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BEFORE & AFTER

The Berkeley apartments are undergoing an amazing transformation after Gaffney City Council approved a subdivision and rezoning request. More...

LifeStyles

Despite the rain, dressed-up pooches strut their stuff at S.C. Peach Festival Dog Show

Rain may have dampened the ground but it didn't dampen spirits as opening day events for the South Carolina Peach Festival got under way last Thursday. More...

HOSTING OPEN MIC NIGHT –

The Abbey Elmore Band will be hosting Open Mic on Saturday, July 20, at Sake Grill in downtown Gaffney from 6-9 p.m. Sign up from 6-6:30. More...

BIRTH

Kenslee Aniston George

Jeremy and Summer George of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Kenslee Aniston, on June 25, 2013, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital weighing 8 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gloria Doswell, had special commitment to people with disabilities

ROCK HILL – Gloria Stacy Doswell of Westminster Towers died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. She was 89.  More...

Donald (Don)Wright, retired industrial mechanic

BLACKSBURG – James Donald (Don) Wright, 71, of 303 Hickory Hollow Road, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Cherokee Falls, Mr. More...

Margy Smith, breeder of miniature horses

Margaret Umbeck Smith, 78, of 1983 Twin Bridge Road, formerly of Brandon, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Temporary status granted

COLUMBIA (AP) — Federal records show that thousands of young adults in South Carolina have been granted temporary resident status under President Barack Obama's program that postpones deportation proceedings.  More...

Murder suspect’s attorney: ‘This is not a whodunit...’

A defense attorney for a 30-year-old Gaffney man on trial this week for murder conceded Tuesday during opening statements in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that “this is not a whodunit case.”  More...

Jerusalem Project expands to 34 sites

The heat might be quite the nuisance for most people these days, but the mere opportunity to bask in the sun has proved rather fleeting in recent years for 30-year-old Gaffney resident Cassandra Watkins.  More...

What was that ‘loud boom’?

A calm summer night was interrupted Monday for people who live in northern Cherokee County as multiple reports of what was described as a “loud boom” in the area were made.  More...

Local News

Limestone College names dance coach to head new program

Limestone College has hired Tara Gray to oversee the development of the college’s new dance program this year. More...

Brad Beattie memorial event entering 14th year

Family members will celebrate and honor the life of former Gaffney High football player Brad Beattie on Aug. 16 at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club.  More...

Local business fighting city hall

A local business is asking the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas to overturn a recent decision by the City of Gaffney Board of Zoning Appeals that an apartment on South Limestone Street doesn’t comply with city zoning ordinances.  More...

Sports

Indians among top 25 in state

Two Gaffney Indians are among the top 25 football players in the state, according to the rankings released by the High School Sports Report.  Gaffney quarterback Shaq Davidson is the third rated player.  Davidson, who recently committed to More...

Davis catches on quickly for Heels

For Michael Felder — a former safety at the University of North Carolina and chief contributor to the blog InsideTheBleachers.com — there was plenty to like about former Gaffney High standout Quinshad Davis when he signed on to spend his More...

Huff fills spots with former players

Gaffney High varsity basketball coach Mark Huff has added two former players to his staff.  Bubba Wright will become the head jayvee coach, replacing Phillip McHam, who will become Huff’s top assistant.  Phillip Hambright, who played More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Shut it down, Mr. President

Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenager walking home from a convenience store with Skittles and iced tea, when he was shot to death by a racist, profiling wannabe cop named George Zimmerman.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Be very careful if you decide to build a better mousetrap

Everyone, it seems, is always trying to build a better mousetrap. Nothing wrong with that, really, because almost everything can be improved. There are, however, two sides to this story. More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. officials need to own up to ‘zombie voter’ fabrication

Last year, Gov. Nikki Haley’s DMV director made headlines when he claimed to have discovered that nearly 1,000 dead people had cast ballots in our state.  More...

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