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Biggest economic development report story is number of new jobs

When it comes to landing capital investment and new jobs, Cherokee County claimed its fair share in 2014.  The county had approximately a $50 million infusion of capital investment from new and existing industries last year — a figure simi More...

LifeStyles

Family Life Christian Theatre presents ‘Promise U’ March 19-22

The Family Life Christian Theatre of Buford Street United Methodist Church will present the musical "Promise U" this weekend. Eleven talented young people will perform March 19, 20, 21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 3 p.m. More...

Manning, Coleman guest speakers at NAACP program, dinner March 23

The Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP will present a Black History program and dinner at Allen Temple Methodist Church on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m.  More...

UDC VOLUNTEERS SERVE LOCAL VETERANS –

The Moses Wood Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy have completed another year of volunteer service to veterans at Magnolia’s of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judy George, retired from Lung and Chest Medical Associates

Judy Patricia Gay George, 64, of 563 Quarter Round Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 13, 2015.  More...

Billy Lee McCraw, retired diesel mechanic

BLACKSBURG – Billy Lee McCraw, 74, of 126 Fish Pond Road, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Blacksburg, he was the husband of the late Sally Ham and son of the late CW McCraw and Mary Bradley McCraw. Mr. More...

Ruth Norris Hall, Cherokee Co. native

Ruth Norris Hall, 90, of Somerville, N.J., wife of Howard C. Hall, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Regency Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerville.  More...

Ledger brings home 11 awards from SC Press Association competition

The Gaffney Ledger received 11 South Carolina Press Association awards Saturday at this year’s banquet in Myrtle Beach, including five first-place awards.  Police beat reporter Tim Gulla won first place in the Spot News category for his co More...

A GLOOMY SHADE OF GREEN

City’s Irish Fest plagued by rain

Irish eyes weren’t necessarily smiling on Saturday as morning rainfall pretty much stopped Gaffney’s celebration of Irish Fest in its tracks.  A few hardy souls, however, still tried to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. More...

BPW plugs water tank leak

A routine check Thursday of a Board of Public Works water tank turned up a small leak in its fill line.  The small hole was likely caused by rust, Board of Public Works General Manager Donnie Hardin said.  The water tank is located on Montg More...

Local News

FAVORITES

FAVORITES — Northwest Elementary students are shown dressed as their favorite book characters. The school held a Book Character Day on March 6 as part of reading activities to celebrate Dr. More...

POLICE REPORT

Buford Street resident reports shattered patio door

An estimated $200 in malicious damage was reported March 7 after a West Buford Street woman came home from work to find her patio door shattered.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, the incident occurred at an apartment in the 1000 bloc More...

New state test will have students watching the clock

Students will no longer have unlimited time to answer questions next month when schools give new state tests for the first time.  Elementary and middle school students will take timed ACT Aspire tests on April 28-30. More...

Sports

Surging Saints advance

Limestone hosts Anderson today for second straight SE Regional crown

If there is a team that can compete with the Limestone Saints, it hasn’t been seen yet.  The Saints continued to look unstoppable Saturday at home with a 77-66 win against Wingate in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional.  The Saint More...

Rain washes out prep schedule

High school games slated for Friday have now been rescheduled because of the wet weather that hit the area.  Gaffney High’s baseball game at Rock Hill will now be played on Wednesday.  The Indians will be busy this week, hosting Dorma More...

Gaffney’s Bryson Ward prepares to take a swing against Nation Ford

  Gaffney’s Bryson Ward prepares to take a swing against Nation Ford. The indians host Dorman today at 6 p.m. (Ledger photo /LARRY HILLIARD) More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Another ‘back in the day’ tale

There’s a downtown drug store here that I just love. It’s so down-home, so country, so cozy and the folks are extra nice and helpful. More...

THEIR VIEW

SC Legislature can’t keep short-changing cities, counties

Imagine parents who make their teenage child pay rent and buy her own clothes, food and school supplies. They give her an allowance, and she has a part-time job, but they won’t let her increase her hours, or get a better-paying job. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Despite success stories, FOI law needs improving

It’s Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation.  It is a time to recognize and encourage open government and letting the sun shine in on public documents and meetings.  You may not know there are problems with transparency in gov More...

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