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County to vote Wednesday on Blacksburg garbage agreement

The clock is ticking on one municipality to decide whether to accept or reject the county’s proposal to take over residential curbside solid waste collection throughout the county.  The other municipality already has.  More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society hosts 20th presentation ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented 10 young women and two young men at its 20th annual presentation ball on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  More...

Sports

GHS jumper takes 3rd at state meet

Gaffney’s Melvin Davidson had to settle for third place in the high jump Saturday at the Class 4A state track and field championships at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.  That's not too shabby for a senior making his first appearance More...

Back in the Big Game

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GHS golfers take aim at state title

The course is a little longer, giving the Gaffney golf team an added challenge in its bid to unseat defending state champion Boiling Springs.  The Indians and 14 other challengers will tee off today at the Class 4A state golf championship at Fur More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Saturday morning golf just won’t be the same

We lost a great part of our regular Saturday morning golf outing with the passing of Donnie Stepp.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Ruled by rules: The hidden costs of over-regulation

Say you got a recall notice for your car. You’d naturally be alarmed, especially after reading that the problem involved Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. More...

Readers On The Road

  Gladys Mullinax and tina Mullinax took the ledger along on a trip to the Bahamas.   Bill & Sylvia Caldwell took the Gaffney ledger with them to the Holland Michigan tulip Festival. More...

16-year-old murder suspect

WILL BE TRIED AS ADULT

A teenager arrested by Gaffney police and currently being held by the Department of Juvenile Justice in the wake of a fatal May 6 shooting on Cemetery Alley has been charged as an adult, the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office confirmed.  Mark More...

BHS earns bronze in magazine rankings

Blacksburg High was awarded a bronze medal by U.S. News & World Report in a ranking of the country’s best high schools.  More...

Local News

Chamber names new executive director

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Jonna L. Blackwell-Turner is its new executive director.  More...

New home starts up in March

Home construction continues to show strength in the county.  In the latest report of the Homebuilders Association, the group said there were eight new home starts in the county in March, up from six over the same month the year before.  More...

Journalist discusses his career covering sports

Ken Burger says he was an “accidental sports writer” because he gave no thought to covering sporting events when he left journalism school in Georgia.  He went to a job interview at The Columbia (S.C.) Record, fully intent on landing More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry Ellis, former Director of Technology for Cherokee County Schools

Jerry Lee Ellis, 51, of 830 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. He was the son of the late Miles and Bonnie Atkinson Barnes Ellis.  More...

Paul Thomas

Paul Saverna Thomas, 66, of 483 Lockhart Lane, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Mary Black Health System – Gaffney.  In addition to his parents, Dean and Edith Thomas, Mr. More...

Dot Wright, loved serving veterans and distributing ‘Buddy Poppies’

Dorothy Mae Shelton Wright, 91, formerly of 594 Silica Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

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