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Councilman’s swing vote goes to arts center project

Councilman Bernard Smith gave the proposed performing arts center a big boost Monday when he reaffirmed his support for the controversial $5 million project. More...

Residents rush fresh water to flood victims

It didn’t take long before the generosity of Cherokee County businesses and residents outmatched the equipment at hand.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller announced late Monday night that his office, along with the sheriff’s offi More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney High homecoming planned for Oct. 23

Gaffney High School will host the 2015 Homecoming Assembly on Friday, October 23, 2015. Alumni from 1935, 1945, 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, and 2005 will be honored with songs, dances, and performances from their graduating years. More...

SURPRISE!

“It’s awesome to make it to 100.”

Not one for being the center of attention, Jane Upton certainly felt out of place at her Gaffney residence this past Friday.  On most occasions empty and quiet, the home was full of life and laughter — with Upton serving as guest of honor. More...

WHAT’S UP

Meetings The monthly meeting of the 4F Club will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon at the Draytonville Baptist Church Family Life Center. Dr. Dwight Easler will give the devotion More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Kenneth (Ken) Millwood, owner of R.K. Millwood Const.

Spartanburg, SC — Robert Kenneth (Ken) Millwood, 72, 1242 Bethesda Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Dorothy (Dot) Wright, retired from Wal-Mart

Gaffney, SC — Dorothy (Dot) Martin Wright, 83, of 374 Ashworth School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Earnest Baker, retired from Draper Corp.

Earnest Hall Baker, 86, of 53 Wabash Drive, Ellenwood, Georgia, entered eternal rest on Wednesday in Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, GA.  Widower of Earnestine Linder Baker, he was born in Sparta, GA and was a son of the late Jessie and Lu More...

National Guard asks residents to heed flood warnings - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):  4:45 p.m.  More...

LSU-South Carolina game moved to Louisiana due to flooding 


COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is moving its home game against LSU to Baton Rouge because of massive flooding around the university.The time for Saturday's game at LSU has not been announced. More...

Peachtree Centre sale official; N.Y. firm becomes new owner

It’s finally official. Cherokee County Council agreed Monday to sell the county-owned Peachtree Centre nursing home to a private company out of New York for $9 million.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Five people correctly predicted the winners of 10 of last week’s 11 games but Virgie George had the closest tie-breaker score and thus takes home the $100 prize.  You can get in on the opportunity to take home some cash. More...

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

If the Republican presidential primary was held today, which candidate would get your vote?  Trump: 39% (108 votes)  Carson: 20% (55 votes)  Rubio: 9% (24 votes)  Fiorina: 7% (20 votes)   More...

Local News

Gaffney firefighters wearing pink, selling shirts to battle cancer

City of Gaffney firefighters will once again be wearing pink during the month of October to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Robber: ’Give it up now, we got you’

City of Gaffney police responded Oct. 3 to a report of an armed robbery outside a West Floyd Baker Boulevard business.  More...

Ceremony planned for naming facility

Limestone College will hold a ceremony Oct. 23 to rename its most recent residential hall in honor of two longtime benefactors.  More...

Sports

Still up in the Air

Posey’s status still uncertain heading into key region tilt

For the second straight week, the Gaffney High football team enters a crucial region game with the status of its leading rusher in doubt.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said Ikeem Posey, who leads the team with 663 yards on 115 carries, is still rccov More...

Saint hoopster named preseason All-America

Coming off a record-breaking season, junior guard Jasmine Kearse has been selected as a Women’s Division II Bulletin Super 16 Preseason All-American.  There’s even more good news: The Limestone College women’s basketball team w More...

GHS swimmer advances to state meet

Gaffney High senior swimmer Taylor Covington will head to the state 4A meet at USC after a record-setting performance at the Region III conference meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

As one gets older, the need for speed evaporates

What’s the longest it has ever taken you to drive to the beach?  Back when my firstborn was a baby, we — being new parents and all — were playing it by the book.  If the car was moving, baby Katie was in the car seat. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Theme of National Newspaper Week especially relevant

In 1928, Frank Capra made a silent movie called “The Power of the Press.” Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played Clem Rogers, an ambitious cub reporter hungry for a scoop. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

It’s National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.  Even though there are many ways to get news now, the power of newspaper media is still significant. More...

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