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GHS students head toWashington

Annual trip to nation’s capital filled with learning and lots of fun

(EDITOR’S NOTE: On March 26, George Duncan, a Social Studies teacher at Gaffney High School, departed the school with 46 students and five chaperones on their way to Washington, D.C., for the school’s annual trip to the nation’s cap More...

RB Morris, a talented singer, songwriter and poet to perform April 14 at Blacksburg Library

BLACKSBURG – With boundless energy and solid inspiration, singersongwriter and poet RB Morris will perform Tuesday, April 14, beginning at noon at the Blacksburg Public Library, 201 S. Rutherford St. More...

What's Up?

Fund raisers The Gaffney Band Boosters are hosting a fund raiser at Aegean Pizza on Sunday, April 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A buffet meal and beverage provided More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Carol Hill, enjoyed singing and playing the piano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brenda Carol Hill passed away Sunday afternoon, April 5, 2015, at White Oak Manor in Charlotte. She was 74 years old.  More...

Thomas E. Childers, retired from sales and trucking

Thomas Eugene Childers, 65, of 723 Ross Hill Road, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Caromont Regional Hospital.  Born in York, he was the husband of Kathy Childers and son of the late Brice Childers and Zoe Roberts Childers. Mr. More...

Sonny Owens, retired from textiles and a master woodworker

Elzie Leon (Sonny) Owens, 74, of 818 Natures Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

ALLERGIES

The miserable side effect of Spring

With winter finally in the rear view mirror, the blessing of longer days and beautiful weather has local residents looking to enjoy time in the great outdoors.  But for those with seasonal allergies, the anxiousness to frolic outside is met with More...

City preparing its share of Smithsonian exhibit

One can be never be too prepared.  With that in mind, LeighAnn Snuggs, marketing and tourism director for the City of Gaffney, and her group of “busy bees” at the municipality’s visitors center are digging deep into local arch More...

Local News

Tim Montgomery returning with a message for youngsters

Tim Montgomery’s Godgiven talent took him to the top of the world, but a few bad decisions brought him crashing back down, forcing him to try to recoup trust with those who mattered most.  More...

Pair of attempted murder cases go to General Sessions Court

Attempted murder charges filed against two men were forwarded to Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Wednesday afternoon after a Gaffney Municipal Court judge found probable cause for their arrests during a preliminary hearing.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Two financial transaction cards were reported stolen following the March 29 burglary of a Kraft Street home. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a home in the 100 block between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Rock Hill explodes late to top struggling Indians

Gaffney coach Jeff Osment chose his words carefully after a disappointing 7-2 home loss to Rock Hill on Wednesday.  “Our margin for error is very small and we can’t overcome mistakes,” Osment said.  The Indians appeared to More...

Final 4 Saints finish third in national poll

Coming off its first Final Four appearance in team history, the Limestone College women's basketball team finished ranked No. 3 in the final USA TODAY Sports Coaches' Poll.  More...

Cats punch playoff ticket with victory over Liberty

Liberty’s Logan Chapman was good.  But Alex Raines was better, helping the Wildcats to a 3-1 win over Liberty to clinch a playoff spot.  The Wildcats are 9-1 in region play and 12-3 overall after a 6-4 non-region win over Christ Churc More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Are you getting enough sleep?

Sleep seems to be harder to come by these days.  Not just because a certain 3-year-old wakes me up in the middle of the night, requesting that “dear old dad” hoist her into a cozy spot between myself and her mother. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Technology will trump the bootleggers

In recent weeks, I’ve written about how the “Bootleggers and Baptists” dynamic corrupts regulatory politics. Bruce Yandle developed this concept decades ago. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obamacare’s tax nightmare

Obamacare is making the least popular day — April 15 — even worse. For about one in four tax filers, it’s turning out to be a nightmare, with extra paperwork and penalties. More...

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