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Third $25,000 grant cycle given to local charities - Free Access

$75,000 in donations part of Broad River Electric’s 75th anniversary

 Broad River Electric Charities has provided another $25,000 from its Operation Round Up® fund to local charities and causes, an identical amount that has been donated in the organization’s previous two grant cycles. More...

LifeStyles

Campo Giorno

IT WAS ALL A WHOLE LOTTA FUN!

More than 400 elementary students participated in the third annual Campo Giorno at Gaffney High School stadium on Tuesday, May 26. The spirited one-of-a-kind field day is held by KNOW(2) to promote academic and athletic excellence. More...

What's Up?

Vacation Bible schools Rock Springs Church, 1184 Rock Springs Road, Blacksburg, will host a VBS Community Block Party on Saturday, June 6, form 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

The Joylites special guests at Shady Grove Praise Singers’ 36th anniversary on June 7

The Joylites of Gaffney will be the special guests performing during the Shady Grove Praise Singers’ 36th anniversary and reunion on Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m.  The Joylites have performed throughout the Southeast and the country, mesmerizi More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha Smith Dawkins, dedicated member of Mikes Creek Church

Martha Dawkins, 59, of Cherokee County, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 5 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an illness.  More...

Daniel (‘Boone’) O’Connor Sr., former owner of V.B. Grading

INMAN – Daniel Edward O’Connor Sr., 42, of Inman, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his home.  Born March 7, 1973, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late George Vernon and Jessie Bernice Quinn O’Connor. More...

Frances Jackson, retired from textiles

Frances Virginia Whelchel Jackson, 100, formerly of 1213 S. Johnson St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Isaac H. More...

City accepts county's offer on trash pickup - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com More...

Groundbreaking Thursday - Free Access

College to build new dorm

With its Gaffney campus enrollment continuing to surge, Limestone College will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m., for a new residence hall that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. More...

Meet the new boss...

SAME AS THE OLD BOSS

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment in a series of enterprise stories The Ledger is presenting regarding issues in the Cherokee County community. Today we focus on the makeup of elected entities.) More...

Local News

Soldier earns Dickens Scholarship; will major in athletic training at USC

Tanisha Thompson joined the U.S. Army this year to fulfill a lifelong interest in the military while she hoped to land scholarships for a future college education.  More...

Study: Residents support performing arts center

The Gaffney community has an interest in growing the arts and would support a downtown performing arts center. More...

Poole honored as Tutor of Month for June

Cherokee County Literacy Association has recognized Rebecca Poole as “Tutor of the Month” for June 2015.  More...

Sports

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Longtime Clemson coach fired - Free Access

Leggett out of tiger Town

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Jones, Indians look forward for summer workouts

Although pleased with the results of last week’s spring game, Gaffney head football coach Dan Jones knows the hard work is still weeks away.  More...

Farley pitches gem in Post 109’s win over Spartanburg

Once he pitched out of a first inning jam, Post 109’s Camron Farley went to work.  Farley allowed just three hits in the six innings, Houston Wright went 2 for 2 with a double and Post 109 blanked visiting Spartanburg 6-0 in a rain shorten More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

These young people give us hope for the future

There are times, after watching, reading or hearing, the news about yet another incident involving teens and crime, that I worry about the future of our country.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Leftist censors strike again

I have often maintained that threats to freedom of expression in this country come predominantly — probably exclusively — from the political left. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?