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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

ART/ESSAY WINNERS

Winners of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. art and essay contest, sponsored annually in the Cherokee County School District, were recognized Monday, Jan. 20, at Limestone College. More...

Blacksburg student named Miss Spartanburg Methodist College

SPARTANBURG – Spartanburg Methodist College hosted its annual Miss SMC pageant on Saturday, Jan. 25. Logan Phillips, a sophomore from Blacksburg, earned the title of Miss Spartanburg Methodist College.  More...

LIBRARY BOARD HONORS MEMORY OF FORMER TRUSTEE

LIBRARY BOARD HONORS MEMORY OF FORMER TRUSTEE – The Cherokee County Library Board of Trustees recently honored the late Andrea Mathis with a plaque in memory of her many years of service on the More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marie Echoles, 84, worked as a spinner

Marie McAbee Echoles, 84, of 190 Sizemore Road, passed away Monday, Jan. More...

Dalton Foster, 41, employed in construction

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Leonard Dalton Foster III, 41, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Hendersonville.  Born in Union, he was the son of Leonard Dalton Foster Jr. More...

Lloyd J. Kirby, 88, World War II veteran

Lloyd James Kirby, 88, of Gaffney, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.  Born Aug. More...

Peeler, Young sponsor 1-cent sales tax referendum bill

Voters could determine whether school districts statewide could use a 1-cent sales tax to help pay for future building projects.  More...

Stabbing victim airlifted

A 39-year-old Gaffney man was airlifted for medical treatment following a Monday night stabbing near Adams and Jackson streets.  Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with paramedics and City of Gaffney firefighters, were called More...

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News Bayou designed to deliver ‘hyperlocal’ news items

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Local News

DONATION

Tracey Spake, left, Director of Options Medical, accepts a contribution of $4,900 from Lu Ann Davidson, Secretary of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made the presentation o More...

State will resurface Buck Shoals, Hwy. 11

It’s still cold but that hasn’t stopped the state Department of Transportation from starting on this year’s list of road and bridge projects.  This year’s list includes the resurfacing of sections of Buck Shoals Road and More...

City buys land for training facility

City of Gaffney firefighters, as well as firefighters from across the county, could have a new place in which to train by this fall now that the city has acquired the land to construct a new training facility.  More...

Sports

Indian-Bulldog Brawl

Weather delays SCHSL ruling on suspensions

How many games will Gaffney stars L.J. Peak and Shaq Davidson be suspended in the wake of Friday’s brawl at Boiling Springs.  We’ll have to wait until today to find out., maybe.  More...

Winter weather forces postponement of basketball games

Winter weather forced the postponement of several boys and girls basketball games that had been slated for Tuesday night. More...

Chiefs go for Peachtree Conference crown

The Gaffney Middle School boys basketball team will be looking in the mirror when it hosts Gable Thursday for the Peachtree Conference champoinship.  Gaffney Middle coach Bobby Rodgers said both teams like to push the tempo with quick and athle More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama should do less finger wagging and more apologizing

President Obama’s policies continue to produce results that are the opposite of what he promises, yet he brazenly cites the abysmal state of his economy to announce — indignantly — that he will double down on his failures.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Flatulent cows are way more interesting than the Pro Bowl

Have you ever wondered what people do on their job?  We see the job title and think, “Boy, I’d love to have that job!” or “Boy, I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars!”  But what do they really do?  More...

THEIR VIEW

New superintendent should lead reforms

The door is currently wide open for substantive education changes in our state, especially with the governor’s new reform package and a new superintendent set to take over in January.  More...

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