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Groups hope to get piece of A-Tax pie

Seven organizations asked the city’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee on Tuesday to fill their wallets with some much-needed funds.  The committee is responsible for recommending how Gaffney City Council should dole out the $29,500 in More...

LifeStyles

Over the mountains... ...and through the backwoods

Revolutionary War Weekend will let you take a walk back in time

Time travel? You bet! It is just one of the special experiences visitors get from walking along any part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. And one group has been doing it annually for 40 years.  More...

CITY OF GAFFNEY HOSTS REVOLUTIONARY WAR WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery  210 W. Frederick St. – 864.487.6244   More...

Annual ‘Baptist Week’ services set for Sept. 27-30

The 137th annual session of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association ‘Baptist Week’ services will begin Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. and continue through Tuesday, Sept. 30. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jim Wilson, retired boom truck operator

BLACKSBURG – James Edward (Jim) Wilson, 80, of 503 W. Lime St., passed away Sunday, Sept. More...

Gene Vess, retired from Shelton Realty

Gene Austin Vess, 74, of 122 Beaver Park Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. More...

Karen Lynn Reid

Memorial services for Karen Lynn Reid, 51, of 312 W. Race St., will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some goings-on I find un-understandable

Back in the day, one of my favorite musicians was Leon Russell and one of my favorite songs by him was “Stranger in a strange land.”  Among the many, many verses in that song, is one that I find myself thinking is quite appropriate f More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Across the country, transparency movement sees progress – and daunting setbacks

One of the keys to quality government is the ability of citizens to see how decisions are made and how tax dollars are spent.  More...

Reward offered in home invasion case

City of Gaffney police detectives are upping the ante in their investigation of an Aug. 30 home invasion, announcing Monday they are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.  More...

6 people try to cash checks from same closed account

City of Gaffney police are warning area checkcashing businesses and banks to be on the lookout after six different people tried to cash fraudulent checks drawn on the closed account of a shuttered Boiling Springs business.  More...

School design contract presents risk for trustees, Columbia firm

School trustees and a Columbia construction management firm are taking a calculated risk in moving forward with a design contract for a proposed $60 million building program.  More...

SHOW ME THE MONEY ... PLEASE

Here is a list of the groups vying for a piece of the A-Tax pie and how much they want:   More...

Local News

B-BALLERS

8-BALLERS — A local 8-ball pool team, Never Satisfied, finished 9th in the American Poolplayers Association Team Championships held in Las Vegas August 17-24. More...

Construction on performing arts center expected to begin in early 2015

If things go according to plan, the final design sketches to renovate a former furniture store into a proposed performing arts center renovation project should be complete within 60 days.  More...

Non-profit partnership center opens

When in need, local residents have a friend indeed.  Hoping to better address the needs of Cherokee County residents, United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) last Friday officially opened a nonprofit partnership center on North Logan Street.  More...

Sports

Turning the page

Indians focus on important part of season after winless nonregion start

With so much focus on the Gaffney football team’s inauspicious start, coach Dan Jones is asking his players to put their attention on the region schedule, which begins Friday.  “I told the kids the first part of the season is over,&r More...

Confidence boost

Saints want to build on program’s first win

With its first victory in program history under its belt, the Limestone Saints football team hopes to capitalize on positive momentum.  More...

MAKING THEIR MARK

How Gaffney players fared in college this past weekend

Hyleck Foster: rec., 8 yards in Marshall’s 48- 17 win over Akron.  Raheim Huskey: three solo tackles in Marshall’s 48-17 win over Akron.  Quinshad Davis: rec., 3 yards in North Carolina’s 70-41 loss to East Carolina   More...

Letters

LETTER

The importance of the arts

Dear Cody:   Your editorial ‘Excitement builds with each step’ printed Sept. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?