monday at Willow Creek Country Club.  Next up for Gaffney is More...

LC named conference’s best athletic program

Since joining Conference Carolinas in 1998, Limestone has won 24 regular season championships, 24 conference tournament titles and made 50 NCAA Tournament appearances with countless All-Americans and All- Conference selections. More...

Indians try to ‘pad’ their resume

Gaffney players and coaches have waited for this moment since the end of the season when the Indians captured the state championship.  It’s finally here: the players put on full pads for contact drills.  After three days in shorts and More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Welcome to Cherokee County and GHS, Dr. Fitzpatrick

It doesn’t happen often.  Rare indeed are the votes on anything of consequence by the Cherokee County School District Board of Trustees unanimous.  But there was one Monday night when all nine trustees approved the search committee re More...

LETTERS

Could not have received more professional and excellent care  Dear Editor:  I want to print a letter of highest praise for the emergency room staff at our Novant Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

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