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Council votes to ax bonuses

Gaffney City Council on Monday reversed its finance committee’s recommendation that included a $1,000 Christmas bonus for employees, the mayor and city council members in the 2014 fiscal year budget.  More...

LifeStyles

‘Cherokee Collects’ showcases art collections of local residents

Here’s your chance to find out what’s hanging on your neighbors’ walls and sitting on their mantles

Now is your chance to discover just what’s hanging on your neighbors’ walls and sitting on their mantles!  More...

Distinguished Young Woman prepares for state competition

MaryAnn Huff, the Distinguished Young Woman of Gaffney for 2013, recently spent a weekend in Columbia to prepare for the Distinguished Young Women of South Carolina competition. More...

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY BUSINESS AND PROFFESSIONAL WOMEN

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN – Terry Dennis, a member of Gaffney Business and Professional Women, presents $500 scholarships from the organization to Sarah Allen, Out More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda T. Littlejohn, 58, 1972 graduate of GHS

Linda Tate Littlejohn, 58, of 108 Oakview Drive, wife of Robert Littlejohn, passed Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 1:56 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare  System.  Daughter of Bernell T. More...

Bert Cline, co-founder in 1950 of accounting firm now known as Cline Brandt Kochenower & Co.

Albert Bernard “Bert” Cline, 90, of 189 Cherokee National Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Spartanburg, he was the husband of Doris Daphne Grigg Cline and son of the late Roy C More...

Kathleen ‘Scoot’ Taylor retired from Reeves Bros.

WOODRUFF – Kathleen “Scoot” Turner Taylor, 92, formerly of 816 Cross Anchor Road, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Rosecrest in Inman.  A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Verlie Thomason Tur More...

Man accused of setting fire to his own home

A 46-year-old Gaffney man was charged with 3rd-degree arson following an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division into a Sunday morning fire on Jefferson Street.  More...

Limestone Presbyterian adding family life center

Soon, senior members of Limestone Presbyterian Church won’t have to fret over how they will make it upstairs to partake in the local place of worship’s traditional Wednesday evening supper.  More...

Local News

FUTURE SHRINERS

FUTURE SHRINERS — Hejaz Shriners from across the Upstate descended on Gaffney on Saturday for their Spring Ceremonial, treating area residents to a Shriners’ Parade on Limestone Street in More...

Summer food service sites

The Cherokee County School Food Service is sponsoring the Summer Foodservice Program.  Meals will be provided to all children 18 years old or younger at no charge.  More...

EDUCATION NEWS

l Local residents graduated from Clemson University May 10, 2013.  They are:  John Zachary Douglas Chappell of Cowpens, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology  Daniel Jason Wood of Cowpens More...

Sports

NORMAN SIGNS ON WITH LIMESTONE —

Recent Blacksburg High School graduate Bradley Norman signed a letter of intent in May to play college baseball at Limestone College. More...

Gallman fails to qualify for U.S. Open

Former Gaffney High and USC Upstate golfer Josh Gallman fell short in his attempt Monday to qualify for the U.S. More...

Summer league hoops results

Rakeem Gaffney scored 10 points to lead the Wildcats in a 31-28 victory over the Wizards Friday in Cherokee County Summer Basketball league action. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

Wrapping up!

The final week of the legislative session is upon us, and most of the major work in the House of Representatives for this year is complete. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Scandals? So what? Our agenda trumps all

Isn’t it rich that the White House is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder’s critics of being “partisans who seem more interested in launching political attacks than cooperating with him to protect the security and constitutional r More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I have to plunder fast ’cause this earring is killing me

There’s a couple of things I need to get off my chest before I get into my original column topic.  First, congratulations to those city council members who voted against giving themselves a bonus. More...

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