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State jobless rate steady; local number up slightly

South Carolina’s overall unemployment rate remained unchanged in November and 16 counties, including Cherokee, saw their rates rise.  But optimism abounded in the latest jobs report as a record number of South Carolinians are now counted a More...

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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Should Cherokee County Council ban smoking in all restaurants?  YES: 77% (251 votes) nO: 19% (60 votes) DOn’T CARE: 4% (13 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 324   More...

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New approaches for relief from irritable bowel syndrome

There are new approaches to manage the frustrating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.  More...

What's Up?

Christmas services Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal St., will have a family oriented Christmas Eve service Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p. m. For more info, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norris Camp, member of BHS Football Hall of Fame

BLACKSBURG – Norris Eugene Camp, 80, of 104 Colonial Heights Drive, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at his residence. More...

Stevie Bolf, 53, retired electrician

Stephen Derek Bolf, 53, of 136 Douglas Heights Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Leroy Parris, retired from Don Gantt Oil Co.

CHESNEE – Leroy M. Parris, 73, of 1100 Highway 11 East, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Image gallery added - Free Access

Several pictures from Saturday's "Christmas is for Kids" event have been uploaded to an image gallery and can be accessed by clicking on "Image Galleries" in the blue bar at the top of our homepage. Merry Christmas! More...

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Limestone College seeks rezoning in order to add residential facilities

Limestone College is seeking approval from the city’s Planning Commission for a project that will expand its residential facilities.  On Jan. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

This little girl is one of almost 200 who were treated to $100 shopping sprees at Walmart Saturday as part of The Gaffney Ledger’s annual “Christmas is for Kids.” The Ledger began a More...

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Mary Bramlett students get a taste of aerospace

Throwing a paper airplane in class will usually draw a frown from a teacher unless it happens to be during a program with Boeing South Carolina Education Relations Specialist Frank Hatten.  More...

POLICE REPORT

l An estimated $800 in theft losses were reported after someone stole tires and rims from a Harrison Street property. More...

‘I’ll give a $2 bill to anyone who...’

Kim Cooke offered a $2 bill if Gaffney Middle School 8th-graders could correctly identify a trace fossil left on a shell.  The students carefully studied the shell. More...

Sports

Buzzer beater sinks Trojans

Nothing about Makel Noel’s performance during the first 31-plus minutes Friday indicated he was set to make the most dramatic shot of his high school basketball career.  Gaffney’s senior shooting guard had scored just six points and More...

Rogers scores 20 to lead Wildcats to region win

The Blacksburg boys basketball team played what its coach called a solid game from beginning to end on Friday.  The Wildcats took a 5-point lead at the end of the first quarter to cruise to an easy 78-63 home win over Powdersville.  &ldquo More...

Rodgers lifts Wildcat jayvees past Broome

Elijah Rodgers helped lead the Blacksburg Wildcats jayvee team to a 54-43 victory over the Broome Centurions on Wednesday.  Rodgers had a team-high 16 points.  The Wildcats took an early lead and never looked back.  Broome tried to ral More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Hey ref ... uh, never mind; I’ll just shut up

I went to a basketball game the other night. Walked up, plunked down my six bucks and took my seat.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Obama throws Fidel a rope

The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro’s Cuba.  In JFK’s metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit.  We got back Alan Gross before his Comm More...

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