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Festival gets $15,000 from H-Tax vault

The Peach Festival asked the city for $25,000 in Hospitality Tax funds to stage this year’s events but will have to make do with much less — once again.  Gaffney City Council on Monday went along with its finance committee’s re More...

CAR FLIPS

Grassy Pond and Blacksburg firefighters, along with two paramedic crews, were scrambled to Pleasant School Road on Wednesday afternoon after a car flipped and reports followed regarding possible entr More...

LifeStyles

Local charities share $25,000 in grant funds

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...

CAVA lines up classes for June

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists has announced its lineup of classes for June. Registration and payment for all classes must be made at the CAVA Gallery prior to the date of the class. More...

Summer Art classes begin Monday

If you haven't signed up your child for a CAVA Summer Art class, the deadline to register for any of the classes is the Friday afternoon before the class is to begin on the following Monday.  The following classes will be offered this month. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn Webber Farish, loved gardening and yard work and visiting with her neighbors

Evelyn Painter Webber Farish, 92, of 252 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. Farish was the daughter of the late William June and Estelle Godfrey Painter. More...

Martha S. Dawkins

The funeral service for Martha Dawkins, 59, of 100 Sunset Drive, wife of Carl Dawkins, will be held Saturday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills, the Rev. Don Manning, Minister Joe Davis, the Rev. More...

Cole Porter, employed by CCC Group Inc., Eastern Division in Florida

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Thomas Cole Porter, 20, passed away May 24, 2015. He was born Aug. 14, 1994, in Spartanburg, S.C. Cole graduated from Wiregrass High School Class in 2012 and was employed at CCC Group Inc. Eastern Division. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Growth is good, but not when it’s out of control

There are many things I wish for Gaffney and Cherokee County.  Among them, I hope it one day sees a bigger share — but not all — of the economic and residential growth enjoyed by its neighbors.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Carter’s comments can’t be cast as merely a gaffe

The Iraqi army essentially fell down on the job. That was the frank assessment, at least, given last week by U.S. More...

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Peach Festival unveils 2015 concert lineup

Drake White & The Big Fire and an all-star band put together by the Craig Sorrells Project will headline this year’s South Carolina Peach Festival concert lineup. More...

Potential buyers to tour Peachtree Centre

Four potential buyers will tour the Peacthree Centre over the next couple of weeks. One nursing home operator visited the facility Thursday. More...

Grads pile up more than $15 million in scholarships

Blacksburg and Gaffney High senior classes graduated Tuesday with more than $15 million in college scholarship money.  Scholarships offered the Gaffney High Class of 2015 are valued at $12,646,666 over a 4- year period. More...

Local News

Plow Day offers fun for all

Dozens of vintage tractors will parade through downtown Gaffney as part of this weekend’s 13th annual Plow Day and Tractor Pull.  More...

About BRAPA

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Broad River Antique Power Association (BRAPA) is to promote the identification, acquisition, restoration, preservation, education, and exhibition of agricultural, mechanical, household, and industrial devices as used in the by-gone More...

$12.1 million plan has no tax hike

Gaffney City Council has approved a $12.1 million budget that won’t increase property taxes.  City councilman and Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith said it funds only essential budget requests.  A budget shortfall was plugged More...

Sports

Indians to change offense to fit skill set of players

When the Gaffney High football team takes the field to start next season, it will do so with a different look on offense.  The Indians plan to use more two-back sets this year with the emergence of rising sophomore Grayson Hughey.  The Indi More...

Clemson fires longtime baseball boss

Clemson fired longtime baseball coach Jack Leggett on Thursday after the Tigers' second straight 0-2 appearance in the NCAA tournament.  Leggett led Clemson to 955 victories and six College World Series trips in 22 seasons.  More...

Wood, Turner deliver key hits to lift Post 109 juniors to win

The Post 109 junior team’s bats came alive just in time for a 2-1 win over Union on Wednesday.  More...

Letters

Thanks for helping us get to Disney World

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Everybody is invited to come out to Plow Day

Hi Cody:  I would like to let you and all your readers to know that on Friday (June 5), the 13th annual Plow Days & tractor and engine show will be held.  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?