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Crew doing remodeling work accidentally strikes gas line

Emergency repairs were required after a natural gas line leak occurred Friday evening beside an ATM machine at the Bank of America office beside The Gaffney Ledger.  Firefighters from the Gaffney Fire Department were called to the bank at 7:45 p More...

LifeStyles

Welcome to the first year of school

Grassy Pond Elementary 5-year-old kindergarten students work on a reading lesson Tuesday based on "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn. More...

Magnetic stimulation can improve hard-to-treat depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) – using brief, powerful electromagnetic pulses to alter pathways in the brain – is a new option for treating depression that hasn’t responded to standard therapy.  More...

Getting ready for Bible School

The Salvation Army, 701 Colonial Ave., will host a Back-to- School Vacation Bible School beginning today, Aug. 25, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 28. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Landmesser, a Master Certified Equine Dentist

BLACKSBURG – Richard Alan (Dick) Landmesser, 80, of 189 Huffman Road, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Martha McGlothan, retired from Timken

BLACKSBURG – Martha Sapoch Mc- Glothan, 87, of 1372 E. Cherokee St., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Autumn Care of Drexel in Drexel, N.C.  A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late Charles W. More...

Rev. Noland Crosby, associate minister at Youngs Grove Church

The Rev. Noland Crosby, 88, of 2729 Camp School Road, Shelby, N.C., husband of Clouggeon Hardin Crosby, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at 3:50 p.m. at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.  More...

Blacksburg will elect mayor Tuesday

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in a runoff election for Blacksburg mayor.  For longtime Blacksburg mayor David Hogue, the road to a sixth term in office will take a little overtime as he faces town councilman Darren Janesky for the town g More...

T-SHIRT CANNON

Sheriff opens fire on FB fans

A few lucky Blacksburg football fans left the season opener Friday night with a special anti-drug message on T-shirts launched into the crowd by Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Man in country illegally charged with unlawful possession of firearm

City of Gaffney police filed an arrest warrant against a 44-year-old man on Aug. 20 charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm.  More...

South Carolina Spirit of Caring

Peachtree celebrates winning contest

Gaffney artist Shane White lent his artistic talents to a poster design to help Peachtree Centre win a prestigious contest.  Peachtree Centre held a celebration event Wednesday after winning this year’s “South Carolina Spirit of Cari More...

Gaffney man denied bond

A Cherokee County Magistrate denied bond last week for a 33-year-old Gaffney man arrested Aug. 21 in connection with an Aug. 11 shooting incident on Vermont Drive.  More...

Sports

(UN)HAPPY RETURNS

UNION COUNTY 29, GAFFNEY 28

Gaffney running back Jordon Shippy runs past a Union County defensive lineman during Friday night’s game for a few of his 237 yards on the ground in the Indians’ 29-28 loss. More...

Late boot lifts Union Co. past Indians

UNION – Just when the Gaffney Indians thought a ride back up Hwy. More...

Wildcats fall in defensive battle to Great Falls

Great Falls wide receiver Christian Twitty outleaped a Blacksburg defender Friday night to snare a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Culp with a minute left before halftime.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

The great collar quandary

I’m a sucker for symmetry.  Call it OCD (not the Office of Civil Defense; the other one), or obsession, or whatever you want to call it, but I need things to line up right and be in sync with the universe.  If I raised ducks for a liv More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Race-based justice

Among the demands of the “protesters” in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.  McCulloch is biased, it is said. How so? More...

THEIR VIEW

Offshore seismic testing could open door to significant development

The recent announcement that energy companies will be allowed to use seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast to search for potential oil and gas deposits beneath the ocean floor could open the door to significant economic development opportunities in More...

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