October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kapstone Paper makes donation to Gaffney Police Department

City of Gaffney police officers are getting a major upgrade to their service weapons thanks to a charitable donation Police Chief Rick Turner said could not have come at a better time. More...

LifeStyles

Walgreens, Rite Aid combo to spread drugstore health kick

TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer    More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Greene-Owens

Mr. Christopher Joel Greene is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Dakota Danielle Greene to Mr. Christian Caleb Owens, son of Mrs. Christy Wyatt Owens and Mr. Gilbert Lee Owens.  More...

BIRTHS

Mason Corey Sprouse

Aaron and Nikki Sprouse of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Mason Corey Sprouse on Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Humphries, loved gardening

GAFFNEY — Shirley Yvonne Brown Humphries, 79, of 1413 Boiling Springs Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at her residence.  More...

Nora Saddler, retired textile worker

Mrs. More...

Lois Hall, homemaker

Blacksburg — Lois Jean Pennington Hall, 64, of 103 Woody Road, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, at her residence.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Grover Pennington and Estelle Lanier Pennington.   Mrs. More...

Dollar Tree distribution center building

Largest, most expensive in county history

When completed, the new Dollar Tree distribution center will not only be the largest building in the county, but also the most expensive. More...

GHS students hold fitness event dubbed ‘Super Saturday’

Insane dodge ball, ultimate frisbee and a giant parachute added up to a world of fun when Gaffney High students held a “Super Saturday” fitness event to launch a community wellness program.  More...

Plethora of tests show county students with mixed results

Cherokee County students had mixed results on the first year of state tests developed to help students graduate ready for college and careers.  More...

FOOTBALL CONTEST

Two people will split the $100 prize this week after each of them correctly predicted the outcome of all 11 games and had the same tie-breaker score.  Chris Mullinax and Benjamin Coleman will receive $50 each for having the best entries.  More...

Local News

Blacksburg band in state finals this weekend

Blacksburg High marching band members will spend Halloween competing for a state championship.  Blacksburg is one of 12 bands competing Saturday in the Class 1A state marching band championship at 7:45 p.m. More...

WINNER

Lisa Linder is the winner of the Oct. 15 football contest. She correctly predicted the winners of all 11 games, the only contestant to do so. More...

Ball’s Hall dedicated

Million dollar gifts by former Limestone College trustees Vivian Elledge Ball and George Carl Ball have helped transform the college campus over the past two decades.  More...

Sports

Former Gaffney star adjusts quickly to return to backfield

Foster returns to area when Marshall plays at Charlotte

Former Gaffney standout Hyleck Foster changed positions and definitely made his presence felt.  Foster, a slot receiver who moved to running back after injuries to the starting tailback and his backups, ran for a team-high 105 yards on 17 carrie More...

Playoff seeding still uncertain for Indians

Can be seeded fourth to 13th

With two weeks left in the regular season for the Gaffney Indians, little is settled for the playoffs.  More...

State Volleyball Playoffs Gaffney at T.L. Hanna, Thursday 6 p.m.

Lady Indians anxious for new season

The Gaffney High volleyball team is looking to write a happy ending after a disappointing regular season.  The Lady Indians open the state playoffs Thursday at T.L. Hanna, the No. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’m rethinking my attitude about Clemson University

Watching one 3-minute video on Facebook has caused me to rethink my position on a long-held belief that I thought would never change.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Leaders must focus on SC infrastructure

When lawmakers return in January, they must work to overhaul the system by which transportation dollars are doled out so that repairs are the priority.  If there is a silver lining to the devastating flooding that hit South Carolina this month, More...

OUR VIEWS

A high-tech gem   A $642,496 grant to the Cherokee County branch of Spartanburg Community College will go a long way toward making an impressive institution even better.  More...

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