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Mail carrier earns Million Mile Award

Rural mail carrier Randy Parker earned a million mile safety award after achieving a perfect safety record over the past three decades.  More...

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ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Charles “Booder” Byers Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Byers, to Trevor Felkel of Blacksburg, son of Mr. Phillip Felkel of Blacksburg and Rick and Kim Duckworth of Lincolnton, NC.  More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County, as of December 11, 2015:  More...

Shady Grove Usher Ministry holds annual program

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Usher Ministry presented its annual service and training program during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday November 29, 2015. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Jay Hammett, began practice in 1950

Gaffney, SC — Dr. Jay Hammett, 92, formerly of 817 W. Montgomery Street, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Sarah Powell, member of Lighthouse Baptist Church

Blacksburg — Sarah Fowler Powell, 24, of 345 White Farm Road, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Levi Powell and the daughter of Catina Henderson of Gaffney. Mrs. More...

Gay Fuller, services to be set

Gay Ann Blackwell Fuller, 50, of Spartanburg, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 14, 2015.  Services are incomplete at this time under the direction of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Gaffney.   More...

Christians in Bethlehem mark Christmas amid violence - Free Access

DANIELLA CHESLOW, Associated Press     More...

City PD named in lawsuit

A West Floyd Baker Boulevard pharmacy and the City of Gaffney Police Department have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by a city woman who claims she was assaulted by a pharmacy employee and later maliciously accused of a crime.  More...

2 companies receive grants

A Belgian company and a distribution center will receive a financial boost with infrastructure grant money.  More...

Local News

County shoots down city’s request for holiday trash pickup

Arguing that city residents shouldn’t receive special treatment, Charles Mathis was among the five Cherokee County council members on Monday to oppose a proposal to allow county workers to pick up garbage inside the city limits on holidays.&nbs More...

Chairman wants to keep post

Tim Spencer wants to keep his post as chairman of Cherokee County Council.  Spencer made the announcement at Monday’s meeting that he will seek another term as chairman.  Spencer was first elected chairman in 2011.  “I thi More...

Building plans for new healthcare facility expected soon

City officials expect any day now to receive the building plans for a new health care facility here.  Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) broke ground on a new 13,000 square-foot facility in late November. More...

Sports

Keeping the faith: At Clemson, religion, football converge - Free Access

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

First Round Rout

The Gaffney boys basketball team accomplished what hosts of tournaments are supposed to - win its opening game to advance to the tournament championship.  Dreele Jones had 22 points and Kobe Rodgers added 21 to lead four Indians in double figure More...

Stanford RB receives AP player of the year award

Stanford running back Christian Mc- Caffrey is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years.  McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to Derrick More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This is indeed what Christmas is all about

“How long have y’all been doing this?”  Several times Saturday that question was put to me with the ‘this’ being ‘Christmas Is For Kids.’  26 years is the answer.  More...

THEIR VIEW

African-American museum’s healing role

The conversation about race relations changed after nine African Americans were shot to death by a white man at Mother Emanuel AME Church. It became more urgent, and it included people who hadn’t spoken up before.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Inspector in Chief Barack Clouseau

President Obama’s reckless neglect of America’s national security is a rapidly growing malignancy on this nation, and there are no signs it will get better.  More...

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