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Let the games begin...

While the competition was fierce and heated, all involved with last Saturday’s annual Cherokee County Firefighter  More...

AWARD WINNER –

Halley Gainey was presented the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award from the Miss S.C. Teen pageant directors. More...

What’s Up?

Fund raisers The Cherokee County Fire Safety Team, an allvolunteer unit that teaches fire and severe weather safety in all area schools, will be holding a flapjack fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 18 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy White, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Dorothy Ann White, 76, of 622 Dravo Road, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at her residence.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of Clarence White and daughter of the late Arden Otte Henderson and Maude Tate Henderson. Mrs. More...

Mary Garrett, retired from Pinellas County, Fla., Public Health

Mary Knight Garrett, 87, of Buford, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. More...

Allen Davidson, last worked at Snyder Trucking

Allen Neshawn (“Grover”) Davidson, 39, of 633 4th St., answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Spartanburg.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What makes us goo-goo over famous people?

As we were being seated at our table at Frank’s in Pawley’s Island a few weeks ago, one of my dinner companions said, “We walked right by Rick Steves.”  “Where?” I asked, turning for a better look.  &ldqu More...

OUR VIEW

Kudos to GHS volleyball, golf, cheering squads

We would like to offer our congratulations to three groups of outstanding students at Gaffney High School.  First, kudos to a team of young ladies who set out to compete as the charter members of the Lady Indians golf team.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Domestic violence should be a priority for SC Legislature

Pink is a distinctive color. It’s red mixed with white. It’s soft. It’s warm. Who isn’t pretty in pink?  Purple is different. It’s red mixed with blue. It’s bold. It’s cold. More...

392 school district employees earn at least $50K annually

Nearly 400 Cherokee County School District employees will earn at least $50,000 during the 2014- 2015 school year.  More...

Tornado sirens blast across city in early afternoon hours Tuesday

Tornado sirens across Cherokee County blared early Tuesday afternoon when the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning. More...

Overturned car has no driver; leaves many questions

A report of a car overturned in a creek near Limestone College on Tuesday morning led to a massive response by emergency workers and police but left officials with more questions than answers.  More...

Local News

Local hairstylists get creative in ‘Clip for the Cure’ campaign

Dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or an assortment of other characters, hairstylists from the SmartStyle Hair Salon inside Walmart of Gaffney are sure to receive more than their share of looks and stares over the course of this week. More...

Bids for jail project almost double original estimate

Renovating the county’s detention center will cost more money than original estimates. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

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Sports

Corrective measures

Gaffney will use bye week to make corrections, eliminate mistakes after loss

Gaffney’s bye week is coming at a good time, though not just because the break will give some injured players a chance to get healthy.  The week off will give the Indians a chance to reenergize and make corrections after a disappointing pe More...

Lady Indian golfers finish second in region meet

First-year program advances to upperstate tourney

For a first-year program, the Gaffney girls golf team sure has exceeded expectations.  The surprise season continued Monday for the Lady Indians with their second place finish at the Region III-4A tournament at Fort Mill golf club.  The ho More...

Lady Indians win tourney

The host Gaffney Lady Indians won the first Annual Cherokee County Invitational Volleyball Tournament this past weekend.  The Lady Indians also dominated the individual awards with Mallory Taylor earning tournament MVP honors and Hannah Lancaste More...

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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?