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High-level garbage talks continue

A city official said the sides are moving closer to an agreement in negotiations over the county’s offer to take over residential curbside solid waste collection throughout the county.  More...

LifeStyles

A SIMPLE PROMISE CAN SAVE FAMILY A LIFETIME OF GRIEF

More than 500 students participate in 18th Prom Bash

Gaffney High students made a simple promise Friday which can save their families a lifetime of hurt and grief.  More than 500 students signed pledge cards to stay drug- and alcohol-free at their prom last Saturday.  More...

Letter carriers help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Local customers donate thousands of pounds of food during special event

A lthough containing its own unique assortment of canned goods and nonperishable items, each bag unloaded at the Gaffney Post Office dock Saturday afternoon offered an intangible dose of kindness that can only be shared by a neighbor. More...

What's Up?

Meetings The Cherokee County Public Library Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the glass conference room at the Gaffney library More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shannon Cox, 53, a homemaker who loved arts and crafts

BLACKSBURG – Shannon Denise Rayfield Cox, 53, of 337 Old Buffalo Church Road, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Larry Sellars, 82, U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War

James Larry Sellars, 82, of 104 Claiborne St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Mary Black Health System – Gaffney.  More...

Chineat Howell

Funeral services for Chineat Evette Howell, 41, of 506 S. Oliver St., Apt. 303, Craigwood Apartments, wife of Gerald Howell, will be held Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Byers officiating. More...

BURGLARS GET 15 YEARS

Two men accused of stealing guns, electronics, cash and a collection of baseball and football cards during an April 2014 burglary were each sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

School district shuffles principals

Goucher Elementary and Luther Vaughan Elementary will have new principals in a school district shuffle of principal assignments.  School trustees voted unanimously to hire Tanya Roberts as Goucher Elementary principal Monday evening following a More...

GFD Station 16 up and running

It’s got a kitchen, three bedrooms and enough bathroom space for a large family.  But the feature that stood out at this home-awayfrom home was a very big, two-vehicle garage.  And now the move-in is complete.  More...

Local News

Residents asked to submit questions on race and policing issues

Issues will be discussed at May 19 forum

Organizers of a May 19 community awareness forum want to pack the auditorium at Granard Middle School in the hopes of advancing a very important dialogue about race, diversity and policing in Cherokee County.  More...

Snow day forgiven

Cherokee County students won’t spend extra time in school this year to make up their last snow day.  State law requires students to attend 180 days each school year. More...

Man falls 15 feet

Corinth Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and paramedics responded Saturday morning to an accident on Hackberry Drive after a man fell while trying to take down a deer stand.  A fire official relayed that the accident occurred in the 100 bl More...

Sports

HEAVE-HO

Gaffney High quarterback Bryson Ward shows off his strong arm during a passing drill at a recent spring practice session. More...

Indians head back to state tournament

The Gaffney High golf team is off to the state tournament - again.  The Indiians will make its third straight appearance after finishing third at Monday’s upper state tournament.  The Indians made it on the backs of freshmen Zack Gord More...

Blacksburg bows out of upperstate with 4-3 loss in 8

The Blacksburg Wildcats have been good, really good in extra innings this season.  That streak came to an untimely end Monday when the Wildcats were eliminated from the 2A upper state baseball playoff bracket with a 4-3 loss in eight innings at More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Got my head full of thoughts and ideas

On a road trip many, many years ago, some friends and I were drivin’ down the highway, everyone talking at once about different subjects — girls, girls and more girls.  Suddenly C.T. More...

THEIR VIEW

VA boss passes the buck

President Barack Obama brought in Robert McDonald to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs last year after discovery of fraudulent records, a pattern of reprisals against whistleblowers and a deadly failure to treat eligible veterans in a More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Celebrating National Hospital Week

Most people only visit hospitals occasionally, when a loved one is sick or a friend is having a baby. Associates at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney are different in this regard.  More...

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