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Here kitty, kitty, kitty

A dog that escaped its kennel caused an estimated $2,000 in damage while trying to catch a cat hiding under a vehicle’s hood.  More...

LifeStyles

The Wild, Wild West

Exhibits at Cherokee County History and Arts Museum take visitors on journey back in time to world of real American cowboys

Get ready to hit the dusty trail at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum when two new exhibits celebrating the return of Ed Brown’s Championship Rodeo open on Friday, July 11. The exhibits can be seen through Saturday, Aug. 2.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Free sports camp for kids sponsored by Jerusalem Project l A free sports camp for grades K-5 (completed) will be held July 14-17 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County. More...

July 14 deadline to enter festival’s New Talent Night

Monday, July 14, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to enter the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night.  The Blacksburg Rotary Club is sponsoring the event that will be held Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret C. Johnson, employed for many years by Charleston Co. Schools

SUMMERVILLE – Margaret Clary Johnson, 91, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2014.  Margaret was the daughter of the late John Ellison Clary and Lilly Keenan Clary. She was born on April 15, 1923, in Gaffney.  More...

Bruce W. Cash, Vietnam veteran

Bruce Whitaker Cash, 65, of Gaffney, passed away July 7, 2014.  A Gaffney native, he was born Nov. 15, 1948, to the late  Isadore and Lucille Wells Cash. He served his country proudly during Vietnam in the United States Army. More...

Linda R. Randolph, retired form textiles

MOORESBORO, N.C. – Linda Ruppe Randolph, 73, of Mooresboro, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014.  More...

Robotics teams looking for mentors, sponsors

Cherokee County School District robotics teams are looking for adult mentors and sponsors to help the program grow and evolve.  More...

Ten at the Top summit Sept. 16

Political leaders, business leaders and concerned citizens from across the Upstate will have an opportunity to build more bridges between them Sept. 16 when Ten at the Top will hold its next summit in Greenville.  More...

New travel guide highlights national scenic Highway 11

Spectacular mountain views and an explosion of fall leaf colors draw visitors worldwide each year to the national scenic Highway 11 which runs into downtown Gaffney.  More...

Local News

No major incidents reported on July 4

Police lenient on fireworks ordinance enforcement

Anyone hoping for dead silence in Gaffney beginning at 11 p.m. on July 4 was likely disappointed.  More...

Artist gives ‘All Gave Some’ to help maintain park

A drawing by local artist Mack Lee Davis will help support efforts to maintain the Cherokee County Veterans Park and is a lasting tribute to the many military veterans who have put their lives on the line for our country.  More...

Council committee to discuss curbside recycling program

Chairman Tracy Mc- Daniel said he wants all county council members in attendance when the Cherokee County Council Public Works Committee meets to discuses the curbside recycling program.  More...

Sports

American Legion Junior State Playoffs

Post 109 sweeps past Belton

The Post 109 junior team is moving on. Post 109 scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead for good in a 9-6 win at home against Belton on Tuesday. More...

Wildcats ready for busy week of competition

Blacksburg High football players were running with the bulls Monday to start off a week filled with competitions after the Fourth of July break. More...

Indians kick off summer passing leagues

The start of the fall football season is still weeks away, but the Gaffney Indians are getting a taste of competition nonetheless through summer passing leagues. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Newspapers make a difference in people’s lives

The Ledger’s Jack-of-all-trades, Larry ‘Moose’ Littlejohn, loves to look at old bound editions of The Gaffney Ledger. We have about 50 hard copies of old Ledgers, bound into books by the year. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

America - Imagine the World Without Her

Do we conservatives really mean it when we say that we need to promote our ideas in the popular culture through books, movies and other media? More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t use FOI ruling as excuse to shut public out of government

Governmental bodies shouldn’t need a law to force them to release agendas to the public in advance of meetings. More...

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