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Nurse convicted of having sex with inmate - Free Access

By TIM GULLA  Ledger Staff Writer  tim@gaffneyldger.com     More...

MAN FACES EXPLOSIVES-RELATED CHARGES

A Cherokee County man was taken into custody Friday by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on explosives-related charges, although details are being kept sparse at this time.  Jeffrey Dean Daily, 43, is being held at the Cherokee County D More...

350 runners take part in festival road race

With competitors ranging in age from just 3 years old to 80, the Peach Festival Road Race proved that challenging yourself against the streets of Gaffney isn’t a test of age but of heart.  More...

LifeStyles

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars - Free Access

 MATTHEW CRAFT, AP Business Writer    More...

KIDS LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AT YMCA SUMMER CAMP

The City of Gaffney Fire Department visited the YMCA on Wednesday, July 1, to discuss fire safety with the children participating in the Summer Camp program. More...

Peach Festival names top dogs

Akita ‘Kenji’ wins Grand Champion title

The South Carolina Peach Festival held its annual dog show on Saturday, July 11, with the Grand Champion title being awarded to an Akita named “Kenji.” Kenji is owned by Richard Turner.  Dogs were judged in fashion attire, selfie pet More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steven Craig Gentry, native of Flint, Mich.

BLACKSBURG – Steven Craig Gentry, 52, of 122 McKee Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 17, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Flint, Mich., and raised in Coleman, Mich., he was the husband of Nell Mullinax Gentry and son of More...

James C. Ross Jr.

BLACKSBURG – James Calvin Ross Jr., 17, of 372 Old Factory Road, died unexpectedly July 15, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of James C. Ross Sr. and Loretta Bell Ross of the home.  More...

Johnny Ray Morgan, last employed by PTG

Johnny Ray Morgan, known as “Doc,” 51, of 1103 Silver St., Shelby, N.C., husband of Denise Odom Morgan, answered the Master’s call on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 6:16 p.m. at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte.  More...

Breaking News - 7/21/2015 9:09 AM

Man dies in single vehicle crash Monday - Free Access

    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man died in a single vehicle motor vehicle collision Monday.  Fowler identified the victim as James Donald Blanton, Jr., 55, of 936 North Green River Road. More...

Police investigate rash of vehicle burglaries - Free Access

Most have occurred in northwest and western portions of county

A rash of vehicle burglaries in the northwest and western portions of Cherokee County last week has law enforcement advising residents to lock their vehicles and check home security camera footage to see if they can help investigators. More...

Parade, barbecue, music put exclamation point on Peach Festival

With his Freestyle Friday music jam sessions and soulful singing, country music singer Drake White is making an impression everywhere he goes.  More...

Man gets 15 years on meth charges

A Gaffney man was sentenced Thursday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 15 years in prison after entering into a plea agreement on numerous methamphetamine-related drug charges.  More...

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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Would you vote for Donald Trump for president?  NO: 54% (50 votes)  YES: 37% (34 votes)  MAYBE: 10% (9 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 93  THE NEW POLL QUESTION   More...

Local News

Fallen tree angers residents

A Cherokee County cemetery is again feeling the heat from local residents, angered by what they deem as negligence in the wake of an act of nature. More...

Chief magistrate tops list

Government jobs are generally seen as secure but low-paying. But in Cherokee County, some high-ranking employees are paid quite well.  More...

Rec payroll is nearly $300K

County recreation officials have been vocal of late in their call for more money for the county’s future recreational needs.  A review of their new fiscal year budget shows they are stretched thin just meeting their payroll.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 7/20/2015 3:39 PM

Johnson wins British Open; Spieth finishes short of playoff - Free Access

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer  ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth amazing bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, no longer just a normal guy from Iowa.  More...

ACC settles into period of strength, stability - Free Access

JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer    More...

Comeback Complete

Down 0-2, Post 109 wins three straight to advance to state tournament

Just a few days ago, Fort Mill seemed poised to move onto the state tournament. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Why can’t Obama treat Iran as he treats Republicans?

Query: If President Obama’s nuke deal with Iran is so wonderful, why do the major parties in Israel oppose it? Why was Obama so excited about making a deal that, based on his previous positions, he would have opposed earlier?  More...

ED FEULNER

Reagan’s tax-cutting legacy

President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. More...

LIBERY BELLE

Obamakill: End-of-life counseling

Look out, Grandma.  Medicare said last week it wants to start paying for end-of-life counseling.  More...

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