September 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County OKs pay study in effort to keep employees

It’s all about retaining employees.  Cherokee County Council on Tuesday approved a pay study, including benefits, to help create a wage structure to keep county employees from leaving for higher-paying jobs.  “We are losing peo More...

Portion of $5 million grant will go to SCC

Spartanburg Community College will benefit from a federal $5 million grant awarded Wednesday to the state’s technical college system to expand apprentice programs.  More...

LifeStyles

Aspring teacher receives education scholarship

Lyric Knuckles has been named recipient of the 2015 Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarship.  Lyric is a 2015 Gaffney High School graduate who is attending Winthrop University and majoring in English.  More...

STILL GIVING

Jerry Hancock received a map of South Carolina sites in the Southern Campaigns from the widow of Dr. Bobby Moss, Mrs. Catherine B. Moss and his daughter, Nina M. Hutchins. More...

Former pastor returns for West End Baptist’s 75th anniversary

Do you remember this family? They all may have “matured” and may look different today, but their love for Cherokee County and West End Baptist Church is as strong as ever!  Wayne, Joy, Meri Beth and Molly lived in Gaffney from Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

WILLIAM MCDANIEL

GAFFNEY — William Henry McDaniel, 87, formerly of Blacksburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. More...

ALICE BURRIS

Funeral service for Mrs. Alice Jane Davis Burris, 77, of Hephzibah, Georgia, who was changed in a twinkling of an eye and went to an eternal rest in her heavenly home on Sept. 5, 2015, will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. More...

GAIL MOSS

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Gail Elaine White Moss, 72, of 305 Fulton Drive, passed away Monday, Sept. More...

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Great Scotts- Vikings pound Gaffney - Free Access

Spartanburg rode the arm of Austin Scott and the hands of Tavaris Scott - not the legs of electric running back Tavien Feaster - to a dominating 41-14 win over Gaffney in a non region matchup Friday at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg.&nb More...

GHS Remembers September 11 - Free Access

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Man faces drug charges

A 32-year-old Gaffney man was arrested on two drug charges early Sept. 9.   More...

Farmer’s Almanac predicts wet, chilly winter for S.C.

Sticking with tradition can be somewhat difficult, but the tried and true formula to which those at The Farmers Almanac use to determine the weather has remained consistent for nearly 200 years.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Woman loses $4,500 to pickpocket at outlet mall

A Shelby, N.C., woman reported more than $4,500 in theft losses after she allegedly was targeted by a pickpocket Sept. 5 at the Gaffney Premium Outlets.  More...

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS — Mary L. Foster, Founder of the William and Mary Foster Foundation presented scholarships to Gaffney High graduates Donovan Davis and Hannah Montgomery recently. More...

ROAD 'STILL' CLOSED

ROAD ‘STILL’ CLOSED — Closed to through traffic since late May, bids for the repair of state-maintained East Floyd Baker Boulevard reportedly went out last month and the project is More...

Sports

Kentucky snaps long road losing streak with win over USC - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky hasn't won a road game in more than five years. But the Wildcats knew just what to do when they broke that 22-game streak with a 26-22 win Saturday night at South Carolina.  More...

GIVING OFFENSES A SHRUG

Littlejohn emulates and plays like Ohio State’s superstar lineman Joey Bosa

It’s called the Bosa Shrug.  It’s the understated post-sack celebration of Ohio State defensive tackle Joey Bosa, the likely top draft pick in this year’s NFL draft.  More...

Top-ranked Vikes offer stern test for GHS defense

GAFFNEY (2-1) AT SPARTANBURG (2-0) Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg The Gaffney defense is certainly better this season. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

National politics is kind of like sausage-making

I’m not one to wish my life away. More...

THEIR VIEW

Spend state’s year-end surplus on road repairs

South Carolina’s $87 million surplus for the year that ended June 30 is good news not simply — or even primarily — because it gives state legislators more money to spend on state needs.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obama’s on thin ice with climate fearmongering

Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska with photographers in tow, to send the world a message. The glacier is melting. More...

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