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Cherokee County, state performs well on Work Keys - Free Access

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

Trio charged with hiding wanted man

A manhunt for a 31-year-old Blacksburg man led to the arrests of three Blacksburg residents Monday on charges they helped the man hide from the law.  More...

SMOKE ALARM BLITZ

Franca Meloncelli of the American Red Cross, Gaffney Fire Capt. Jody Brasington and Fire Lt. More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Bobby Dean (Shirley) Rodgers and Cynthia Jean Rodgers, each of Gaffney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Rodgers, to Brandon Fowler of Gaffney.  Miss Rodgers is the granddaughter of the late Riley Harris and Ellen Harris, and M More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events Revival services will be held at Dunton United Methodist Church on Sept. 21-23 at 7 p.m. each night. Speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Albert Gray More...

Sports

ACC football for Week 4 - Free Access

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 4:  More...

SEC for Week 4 - Free Access

Things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during the fourth weekend of play:  More...

Lightening the load

After difficult non-region slate, GHS schedule eases up

After playing the No. 1 ranked Spartanburg Vikings, the No. More...

Letters

Thanks to all who helped with the tournament

Dear Editor:  I want to take a few moments and thank a few key people who were instrumental in the success of The Mission of Grace Transportation Golf Tournament.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I decided to do a little test of my own

I don’t know about you, but I have had numerous Homer Simpson “d’oh” moments in my lifetime and it seems as if they are occurring with more regularity as the years go by.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Our side must decide to put the sideshows aside

I wish the presidential debates could focus on what’s wrong with the status quo and solutions rather than on what one candidate thinks about another’s silly remarks.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Truck driver dies in fiery crash - Free Access

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A Thursday afternoon tractor-trailer fire forced the closure of Hwy. More...

County gives approval to begin sewer line extension to site of new spec building

In an effort to make the spec building and industrial park more marketable, Cherokee County Council on Monday will extend a sewer line at the Upstate Corporate Park at a cost of roughly $200,000. More...

County says Happy Halloween with initial garbage pickup duties

Trick or treat? The county will begin its residential garbage pickup in Gaffney around Halloween. More...

Peachtree Center sale passes 2nd reading

In a contrast from the first reading’s contentious debate, Cherokee County Council on Monday passed second reading of the sale of the Peachtree Centre with nary a cross word among councilmen. In fact, there was no debate at all. More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Cliff Coyle is the winner of last week’s football contest.  Cliff turned in a near-flawless entry, correctly predicting the winners of all 11 games. More...

Local News

County SAT scores improve by 30 points

A focus on college readiness is bearing fruit as local high school SAT scores increased by 30 points this year while nearly half of graduating seniors scored high enough to receive Advanced Placement college credit.  More...

WINNER!

WINNER! — Howard McSwain is pictured here with the $100 he won by being the top prognosticator in Week No. 2 of our football contest. More...

First Tee is about much more than just golf

A giant inflatable T-rex dinosaur and questions about life’s values were just a few obstacles local elementary students faced Friday in a First Tee team challenge.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

WINDELL WILKINS

Windell Wilkins passed away Tuesday Sept. 15, 2015. More...

PAULA GRAHAM

Paula Angelica May Graham, 38, of Chesterfield, Va., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. More...

RAYMOND JONES

Raymond Ellis Jones, 56, of 350 Bryant Road, Apt. B- 76, Spartanburg, answered the Master’s call at his residence on Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 2015, at 6:40 a.m.   Son of Mrs. More...

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