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Proposed county budget contains tax hike

Cherokee County residents could be looking at a tax increase this year if a proposed budget becomes final.  The county’s preliminary 2015-2016 budget calls for a 3 mill tax increase, including a 1.7 mill hike in the general operating budge More...

National Day of Prayer service slated for Thursday

Though chaos and fear abound, a sense of peace remains among local believers, something that can only be found through a single source.  A Cherokee County contingent will gather at noon Thursday, May 7, outside Gaffney City Hall, taking requests More...

LifeStyles

LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMMUNITY LEADERS GATHER TO REMEMBER VICTIMS OF CRIME

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office authorities, community leaders and children from The Village School paused last Wednesday to remember the victims of crime in our community and to push for change to help others. More...

GHS students learn what it takes to be successful in the workforce

More than 400 Gaffney High seniors are counting the days leading to graduation when it will come time to start college and careers.  More...

Confederate Memorial Day service set for May 9

Moses Wood Camp 125, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will sponsor its annual Confederate Memorial Day service on Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Agnes Wright, born in Manhattan, N.Y.

Agnes Marguerite Wilson Wright, of 800 Lyman St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Nov. More...

Herbert Ray Wofford, employed by Ricoh

Herbert Ray Wofford, 59, of 1708 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of Wanda Lee Wofford and son of the late Herbert Smith More...

Katherine Pasley, retired educator

Katherine Duren Pasley of 311 Koller Road, Orangeburg, was born in Camden in Kershaw County, the daughter of the late Levi and Bertha Davis Duren. More...

State News

Cowboys, cowgirls headed for showdown May 8-9 at Bar H Arena

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Champion cowboys and cowgirls will be gathering for a showdown at the 28th annual Bar H Championship Rodeo and Country Festival on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Bar H Arena. More...

Breaking News - 5/7/2015 12:29 PM

Police release video of fatal shooting - Free Access

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City of Gaffney Police have released security camera footage of a murder. Abelardo Morales Baltazar, 47, of Twin Oaks Drive, was shot and killed while seated inside his truck on Cemetery Alley at approximately 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Woman in Nepal has Gaffney connection - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Staff Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com     More...

CHILD, 3, DIES IN ACCIDENT

A 3-year-old Gaffney boy suffered a fatal injury Monday evening after being ejected from a front-end loader driven by his grandfather.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said an autopsy performed Tuesday morning confirmed Kameron Lee Hall, o More...

Spec building project moving ahead smoothly

The construction of a much-needed spec building moved closer to becoming a reality on Monday.  On a motion from Cherokee County Councilman Mike Fowlkes, council members instructed its administration and attorney to move forward to close on the s More...

Local News

Special events draining city coffers

People come to Gaffney to enjoy themselves at concerts and parades.  Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner told the Gaffey City Council during its workshop last week that the special events come with a price.  “The special events are drain More...

MESSAGE MAN

MESSAGE MAN — Gaffney resident David Wray has used ham radio equipment this week to help relay health and welfare messages between Nepal earthquake victims and family members in the United Stat More...

Downtown merchants hosting free shredding event

Downtown merchants are hosting a free paper shredding event Saturday to help cut down on identity theft and protect area residents.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/7/2015 4:26 PM

Jordan Spieth sputters in star group at Players - Free Access

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy held up his end of the hype Thursday at the Players Championship with a 3-under 69 that put him two shots behind the early lead. More...

Indians hope to turn corner on defense

Defensive coordinators like their linebackers and defensive backs long and rangy. More...

Wildcats one win away from upperstate

The Blacksburg baseball team is just one win away from advancing to this week’s upperstate tournament on Saturday.  First, however, the Wildcats have some unfinished business to tend to - beating Buford today.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Reporting on curbside recycling for a year

A week or so ago, there were numerous Facebook posts about the discontinuation of curbside recycling. As is the case with a lot of these posts, there was a lot of misinformation. More...

THEIR VIEW

Gun bill amendment absent common sense

The S.C. House’s attempt to scrap the requirement for concealed weapon holders to acquire a permit is dangerously and blindly misguided.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Mayor, city council, take the garbage pickup deal

PUBLISHER’S note: In my column last week I discussed trash pickup and recycling — specifically the county’s decision to discontinue curbside pickup. I stated the move was made to save money. More...

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