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Road to the White House goes by the Peachoid - Free Access

Once merely a symbol of one of the South’s chief industries, the Gaffney Peachoid will serve next weekend as a stumping location for candidates with eyes on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. More...

Dollar Tree puts Cherokee County on the economic development map

The announcement last month that Dollar Tree planned to build its regional distribution center here put Cherokee County on the economic development map.  It also put the county on the cover of GSA Business.  The bi-weekly publication cover More...

You can use your BPW bill to improve education here

Local residents will have an opportunity to support KNOW( 2) financially through their utility bills from the Gaffney Board of Public Works. BPW has designed a new statement stuffer that will be sent out with utility bills starting Aug. 5. More...

LifeStyles

Alzheimer’s research advocate says aging baby boomers face big threat

5.1 million people 65 and older now have the disease

As baby boomers age, the increasing number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease will take a serious toll on caregivers and families, and the costs associated with that care are expected to weigh heavily on the nation’s health care system. More...

August is National Curb Appeal Month

Make over your front door: Tips to make a grand entrance

(StatePoint) There are many reasons why a home could need a door makeover. Entry doors, like other major components of the home, can wear out over time and need to be replaced. More...

Mekayla Allison winner of DCI Scholarship

Mekayla Allison of Gaffney, daughter of Meissa Allison, is a winner of the DCI Scholarship Program sponsored by Dialysis Clinic Inc., a non-profit corporation.  Mekayla is majoring in radiology at Spartanburg Community College. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Country singer Lynn Anderson dies in Nashville

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Carol Brown Janeway, award-winning editor, dead at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Brown Janeway, a prize-winning editor, executive and translator for Alfred A. Knopf whose authors ranged from biologist E.O. Wilson to Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer Imre Kertesz, has died, Knopf said Monday. More...

Joey Jay Leopard, worked in textiles

CHESNEE – Joey Jay Leopard, 48, of 273 Sandclay Road, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the widower of Susan Black Leopard and son of the late Edward Leopard and Ella Mae Holmes Gregory. More...

Breaking News - 8/4/2015 10:12 AM

Gaffney back with Byrnes, Spartanburg and Dorman under realignment proposal - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com When it was announced this spring the South Carolina High School League would shift from four to five classifications, it was expected that Gaffney would play in the new 5A classif More...

Breaking News - 8/3/2015 8:50 AM

Accident victim identified - Free Access

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 Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 12 year old Wellford Child was killed in a two vehicle collision on Interstate 85 in Gaffney Sunday night.  Fowler identified the deceased as Daffney Abigail Fowler of 180 Dodd Street.  “Th More...

WZZQ sets Indian broadcast team for 2015 season - Free Access

  The broadcast team for Gaffney High School’s 2015 football games on WZZQ radio has been set, according to Dennis Fowler, President/CEO of Fowler Broadcast Communications.      Paul Foster is poise More...

County boss gets big raise after only few weeks on job

After only a few weeks on the job, Holland Belue will receive a fatter paycheck.  By a 5-2 vote, Cherokee County Council approved a motion Thursday to boost the salary of Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue from $66,746 to $83,336 More...

County website gets a facelift

The official Cherokee County website is now sporting a new look. After nearly a year of extensive work on a new design and technological advancements, the new website was recently unveiled, according to a press release. More...

Woman Tasered by fellow law enforcement

The shock can “drop a bull” or “make a preacher swear,” according to people familiar with the effects of an electronic stun gun.  But when Polly Sherfield stepped up Friday morning to be willingly shot in the back with a More...

Local News

Grant will allow Blacksburg homes to get free smoke detectors

If you live in Blacksburg and need a smoke detector, the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department will be able to hook you up with the life-saving device at no cost to you.  More...

New members named to DSN board

The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) recently welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina.  More...

Motorists might have noticed road work delays, which will continue until Aug. 31

Anyone who has traveled on a section of Floyd Baker Boulevard last week has noticed it’s slow going. More...

Sports

Panthers OT Michael Oher not a big fan of 'The Blind Side' - Free Access

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — When people first meet Michael Oher naturally they want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie "The Blind Side," which is based on his life as an underprivileged youth growing up in Memphis, Tennessee.  More...

Breaking News - 8/3/2015 10:29 AM

We have... realignment - Free Access

Gaffney to Class 5A, Blacksburg remains in Class 2A

By JOE L. HUGHES II Ledger Sports Writer joe@gaffneyledger.com   More...

South Carolina newcomers look to boost defense - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New defensive tackle Ulric Jones can't wait to make an impact at South Carolina. And he's not the only one as the Gamecocks open practice Tuesday.  More...

Letters

Thanks for the great coverage

Dear Editor, Joe Hughes, Cody Sossamon:   Thank you for covering Jerusalem Project 2015 in your news on July 17 and 24.  Your paper did a great job showing the volunteers as they built ramps, reworked roofs and painted houses for homeowners More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Don’t make me have to bust yore face

“I’ll bust yore face.”  When I was a kid my Aunt Stella used to say that to us whenever she was kiddingly threatening retribution for some silly trick or gag we had played on her.  More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. leaders should expand Medicaid access

Democrats are saying they will push hard for expansion of the Medicaid program in South Carolina in 2016, using the name of slain Sen. Clementa Pinckney to call for an end to Republican rejection of a key Affordable Care Act provision.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Phony GOP conservatism has worn out its welcome

The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party’s conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown schism.  While President Obama accelerates his increasingly radical agenda, the GOP, despite its More...

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