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Shaq Brown recipient of 2013 Small Fry Scholarship

Shaquille (Shaq) Brown was honored by the Small Fry Scholarship committee on July 29 at the Aegean Restaurant after having received the 29th annual scholarship award for 2013.  More...

‘Along the Railroad Tracks’ on display at CAVA Gallery

Exhibit can be seen through Sept. 21 in gallery at Gaffney Visitors Center

Scenes along the railroad tracks in Gaffney and en route to Washington, D.C., highlight the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists’s new exhibit, “Trackside,” now on display in the CAVA Gallery at the Gaffney Visitors Center.  More...

Sara Setzer will teach ‘Paint-In’ class on Aug. 19

Sara Setzer will teach the Monday, Aug. 19, Paint-In class at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art CAVA Gallery. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Moore, retired from Burton Dixie

BLACKSBURG – Betty Moore, 85, of 325 Wilbur St., died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Mae Moore. More...

Buddy Goldsmith, retired from City of Gaffney as Director of Public Improvement

William Glenn (Buddy) Goldsmith, 85, of 120 College Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his residence. More...

Leslie Keller, retired restaurant owner

Leslie Lee Keller, 81 of 106 Osment St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.  Born Dec. 18, 1931 in Rutherfordton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late William Thomas Skipper and Sally Buff Skipper. More...

City council hopes a little ‘brotherly love’ will lead to changes

Currently, the Cherokee County Transportation Committee is composed of each member of Cherokee County Council and is appointed by the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation.  Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly doesn’t believe that’s fair.&nbs More...

You had better start getting in shape if you want to

Keep up with these Joneses

Laughing as if nothing is wrong, Russell Jones struggles to reach from his seat to the floor where his cane is laying.  In essence, it is as if an attempt to make strangers comfortable, loosening them up for what is likely the most serious bit o More...

Local News

Man airlifted; faces 2nd offense DUI

A Gaffney man airlifted for medical treatment following a Monday evening accident on West Rutledge Avenue was arrested hours later after he was released from the hospital.  More...

Registration schedules

Granard Middle Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 during the following times:  6th Grade — 5 - 6 p.m. 7th Grade — 6 - 7 p.m. 8th Grade — 7 - 8 p.m. More...

School board chairman re-elected, trustees discuss lawsuit

School trustees saw no need to make any change in officers for the upcoming school year.  Trustees voted unanimously Monday to have school board chairman Mike Ellis, vice chairman Jim Touchberry and secretary Cheryll Smith remain as officers. More...

Sports

Trustee wants to improve accessibility to track RUNNING ROOM -

A steep embankment and long winding road make access to the Gaffney High track difficult when the school holds its Special Olympics for special education students.  More...

Old Reservation to host ninth grade jamboree

Eight area ninth grade football teams will get thier first taste of game-like action at the SEcond Annual Founders Federal Credit Union Jamboree.”  The jamboree will be played at the Old Reservation on the campus of Gaffney Middle School. More...

President among LC Hall of Fame inductees

Limestone College has announced the 18th class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Call me an old fogey, but don’t call me all thumbs

I’m pretty much ‘old school’ when it comes to cell phones.  Mine is one of the small flip phones that easily fits in my front pocket and can be handled with one hand.  It rings, I ‘flip’ it open and talk.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Have we changed that much?

The culture war has gone global.  And the divisions are not only between, but within nations.  “Suddenly, homosexuality is against the law,” wailed Jay Leno. “I mean, this seems like Germany. More...

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