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Trustees OK $6.1 million in bonds - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Staff Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com     More...

County names top teacher

Gaffney High teacher Dr. Frank Wilson and Limestone- Central Elementary secretary Michelle Poole were honored Thursday as the school district’s teacher and support staff of the year.  More...

LifeStyles

Blessed assurance to start a new year

Being able to afford school supplies has not always been an easy task for many Cherokee County residents.  One church, though, helped local kids recently with the school supplies they need and with something even more sustaining and lasting &md More...

ENGAGEMENT

Duncan-Wisher

Jimmie and Bobby Duncan of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Diane Duncan, to Justin Douglas Wisher of Gaffney.  Miss Duncan is the granddaughter of Jeanette Sparks of Gaffney and the late June E. More...

WHAT’S UP

After-school program l SBCC, 608 S. Granard St., is accepting applications for its afterschool program that all run from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pick-up from school will be available; there are 30 spots. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Gibbs

Mr. Robert Edward Gibbs, known as “Rot,” 74, of 415 East Dr. L. M. Rosemond Lane, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, Aug. 14, 2015, at 7:02 a.m. at Pelham Medical Center in Greer.  More...

Grace “Amy” Wright

BLACKSBURG — Grace Amelia Medlock Wright, or “Amy” to friends and family, of Blacksburg was born on January 16, 1966 in Charlotte, N.C. and died on Aug. 12, 2015. More...

Kathleen Benton

UNION — Mrs. Kathleen “Kat” Painter Benton, 83, widow of Kenneth Benton of 121 College St. in Union, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 8/17/2015 11:39 PM

Potential new Peachtree Centre owner states case before council - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com     The potential new owner of the Peachtree Centre pledged Monday to retain its current employees, increase revenue by raising the occupancy More...

Gaffney resident named SCC commission chairman - Free Access

Spartanburg - Gaffney resident Gregory M. Tate has been elected to serve as chairman of the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education, the governing body of Spartanburg Community College. More...

TODAY COULD BE THE DAY

Peachtree Centre sale tops agenda

Cherokee County Council could decide to sell its nursing home today.  Potential new owner Anshel Niederman will make a presentation to council at today’s 5 p.m. meeting. More...

Local News

School trustees organize

Happy with their leadership, the Cherokee County School Board voted unanimously last Monday to keep the same board officers for another year. More...

POLICE REPORTS

A Cherokee Countyowned vehicle was vandalized Aug. 13 while parked outside the Cherokee County Courthouse. More...

Pair of classes offer soon-to-be moms help, tips on easing joint pain

Maternity class   Did you know Mary Black Health System- Gaffney offers free prepared childbirth classes to moms who deliver their baby at the hospital? More...

Sports

Saints picked to win conference - Free Access

 Coming off one of the most exciting seasons in program history, the nationally tenth-ranked Limestone College men's soccer team has been tabbed as the Conference Carolinas preseason favorites for a third consecutive yeaR.  More...

Wake Up Call

South Pointe scores at will; Indians score late to make margin more respectable

South Pointe quarterback Greg Ruff was, well a little rough, on the Gaffney Indians at the Bank of York Jamboree Friday.  Ruff completed 16 of his 18 throws, including 12 straight passes to end the game, for 258 yards and five touchdowns in a 35 More...

Southside Christian edgesWildcats in jamboree; mistakes can be fixed for season, Chisholm says

A fumble and a long screen pass proved the difference for Southside Christian in a 14-6 win over Blacksburg Friday in the Iron City Jamboree.  More...

Letters

Thanks to the Jerusalem Project workers for the wonderful ramp

To everyone from the Jeresulam Project, I, Barbara Smith would like to thank each and every one involved in doing the work at my home. The ramp that was built for my son and myself is just wonderful. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Take a minute and just look around

“I’d be really good at being retired,” I once told my wife. More...

THEIR VIEW

Let FBI finish checks before gun purchases

It is stomach-churning awful to imagine that the nine precious souls who were slaughtered at Emanuel A.M.E. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Further thoughts on the Trump phenomenon

I learned a little bit about the Donald Trump phenomenon after my appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show this week, as my comments led to galactic feedback on Twitter — some positive, some negative.  More...

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