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Final vote on Peachtree Centre sale set for Monday

The county has been roiled in controversy for months over the news Cherokee County Council was considering selling the county-owned nursing home.  That controversy might finally end Monday as Cherokee County Council considers final reading of th More...

Tire-laden rig overturns on Interstate 85

A 24-year-old North Carolina man was taken for medical treatment following a Wednesday morning accident on Interstate 85 during which a delivery truck drove off the interstate and overturned on Hampshire Drive. More...

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ENGAGEMENTS

Bratton-Mabry

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Arthur Bailey, Jr. of Gaffney, and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gist Bratton, Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Hope Bratton, of Athens, Ga., to Dr. Robert Atticus Mabry, also of Athens, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events Beaverdam Baptist Church will host its homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 4. Singing will begin at 10 a.m., worship services starting at 11 a.m More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County, as of Sept. 22, 2015:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JOHN MICKLES, SR.

Funeral service for John William Mickles, Sr., known as “Big John,” 77, of 100 Ellis Ferry Avenue, Apt. 211, will be held on Monday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. More...

ALLIE LIPSCOMB

Funeral service for Ms. Allie Seressa Lipscomb, known as “Ressa,” 56, of 105 Carver Street, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Rebirth Restoration Ministries, located at 2245 Kings Rd. More...

NIKKI WILKINS

Nicole “Nikki” Wilkins, 31, of Gaffney passed away Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. More...

Letters

Thanks for the excellent coverage

Dear Cody (Publisher Sossamon):  We would like to express our appreciation for the excellent coverage in the Gaffney Ledger for Bethany Baptist Church and our 61st homecoming anniversary.  It was a great day of worship and fellowship enjoye More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Cruz, Rubio and clarity in the GOP race

Despite the oversized field and nontraditional candidates, the battle for the Republican presidential nomination is starting to shape up in familiar ways. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obamacare 2.0: Bad medicine from Hillary

Last week brought more disturbing revelations about Hillary Clinton’s emails. More...

THEIR VIEW

Confederate flag political impact to be determined

A new Winthrop Poll released Wednesday backs up the belief that a majority (two-thirds) of South Carolinians support Gov. Nikki Haley and the Legislature in their decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. More...

How much rain are we having in South Carolina? - Free Access

South Carolina is facing a heavy 3-day rain event this weekend. More...

County braces for weekend deluge

Saying the upcoming weekend will be a wet one is an understatement.  Heavy rainfall is expected to blanket Cherokee County — and over the course of the next several days — boosting the potential of flash flooding in low-lying areas. More...

You can watch Blacksburg game live on our website

Large amounts of mud will sling tonight (Friday) at T.A. More...

Local News

Councilman’s second thoughts on performing arts center upset mayor

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith is having second thoughts about the city’s $5 million performing arts center, contending that the project is too costly and would not draw enough business to the downtown area.  More...

Business incubator receives grant

The Timken Foundation has provided $75,000 in grant funds for a business incubator project in downtown Gaffney.  More...

WINNER

WINNER — Pictured here is John Allen, the winner of last week’s football contest. More...

Sports

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

Michigan transplant Bobby Riggs has nose for the football

When Bobby Riggs moved from Michigan, he never expected there would be hot football practice in late September.  The senior fullback and nose guard is used to cooler weather and not the seasonably warm temperatures that greeted the Blacksburg se More...

Cats coach warns Carolina is better than its record

Records can be deceiving.  Blacksburg head football coach Drew Chisholm doesn’t take any stock in the 1-4 record Carolina brings into today’s Homecoming game. More...

LEDGER STAFF PREDICTS THIS WEEKEND’S GRIDIRON MATCHUPS

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?