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Festival kicks off Thursday

Elected officials will put their taste for peaches to the test Thursday during the South Carolina Peach Festival’s traditional kickoff party.  School trustees and council members from county and city governments will square off in a new ev More...

LifeStyles

Miss Everidge, Mr. Clark wed April 27

Lauren Elizabeth Everidge of Gaffney and Adam Michael Clark of Taylors were united in marriage on April 27, 2013, Ryan Nicholas Inn in Simpsonville. The 6 p. m. double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. More...

Bradley – Morris

The Rev. and Mrs. Harold Bradley Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Jean, to Brandon Stephen Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Morris of Gaffney. More...

Cherokee County youth attends SCFB state leadership conference

Cherokee County resident Leland Lemmons was among a select group of high school juniors and seniors from around the state who recently participated in the 2013 South Carolina Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George W. Pryce

George Wesley Pryce of Winterhaven, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home may be contacted for further information. More...

Pittman Petty Sr., retired from Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department

James Pittman Petty Sr., 82, formerly of 409 E. Nott St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of More...

Paul T. Littlejohn Sr.

Funeral services for Paul Terril Littlejohn Sr., affectionately called, “Lil Paul,” 34, of 209 7th St., Gaffney, will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 3 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael L. More...

State News

‘Museum Road Show’ to bring treasure hunters to State Museum July 27

COLUMBIA – The “Museum Road Show,” one of the South Carolina State Museum’s most popular events, is back to make the summer heat take a back seat to the possibility of finding treasure. More...

Friends join 4K For Cancer cross-country trek

‘It seemed like the perfect thing to do after college graduation’

Skylar Marcoux is running with a special purpose in her heart this month as the miles click away on her run across America to raise money for cancer research.  More...

Woman says she was attacked by ‘screaming’ raccoon at battlefield

DNR and National Park Service personnel will be keeping watch for a raccoon that reportedly bit a hiker at Cowpens National Battlefield early Monday evening, a DNR official said.  Dean Adams, of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources More...

Summer camp builds relationships between kids and police officers

It’s pretty rare when you can toss a rubber ball at a deputy’s head and get away with it, let alone get a “high five” from the deputy for a shot well played.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Moped rider tries to “drink the pain away” after being hit by car

A North Logan Street resident complained of wrist and elbow injuries following a July 8 hit-and-run accident on Overbrook Drive.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, the man was riding a moped to purchase cigarettes at an Overbrook Drive More...

BETTER THEN FIREWORKS

BETTER THAN FIREWORKS — No fireworks illuminated the night sky over Cowpens National Battlefield for the first time in 20 years as a result of the nation’s federal budget sequester, but t More...

Drenching rains leave Upstate with yearly and monthly totals well above normal

It’s been said “every cloud eventually has to run out of rain.”  For more than a week, local residents looked to skies for an answer as to when this might occur, but to no avail. More...

Sports

Gaffney QB has successful surgery

Gaffney High quarterback Shaq Davidson had successful surgery in Greenville Tuesday on his injured right thumb.  Davidson, who verbally committed to South Carolina last week, tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb while battling an oppo More...

All-stars swing into action here

The stars are aligning at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex this week.  The Mite League and girls softball for ages 12 and under all star state tournaments began Monday.  More...

Footballs fly in Gaffney passing league debut

The defending champion Gaffney Indians took to the air for their first passing league session of the summer on Tuesday.  The team traveled to Laurens for a series of games.  The Indians, however, were without starting quraterback Shaq David More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obamacare: A law born and remaining in hell

Could the boondoggle we call “Obamacare” be a bigger disaster? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

From a bullet catcher, to George Strait, to...

As I read Scott Powell’s story on the history of the S.C. Peach Festival I marveled at all of the attractions and variety the festival has brought to Cherokee County.  I remembered a lot of them, but had forgotten much.  More...

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