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Mayor: ‘I’m done’ with park land proposal

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly has abandoned plans to increase the size of the city’s proposed park by acquiring two adjacent properties.  After returning from an executive session at the most recent meeting, Gaffney City Council tabled a discu More...

LifeStyles

‘Women in Technology and Science’ highlights AAUW’s November program

The Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, Nov. 11, at noon at House of Pizza, 1640 E. Frederick St., for a luncheon meeting.  More...

Limestone choral music students perform at ‘Songs of Life Festival’ this weekend

Vocalists will be joining University of Florida Chamber Choir

Choral music students from Limestone College will be a part of the “Songs of Life Festival: A Melancholy Beauty” this weekend in both Charleston and Columbia .  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Hannon renew vows on 25th anniversar y

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hannon of Gaffney celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 2013. Mr. Hannon and the former Delores Rochester were married in Gaffney in 1988. They have a daughter, Ansley Hannon, of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Maria Ortega, 59, native of Mexico

Maria Guadalupe Ortega, 59, of 119 Coggins Blvd., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Jim Mason, 65, Oklahoma native

Jimmy "Jim" Mason, 65, of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Guthrie, Okla., passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.  More...

ANNIVERSARY SERVICE –

The Lillian Spears Missionary Circle of Bethel Baptist Church held its anniversary service Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. More...

Letters

Thanks for the support given to the Parson’s Pantry ministry

Dear Cody:  We are so grateful for your help in promoting the 2nd Annual Parson’s Pantry Walk. Your staff was very gracious, kind, and helpful. More...

Humane Society grateful for your help; schedules next fundraiser for Nov. 7

Dear Friends:  The Humane Society of Cherokee County would like to thank the community for supporting our recent fundraisers.  More...

National News

How to make sense of 4 families slain in 4 days?

It was a chilling series of horrors: four mass killings involving four different families, in four states over four bloody days, leaving 14 adults and seven children dead. More...

Foxx is out at Chamber

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has announced that executive director Pam Foxx is leaving the position, effective immediately. More...

Gaffney police seized devices from VFW on July 29

Magistrate orders gaming machines destroyed

For a second time, Cherokee County Chief Magistrate Judge Bart Howell has deemed two gaming machines seized from a local social club earlier this year to be illegal games of chance, ordering their destruction once again.  More...

Natural gas customers will see slightly higher bills

Piedmont Natural Gas customers will see slightly higher heating bills this winter.  The Charlotte-based company is projecting the wholesale cost of natural gas will be a little higher this winter and that monthly natural gas bills will go up $5 More...

DRIVER AIRLIFTED

A 27-year-old Gaffney man was listed in fair condition Thursday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in the wake of a Wednesday morning crash on Buck Shoals Road.  Cherokee Creek Volunteer Firefighters were dispatched to the crash scene, near More...

Local News

You never know who will reap the benefits from seeds that are sown

Blacksburg Middle School 6th-grade teacher Miranda Borders Grigg welcomed her first child into the world two months earlier than expected.  More...

Relay for Life surpasses goal of $200,000

Taking a leap of faith, local Relay for Life chairperson Karen Dixon in January established a goal of $200,000 for this year’s campaign, primarily due to her belief in Cherokee County residents and their yearning to do away with cancer once and More...

Gaffney man among those indicted by Grand Jury

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson this week announced indictments by the State Grand Jury against five Upstate residents for their alleged participation in a methamphetamine operation.  More...

Sports

BIG Expectations

Expectations have always been huge for Gaffney’s 6-6, 315-pound T.J. Haney.  The massive offensive lineman is the biggest player on the Gaffney High football team. More...

Today’s game defining moment for Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs coach Rick Tate isn’t downplaying the importance of today’s game at The Reservation.  The Gaffney-Boiling Springs winner will likely clinch second place in the region and a first-round home playoff game.  More...

Wildcats look for first win in season finale

Blacksburg and Powdersville football teams are in much different places heading into tonight’s regular season finale.  Powdersville has rebounded from a 2012 winless campaign in its first varsity football season to post a 4-5 record and qu More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Health law forcing millions to buy more insurance than they need

Many news stories have noted the importance of getting young, healthy people to sign up for insurance on the exchanges created by President Obama’s health care law. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you covered high school sports, you knew Barry

Far too seldom do I take time to count my blessings, though the lion’s share sit right before my eyes.  Of course, things necessary for existence come to mind — faith, family, health and employment are obvious ones. More...

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