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Internet outage forces students to go ‘old school’ with applications

An online college application day planned at Blacksburg High took on an old-fashioned look Friday when a major Internet outage left the Cherokee County School District without wireless service.   More...

LifeStyles

Kicking for a cause

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Participants in 9Round Gaffney’s 4th annual Kick-A-Thon made more than 100,000 kicks to help provide mammograms for those in need. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com Fall Festival More...

Art Show at Spartanburg Community College

Conundrums 3 is one of Sara Setzer's favorite pieces in her current solo exhibit at Spartanburg Comunity College Cherokee County Campus. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Patrick Johnson, U.S. Army veteran and father

Blacksburg, S.C. More...

Clara Lemmons Brooks, loved family, career and church

Greenville — Clara Louise Lemmons Brooks, 79, of Greenville, passed away peacefully October 14, 2015, with her family surrounding her.  More...

Winford Harold Varner, retired from textiles

Blacksburg — Winford Harold Varner, 78, of 118 West Bells Branch Road, passed away Friday, October 16th, 2015, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Frank Varner and Inez West Varner. Mr. More...

Fishing for Christmas - Free Access

Charity tournament attracted numerous teams to Lake Wylie in Rock Hill on Saturday to raise money for "Christmas is For Kids"
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Sponsors for the tournament included Smokin Rita BBQ of Blacksburg, Hames Body Shop of Gaffney, the Boiling Springs High School Fishing Club and The Gaffney Ledger.  Proceeds from the tournament, held on Lake Wylie, will help support The More...

County still has opening for assessor

The county has reopened the hiring process for a new tax assessor.  Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue made the decision because “there was not a sufficient” number of qualified candidates.  Belue said the count More...

BHS to get visit from Palmetto’s Finest group

Blacksburg High will receive an official visit from Palmetto’s Finest award committee members evaluating the top high schools in South Carolina.  More...

Local News

Sale of Peachtree Centre expected to close on Dec. 1

The Peachtree Centre will have a new owner before the end of the year.  New York-based MFI Healthcare is expected to close on the Peachtree Centre on Dec. More...

PERFECT

Sherry Darwin won the Oct. 5 Gaffney Ledger Football Cotest with a dead-solid-perfect entry. Not only did she pick all the winners, she also predicted the exact score of the tie-breaker game. More...

POLICE REPORT

Car dealership windows damaged by BB gun

An estimated $1,000 in damage was reported after someone used a BB gun to shoot at windows at a Hampshire Drive car dealership.  More...

Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Contenders, big games become clear - Free Access

 RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer    More...

No. 6 Clemson faces tough tests on the road, Miami up first

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer  CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 6 Clemson is hitting the road, stepping out of its comfort zone and focused on duplicating the success the Tigers have had at home.  More...

Playoff dreamin’

Long kickoff returns by Marcus Mease and Isaiah Burris sparked Blacksburg in a 49-21 victory over rival Landrum to keep its playoff dreams alive.  Mease returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown shortly after the Cardinals pulled within 14-7 w More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

If I’m wearing pantyhose, winter golf season is here

There was a time when Old Man Winter could do little to deter me from heading to the golf course.  It didn’t matter how cold it was, I was out there.  Here’s a typical telephone conversation between me and my golfing partner on More...

THEIR VIEW

Spur r ier’s winning legacy

Steve Spurrier wasn’t the first bigname football coach hired by the University of South Carolina. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Bernie Sanders right at home in Democratic Party

People initially were in disbelief that a card-carrying socialist such as Bernie Sanders could make a competitive bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, but I trust it’s now obvious how wrong they were.  More...

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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?