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Discussing Interstate 85 Widening Project

More than 100 people gathered at Gaffney High on Tuesday evening for a state Department of Transportation meeting about an I-85 widening project. More...

LifeStyles

GHS students to host madrigal dinner

Gaffney High students will recreate a Christmas feast given by the king and queen in a madrigal dinner Dec. 12 presented by the school’s fine arts programs. More...

Local woman wins national food blogger recipe contest

VIDALIA, Ga. More...

OVTA, City of Gaffney hosting History Symposium Nov. 21-22

Rapid firing capability of breech-loading Ferguson rifle will be demonstrated

The year was 1777, and the British marksman had the future U.S. president in his sights, but did not pull the trigger.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Parker, retired deputy sheriff

Charles Ellix Leefoy Parker, 83, of 247 Bridges Road, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Fannie Parker and Virginia Stanford and son of the late Henry and Mattie Hall Parker. Mr. More...

Cora Allison, retired from Musgrove Mills

ROCK HILL – Cora Allison, 92 , went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Piedmont Medical Center.  More...

James (Jim) Neal, retired from U.S. Army and UPS/Freight

James Bedford Neal, 73, of 334 Frye Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his residence. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s not just a football problem

I was reading a college football comment page the other day. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama denies Gruber, but facts deny Obama

Do President Obama’s adamant denials that he misled the American public on various important aspects of Obamacare stand up to scrutiny? No, and it’s not even a close call.  More...

PARENTS ALLEGE BRUISING

Claim excessive restraint of special needs child

The parent of a special needs student filed a complaint Nov. 14 with the Gaffney Police Department alleging her child sustained bruises while being physically restrained by faculty and staff at a local school.   More...

County will buy property, construct ‘spec’ building

Faced with an almost complete lack of available industrial buildings for use in its economic development efforts, Cherokee County Council on Monday appropriated $35,000 to purchase an option on 26 acres of land to construct a speculative industrial b More...

Local News

Randolphs sponsor First Tee programs

The “what I can do for you” attitude that has fueled the growth of Gaffney-based J. Grady Randolph, Inc. has benefited three Cherokee County elementary schools — B.D. Lee, Corinth and Mary Bramlett.  More...

200 of judge’s birthday victims pictured in book

“If you are not in this book, then you are one of the lucky ones.”  So says the cover of Judge Jack Allison’s latest book, “Victims of the Singing Judge.”  The book contains 200 photos of Allison’s &ldquo More...

BELONGINGS BURNED

BELONGINGS BURNED — A person who apparently had little to begin with, lost what little he had Monday night as a campsite in the woods off Winslow Avenue caught fire and burned. More...

Sports

‘L-J Peak, L-J Peak’

Gaffney star sets new Georgetown scoring record for freshman debut under Thompson III

It didn’t take long for Gaffney standout L.J. More...

Better days ahead for 2015 Indians

After a rough 2014, things should look up for the Gaffney Indians next season.  “We have a lot of kids coming back,” Gaffney coach Dan Jones said. More...

Stoudt to start for injured freshman quarterback

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says Cole Stoudt will start at quarterback in place of the injured Deshaun Watson when the Tigers face Georgia State on Saturday .  More...

Letters

Raised more than $30K for Parson’s Pantry

Dear Cody:   We are so grateful for your help in promoting the 3rd Annual Parson’s Pantry Walk and Parson’s Pantry Month.  Your staff was very gracious, kind, and helpful. More...

Illinois 4th graders want to hear from you

Dear Editor:   The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region.  More...

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