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Sheriff makes donation to candidate challenging incumbent councilman

In the only competitive race for Cherokee County Council, incumbent Charles Mathis has raised more money than his challenger.  The latest campaign finance report shows District No. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Toth, Captain Piercy married in Mt. Holly, N.C.

Heather Leigh Toth of Valdosta, Ga., and Christopher William Piercy of Mt. Holly, N.C., were united in marriage at First Baptist Church of Mt. Holly on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Dr. Kendell Cameron officiated the 6 p.m. More...

Air Force veteran enjoyed his duty of duty in Korea

Retired from Blacksburg Piggy Wiggly in May, 2012

(The following was written by Anna Brown and is reprinted by permission of the Union County News.)  Donald Bolton says God has watched over him his entire life, particularly the time he served in the military during the Korean War era.  More...

Crawford-Clary vows said April 17

Lindsay Marie Crawford and Brent Wade Clary, both of Gaffney, were united in marriage on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in a private ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Lorri Osment Crawford of Gaffney and Kenneth Richard Crawford, also of Gaffne More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gloria Peterson, retired from Litton Industries

COWPENS – Gloria Addis Peterson, 75, formerly of 129 Lake Hill Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Hospice Home of the Carolina Foothills.  More...

Jimi Ferguson, senior at Gaffney High School

Jimi Stephen Ferguson, 19, of Gaffney, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home.  Born Feb. 4, 1995, in North Carolina, he was the son of Letha Collins Kanipe and Robert Kanipe. He was a senior at Gaffney High School.  More...

Jean McKinney, services will be today at 1 p.m.

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. – Jean Henson McKinney of Boiling Springs, passed away April 27, 2014.  The family received friends Tuesday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Morningside Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. More...

JUDGE: Destroy seized gaming machines

A Cherokee County magistrate has ordered the destruction of 23 gaming machines that were seized by SLED and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators from a Blacksburg sweepstakes business in 2012.  More...

Man stabbed multiple ‘tines’ during fight at restaurant

A 22-year-old Gaffney man was stabbed several times with a fork during a fight that broke out early April 26 at a West Floyd Baker Boulevard restaurant, according to a Gaffney Police Department report.  More...

Lots of events crowd weekend calendar

Activities galore will keep local residents on the go this weekend.  Such particularly holds true for downtown Gaffney, where a pair of events will draw hundreds to the area.  Chief among these is the inaugural Color Out Cancer 5K run, whic More...

Local News

Blues legend performing at the Capri Theatre Friday

Meeting each Sunday on an Upstate farm with an appetite for the items on the stovetop only equalled by that for quality music, the four men making up the band Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues begin anew their quest for the perfect sound.  More...

National Day of Prayer to be observed here May 1

It’s a mighty refreshing feeling to be able to go to the one with the world in his hands.  More...

Challenger attacks sheriff on numerous issues

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller and challenger Greg Phillips made their cases Thursday evening on how changes in the law enforcement agency have impacted the safety of county residents.  More...

Sports

PASS IT ON

Limestone goalkeeper Steven Christofides looks for an outlet pass during the closing minutes of a win over Mount Olive in the Conference Carolinas tournament championship game on Sunday. More...

Indians to tangle with Fort Mill

A little knowledge might be a dangerous thing. More...

Indians top Cavs, Vikings

All season long, Gaffney High golf coach Brandon Coggins has emphasized the importance of finishing a round strongly.  Eigthth-grader Cody Transou took those words to heart on Monday.  Transou birdied the final two holes to finish with a 1- More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A college site could help change ‘The Vo’s’ image

Spartanburg Community College’s proposal to partner with the Cherokee County School District in building a new technical center is an interesting one — and one that needs serious consideration.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is America still a serious country?

Well, it looks like Donald Sterling will not be getting that NAACP lifetime achievement award he was set to receive at the civil rights organization’s 100th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles in May.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Offshore drilling

A recent federal government decision to endorse testing for oil and natural gas along the Atlantic Ocean means the door could once again be opening for drilling off South Carolina’s coast.  More...

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